Kevin and Robin live in Bedford, and chose their local church for their wedding ceremony - a local church that just happens to be the beautiful Elstow Abbey. This was just a week before Christmas, but with one of the mildest Decembers on record, we had no trouble going outside for photos both there and later at South Farm.
How we first met
Kevin and I met at university. We both worked nights at the student union bar, and would pass the time by hiding outside in the smoking area chatting away!
When I knew he/she was the one
There was no real defining moment. We just knew, when our two separate lives so naturally became one.
Kevin proposed to me on Christmas morning whilst in bed at my mum and dads house. He very sneakily got me my perfect ring that I had pointed out to him months before, thinking that I had no chance of ever owning it! He thinks that it was a big surprise, but I had an inkling...
The one thing we love most about each other
Kevin - Robin is so kind and caring and a natural mother to our daughter Esmé.
Robin - Kevin makes me laugh more than anyone I know, and we make a great team.
You may not know, but...
Kevin - Robin is really bad at staying in a mood, she tries so hard not to laugh!
Robin - Kevin likes to think he's a master chef and his secret ingredient in every meal is paprika...
Why did you choose your wedding ceremony and reception venues?
Our wedding ceremony is the church just around the corner to where we live. I have always been a lover of big, old churches, and this one was just perfect for our special day. We fell in love with South Farm the moment we first arrived to look around. It was beautiful, we loved the working farm, the fact that everything was home grown and the cosy, laid back vibe that it gave.
What led you to choose Mike Brown Photographic for your photography?
We met Mike at a wedding fayre and loved his photo albums!
How did the photography go for you?
Mike's photography on the day was brilliant. So non-invasive and natural. Guests commented that they're not sure how he got so many great photos as they didn't even know he was there!
Tell us about a memorable moment in the day
Robin - The speeches! It's great hearing so many lovely things about yourself from 3 different people!
Kevin - As clichéd as it sounds, seeing Robin and our daughter Esmé walking down the aisle.
Can you tell us a little about your honeymoon?
We haven't been yet! Hoping to go away in the summer.
What advice would you share with couples starting to plan their wedding?
Make a budget and stick to it, or things can spiral out if control. And hire professionals, they make your day run smoothly.