What a quaint wedding venue. Mountains country house in the heart of the Kent countryside. A Mid-Victorian grade 2 listed mansion with some interesting features, listed Minton floor from the 1860s. The redwood trees from Canada. The laid lawns and permanent wedding Marquee within a stone’s throw of the house all make for a stunning wedding venue.

The wedding of Matt and Sian in late July 2016. A perfect wedding with a lovely couple on a glorious English summer’s day, what more can one ask for on their wedding day, well the weather wasn’t looking that perfect, to begin within the morning. Heavy dirty black looking clouds building up in the morning and I was expecting torrential downpours, well that’s what the weather forecast said. A few spots of rain and then it all blew over. Oh, the joys of the English summer wedding and our oh so unpredictable weather.

Matt, his dad (best man), and grandad (usher) made it a real family affair, none of my father and me, more like best mates. Bridesmaids in crimson and flower girls with wings. A very emotional wedding and a very close couple with lots of outgoing friends they had the perfect day. With the wedding breakfast and speeches done, relax and chillax for the remainder of the day. Time for a little off-camera flash and some natural posing with the couple in front of the main house. Getting ready for the evening dance, a little set up I don’t often get the chance to use, a single flash on the stand in manual creating a star effect behind the couple and then another single flash in a lastolite softbox to create a soft light in front on the couple for the first dance, a little something different for that first dance.