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Relaxed Wedding at Kegworth and Ticknall // Kat + Tom

  • CHURCH:
    ST ANDREWS, KEGWORTH
  • RECEPTION:
    TICKNALL VILLAGE HALL
  • DRESS:
    DAVID'S BRIDAL
  • FLOWERS:
    FLOWERS BY FREDRICKA, KEGWORTH
  • HAIR:
    KEITH HALL, LOUGHBOROUGH
  • CATERING:
    LIME
  • CAR:
    WEDDING CARS OF DERBY
  • BAND:
    THE MESH BAND
  • DECORATIONS:
    KAT + TOM'S PARENTS!

Huge congratulations to the super lovely Kat and Tom who got married at St Andrew’s Church, Kegworth, and Ticknall Village Hall on Saturday 27th July. What an amazing day filled with laughter and joy, and it was an absolute honour to spend the day capturing all their happy memories despite the silly rain!

Congratulations again Dr and Dr Watts; Welcome to your Wedding Photography Preview!


Our Lovely Couple, Kat and Tom:

Kat and Tom met in Plymouth. Their first date involved Tom providing Kat a map with an arrow pointing to a location on Dartmoor to meet up for a walk! “We’ve been together nearly three years now. We’ve since moved to Surrey to continue our careers but try and pop back to Devon as much as possible for some fresh air”


The Proposal:

Tom proposed in July 2018. Kat explains “We had been long-distancing from Windsor to Plymouth while Tom finished off his teacher training and I started my new job. Tom sent me a picture of a map with an arrow on it (same as our first date) to meet at Westonbirt Arboretum after work on a Friday. So we both set off on our long drives to Wiltshire and Tom took me on a lovely walk through the trees of the deserted arboretum and asked me to marry him! He had also booked us in the nearby hotel for the night!” How lovely!

How Did You Choose Your Wedding Venue – St Andrews, Kegworth, and Ticknall Village Hall

Tom explains “St Andrews Church is in the village where Kat grew up, so it was a no-brainer! The reception venue was harder to decide on because we needed one big enough for all our guests! We ended up with Ticknall Village Hall because the grounds and hall are lovely”

The Wedding Day:

Kat got ready at home with her family and her friend Jess, and there was such a relaxed and chilled out vibe. Kat wore a lace dress with sweetheart neckline, and looked so incredible. The girls then jumped in Dad Dave’s car to get to the church.

Tom got ready at No.42 Kegworth House with his mates, then went over to local a cafe for pre-ceremony brunch. He wore a traditional grey suit and looked really dapper. The group then travelled to the ceremony on foot, underneath big golf umbrellas.

The ceremony took place at their local church, St Andrews in Kegworth. The church was filled with sunflowers, which was so perfect. Photography was restricted in the church, which is unfortunate but understandable, but we still managed to capture some special moments! After the ceremony, and some group photos inside, we went out in to the churchyard for a super fun confetti exit before heading off to Ticknall.  Then the couple mingled with their guests, which was the perfect time for me to get relaxed candid photos.

Everyone was then called in for the wedding breakfast, which was a literal feast of delicious curry from Indian Restaurant ‘Lime’. The village hall was beautifully decorated with long wooden trestle tables, repurposed gin bottles, and lots of flowers.  The handmade bunting, with each fabric chosen for its special meaning, was so lovely. Their wedding favours were personalised glasses – prefect for the BYO drinks system too! Awesome! They had speeches after the meal. Even Bride Kat made a speech which was really touching!

After the meal was finished, they cut the cake, and then the party kicked off! The fab live band played all the best songs to get everyone dancing. It was a fantastic evening!


What One Piece of Advice Would You Give Other Couples?

Kat and Tom say that if you’re planning your wedding, the biggest piece of advice they could give you is not worry about the small things. “Think about the big picture (marrying the person you love) more often rather than the tiny details (what colour napkins to buy).”

Are you looking for a wedding photographer in Kegworth or Ticknall? Please do have a look at my work and get in touch to check your wedding date availability here: Contact Jenny 

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