Cooling Castle is a lovely and very popular wedding venue but it always looks so beautiful during the months leading up to Christmas and New Year. And the decor at Jamie & Natasha's wedding was no exception. Lots of pretty, sparkly fairy lights and garlands plus decorated Christmas trees made this winter wedding very special and the barn looked extra warm and cosy too!
A sunny day in November, yes it does happen. Chris & Natalie had their ceremony at St Stephens Church followed by a beautiful reception at Mountains Country House. These guys were both awesome and so much fun! I don't think they stopped laughing and pulling silly faces all day but they honestly took some of the most beautiful photos! They also were both really involved in the decor and have their own wedding venue decor company Love, Lights & Sparkle with Chris hand crafting beautiful wooden arches and letters, highly recommend these guys as a supplier too!
BEN & JUSTINE WEDDING PREVIEW
ST DENIS & THE FINCH HATTON ARMS
IT'S ALWAYS SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHING A FAMILY WEDDING. CLAIRE'S COUSIN BEN & JUSTINE'S BEAUTIFUL WINTER WEDDING MEANT A ROAD TRIP UP TO LINCOLNSHIRE. A STUNNING CHURCH AND A PROPER LITTLE HIDDEN GEM IN THE VENUE, THE FINCH HATTON ARMS! WE LOVE THESE GUYS SO MUCH AND WHILST CLAIRE ENJOYED BEING PURELY A GUEST, I WAS HONOURED TO BE ASKED TO PHOTOGRAPH THEIR DAY. RARELY DO YOU MEET A MORE COMPLETELY LOVED UP COUPLE THAN THESE TWO!
ANDREW & AMY
SOMETIMES YOU BOOK WEDDINGS THAT YOU JUST KNOW ARE GOING TO BE AWESOME! AND ANDREW & AMY'S TIM BURTON/ENCHANTED FOREST THEMED WEDDING WAS NO EXCEPTION! THESE GUYS PUT SO MUCH TIME AND EFFORT INTO MAKING EVERY DETAIL PERFECT. WE WERE SO EXCITED WHEN WE FIRST SAT DOWN WITH THEM TO CHAT ABOUT THEIR WEDDING PLANS BUT IT HONESTLY TURNED OUT WAY BETTER THAN YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE!
THEIR CHOSEN VENUE, ST AUGUSTINES IN WESTGATE-ON-SEA, FITTED PERFECTLY IN WITH THEIR THEME TOO. WE DID GET A BIT SNAP HAPPY WITH THEIR COUPLE PORTRAIT SHOTS BUT HONESTLY IT WAS HARD NOT TO. THEY WERE BOTH SO EASY TO PHOTOGRAPH PLUS SO MANY LITTLE DETAILS THAT WE HAD TO PHOTOGRAPH! IT WAS SUCH AN EPIC DAY!
PAUL & GEORGIA
THE BULLS HEAD
PAUL & GEORGIA GOT MARRIED AT THE BULLS HEAD IN CHISTLEHURST. IT WAS SO LOVELY TO COME BACK TO THIS QUAINT LITTLE VENUE, ITS BEEN A FEW YEARS SINCE OUR LAST WEDDING HERE.
ITS A MODERN TAKE ON AN OLD COACH INN, AND ACTUALLY WORKS WELL AS A WEDDING VENUE. WE HAD A GREAT DAY PHOTOGRAPHING THESE GUYS AND WHEN YOU HAVE A BRIDE LIKE GEORGIA WHO DOESN'T STOP SMILING ALL DAY, IT MAKES FOR SOME BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!
Dennis & Jenny chose such an awesome venue for their wedding, the beautiful Port Lympne Hotel in Hythe, part of The Port Lympne Animal Reserve. These guys were such a pleasure to photograph and we really wanted to capture the stunning surroundings and gardens in their portrait shots. You can see for miles some parts of this place! We have worked here a few times now and we always get such lovely photos, oh and of course we get to go on safari with the bride, groom and guests. How could we not love our job!
