8 from Kate and Neil, a London Wedding

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8 from Kate and Neil, a London Wedding

Hey hey! So like I’ve said before, narrowing it all down to 8 pics is such a tough little challenge I set myself with every wedding. Why not more? Because I personally see the “8 from” comparable to a movie trailer. It’s purpose is to get you/the couple excited about the whole selection but not give everything away. See, there’s an actual thought process and everything!

And with that I give you the chilled, chilly, coooooool day of Kate and Neil, set in the heart of London (Farringdon). Marvellous!

Kate, Neil, these 8 are for you!

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8 from Maria and Dave, a Tanners Warehouse Wedding

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8 from Maria and Dave, a Tanners Warehouse Wedding

Howdy Christmas! Yes yes, it’s December, and I have a tree and multicoloured tinsel. Exciting times!

Anyway, at the start of 2017 I realised something: I don’t blog enough weddings. So while sat in a hotel in Hong Kong I came up with the idea of doing 8 from every wedding. Because these things take time, I figured that would be a lot easier. Because it’s a structure.

The problem is….. narrowing it down to 8 ruddy photos! Every time. It’s so difficult. Well, today I’m pushed for time, I have a lot to do and a carol concert to attend because the only awesome thing I’ve ever made is singing and she’s cute and I have to be there!

As such, I’ve broken my rule today. I’m claiming 8.5. Because the shots at the end are really one aren’t they. Kinda….

Now that I’ve got that off my chest, I present to you the oh so wondrous day of Maria and David, which took place in a big church in Brixton followed by a reception in Bermondsey at the Tanners Warehouse, with a walk by Tower Bridge sandwiched in between!

Absolutely utterly splendidly marvellous!

Maria and David, this 8.5 from is for you!

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8 from Nel & Jack, a Ferry House Inn Wedding

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8 from Nel & Jack, a Ferry House Inn Wedding

Did I ever tell you about the time I shot a wedding at The Ferry House in it was windy as hell??? No? Ok, so Nel and Jack got married at the awesome Ferry House Inn, and guess what? It was windy as hell!!

Not exactly an issue for Jack, his hair was locked in! But for Nel it was windswept city, and seriously she styled it out like no one ever styled it out!!

Lots of love for this day. Beautiful, relaxed, a tonne of fun with some gorgeous humans and a pleasure to photograph.

Nel and Jack, this one’s for you!

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8 from Alex & Gareth, a Brighton Wedding

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8 from Alex & Gareth, a Brighton Wedding

Things that happened on Alex & Gareth’s wedding:

They got married.

They partied HARD

It rained A LOT

I got very very wet and almost slipped over like an idiot.

If ever “rain can’t stop the fun” was applicable then it was at this wedding! Yeah, the fun was hardcore, and we kept that dress dry :D

Alex and Gareth, this 8 is for you!

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8 from Paula & Luke, an East Quay Wedding

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8 from Paula & Luke, an East Quay Wedding

Things I love about this wedding:

Luke & Paula - just gorgeous people (beer soon Luke!). It’s no that we’re old friends or anything, but they’re the kind of people that you could be friends with (nice n that!)

The East Quay - venues by the sea are awesome. Fact.

The evening sky: having rained until 4pm, the evening we ended up with was quite spectacular!

And a whole bunch of other stuff. What a ruddy marvellous day!

Big congrats to these two, Paula and Luke, this one’s for you

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8 from Zoe & Dan, a Marleybrooks Wedding

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8 from Zoe & Dan, a Marleybrooks Wedding

When I first decided to blog 8 photos from each wedding, I knew it would be hard. Reducing the whole day down to just 8 chosen moments is sooooo tough!! It means ruling out photos that you think are awesome for reasons beyond whether it’s a good photo or not. (Because I like to think I get more than 8 good pics from each wedding!).

And so after a good couple of hours deliberation I give you Zoe and Dan, another ridiculously fun Marleybrook wedding!

Zoe is gonna hate me for including the one of her looking a bit of a mess, but I think it says a lot about her and Dan’s attitude to the day - they just wanted to have fun!

Yeah, I loved this one. Which is starting to sound a bit cliche but truth is that people seem to be booking me for the reasons I love shooting - they just want cool pics of their day without worrying too much about me shooting to a shopping list. (Yeah, we did some family group shots, but you get the gist!)

Zoe and Dan, this one’s for you!

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8 from Sophie & Trevor - an Isle of Wight Wedding

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8 from Sophie & Trevor - an Isle of Wight Wedding

Howdy!

So here we have the gloriously glorious day of Sophie and Trevor, which took place at the George Inn, in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. My first EVER trip to the Isle of Wight as it happens, and what a beautiful isle it is. I could quite happily live there tbh! And good Lord was it a struggle whittling this down to 8 photos!!

Lovely hot day, had a tonne of fun shooting this day (helped ably by my friend and fellow photographer Matt).

Was also lovely to spend the next day with the family for a BBQ :0)

Sophie and Trevor, this one’s for you!

