The Parsons wedding took place in Kent at Sprivers Mansion which is situated in the village of Horsmonden, 6 miles south of Tunbridge Wells. It is a beautiful grade II listed Georgian country house offering more than just an external back drop to a wedding. Sprivers has a more open house feel about it making it the perfect venue for Emma and Kevin.
From the minute I met these two I looked forward to shooting their wedding. The fact that Emma has a passion for the arts and had a Gustav Klimt inspired theme certainly resonated with the artist in me. We were almost as perfectly matched as they are as a couple and I am sure they enjoyed the planning of the wedding as much as the day itself.
Emma is an infectious, instantly loveable and incredibly caring person. Even the hair and make up artists commented on how wonderful she was to work with. Not that we don't of course enjoy all our clients but Emma has away of making you feel excited to be part of it all as much as everyone else.
The bridal preparations were a lot of fun, the girls looked absolutely stunning in their gold dresses and there was a generous supply of good coffee (it matters to me). Emma lapped up the excitement of it all and couldn't wait to greet her "Smooch" at the aisle.
Maddie spent the morning with Kevin and the ushers. I believe there was much hugging.
This shot of Emma's parent's is probably one of my favourites from the whole wedding (if not this season so far). As she walked down the stairs their faces absolutely beamed. Don't they look fabulous?
I will never forget this moment, Ave Maria is a stunning piece of music anyway and Emma walked down the aisle to it. So, get your kleenex, hit PLAY and enjoy this fabulous piece.
Kevin was by far the most emotional Groom I have seen this year and yes I cried too (nope it won't be the last time) and this for me was the moment that has stood out in my mind from the whole wedding....... and I have given it much thought. I have struggled to find how to put in to words what made this moment so unique from all others. All brides walk down the aisle right?
However, for me, there was something more about it. It's not at all that I think they love each other more than others but the thing that strikes me about them is that they don't attempt to contain just how much they love each other in any way. Their love is not something they keep just to themselves, they can't help but let it spill out in to everyone around them.
Just about every shot of Emma walking down the aisle has this facial expression. (In fact she must have had face ache by the time she went to bed as it was a permanent fixture on her face all day).
Emma's beaming smile and Kevin's emotional, tear stained face made me feel like I was part of a real life fairy tale. Now I am not one ordinarily excited about the idea of princesses and fairy tales (shock horror) and all that romantic stuff and (condemn me if you will) I'm not a fan of musicals either (because it is NOT real life) BUT for a moment, in this moment I felt it because it was so REAL and when I look back on these photos and listen to Ave Maria I will always feel emotional. Both absolutely AMAZING.
Everything about the Parsons wedding oozed class, sophistication and overwhelmingly a true celebration of love. Maddie and I feel very honored to have been part of it. If I had a time machine and could choose one wedding this year I would definitely go back to this one and do it all again. I am sure they would too.
Mr and Mrs Parsons, when I think about you both I will always feel happy and emotional and that for me is what my job is all about.
Thank you for such a beautiful day. x