St. Mary’s Church Nonington – Wedding photography – Christine & Jon
Saturday 16th May 2015 was a day to remember as I headed to the beautiful and historic village of Nonington in Kent to capture Christine and Jon’s wedding day. The weather was fair and sunny, a bright backdrop to the lovely St. Mary’s Church Nonington, where Christine and Jon held their wedding ceremony.
I spent the morning with the bridal party, capturing the preparations as Christine got ready, then headed to St. Mary’s Church Nonington to photograph the guests as they arrived. Christine arrived for the ceremony in style in a vintage Rolls Royce.
Everything about the ceremony was vibrant, joyful, and a celebration of Christine and Jon’s relationship, from the look of pride on the father-of-the-bride’s face to the vicar’s pink hair, the music and readings, the flowers, the wide smiles, tears of happiness and everything in between.
After the wedding, Christine, Jon and their guests headed to a marquee in the field behind the church. The beautiful wedding guests spent loads of time outdoors, enjoying the spring sunshine, stunning surroundings and wonderful company.
Jon is a tree surgeon and the couple’s passion for nature and the great outdoors was stylishly incorporated into the wedding theme. Flower-adorned ladders hung from the marquee walls and makeshift log seats made a great focal point in the field; there was even a cross section of a tree for the guests to sign instead of a guest book. Children played happily, while conversation and laughter filled the air.
As Christine is South African, the guests were treated to a bri (a South African barbeque) for dinner. Eventually, with the atmosphere still full of excitement, everyone moved into the marquee for drinks and the speeches, which managed to be both heart-warming and hilarious. Tears of joy flowed once again.
Before the evening’s festivities got underway, I took the opportunity to take Jon and Christine out into the nearby countryside for some shots of them as a couple. These images feel full of promise for the future.
Once the cake had been cut, celebrations continued as the wedding guests hung out in the field and marquee, and danced long into the night.
Some very kind works from the beautiful couple.