Weddings aren’t just for women. The wedding industry often ignores grooms – focusing every publication and brand on all things pink, pretty and romantic. But there are two halves to every wedding, and I think it’s a fairly safe bet that over half of the humans getting married wouldn’t choose pale blush and ivory as the most important aspects of their day.
Think about it.
So I love seeing weddings where real life stands at the forefront. Moments, smiles, emotions, interactions between all the human beings who are there. Being a blogger means I know a lot of photographers: most folks I follow on instagram happen to be wedding photographers. And I get to see their other work: the real life things they capture* and my favourite of all, their street photography. And when this style creeps into a wedding it is one of the best things EVER.
*Because real weddings and real life are NOT mutually exclusive, folks! As much as you plan for the “perfect day” (immaculate, faultless, unfailingly beautiful), real life still happens. And that’s what you’ll remember in years to come. It’s also what will make your day special, and memorable, and your best day ever.
Here’s a stunning real wedding with images by documentary wedding photographers York Place Studios (who are masters at this sort of thing!) – Gorgeous couple Kat and Matt were married at East Quay in Whitstable on a sunny October day, and their day is full of beautifully heartwarming moments. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Thank you soooooo much for these amazing photos! We have had the best time looking through them all and re living moments from our day. It has been lovely to see moments that we missed too.
These are the most amazing photos and you guys were so great on the day, we felt so totally relaxed with you and everyone that we have shared the slideshow with has said how beautiful they are.
I’ll stop gushing now.
~ Kat & Matt