Goodnestone Park Wedding Photography for Bins and Ned
Following on from my last wedding day blog, I am going to keep up with the new tradition of letting the bride and groom tell you about their wedding day. It’s better than hearing me bang on about about how beautiful Goodnestone Park is and how the weather was cracking for a late September day right?
Ooops sorry, just did the weather thing again! Bloody wedding photographers.
Anyway, on with the interesting stuff and over to Bins and Ned the new Mr and Mrs Mawby, and don’t worry Goodnestone Park will speak for itself once your see the images.
1. What’s the story behind you two (where did you meet?)
We met at the KRH army party and got introduced by a mutual friend. We then went on a first date the Wednesday afterwards and have been together since!
2. How did the proposal go down?
It was amazing! Ned proposed at the top of a chairlift (with incredible views) in Whistler, on Christmas Day!
3. Why did you pick your wedding venue, what was good and what not so good in hindsight (if applicable of course)?
My mum found it as she was at a dinner party and a friend of the owner said they had started to do weddings. My mum grew up in Kent and I went to school in Kent and we didn’t want a London wedding, where I grew up so it was the perfect fit. We absolutely loved it and wouldn’t change a thing!
4. What theme or style where you after for your wedding?
Simple but beautiful, warm and friendly with a great backdrop!
5. Can you tell me about your wedding dress, shoes, where you bought them from, any advice for brides?
Dress was from Pronovias and shoes from The Rainbow Club – go for comfort in the shoes and go as bold as you want with the dress – you only get to wear it for one day!
6. Who did your hair and make up and why did you choose them?
My family hairdresser kindly came down to Kent as she has done all our hair for the past 15 years.
7. Can you tell me a bit about your flowers and who supplied them?
We went with Louise Courtenay at East Kent Flower company. She was a dream to work with and all the arrangements she made looked exactly like the ones I had in my head. We went for green, white and pink for some warmth as our colour scheme. Louise was amazing and so calming on the wedding day so I couldn’t recommend her more!
8. Why did you pick me?!?
I can’t cope with cringe couple set up shots and searched for a photographer who loved taking natural shots in Kent and we found him! You were amazing ☺
9. What did you love about your photos?
All the natural shots and the facial expressions are amazing.
10. Most memorable moment from the day?
The whole of the church service – loved every second. Also coming into the marquee with Ned – it was a last minute decision to come in with a song and all of the speeches were amazing, especially Ned’s!
11. The most important piece of advice you could share with brides to be?
Get ready as early as possible and take some time out with your husband throughout the evening. Also make sure you do all your admin by Friday night… I just wanted to chill/have a nice breakfast with my family and bridesmaids on the Saturday morning.
12. What would you change if you did the day again?
The only thing I would change would be to make the church service earlier so the party could have been longer!
13. Can you give a list of other suppliers you may have used at the wedding or in the run up to the big day?
Food – The Flavour Kitchen, www.theflavourkitchen.co.uk
Bar – Saddlers Bar, www.saddlersbar.com
Crepe Stand – Party Doctors, www.partydoctors.co.uk
Band – The Fat Chance Band, www.jomeacham.co.uk
Marquee – Sail and Peg, www.sailandpeg.co.uk
So that’s your lot, enjoy the photos from quite an amazing day in the Kent countryside. If you are getting married soon at Goodnestone Park or other great venue then DROP ME A LINE and while you wait for me to promptly reply take in a few more weddings over at my PORTFOLIO page.