Howfield Manor, Canterbury Wedding Photography
It is always a real honour to document the wedding day of close friends. Mike and Lesley centred their wedding around their adorable son James… and what a celebration it was! It was made even more special with the presence of Mike’s Best Man and brother Richard who travelled all the way from Hong kong to be with them on their day.
Bridal preparations started off early and there was a real buzz in the atmosphere. Lesley’s whole family were with her helping her get ready. Needless to say, I think myself and her dad Gordon felt a bit outnumbered by the number of women milling around!
Mike and Lesley chose to have a very traditional ceremony at St John the Baptist Church in Halling, Kent and then moved on to the picturesque venue of Howfield Manor in Canterbury. Despite being asleep through the whole of his parent’s wedding ceremony, James definitely was awake and causing much hilarity with the guests at the Wedding reception. Embarrassing photos of the groom growing up is always a winner in the Best man’s speech and Richard did not disappoint the crowd!
Despite Lesley getting her makeup and hair re-done for the evening reception, she was still a trooper and braved the rain for a few Bridal portraits! Here are a few highlights of their special day.