It's not everyday you're asked to photograph a wedding in the base of a working windmill smack back in a town centre but when I was commissioned to undertake such a wedding I couldn't wait.
The windmill in Willesborough Ashford was built in 1869 and is now a grade 2 listed building and hosts smaller weddings throughout the year with the adjacent barn available for the reception venue.
It really is a tiny but quirky venue to shoot a wedding, even at 14mm I was struggling for space! It wasn't the warmest of days either so the moment we had the chance to walk up onto the first floor gantry of the windmill for some pictures we had to work quick before Charlotte froze to death in her wedding dress. In total there were only 18 guests including the bride & groom so it was lovely intimate little wedding.
Prior to arriving at the wedding I went with Charlotte and her friend Danielle to get the preparation shots and arrival of Marty our 1965 split screen camper which is supplied by Dawn at VW Brides. Both Charlotte and Danielle spent the night at the Stourview cottage on the edge of Ashford which is a beautiful little snug over looking the countryside and a beautiful hide out if you ever wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a weekend.
The day was so relaxed and chilled compared to what I am used to working at, I wasn't complaining neither especially as it was only a few days after the arrival of baby Finn and I don't think I could of handled such a large wedding or long day behind the lens.
With that snippet of information I will have to get around to blogging all about Finn and showing you all a few images of him which as you can imagine I have taken a few since he arrived!
Here is Charlotte and Kyle at Willesborough windmill in Ashford and a few highlights from their day and I wish them all the happiness along the way in life.