Kirsty and Ian’s Great Fosters wedding was the first of my 2015 wedding season and what a fantastic one to start the year!
My day began in Taplow with Kirsty, her bridesmaids and family to record their preparations. From there it was a very short drive to St Nicolas’ Church for the ceremony. A little light drizzle chose to make a brief appearance just as Kirsty arrived. Fortunately that was the only rain of the day and the church had a lovely lychgate which gave us some cover for a few photos before Kirsty headed into church.
Following the ceremony and a little mingling with the guests, it was on to the reception at the fabulous Great Fosters in Egham. Originally built in 1550 as a royal hunting lodge it really is a very special venue and the gardens and grounds left me spoilt for choice on where to take Ian and Kirsty for their formal portraits.
Kirsty and Ian own a boat on the Thames and chose a boating theme for their wedding breakfast in Great Fosters’ Tithe Barn. Tables were named after the locks and features of the Kennet and Avon Canal and a map of the canal was used for the seating plan to guide guests to their tables.
The speeches were very emotional at times, but filled with so much laugher too. After a break for coffee it was the first dance and then party time!