A few of my favourites from Emma and Michael’s Broome Park wedding. This was the first time I had been to this particular venue just outside Canterbury in Kent.
The bridal preparations took place at Broome Park before all the guests (and me) boarded the hired bus to make the short journey into Canterbury to St Thomas RC Church where the ceremony was taking place. With Canterbury being a busy place most Saturdays, a small crowd of onlookers had gathered to catch a glimpse of Emma and the bridal party as they arrived at the church. The Beauford bridal car only just made it through the narrow opening as it pulled up to the church.
Luckily for me, I was given freedom to roam in the church, which is always good and I managed to get a couple of different angles on the ceremony.
The bus dropped us all back to Broome Park for the wedding reception. It was bright but windy and the guests were reluctant to go outside. I had a quick walk around the Italian Gardens with Emma and Michael to get some shots of them together and by the time we had finished, a few of the guests have ventured outside. Nobody ever wants to move very far at weddings. It’s a shame because these venues are often chosen for their ambience inside and out but some people can’t see past the bar. There was a shot of everyone on the steps so the toastmaster sprang into action, did his people-herding thing and eventually everyone was outside and enjoying the lovely views.
The evening finished off in the adjacent marquee with Farewell Fairground providing the music. They are an excellent three-piece band that are based in Hull. Funnily enough, I did a wedding two months prior to this (again in the South East) and they were the band at this one too. So they do travel!
If you are planning a Broome Park wedding (or anywhere else), please get in touch as I’d love to hear all about it. I travel all over the UK and do destination weddings too.