One of the most fun things about being a wedding photographer is finding a couple that are so like all your friends that when you go to work, it’s just like hanging out with your mates all day. This summer in Chislehurst, Chris & Chloe’s relaxed garden wedding photography was just that. They had a joyous church ceremony followed by a super relaxed marquee reception in Chris’ grandparents garden. This wedding was particularly special, as only 11 days later (and 2 days from the time I’m writing this!) these newlyweds are moving to Bankok, Thailand.Yep, you heard me right. As if getting married isn’t a big enough adventure, moving halfway across the world to teach will certainly do the trick. So of course this day was about them becoming husband and wife, but more than that, it was the chance to see all their dearest loved ones before they went and have a giant leaving party too. It was clear from the moment I started chatting to these guys that family was super important to them and that didn’t change on the day either. Chris’ ma June led the church ceremony – how wonderfully personal is that? – and afterwards all their guests strolled quite literally down the lane next to the church to June & Bruce’s home where a marquee had been lovingly set up. Bruce is an artist and it was an incredible thing being in their home surrounded by all his amazing work. I had a little moment during the wedding breakfast when I nipped in to grab something out of my camera bag and found myself perched on their sofa, with the sound of goodness knows how much laughter coming from the marquee outside. I just remember thinking how lucky I am to have this as my job. I’m so privileged to get to meet people as wonderful as Chloe & Chris every week, to be so welcomed in to peoples homes and to be surrounded by so much happiness week in, week out. That moment I felt (and still do feel) so very blessed indeed. P.s. If you’re wondering who Chris is looking ever so excited about appearing on that iPad screen, it’s Anneka Rice..!
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