If you like pretty things you’re going to love this wedding! If you know Charlotte you wouldn’t expect anything less given she has her own vintage jewellery business and so she a real eye for prettiness.
Charlotte and Simon’s vintage garden wedding was on a wonderfully hot day back in July. It really was the perfect day for a garden wedding at Charlotte’s parent’s amazing oast house in Kent. It was a true north meets south wedding – with Simon’s family representing the northern regions of England and Charlotte’s the southern contingent.
It was also a truly ‘Charlotte and Simon’ day given everyone* (*possible stretch of the truth for dramatic purposes) was called either Charlotte or Simon. This will get really confusing but basically Charlotte (the bride) also had a brother called Simon (more on him later) so that was quite cool. But it gets better. Simon (the groom, not the brother) also had a sister called Charlotte. And then on top of it Charlotte had a bridesmaid called Charlotte and also Charlotte’s brother Ed (not Simon – different brother) has a girlfriend called Charlotte. Anyway it made for easy group photos… if I shouted for Charlotte and Simon I got pretty much everyone I needed in one go!
Anyway I digress a little…
There’s so much I could say about day. It was special for many reasons. I guess top of the list is that Charlotte and her family have been friends since I was a child. Having shot her older brother Simon’s wedding in Slovenia, the pressure was on to deliver for Charlotte and Simon!
I loved the all the details they had. The reception was set in the Kent countryside in their garden and it really was full of beautiful features – many of which you can see below. I guess you could call it a Pinterest-fest!! More and more people are doing vintage style DIY weddings now and for good reasons. They provide such a great setting for a wedding and provide a touch of class. Charlotte really did a grande job I must say.
The ceremony was at St.Peter’s church in nearby Boughton Monchelsea (awesome name!) and it has a view out of the back that was rather fabulous. It was a lovely service – kicked off by Charlotte’s super cute nephew Zachery marching down the aisle with his announcement plaque.
What I remember too about their wedding was how happy it was. Simon was beaming from ear to ear throughout the day and Charlotte was equally brimming with joy. Perhaps this had been nicely fuelled earlier in the day when her lovely folks surprised her with her dream wedding car – with ‘the’ car from the famous TV series ‘Darling Buds of May’ providing a rather unforgettable experience. Simon delivered a great speech, as did his boys Chris and Dave, and Charlotte’s Dad Alan.
A mention must go to what was a fabulous set of suppliers for this day. Being in the wedding industry Charlotte really did know how to assemble a 5* line-up. We had Ellie from the Beauty Aisle on makeup, Liz from Simply Beautiful Wedding Hair , beautiful flowers from Frida & Sophia and a stunning dress from FrouFrou Bridal boutique. Oh and of course all Charlotte’s accessories came from her very own My Fayre Favourite, which you should 100% check out if you’re a bride-to-be!
A big thanks to Maja Tsolo Photography who joined me on this one and did a fabulous job!
Charlotte and Simon – thanks again for giving me the honour of capturing your day. I loved it!
If you’re looking for a wedding photographer to shoot your vintage garden wedding do get in touch! I really adore garden weddings!