Like many other couples since March 2020, Sian and Tom were overjoyed to finally be able to tie the knot on this beautiful June Saturday after having to postpone.
For bridal preparation photos I travelled to Ramsgate where Sian has her own business "Sian Hair & Beauty" - Sian was in the client seat this time and the atmosphere was relaxed, even her daughter Willow was pretty chilled during hair and make up thanks to Sian's trusty bridesmaids.
Arriving by double decker bus, the whole wedding party pulled up into Sandwich high street for the ceremony at the Guild Hall. The sun was bright, the sky was clear and there was a healthy busyness about the cattle market this morning. Due to restrictions not all of the wedding party were able to come in for the reception, except for 30, so they eagerly waited outside to congratulate Sian & Tom.
Sandwich high street is surrounded by pubs, which the family put to good use in the hot summer sun. It's a wedding, why ever not?
Post ceremony/group photos/being yelled at by upset bus conductors after the confetti shot, Sian & Tom made their way down to the Quay where in the willow trees (yes, their daughter is called Willow!) we shot some of the most stunning newlywed photographs. We even made our way onto the actual Quay itself, where we spotted a young couple eating pizza. It looked yummy!
The celebrations then took us down to Oddfellows in Ramsgate, a venue that used to be owned by a Grandfather so had huge sentimental value. Speeches were authentic, celebration was electric and Sian and Tom were elated to finally call themselves Husband and Wife.
Mr & Mrs Brown: your patience after postponing is inspiring, and knowing you are now finally married brings me so much joy. Though I was fully masked all day I still managed to smile ear to ear, I hope you could see that from my smiley eyes!
Congratulations and every blessing for your family unit, Sian & Tom - Tom Keenan Photography