Tuesday, 12 July 2011
sarah & ben
Sarah and Ben were married at the most fabulous Preston Court in Canterbury on a slightly wet day in June... as Sarah got ready into her beautiful Candy Anthony dress with baby pink petticoat, and into the most amazing pink Cadillac and headed to the venue, we all had parasols in hand and were determined to not let it dampen our spirits!
Sarah and Ben had a first look before the ceremony and as Ben stood their waiting for his girl you could see the whole day was going to be emotional.. they walked hand in hand to the barn and once guests had taken their seats, Ben and his family, followed by Sarah's bridesmaids, then Sarah and her family walked down the aisle towards the huge organ that decorated the whole ceremony wall. The ceremony was heartfelt with both Sarah and Ben reading their own vows, family members with beautiful readings and a sing-a-long of 'All you need is Love' before a very happy married Sarah and Ben walked back up the aisle in a shower of star confetti..
Canapes and drinks were then served in the bar and children and adults were treated to a go on the carousel and there was even a dry patch where the rain stopped and we grabbed the newlyweds for some couple shots around the grounds.
We then headed back into the great barn where tables had been set with gorgeous table cloths, beautiful flowers and pictures of the gorgeous couple (and places they had been to) as table names. Guests found their seat by picking their cute little tag from lines of string and as everyone sat down they tucked into a hearty buffet and listened to beautiful speeches all cosy with the rain bouncing off the barn roof.
After dinner Ben sang and played the guitar dedicating a Pearl Jam cover to his beautiful new wife and as the evening began a jazz band transformed the dancefloor and Sarah and Ben danced the night away in their new matching converse.. :)
Sarah and Ben... thank you so much for letting us share your beautiful day with you... the rain didn't matter one bit and everyone had such a great time!
Oh and a special thank you has to be said to Tiff from Grant-Riley Weddings.. she was incredible to work with and such a lovely person too... the wedding was beautifully styled from head to toe and she was an absolute star on the day and took the weather completely in her stride...