James and Kerry had a wonderful Christmas wedding at Lympne Castle on a bright and crisp winter day in December. When I parked up a lovely familiar face appear in the form of the fabulous Gwenda from The Vintage Floral Design Company as she’d just delivered and installed the florals. Kerry was getting ready with her bridesmaids in Pinkie Hill Cottage and was being pampered by the talented Lucy Jayne Makeup. She had picked a stunning 50s House of Mooshki Dress and couldn’t decide on shoes so had two pairs, why choose one when you can have yummy Kurt Geiger and Irregular Choice kitten heels?! I’ve loved getting to know James & Kerry over the months leading up to their wedding and we had a great ice cream filled engagement shoot one stormy summer’s night in Hythe and you can see their photos here. I was so excited to see all of their plans come together, especially as it was two of my favourite things colliding; Christmas and weddings! The reception room looked amazing, rich seasonal colours filled the room and the reindeer themed table names were epic! The weather was just dreamy, such gorgeous light flooded their ceremony room and we ventured out onto the terrace for their drinks reception. It was a little sun trap and everyone basked in the rays on the glorious day! Their guests all participated in the afternoon tea with a grand cake back off and they had a great selection of tea and treats for everyone. After their super speeches, James and Kerry announced a surprise was in store for their guests and they’d arranged for a swing dance lesson for everyone. Secretly, this gave them some time to have one last rehearse for their first dance, which they’d got a routine planned for! We popped outside for some shots after dark and it was so cold you could see their breath in the air which made for some atmospheric shots! Meanwhile, their guests made their way back through to The Great Hall where supreme swing band Goosebumps had set up and were ready to get the party started. Watching James and Kerry own the dance floor was such a treat, the whirled, spun and jived that routine and guests cheered, clapped and danced! I left the guys dancing away and felt so full of joy and Christmas cheer, I was beaming from ear to ear all the way home!