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Leigh & James - a River Cottage Wedding

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Leigh & James - a River Cottage Wedding

And so like a luge out of control we speed our way into October. To quote everyone “where do the days go?”

Well, they just do. Deal with it.

Anyway, let me take you back to those hazy summer days…. about 6 weeks ago. Remember, when it was unbearably hot 24/7? Ok, so it wasn’t like that for Leigh and James’ wedding, I think it had just passed. I’m rambling….

So what can I say about Leigh and James’ wedding? It was held at the River Cottage (that place on TV) and it was so darn good!

Look, this is me. And you know I don’t do fluffy. Fact is I just want to talk about the food. Dear Lord the food. Incredible. Some one make me a mackerel starter now.

Oh yeah, Leighs dress, awesome. Tractor ride to the cottage, awesome. Welly wanging, pizza, wine, etc etc. Leigh and James are a bit lush too.

Anything else you need to know?? Not really. More days like this please!

Much love,

Gav

Flowers by Ali Cheyne @flowers_by_ali

Dress by Kate Hafpenny @halfpennylondon

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8 from Jessie & Matt, a Down Hall Wedding

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8 from Jessie & Matt, a Down Hall Wedding

Remember when the temperature was at about 2000 degrees C every day? I do! And I’m fairly certain Jess and Matt do. Because they got married. And you tend not to forget stuff like that….

So yes, a genuinely gorgeous young couple, married in the almost (but not quite as) gorgeous Down Hall on a hot summers day. And me, chosen out of the thousands of possible candidates to be the one to document the day. Aaaaaagh, the pressure!! (Jokes, what pressure???)

Ok, I’ll be serious for a second. The day was a beauty, the food was delicious, the drink was flowing and the guests seemed to enjoy laughing at me when I pointed a camera at them. All of which made me a very very happy photo guy!

Jess and Matt, this ones for you x

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8 from Jemima & Neville, a Deal Wedding

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8 from Jemima & Neville, a Deal Wedding

Hi, my name is Gavin, and I am from Deal. A quiet little seaside town in Kent, famous for it's.... quietness??

And here's the thing: I love my little town, it's pebble beach, stone pier, chippy's and tiny arcades! So How happy was I to be shooting the rarest of rare treats: a wedding in Deal! And I loved it. Because we got to indulge in the awesomeness of... THE BEACH PARLOUR!! I place everyone in Deal has been to for ice cream and epic (accidental) retro vibes.

Lucky for me Jemima and Neville were amazing fun and totally up for a wonder along the seafront (because you can't get married in Deal and not have a few pics on the beach). 

And so on one of Englands crazy hot summer days, we did wonder.

Jemima, Neville, these are for you, with so many more to follow!

Photography by Kent Wedding Photographer gavinphotography

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8 from Katie and Mark, a Casa Bruciata Italian Wedding

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8 from Katie and Mark, a Casa Bruciata Italian Wedding

An Umbrian Wedding

Ever since I started doing "8 from" blogs I've struggled to just post 8 pics from a wedding. Because I usually have about 30 I want to share the next day!! Never more so that with Katie and Marks wedding in Umbria, and not because I took a load of pics at the pool party the next day!

And yet here  I am, struggling to choose just 8 photos from a simply amazing, gorgeous, HOT day in Umbria, Italy.

Casa Bruciata is such an amazing setting for a wedding (luckily since Katie and Mark booked it without an actual viewing... ballsy much???).

The day also goes down as the first I've ever shot in shorts! Yeah, you thought it was hot in England??

An amazing day with some awesome people, I CANNOT WAIT to share more, but for now I've some how whittled it down to 8.

Katie and Mark, this one's for you!

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8 from Katherine and Darren, a Stone Manor Wedding

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8 from Katherine and Darren, a Stone Manor Wedding

Katherine & Darren, a Stone Manor Wedding

These days come and go too fast I tell you! Like one moment your planning that overnight stay in Kidderminster (yeah that's right, I got excited about a road trip to Kidderminster.... hey, a road trip's a road trip as far as I'm concerned!) the next you're piecing together a blog post about it. Time flies and all that.

I've got a lot of love for Katherine and Darren's day. Firstly, they're genuinely a gorgeous couple. Secondly, it was a scorcher!

Katherine and Darren, this one's for you!

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8 from Yazmin & Sean, a Blue Pigeons wedding

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8 from Yazmin & Sean, a Blue Pigeons wedding

So Yazmin and Sean got married on June 23rd 2018 at the lovely little venue called the Blue Pigeons in Kent. And they chose me to be their photographer!

The venue is very close to where I live so I met Yazmin a few days before to run through the day. While chatting I mentioned that the beach wasn't far away, so on the day we went for a few pics!

I had a great time shooting their day, it was incredibly relaxed, glorious weather and the food was immense!! Seriously, the Blue Pigeons do the best food (and I'm a sucker for posh warm scotch eggs!!)

It's been a busy few weeks but finally I can get the 8 from out. 

What a pleasure and privelege, Yazmin and Sean, this one's for you!

The Blue Pigeons is a gorgeous little venue, highly recommended! 