1ST BIRTHDAY CAKE SMASH
JUST OVER A WEEK AFTER PHOTOGRAPHING AUTUMN'S WOODLAND FAIRY SHOOT, WE WERE ASKED BY DAVE & LAURA TO CAPTURE AUTUMN HAVING SOME FUN SMASHING UP A CAKE FOR HER 1ST BIRTHDAY! CAKE SMASHES ARE BECOMING REALLY POPULAR NOW, WE HAVE DONE A FEW PLUS DID ONE FOR OUR BOY NATHANIEL WHEN HE WAS 1 AND HE LOVED IT! AND WE COULD TELL THAT AUTUMN WAS GOING TO HAVE LOTS OF FUN TODAY!
WOODLAND FAIRY SHOOT
WE KNOW LAURA & DAVE REALLY WELL HAVING PHOTOGRAPHED THEIR ENGAGEMENT, WEDDING, VOWEL RENEWAL AND NOW WE WERE GOING TO BE PHOTOGRAPHING THEIR GORGEOUS LITTLE GIRL AUTUMN IN A WOODLAND FAIRY SHOOT TO CELEBRATE HER 1ST BIRTHDAY. SHE HAD A SPECIAL OUTFIT FOR THE OCCASION AND SEEMED TO HAVE SO MUCH FUN PLAYING IN THE DIRT. ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE PHOTOS WE TOOK!
LUKE & ELLIE
THE BANNATYNE SPA HOTEL
WE TRAVELLED OVER TO HASTINGS IN EAST SUSSEX FOR LUKE & ELLIE'S WEDDING AT THE BANNATYNE SPA HOTEL WHICH WAS A NEW VENUE THAT WE HADN'T PHOTOGRAPHED AT BEFORE! THIS GEORGIAN COUNTRY HOUSE HAS BEAUTIFUL GARDENS, 38 ACRES OF THEM!
AND WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY IT WAS TO PHOTOGRAPH A WEDDING, WE LOVE IT WHEN IT'S STILL WARM, SUNNY AND NOT DARK BY 4PM.
We loved photographing James & Emma during their engagement shoot in Blean Woods a few months ago so we kind of had a feeling that these guys were going to be amazing on their wedding day. The venue was The Old Kent Barn, somewhere that we have photographed a few times now and its always lovely for an outdoor Summer wedding as their gardens are beautiful!
Lots of beautiful attention to detail, something we love! And you could see how much they both adored each other, completely and utterly in love! We even captured a mini ceremony in the early evening between the Page Boy & Flower Girl which was so cute!
A summer wedding in one of our favourite seaside venues in Whitstable. We always love a local wedding, especially in our home town. The venues around here are all so beautiful but The Beacon House is definitely something special and getting married out on the front veranda with the beach front views. Dan & Hayley booked us after having a mini shoot with their son on Tankerton Slopes. They had the most perfect sunny August weather, t was fairly informal and very relaxed and was lovely involving their son in the ceremony too. They are a really lovely couple and we had a lovely day photographing them, their family and friends.
So this was definitely the week for Whitstable weddings, the 2nd of 3 that were all in our beautiful home town, within a few days of each other! We love a venue that we can literally walk to and Whitstable Castle is a really pretty place for a Summer wedding. Everything was all in one place and the castle is located right opposite the path down to Tankerton Beach and has beautiful high maintained gardens. Lee & Rochelle's day really was a beautiful wedding to photograph
PETE & GEMMA WEDDING PREVIEW
THE JACKDAW IS ONE OF THE PLACES THAT WE DROVE PAST ALL THE TIME ON OUR WAY TO A FRIENDS HOUSE AND OFTEN COMMENTED ABOUT HOW PRETTY AND QUAINT IT WAS SO IT WAS LOVELY TO BE PHOTOGRAPHING A WEDDING THERE. PETE & GEMMA WERE BOTH SO LOVELY, COMPLETELY RELAXED AND COULD SEE THAT THEY THOROUGHLY ENJOYED CELEBRATING THEIR DAY SURROUNDED BY THEIR FAMILY AND CLOSEST FRIENDS!
