Wedding | Lympne Castle – Hythe | Cassie & Joe
Cassie & Joe
Kent Wedding Photography at Lympne Castle, Hythe
“Just firstly want to say thank you so much for everything. You went over and beyond your duty as a photographer and were so lovely. We were actually so excited that you were a massive part of our special day. You really made us smile and feel completely at ease behind the camera. You’re such a wonderful person and an amazing photographer. We could not have asked for anything more.”
I first met Cassie and Joe in person at their engagement shoot which you can see here. This was to be the second Mormon couple who chose me as their wedding photographer and I was so excited. I was really interested in Cassie and Joe’s beliefs and over our journey together, I felt a lovely connection with the couple despite not being Mormon myself. That’s something that has really struck me at both weddings I’ve photographed now – how welcoming people from the faith can be, despite Mormonism’s notorious secrecy. I found it absolutely fascinating to hear about Cassie’s time as a missionary and even from a non-religious perspective, I found connections between ourselves and things I could learn. I think that’s incredibly poignant in today’s society which is so divided by belief and religion. In any case, I like to get to know couples so that they feel comfortable with me and feel reassured that I know what is important to them and can capture their day accordingly.
I began most of the coverage just prior to the ceremony, capturing those natural candid shots and the pre-wedding nerves and excitement! There were tears and there was laughter but most of all, there was a sense of togetherness – not just between Cassie and Joe but between them and their guests. There’s an incredible energy at a Mormon wedding because marriage is of such special significance. You really feel as though every guest is there because they are truly part of a community, and I’d recommend that for couples struggling with their guest list, to really think about why you are inviting each and every person, to really make the day about what is important to you.
We also had the opportunity to capture some gorgeous couple shots to take advantage of the stunning countryside that surrounds Lympne Castle, Hythe.
The unusual structure of the day, in that there was no evening reception, was owing to the fact that Mormon couples travel to the Temple to seal their vows in a non-legal but sacred ceremony. I wasn’t allowed in to photograph it but I was able to capture the iconic shots on the steps and amongst the flowers in the grounds outside. I left Cassie and Joe at that point with well wishes for a happy life together, which I’ve no doubt they will find.
If you’re holding a Mormon wedding in Kent, get in touch!
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