We feature this lovely wedding today at Salmestone Grange in Margate captured by Minna Rossi Photography.
Please tell us a little bit about the day and how it went
I started the coverage at Beverley’s parents’ home in Broadstairs, Kent, where the girls were in full swing getting their hair, nails and make up done when I arrived. It was a really relaxed atmosphere and we got some fun, natural shots of the bridesmaids, Beverley and her family before leaving for the wedding ceremony. I also did lots details; the dress and shoes, rings, close ups of the love note from the groom and the thank you cards Beverley was writing.
Beverley and Scott had planned an elegant, but fun and relaxed, wedding. They had chosen the historic 14th century Salmestone Grange in Margate, Kent, for their ceremony and reception. It was beautifully decorated all around and the perfect venue for a summer wedding; tranquil and secluded, with lots of space for the guests to mingle out on the lawn in the sun or seek shade under the huge old trees.
In the initial wedding photography consultation Beverley and Scott said they really like naturally edited photos and the photojournalistic style of wedding photography that captures “moments” and emotion -and there were plenty of those; laughter, tears during speeches and fun moments like the Best Man pretending the bouquets were his hair.
The couple wanted a few more formal group shots to look back on in years to come so we did those in the beautiful back garden before letting the couple get back to catching up with friends and family. The reception was held downstairs in the Banqueting Halls of Salmestone Grange with very emotional speeches, drinks and dancing later on.
Hi, I’m Minna, a friendly, female, professional wedding photographer. I capture weddings, engagement portraits and parties, birthdays, baby showers etc. I’m based in London, but cover the South East.
How would you describe your photography style?
My documentary style wedding photography includes coverage of the day as it unfolds, candid portraits, naturally posed couple’s portraits, group photos with family and friends as well as all the pretty details. As every couple have a different story to tell, I like to get to know them a little bit and find out what they feel is important to capture, e.g. if there are any family traditions like here with Beverley and Scott; all the men in the family have a very similar wedding band so I made sure I got a photo of their hands together.
What did you love about the day?
It was great to see a couple so well suited for each other, so in love and excited to be getting married.