FERNANDO & MELINDA WEDDING PREVIEW
WELLING HOUSE & CAFE SOLEIL
A BEAUTIFUL, INTIMATE WEDDING IN THE HEART OF CANTERBURY WITH ONLY A HANDFUL OF GUESTS, SOMETIMES THESE WEDDINGS ARE VERY SPECIAL! FERNANDO & MELINDA ARE SO IN LOVE AND PHOTOGRAPHED EFFORTLESSLY, OFTEN HAVING LITTLE MOMENTS TOGETHER LIKE THEY FORGOT THAT WE WERE THERE. THEIR FAMILY WERE ALL SO LOVELY AND WE HAD THE STUNNING BACKDROP OF WESTGATE GARDENS TO SHOOT THEIR PORTRAIT SHOTS. A LOVELY DAY!
MATT & JENNY WEDDING PREVIEW
DAVID SALOMONS ESTATE
WE KNEW MATT & JENNY WERE GOING TO BE REALLY EASY TO PHOTOGRAPH AFTER THEIR ENGAGEMENT SHOOT WHICH TOOK PLACE AT MOTE PARK IN MAIDSTONE. BUT TODAY WE WERE AT THE DAVID SALOMONS ESTATE IN TUNBRIDGE WELLS FOR THEIR WEDDING. THIS STUNNING VICTORIAN MANSION IS SURROUNDED BY 36 ACRES OF BEAUTIFUL GARDENS SO THERE ARE ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR WHISKING THEM OFF FOR THEIR PORTRAIT SHOTS.
DARREN & ZOE WEDDING PREVIEW
WE ALWAYS LOVE A WEDDING WHEN YOU ALREADY KNOW THE BRIDE & GROOM FROM A PREVIOUS WEDDING. WE MET THEM AT ZOE'S SISTER KELLY'S WEDDING TO STUART SO WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE AGAIN. DARREN & ZOE GOT MARRIED AT LANGTONS HOUSE IN HORNCHURCH, WHICH IS ACTUALLY THE PLACE WHERE WE FIRST PHOTOGRAPHED A WEDDING TOGETHER SO IT WAS LOVELY TO BE BACK! WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED WORKING WITH THESE GUYS!
This was our first wedding at Mount Ephraim Gardens which is literally just down the road from us in Hernhill, Faversham and hat a stunning venue it is! James & Kerry's wedding was really fun to photograph as they had plenty of ideas, as did we and we had 10 acres of ground and gardens to play with. Even the little bit of rain didn't stop us. They also put a lot of time and hard work into decorating the venue, so much beautiful detail so there are plenty of these shots included below. Definitely a wedding venue that we would love to return to again soon!
JACK & JESS
EASTWELL MANOR & KENT LIFE
TWO LOVELY VENUES IN ONE DAY. EASTWELL MANOR FOR THE CEREMONY, FOLLOWED BY KENT LIFE FOR THE RECEPTION. WHICH ALSO GAVE US TWICE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GRAB SOME BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS OF JACK & JESS. THE FORMAL GARDENS OF EASTWELL WORKED REALLY WELL FOR ANY FAMILY PHOTOS THEN MOVING ON TO KENT LIFE, WHICH IS ALWAYS GREAT FUN FOR BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAITS AS THEIR ARE SO MANY QUIRKY AREAS TO WORK WITH!
Jamie & Hannah are an amazing couple and are friends of ours, so when they asked us to photograph their wedding, we were so excited! They had chosen a new venue too, The Red Barn in Capel-Le-Ferne. This is such a lovely space, an 18th Century Barn surrounded by countryside and apart from Hannah's Bridal Prep, everything was to be held in one place.
As we are friends, we were with them from very early on in the morning of the wedding and of course stayed until the end of night, finally putting our camera down after the first dance. It was so special to see Jamie & Hannah not only finally getting married but also to have their gorgeous son Jacob there with them. It was very emotional and it was perfect. The barns were decorated with rustic decorations, VW Campers and VW Beetles as their transport and 5 month old Jacob in his cute little suit. Couldn't have been a more beautiful day!
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