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Nicola & John’s Wedding

May 10, 2012

Nicola and John have been together years and so it was about time they made it official. On 5th May 2012, at Bickley Manor, they finally did 🙂

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Kent Wedding Photographer

I’m already wishing I could relive it all over again. This gorgeous couple are a hoot to be around and I felt like I was attending the wedding of old friends. It was the smallest wedding I’ve shot. It felt intimate, relaxed and full of warmth, despite the grey, drizzly weather. Both bride and groom are pretty shy in front of the camera so they requested that their album be dominated by reportage and candid style photography. I thought that I would display their blog photographs in a similar style. My albums are designed in a similar format and by displaying photographs in this way, it can really capture the atmosphere and tell the story of a wedding day.

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Kent Wedding Photographer

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Kent Wedding Photographer

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Kent Wedding Photographer

Nicola was one of the most calm, relaxed brides I have seen. She looked stunning. Her dress pretty much chose her as it had her maiden name as it’s own; ‘Jewel’. Perfect 🙂

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Kent Wedding Photographer

Her two youngest bridesmaids were adorable. I know that Nikki went to a lot of trouble in finding their shoes but I was envious of all their outfit accessories; butterfly rings, necklaces and adorable bracelets.

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Kent Wedding Photographer

John, on the other hand, was probably one of the palest grooms I’ve seen waiting at the ‘altar’! He really was nervous although the lads around him managed to coax smiles out of him! John wore his father’s watch on the day as his good luck charm.

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Kent Wedding Photographer

Both the ceremony and reception room looked stunning thanks to Nikki’s simply elegant colour scheme and the creations from Bows and Blooms.

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Kent Wedding Photographer

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Kent Wedding Photographer

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Kent Wedding Photographer

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Kent Wedding Photographer

Nikki & John’s favours were actually a donation to a charity close to their hearts and I thought this was a fantastic idea.

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Kent Wedding Photographer

One of Nikki’s brother’s created a classically beautiful wedding cake.

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Kent Wedding Photographer

John is renowned for his jokes! If you know John, I needn’t say any more! I could not describe his speech and do it justice! I’ll just say: Toast! 😉

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Kent Wedding Photographer

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Kent Wedding Photographer

Thankfully we had enough breaks in the rain to take some bride and groom shots in the grounds of Bickley Manor. Having said that, I’m not sure that rain would have stopped this couple anyway. They were determined to enjoy their day to the max. I LOVE couples like that; fearless 🙂

Obviously there’s just a small selection of their images here but you’ll soon be able to see the rest online. In the meantime, why not leave Nikki & John a message in the comments below. I know they would love to hear your memories of the day 🙂

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 10, 2012 8:52 pm

    We LOVE them. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH Nikki xxxx

  2. kelly lawrence permalink
    May 10, 2012 8:53 pm

    lovely pictures for a lovely day xxx

  3. Darren (Best Man!) Murphy permalink
    May 10, 2012 8:58 pm

    What a great blog. The pictures are fantastic!
    It was a wonderful day and everyone had a great time.
    I thought the photographers did a great job, hardly noticeable but obviously captured some terrific images.

  4. May 10, 2012 10:26 pm

    As one of Nicola Degen’s brothers I have to say that she looked beautiful and wish her and John a very happy life together. Lovely photos Nikki and look forward to seeing the rest when they are done. Great Day

  5. Auntie Gill permalink
    May 10, 2012 11:13 pm

    Lovely photos of a special couple cant wait to see the rest had a great day .A worthy cause instead of favours.xxx

  6. Rick permalink
    May 11, 2012 4:24 am

    Lovely photo’s Nikki, cant wait to see the rest

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