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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Kyle and Charlotte's Waddesdon Dairy Wedding

On November 26th Kyle and Charlotte got married at St Mary's in Wendover and then had their reception in the Dairy at Waddesdon Manor. I was a little bit worried the day before because I almost lost my voice and the thought of photographing a wedding without one was a little concerning - but it held out!

Considering the time of year they were very lucky with the weather - no rain at all and just enough wind to make the group photos a bit nippy but the shots with the bride and groom a little more dramatic.

Due to the ceremony being at midday I began my day with Kyle rather early. As you can see he was on good form - the nerves did set in as the morning wore on though.

When I arrived at Charlotte's parents' house her hair was done and make up was just about to begin. She took me up to the room where the dresses were hanging and all of the stunning accessories and details were laid out. Every detail was just beautiful. She found her dress at my good friend Anna McDonald's Bridal Gallery and her beautiful flowers were created by Joanna Carter who I also love working with.

There was some concern about just how long it was going to take to get Charlotte into her beautiful dress but there were lots of laughs during the process. Great swings of nerves and joy.

We were all telling her how amazing she looked when she quietly asked if her Dad could possibly get her a mirror so she could have a look - she had chosen to put her dress on downstairs and there was no mirror in the room.

I was really pleased that I was able to travel in the car to the church - sitting in the front I'm able to quietly record that last journey with a father and daughter. Below you will see how they both reacted when they first glimpsed the church and loved ones who were waiting for them.

Meanwhile nerves were really getting to Kyle inside.

But just look how they locked eyes with each other as she made her way down the aisle. I also love the moment between her father and his family captured here. St Mary's is a beautiful church and the lighting was incredibly dramatic and atmospheric. It was a really warm, happy ceremony.

After the ceremony we all drove to Waddesdon Dairy and I took Kyle and Charlotte up to the Manor for a few photos on their own. Charlotte was very brave considering the temperature but as usual the couple really enjoyed some time on their own to relish in their newly married status.

Back at the Dairy the guests were enjoying a drink in the warmth but everyone was very good about coming outside for some photos.

The speeches were brilliant - one of my favourite parts of a wedding and this was no exception with lots of laughter as well as tears. The most emotional speech being delivered by Charlotte's younger sister Francesca.

The first dance. Gorgeous!

And finally a special request from a good family friend who had brought some sparklers to the wedding. After a briefing I understood what was involved and we all created the tunnel for them to walk through. Kyle surprised us all with the passionate kiss at the end.

The Dairy - all lit up on a winter's evening.

Thank you Kyle and Charlotte for choosing me to be part of your day to tell your story in images. Hope you enjoy the highlights and look forward to sharing the rest when you return from honeymoon. xx


  1. What a beautiful wedding, and a stunning set of photos xx

  2. Another superb collection of images Kate, and the words you have used to accompany them show a genuine emotional attachment too.

  3. Such a gorgeous set of photos!!! :-)

  4. It's true, good things happen when you go for it.And Kate your the living proof that hard work, vision and a genuinely lovely personality is the key to success! Beautiful images as always



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