Wedding photography by Kent Wedding photographer gavinphotography

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8 from Carol & Chris, a Quex Park Wedding

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8 from Carol & Chris, a Quex Park Wedding

Carol and Chris?? Who am I kidding, it's Carol and Butch!

I've known Butch for a long time, and it was such a pleasure to be their wedding photographer at Quex Park in Thanet, Kent. A very very cool venue with some very quirky highlights! Weather wasn't perfect but I always say that the people make a wedding, and this was so true of their day, the dance floor was on fire thanks to some awesome indie music!

And as a bonus I got to get lovely lovely portraits of their beautiful baby.

Carol and Butch, this one's for you!

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8 from Kim & Rob, a Spain House Wedding

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8 from Kim & Rob, a Spain House Wedding

Good morning (it was when I wrote this...). So where do I start with the marvellous wedding day of Kim and Rob?

So for anyone getting married you will know full well the time required to plan the awesome day. Now, imagine if you can the scenario where by the venue you chose a year and half before the date you'd chosen was so disorganised that you felt the need to change and go somewhere else. Pretty drastic eh. Now imagine doing that 6 WEEKS before the day! Oh yes. Kim and Rob are next level ballsy!

And what's amazing is that they ended up with such a great day. Admittedly they got lucky with Spain house being available. Or did they? Maybe good people get good things happen to them?

Either way it was alllll good! Kim was smiling all day, which I loved. And Rob has a nice butt (see Instagram)

Guys, this one's for you!

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8 from Annie & Drew, a Suffolk Wedding

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8 from Annie & Drew, a Suffolk Wedding

So I could start this with some tenuous link to the fact that it happened the same day as the Harry and Megan..... ooops, just did!

I'm so funny.... anyway, Annie and Drew! Good Lord did they look fine or what!?! Married in the lovely town of Haughley, not even a ridiculous local wondering into the church WHILE THEY WERE SAYING THEIR VOWS and asking for someone to move their car (no joke!) could stop the magic.

These days are an awesome thing. So relaxed, so damn good! 

Congrats Annie & Drew, thank you for being you on the day and making me a very happy photographer! This one's for you x

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8 from Nat and Cook, the Dreys Wedding

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8 from Nat and Cook, the Dreys Wedding

Ooooooh The Dreys is cool. Luckily so are Nat and Cook!

Add those two together, some decent weather and a bunch of guests having a great time and you've got one happy photographer!

So yeah, this day was pretty awesome. A quiet civil ceremony in front of family followed by a humanist ceremony in the woods, so much emotion. I loved every minute.

Nat and Cook have been together for a fare few years and had the day they fully deserved. Hopefully these pics do them justice and I can't wait to show you more when they're fully edited!

Nat and Cook, this ones for you!

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8 from Zoe & Tom, a Chiddingstone Wedding

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8 from Zoe & Tom, a Chiddingstone Wedding

Howdy!

So I like to think that the way I shoot and the way I am in general will attract people who are a bit like me. As in they and I prioritise things in much the same way. It's about the day, as it happens, not hundreds of posed pics. Enter Zoe, like a kindred spirit, a lover of the "moment"

Their wedding was made for me. A dream. Zoe and Tom looking marvellous, a gorgeous location (stunning family grounds, obvs). All the while Tom somehow kept it on schedule and within some kind of structure! Well done that man! Great food, plenty of drink and guests that wanted to party.

Yeah, I'll take a day like this every time!

Zoe and Tom, these 8 are for you!

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8 from Hannah & Ben, a Cambridgeshire Wedding

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8 from Hannah & Ben, a Cambridgeshire Wedding

A Trinity College Wedding

Hey hey, so it is that the seasons change, and with the memories of a wedding during the beast from the east still fresh in my mind, I suddenly find myself in the incredible grandeur of Trinity College in Cambridgeshire on a blazing hot day for the wedding of Hannah and Ben! Us photographers certainly have to learn how to adapt!

And while it may seem cliche to say that this was an awesome wedding, it REALLY was. So you know me, I'm not one for too much fluffy, I just love shooting people, it's that simple. Hannah and Ben were awesome, incredibly relaxed, a pleasure to be around. And yeah, that's what matters to me. No stress, no drama, just a whole load of people enjoying a genuinely lush day of celebration.

Oh, and before I sign off, I have to mention the choir. Now I'm not one for choir music as my "go to" on Spotify, but seriously, it was hairs standing up on the back of your neck stuff. Incredible.

Hannah and Ben, this one's for you!

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8 from Jody and Harry, a South Farm Wedding

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8 from Jody and Harry, a South Farm Wedding

So Jody and Harry got married didn't they! A very relaxed day at South Farm, one of the coolest venues ever, mainly because their are really really cute farm animals everywhere!! But anyway, back to the wedding.... oh, and there was also a REALLY cool Dodge!! Oh, but back to the wedding..... :D 

Jody and Harry are just so incredibly lovely and spent the day looking just so happy and content - there's not much more I could ask for tbh.

Massive congrats to them, and here's their 8 from!

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