Amy and Carl’s October wedding is one that I won’t forget in a hurry – in a good way of course!  They (and me by default) had to cope with hurricane Brian as it sent virtually every type of weather our way!  They were both absolutely brilliant though and took the whole thing in their stride.  Jim and I had such a fun day with them.

The couple, along with their friends and family were getting ready at Salomons Estate before heading to St Pauls Church in Rusthall for their ceremony.  The previous day and evening they had spent time decorating the cavernous theatre at Salomons for their reception and it looked stunning.  They had hand made so many things for their big day including individual rope knots on the tables for everyone to take away, rope knots to decorate their their table plan and table names and a ring box for their wedding rings.  The biggest item was the massive letters spelling their surname ROPE which had been hand made by Carl in the months leading up to the wedding.  It was all amazing and gave the wedding a theme that really fitted them both.  (They are both Scout leaders!).

The ceremony itself was beautiful and included a ‘Tying the Knot’ reading during which the couple actually tied a two ropes together to symbolise their marriage.

The weather was a bit unpredictable and the strong winds nearly blew Amy’s veil off as she got out of the car back at Salomons so I decided to take the couple into the Theatre for some quiet time and some shots of the two of them in this magnificent room.   We then headed into the grounds of Salomons which are beautiful armed with a brolly.  We had drizzle and high winds for the bridge shots and then bright sunshine for some shots with the tall trees, crazy!

Once the family groups had been captured the couple headed into their wedding breakfast and then speeches after which the bride had secretly arranged for the Singing Waiters to appear, it was such fun!

An amazing day was rounded off with some sparklers, some night time photographs and of course the dancing!

Keep scrolling to take a look at a snapshot of Amy and Carl’s amazing wedding.

Credits and links for the lovely wedding suppliers:

Venue – Salomons Estate

Hairdresser – Emily Wood Hairstylist

Cake – Family Friend

Penny Young Photography – Salomons Estate Wedding Photographer