I wanted to hug Lisa and Duncan when I read their interview for our blog. They told us, “We’re not big fans of the wedding hype!..Love and fun are all that matter! There is such unnecessary pressure on couples to have the ‘perfect day’.”

Lisa and Duncan planned an alternative wedding to suit them. Lisa's wearing a gold dress and a paper flower hair accessory, and Duncan's in a blue jacket with red tie. They're touching foreheads and smiling, with the sea behind them. By Benjamin Toms Photography in Kent

All images in this blog post are by Kent wedding photographer Benjamin Toms

The wedding media is HUGE, but printed magazines had a rough couple of years in 2021 and 2022. When weddings stopped and guest numbers were restricted, many major wedding magazines disappeared from our shops. The ‘wedding hype’ faded, just a little… and perhaps that’s no bad thing.

Lisa and Duncan’s is a beautifully unconventional wedding, and one we’re more than thrilled to be able to share with you today. The couple’s own words of wisdom are golden so we won’t waffle on, other than to mention their amazing Kent wedding photographer Benjamin Toms, who’s kindly shared his images of the happy pair with us today. Over to Lisa & Duncan because we LOVE their wedding story:

Photo from Lisa and Duncan's wonderfully different Kent wedding with photographer Benjamin Toms based in Canterbury

Summer is here, right now, with this glorious wedding in lovely Lympne Castle. Gorgeous couple Lizzy and Rich smiled ALL day long, and the joy was captured beautifully by top Kent wedding photographer Benjamin Toms. With lovely personal touches including fabulous florals (not to mention the free sunflowers!) and a cake made by Rich’s mum, the details are absolutely wonderful.

Lizzy and Rich getting married at Lympne Castle in Kent, captured by Benjamin Toms Photography

Wedding photographer’s website

https://benjamintomsphotography.co.uk/

Lizzy and Rich getting married at Lympne Castle in Kent, captured by Benjamin Toms Photography

How did you choose your photographer?

Ben was recommend by a friend

A glorious summer wedding in the garden of England, with romantic floral styling and incredible photography. Eppie is a stunning bride in a Maggie Sottero dress from Grace and Lace, and Jamie is ever so handsome in a classic navy suit. All of the images are by talented Kent wedding photographer Benjamin Toms. Ben gets a glowing review from the lovely couple – do keep scrolling to see more.

Eppie and Jamie's chic modern wedding was at Port Lympne and captured by Benjamin Toms Photography

Wedding photographer’s website

https://benjamintomsphotography.co.uk/

How many wedding blogs make you laugh out loud?

What do you want from your wedding album – a beautifully styled and presented coffee table book? …

…Or a feast of memories of you with your friends and family, laughing, smiling and doing all the wonderful and crazy things you love them for?

Perhaps a bit of both.

wedding photography with a sense of humour York Place Studios

Photographer credit (this image and header pic): London wedding photographers York Place Studios