The beautiful church of St Paulinus was the venue for last spring’s Crayford wedding of Laura & Stuart. It was a lovely  church wedding with a vicar whom we knew well! We had photographed Father James’s First Mass at the church previously and knew it was going to be a fun and an emotional occasion.We had already met Laura and Stuart and had a photographed their pre-wedding shoot with them at Emmett’s Garden, Sevenoaks, Kent.

Crayford Wedding Ceremony At St Paulinus Church

Laura and Stuart were married at St Paulinus Church, Crayford.

Their guests arrived at the wedding in a London Bus – a great way to transport a large number of guests to your wedding!

The groom, being of Scottish ancestry, arrived at the church with his groomsmen in traditional Scottish attire, including kilts. After some informal shots of Stuart, his groomsmen and guest arrivals, we waited for Laura to arrive.

Firstly Laura’s mother and bridesmaids arrived followed by Laura and her father in a vintage open topped Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Soft Top. We took some photographs outside the church before entering to photograph the service in our usual unobtrusive documentary style.

Hall Place Wedding Breakfast & Evening Reception

After the ceremony, Laura and Stuart left the church in their classic car and travelled the short distance to Hall Place, Bexley for their wedding reception and evening party. Their reception was held in The Great Hall and the rear courtyard was used for the pre-reception serving of canapés and drinks before and after the wedding breakfast.

The venue was dressed beautifully with flowers which were supplied by our very good friend, Lisa of Gorgeous Floral Design. We have collaborated with Lisa on a number of occasions over the years and would highly recommend her.

Between the wedding breakfast and evening reception, we had great fun shooting Laura and Stuart’s portraits around the grounds of Hall Place.

The day finished for us after the cake cutting and as few dances, and we left them to enjoy the rest of the evening with their family and friends.

Here are a selection of images from Laura and Stuart’s wedding day:

St Paulinus Church Crayford Wedding | Bexley Wedding Photographers | Oakhouse Photography

Guests Arriving On London Bus For Crayford Wedding | Crayford Wedding Photographers | Oakhouse Photography

Documentary photograph of groom's arrival at St Paulinus Chuch Crayford | Kent Wedding Photographers

Groom with ushers getting ready at St Paulinus Church Crayford | Crayford Wedding Photographers | Oakhouse Photography

Groom's rose buttonhole at Crayford wedding | Kent Wedding Photographer | Oakhouse Photography

Documentary wedding photography of wedding guests arrival at St Paulinus Church Crayford Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Mother of the bride and bridesmaids arrival at St Paulinus Church Crayford | Oakhouse Photography

Mother of the bride and bridesmaids arrival at St Paulinus Church Crayford | Oakhouse Photography

Bridesmaids bouquets for a summer wedding in Crayford Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Mother of the bride and bridesmaids at St Paulinus Church Crayford Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and her father's arrival at St Paulinus Church Crayford in a classic Rolls Royce Silver Ghost soft-top motor car | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and her father arriving at St Paulinus Church Crayford Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Bride's arrival at St Paulinus Church Crayford for a Spring wedding | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and bridemaids pre-wedding photographs outside St Paulinus Church | Oakhouse Photography

Bridal portrait outside St Paulinus Church Crayford | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and father proceeding into St Paulinus Church for the ceremony | Oakhouse Photography

Bride entering St Paulinus Church for the wedding ceremony | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and her father's entrance into St Paulinus Church for the wedding ceremony

Bride and groom during the wedding ceremony at St Paulinus Church Crayford Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom with their wedding party during the wedding ceremony at St Paulinus Church Crayford Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Wedding ceremony being performed by St Paulinus Church priest | Oakhouse Photography

Reading during the wedding ceremony at St Paulinus Church Crayford Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Wedding ceremony being performed by St Paulinus Church priest | Oakhouse Photography

Detail photograph of groom's Scottish jacket and bride's bouquet at St Paulinus Church | Oakhouse Photography

Detail photograph of groom's Scottish kilt at St Paulinus Church | Oakhouse Photography

Priest blessing the wedding rings at St Paulinus Church Crayford wedding | Oakhouse Photography

Placing the wedding rings on fingers during the St Paulinus Church wedding | Oakhouse Photography

First kiss of bride and groom at St Paulinus Church wedding | Kent Wedding Photographers | Oakhouse Photography

St Paulinus Church choir singing during the wedding ceremony | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom after the signing of the registrer at St Paulinus Church Crayford Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom being blessed at the alter of St Paulinus Church Crayford | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom portraits outside of St Paulinus Church | Kent Wedding Photographer| Oakhouse Photography

