I met Sarah and David well over a year ago when they were looking for a Charlton Wedding Photographer to shoot the wedding they had just started planning. Charlton is a lovely little village very close to where I live, made more famous recently, by the brilliant WOMAD festival that takes place there every summer.
When we chatted informally about there wedding plans, both Sarah and David were really keen on a very relaxed and chilled out day with their friends and family, and for the photography to reflect this. The wedding day preparations for Sarah began at the nearby Rectory Hotel (which if course I’m very used to as I shoot several weddings there each year). Once the makeup and hair had been completed (and Sarah was looking absolutely stunning in her dress) I headed over to Charlton and St. John the Baptist church for the wedding ceremony itself.
There I was greeted by a not-to-apprehensive-looking David and his best man and grooms-men. The weather, although changeable later in the day, was good to us for the most part and this being June, in England, we were pretty lucky to see any sun at all.
The ceremony was lovely, and Sarah’s dad appeared extremely proud walking his beautiful daughter down the aisle. The little pre-wedding nerves deserting David no doubt as he watched his bride enter the church. After a short spin in the sports car, the newly-weds headed over to The Horse and Groom, Charlton for their drinks reception, marquee wedding breakfast, wonderful and moving speeches, tossing of the bridal bouquet and lots and lots of groovy dancing. As I left in the evening I had lots of lovely memories from the day, not least the wonderfully infectious smile and laughter that Sarah and David where exhibiting throughout the whole day. I know they will be a very happy couple together.
As always, a small selection of some of my favourites from this wedding in Charlton. Please feel free to leave a comment and share on social media.
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