Many congratulations to Kelly and Darren whose wedding I photographed at Bradfield College last August.
I’ve shot quite a few weddings here including two recent ones, Becky and Joe’s rainswept December wedding and Jenny and Jamie’s summer one
So I was really looking forward to going back again especially as this was summer knowing that we could take advantage of the huge lawn behind the main building. As usual I started off with the prep shots of Kelly at home which is only a few minutes drive away. I then made my way to Bradfield to capture the arrivals and to photograph Darren with the grooms men. This was also an important day for Bradfield College as well as it was the first time the ceremony was to be conducted in the main hall. I must say they did an amazing job, the hall was candle lit and it looked magnificent.
After the ceremony we all headed out the back for drinks and canapes on the lawn which was followed by some formal group shots. This included a few from the upstairs window looking down on the whole congregation. This was then followed by the wedding breakfast back in the main hall again. This was an amazing feast including steak and chips ! After the speeches and as dusk was setting in we headed down to the the river for a few bridal portraits. The setting and in particular the light was beautiful and I consequently always aim to take these shots just around dusk time or as the sun is setting.
For the finale the main hall was changed around again as the band set up for the evening’s entertainment. Kelly and Darren started off with the traditional first dance before everyone joined in and danced merrily into the early hours. A fitting ending to an amazing and unforgettable day.
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