Friday, 6 January 2017

Sahr & Becky's West African Inspired Wedding

Happy New Year!! It's been a long time coming (not to mention that this is my first blog post for 2017!) - I'm really delighted to share with you photos from Sahr & Becky's wedding who exchanged their vows on 25th September 2016 at the Anglican Parish of St Stephen and St Mark Lewisham before holding their wonderful reception in Tudor Barn in Eltham. An interesting fact: Tudor Barn dates back as far as the 16th century - so when Sahr & Becky told me their wedding was going to be a fusion of West African tradition meets traditional English (more specifically, South London), they were pretty much spot on!

The fab couple wanted a wedding that represented their background which I think they captured very beautifully (Sahr originally from Sierra Leone and Becky from South London). Becky was inspired by the West African tradition where the traditional fabric would normally form part of the wedding celebrations.  The couple picked out a vibrant fabric and they asked their bridesmaids, groomsmen, including guests to take part (if they so wished) by getting creative making dresses, shirts and skirts using the chosen cloth. I thought the whole concept was such a thoughtful idea and very different!

(c) 2016-2017 Photography by Kimberley Sta-Maria.