Images were captured by Michelle Cordner Photography.
Michelle is a Kent based wedding photographer who also covers South East England and beyond…..
Her approach to photography is to create beautiful, natural images and to capture the big things as well as the smallest details that make you and your family or wedding unique.
The connections, the love, the smiles she tries to capture it all!
She shoots film as well as being a digital photographer and strives to create timeless images that you will be proud to display in your home now or in many, many years to come!
She says of the couples Big Day…
“Wayne & Natasha had their wedding at Nurstead court earlier this year.”
“It was a lovely warm early summers day for their Kent wedding. Natasha got ready in the stunning cottage within the grounds at Nursted, then headed accross the road for a blessing at St Mildred’s church.”
“After which everyone headed back to Nurstead Court for a beautiful wedding reception starting with drinks on the lawn, followed by a gorgeous dinner in the marquee, with hay bales outside for the guests to sit and admire the beautiful views.”
I hand over to beautiful Bride Natasha…
How did you meet?
“We met at work, he worked in the warehouse and I worked in the office – nothing fancy.”
Tell us about the Engagement…
“He planned a proposal on what would have been my late Nan’s birthday using a ring that she had bought me before she passed away and I no longer wore (snuck it out of my jewellery box).”
“We had a lovely lunch at the Clarendon and he seemed a bit on edge but it didn’t click that he was going to propose!”
“I’m not a fan of public proposals so after lunch we walked along the river front, he waited until there was almost no one around and then asked me to marry him.”
“We chose a ring together after together.”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“We viewed a couple of local venues and visited a few wedding fairs before deciding that Nurstead Court was perfect!”
“We wanted the prayer service (We couldn’t marry at the church as Wayne was divorced) and reception within close distance so with St Mildreds Church at the end of the drive and the breath taking views it was ideal.”
“We wanted a rustic/vintage/fun wedding, totally relaxed with as little stress as possible!”
“Our log slice centre pieces were cut at a mill in The Forest of Dean whilst we visited Wayne’s relatives (Steve and Melissa).”
“I had real flowers in tin jugs with homemade, (chalkboard/hessian) table numbers, hand decorated jars, tissue paper pom poms hanging from the centre of the marquee, card luggage tags thanking guests for joining us for our first meal as Mr & Mrs, a vintage suitcase for cards and gifts, and a sweet table.”
“We also had a white bouncy castle, giant connect 4, matching flowers on our buttercream covered cake (Victoria/lemon/toffee sponge layers), hay bale seating outside, lanterns, rose garlands, wooden hearts, large light up LOVE letters.”
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
“Our colour theme was grey, pale pink and lilac.”
“We had gypsophila headdresses for the small bridesmaids, Gypsophila bouquets for the large bridesmaids and I had 3 different types of roses in my bouquet and table flowers with grey foliage and gyps.”
“We had a small amount of pink decor but mostly neutral, cream, pale pink and hessian.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“The best part of our day… my cousins wife (Kelly Pepper) singing our first dance song (Etta James – At last) she was absolutely outstanding!”
“And from then on the whole evening! The bouncy castle, photobooth, smiling faces, dancing, singing, fun and games, the relaxed atmosphere…perfect!”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
My advice would be exactly what was said to me (but I didn’t listen at the time!) Don’t sweat the small stuff!”
“It really didn’t matter that on the day the 3 x little bridesmaids shoes didn’t fit and the groom’s brother had to dash to the shops and buy any white shoes he could find!”
“It also helps if you have an amazing photographer, she didn’t just capture some amazing photos, she removed confetti from my hair, she made sure people were in the right places at the right time…she was calm and kept the wedding party feeling relaxed too.”
Venue – Nurstead Court
Photographer: Michelle Cordner Photography
Small bridesmaids were – Internet & Next
Florist – The Gravesend Florist
Make up – Beautiful you With Gemma C
Cake – Memes Cakes
Catering – Bite Me Catering
Entertainment – NRG Discotheques
Bouncy Castle – Simply Bouncy Castle Hire
Stationery – Homemade
To Contact Michelle Cordner Photography
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org