A Chiddingstone Castle Wedding

 Marie and Matthew's wedding was such a beautiful day, from start to finish.

I first met Marie at the Bluewater wedding fair almost two years before their wedding where she booked me as her wedding photographer on the spot.
During the time of them booking me and their wedding, Marie and Matthew had a beautiful baby boy who came along to my studio to have some newborn photographs taken.

So, fast forward to the wedding day. I got to the stunningly beautiful Chiddingstone Castle early and wandered around whilst the talented suppliers - the florists, the cake maker were all putting the finishing touches to their beautiful creations.
I met Matthew and the boys early at the glorious wedding venue shortly before they went off to the parish church just 5 minutes away.
Marie and the girls arrived at the castle shortly after the boys left - a well orchestrated move!

Watching the 3 wedding cars - 3 Rolls Royce's - arrive in convoy at Chiddingstone Castle was almost like a scene from Downton Abbey!

Marie and Matthew decided on the stunning wedding venue because Matthew used to go fishing with his Dad at Chiddingstone Castle when he was a young boy. The Castle stole Marie's heart when she noticed the St Georges Cross flying high! Marie's Dad who passed away sadly in 2010 was very patriotic and it felt like it was a sign from him saying this is the one!
Marie had a photo of her dad attached to her beautiful bouquet, because "I had him close to my heart when walking down the aisle."

Marie's gorgeous bridesmaids all wore a different pastel colour. Marie says "We wanted an elegant, sophisticated summer wedding with the bridesmaids wearing pretty pastels and the decor kept Ivory with a touch of sparkle. I absolutely loved shopping for 7 bridesmaids, 8 Groomsmen and seven page boys! 
It actually took two years of planning the wedding of the year because I wanted to research and make sure I had the best of everything! The Wedding was pure class and it blew everyone away so I'm very proud of myself and Matt!

We have so many amazing memories from our wedding day but our favourite would have to be meeting each other at the end of the aisle and saying our vows in front of our son Harry. Matts amazing speech it had our all laughing and tears of happiness and joy.  Matthew bought me a beautiful diamond cross which was a pleasant surprise! The necklace was delivered to me by Matts best man Josh in a beautiful antique jewellery box."

It really was a beautiful day, Chiddingstone Castle is a beautiful wedding venue and is the perfect backdrop for gorgeous wedding photographs.

When I asked Marie about her photographs, here is what she had to say....

...."We met you two years before our wedding at the Bluewater wedding fair. We looked at your work and signed up there and then - we didn’t have to even think about looking else where!  We looked at your work form previous weddings and we were blown away! It was refreshing to meet a photographer with a unique, modern, fresh approach to wedding photography.
We thought you was fantastic a true professional every detail and intimate moment was captured. On the day itself you made us both feel at ease and was calm, unobtrusive, but not afraid to direct people if needed.
The photographs are amazing!!!  Pleased is an understatement we can not thank you enough for capturing so many amazing photographs which we will treasure forever."

Scroll down to see who the amazing wedding suppliers that Marie and Matthew used to create their beautiful day.

Bride’s dress – With Love Bridal - Sidcup Designer La Sposa 

Bride’s accessories (veil, tiara, shoes) - Veil With Love Bridal, Tiara handmade, Shoes Benjamin Adams, available at With Love Bridal - Sidcup

Groom’s suit – Marks and Spencer, Waistcoat online boutique

Bridesmaids’ dresses – Bridesmaids of London, Eltham

Wedding cake - Creative Cakes

Flowers - Distinctly Floral

Cars - Barrie James Rolls Royce & Bentley - Birmingham

Invitations – Your Beautiful Day

cooling castle wedding

A Cooling Castle Barn wedding

Whilst I'm continuing my backlog of blogging the weddings that I never got around to do, I wanted to blog this beautful wedding at Cooling Castle Barn.

One sunny summers day in July, Rebecca and James got married at the beautiful Cooling Castle Barn in Kent surrounded by their family and friends.

Such a beautiful day filled with lots of love, laughs, personal handmade touches and an Oyster man.
Rebecca surprised James, and his love for oysters, with the Oyster Meister, which gave everyone a chance to try one.

Cooling Castle Barn looked stunning, with venue decor from Confetti Connections and flowers from West Malling Flowers
I
 loved their cake too, which if you looked carefully, you would see little surprises.The cake was made by the very clever Delicious Occasions

I loved capturing Rebecca and James wedding day, such a beautiful day!! 

Wedding photography at Horsley Towers

So, Spring is in the air (although currently as I type this it's dull, damp and grey) and I thought I would at last blog this beautiful wedding I shot in the Spring of 2016 at the most stunning Horsley Towers in Surrey - a wedding venue that will always be my favourite and holds a special place in my heart as it's the venue where I got married!! I just love it.

I actually coudn't wait to photograph Kirsty and Ed's wedding!! On the day itself I felt quite giddy as I drove down the driveway to Horsley Towers. It really is such a beautiful venue. I'm proud to say that there is one of my wedding albums on display there too.

I started the day with the bride and groom's preparations and I finished with everyone on the dancefloor - even the grandparents were rocking!!! Loved it!
It really was the most perfect day, the sun was shining, the blossom was out in bloom and everyone was is such good spirits!! 

Bride and Groom

2017......

My 2017 weddings rounded up in just 3minutes!!
2017 was such a great year for weddings. I'm so lucky to have such fantastic couples who allow me and trust me to capture their day!
So, in 2017 I visited lots of wedding venues for the first time, wedding venues in Kent, Essex and Hertfordshire, fell in love with wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses and a red Mustang. I oooh'd and aaah'd over bride's shoes and amazing wedding cakes and beautiful floral displays. I also helped dress some brides, some grooms and cried a few times over speeches!
I am so lucky to be doing a job that I love - even after 20years of doing it!!! It's such a priviledge to capture and share a couple's wedding day. Providing memories to look at for years!
 
I love my job!!
 
Now, bring on the 2018 weddings!
If you are interested in receving moe information about my wedding photography collections, please do Contact Me using the contact form on the contact page. 
 
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A beautiful racing themed wedding at Brandshatch Place Hotel...

So, Janine and Will's wedding was every kind of awesome!!

When Janine and Will booked me to photograph their day, I had a little racing car with the numbers 01 & 07 in my studio......it was meant to be! Their love of racing had led them to have their wedding at Brandshatch Place Hotel!

Their wedding consisted off....a beautiful bride, a handsome groom, a stunning Mustang, gorgeous Irregular Choice shoes, amazing place name cards complete with individual toy cars that the guest had either had owned or wishes to own, an (unintentional) surprise flyover by a Spitfire - which is what Will and his dad flew last year - and to top it off a fantastic live band (The Dukes) for the evening reception!

It was a pleasure to spend the day with them and their guests, I had a great time!

Here is a little sneaky peak!

 

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