Confetti throwing at the St Paulinus wedding | Oakhouse Photography

Confetti outside of church | Oakhouse Photography

Groom covered in confetti outside St Paulinus Church Crayford | Oakhouse Photography

Bride portrait with confetti in her hair | Kent Wedding Photographer | Oakhouse Photography

Groom covered in confetti outside church | Crayford Wedding Photographer | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom portrait outside St Paulinus Church Crayford | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom outside of church in Crayford | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom on steps of London bus transporting guests to Hall Place Bexley wedding reception venue | Oakhouse Photography

Front of Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Soft Top wedding car | Oakhouse Photography

Steering wheel and interior detail shot of Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Soft Top wedding car | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom in Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Soft Top wedding car in Crayford Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom with Rolls Royce Silver Ghost wedding car at Hall Place Bexley | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom outside Hall Place Bexley | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom heading into Hall Place Bexley to meet guests | Oakhouse Photography

Hall Place Bexley wedding reception venue | Oakhouse Photography

Interior of The Great Hall at Hall Place Bexley | Oakhouse Photography

Overhead view of The Great Hall at Hall Place Bexley | Oakhouse Photography

Ceiling shot within The Great Hall Hall Place Bexley showing one of the chandaliers and uplighting | Oakhouse Photography

 

Close up of wedding cake details | Oakhouse Photography

Table set-up for wedding reception at Hall Place Bexley | Oakhouse Photography

Room set-up at Hall Place Bexley for wedding reception | Oakhouse Photography

Top table wedding detail shot for Bexley wedding reception | Oakhouse Photography

Rear courtyard at Hall Place Bexley Kent | Oakhouse Photography

 

Guests at Hall Place wedding reception | Oakhouse Photography

Guests at Hall Place wedding reception | Oakhouse Photography

Guests at Hall Place wedding reception | Oakhouse Photography

Guests at Hall Place wedding reception | Oakhouse Photography

Mother of the bride with guests at Hall Place wedding reception | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and her friends at Hall Place Bexley Kent wedding reception | Oakhouse Photography

Guests at Hall Place Bexley Kent wedding | Oakhouse Photography

Large wedding group shot in the rear courtyard of Hall Place Bexley Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom portrait in rear gardens of Hall Place Bexley Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Overhead bride and groom portrait in rear gardens at Hall Place Bexley | Oakhouse Photography

Best man's speech at Hall Place Bexley | Oakhouse Photography

Informal shot of bride and groom during wedding speeches at Hall Place | Oakhouse Photography

Groom's speech at Hall Place Bexley | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom portrait in front of Hall Place Bexley Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Informal shot of bride and groom walking in Hall Place gardens Bexley | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom portrait in the gardens at Hall Place Bexley Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom portrait in the gardens at Hall Place Bexley Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Bridal portrait in the gardens at Hall Place Bexley Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Groom portrait in the gardens at Hall Place Bexley Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Fun groom portrait in Hall Place gardens BexleyBride and groom portrait in the gardens at Hall Place Bexley Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Fun groom portrait in Hall Place BexleyBride and groom portrait in the gardens at Hall Place Bexley Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Guest at Hall Place wedding receptionBride and groom portrait in the gardens at Hall Place Bexley Kent | Oakhouse Photography

Guests at Hall Place wedding having fun | Oakhouse Photography

Guests at Hall Place Bexley wedding having fun | Oakhouse Photography

Guest at Hall Place wedding having fun | Oakhouse Photography

 

First dance of bride and groom at Hall Place wedding Bexley | Oakhouse Photography

Bride and groom dancing at Hall Place wedding | Oakhouse Photography

Overhead view of dancing at Hall Place wedding in Bexley | Oakhouse Photography

Supplier Credits

Here is a list of supplier credits from Laura & Stuart’s wedding:

Wedding Dress: Together Forever Brides, Crayford

Rings: H Samuel Jewellers, Bluewater, Kent

Groom & Usher’s Suits: The Highland Store, Great Russell Street, London

Bride’s Wedding Shoes: Irregular Choice, London

Car: Odd’s Car Hire

Venue: Hall Place & Gardens

Flowers: Lisa of Gorgeous Floral Design

Cake: Emily Holbrook

Entertainment: Simon Henderson (via Hall Place)

If you are planning your wedding and wish to discuss booking your wedding photography with Oakhouse Photography, or to check our availability, please feel free to contact us using our contact form. You can also contact Tony on 07725 805768 and Carol on 07703 493574. Alternatively, you can email us at hello@oakhousephotography.co.uk.

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