First wedding of 2014

As soon as Christmas was over, we couldn’t wait for our first wedding of 2014 – Caroline & Rob’s on 5th January at Cooling Castle Barn! I started the morning with the girls at the Bridgewood Manor Hotel in Chatham, which had plenty of space for the five bridesmaids, Caroline and her family to get ready. Check out the amazing custom painted shoes…

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The newest addition to the family started off bemusedly watching us all buzzing about, but this activity quickly became exhausting. A nap was called for.

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The morning was very leisurely, with everyone (particularly the bride-to-be) feeling extremely relaxed. Soon it was Caroline’s turn to get ready, so she sat serenely by the window as the pampering began…

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Bridal prep at the Bridgewood Manor Hotel in Chatham

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Meanwhile, Andy spent the morning with the boys in Ashford. As standard, this involved lots of tea drinking, car talk and a quick Google search to fathom out those pesky pocket squares…

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Soon everyone was on their way to Cooling Castle Barn in style, whether it was in a Rolls or a Ford.

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The flowers were absolutely stunning, with pastel pink roses and blue hydrangeas picking up the soft accent colours of the day.

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The bride entering at cooling castle barn kent

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Amazingly, despite forecasts of gale-force winds and torrential rain, the weather was kind and we managed to do plenty of shooting outside in front of the statement entrance to the venue. There was no disguising how thrilled these two were with their new status as Mr & Mrs!

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Bridal party group photo at cooling castle barn

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This was certainly the first wedding we have seen which was rounded up by a dance-off…

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We loved every minute of capturing this special day, and wish Caroline & Rob all the very best for a future filled with love and joy.

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