Bradbourne House Wedding – Kate & Mark

Bradbourne House Wedding

We were delighted to be asked to photograph Kate and Mark’s Wedding at the stunning Bradbourne House, East Malling Kent.  Kate was a Bridesmaid at her sister’s Emma’s Wedding which we photographed at Court Lodge Barn, Stansted, Kent, in the summer last year. Now it was role reversal time! We arrived at Kate’s Parents’ house on a beautiful early spring day. The girls were getting ready and everything was running smoothly. Capturing the moments as well as detail and accessory shots kept us busy and as always the last hour was going so quickly!

Kent Wedding Photographer Kate was helped by her Mother, Yvonne, and her Bridesmaids, Jemma, Emma and Becky and once everything was completed we all stepped outside into the garden for a few portraits. With a slight wind blowing we were thankful the back garden was sheltered.  After taking the pictures we then left to go to St Mary’s Church, Fawkham, for the church service.  The sun was shining, some Guests were greeting Mark and his Groomsmen, whilst others were just arriving.  It was a lovely setting for some informal guest arrival pictures before the start of the Wedding.  After a couple of pictures of Mark, it was time for everybody to go inside the Church before Kate arrived.  With all the guests seated in the Church, Kate was  escorted by her Father, Paul, and her Bridesmaids, along the path and into the church.Kent Wedding Photographer After the service, Kate and Mark led their Guests outside for a few requested family pictures.  Although reasonably sunny and warm the wind had got up causing a change to our spot for some of the pictures. Kate and Mark in between the pictures talked to their Guests before it was time to leave for the Reception.  This was our first Bradbourne House Wedding and we were looking forward to taking pictures taken there, hoping we could find sufficient time! Luck was on our side, the journey was good so getting there at the same time as Kate and Mark allowed us to take the happy couple for a short walk around the stunning grounds for some pictures. Bradbourne House Wedding As their Guests arrived they went into the House to enjoy the Drinks Reception and as ever we wanted the happy couple to spend time with their guests, not just us taking photos! Whilst Kate and Mark enjoyed this period we took some candid and documentary pictures of the guests.  With it being so warm, several of their Guests spilled out onto the patio and steps at the back of the House to enjoy the sunshine, giving us extra opportunity for some different pictures.  After a few requested small group pictures and some fun bridal pictures, it was time for the Wedding Breakfast. We were unsure whether there was going to be a sunset and if we would be able to see it due to the trees! Knowing it would be during the Wedding Breakfast we were on standby and we couldn’t have been more lucky, a  brilliant sunset! Wedding Photographer KentAfter the Speeches the room was prepared for the evening entertainment. With the room transformation complete, Kate and Mark then performed a rehearsed First Dance to their Guests, followed by members of Kate’s family doing their ‘party’ piece, great fun!Essex Wedding Photographer We finishing our coverage of a wonderful Wedding with a couple of outside pictures.  Thank you to Emma for helping us finding Guests so quickly for the pictures allowing us to get some extra pictures of Kate and Mark together. A wonderful Wedding!  Thank you to Yvonne and Paul for making us so welcome. We look forward to doing another Bradbourne House wedding in the future.


Wedding Photography for Abby & Michael – The Old Kent Barn, Dover

Abby and Michael chose The Old Kent Bar, Dover, for their Civil Wedding Ceremony and Reception.  Abby got ready in the oldest part of the Barn which had atmospheric oak beams which added to the character of the pictures.  The Ceremony was held outdoors in the Gazebo, which was beautifully decorated.  After the Ceremony the Guests enjoyed a Drinks Reception on the lawn in the sunshine, whilst we arranged the requested family groups, assisted by Ian Low, the Toastmaster.  The Wedding Breakfast was held in the fabulous new Tithe Barn and the meal was excellent.  After the Speeches we took Abby and Michael for a few pictures by the lake and around the Barn, briefly interrupted by a fly-past by Abby’s Dad’s plane.  As it was such a lovely day, we waited for the wonderful sunset which was a while after the First Dance but well worth the wait.  This was our first visit to The Old Kent Barn, Dover, and we were very impressed not only with the Venue itself but with the friendliness of the Owners and staff and hope it will not be too long before we are there again.The Old Kent Barn, Dover
The Old Kent Barn, Dover

Wedding Photo - Old Kent Barn, Dover The Old Kent Barn, Dover

Pre-Wedding Pictures

Whilst visiting a couple of Kent Wedding Venues, we took the opportunity of meeting Maria and Kevin again in Dover for their pre-wedding pictures.  We enjoyed strolling around Russel Gardens, capturing some lovely images of Maria and Kevin as well as discussing final details of their Wedding in a few weeks time.Pre-Wedding Photo - Layer Marney Tower


Wedding Photography for Kate and Shaun at Cooling Castle Barn, Kent

Our day started with Kate and the Girls at their Hotel, followed by a Church Ceremony at St. Helen’s, Cliffe.  Shaun arrived at the Church with his Best Man in a vintage Rover Police Car.  Following the Ceromony we took a few formal groups at the Church door and then left to go to Cooling Castle Barn, Nr Rochester, Kent.  This stunning Venue was another new Venue for us.  The weather was sufficiently kind, enabling us to take a few pictures around the grounds.  After the Weddding Breakfast Kate and Shaun wanted a few pictures of themselves around the inside of the Barn which we were more than happy to take.  After the Bride and Groom’s First Dance the Guests were treated to a surprise display by a travelling cast of River Dance, which was superb.