Dreamy spring days!
From the moment I first got to really hang out with Jasmin & Ken all those months ago on an autumnal woodland pre-wedding shoot, it was pretty obvious I was hanging out with awesome new friends! These are two of the kindest souls you’re ever likely to meet, and after stumbling across one another through the wonderfully complex world of Instagram, it all clicked, and woah, thank god it did!! These guys actually live up in the grand ol’ city of London but wanted to escape the city, and find somewhere off the beaten track and out in the countryside, that all their family and friends could enjoy, and finding just that in the Winters Barns wedding venue just outside Canterbury. With both families family flying in from all over of the world, especially China, unfortunately it meant that quite a number were unable to fly because of the very beginnings of the dreaded Coronavirus, so some serious wedding Facetime action was ready to go down so not a soul missed out.
Jasmin & Ken really worked hard in making sure their wedding day was a kind of Chinese/British hybrid, so carefully knitting both meaningful and fun traditions perfectly together, creating a day that ticked everything off so perfectly; Chinese tea ceremonies, British-Chinese dress changes, all under the gorgeous old Winters Barns filled with early spring flowers….but also at the same time finding a moment to escape the wedding day craziness for a while and jumping into some wintery orchards to enjoy some much needed alone time together during their portraits. I mean, it was just perfect!
It sounds a little corny I know, but I really mean it, that sense of celebrating and love for one another was just incredible to be able to capture. Friends and family from all stages of both Ken & Jasmin’s lives wanting to celebrate and share their love for them was just infectious, and a celebration I certainly wont forget for a long long time!
A huge congratulations to Ken & Jasmin!!!
The sad part, and unfortunately there is one. This was the last wedding I got to photograph before that nasty Coronavirus finally struck, but talk about going out with a bang!