I have just returned from Dan and Tracey’s wedding, 10 hour coverage at The Chilston Manor Park Hotel, Sandway, Maidstone. When I arrived the sky was blue with amazing puffy white clouds, I was in my element and the Manor House looked amazing. Daffodils and red Tulips adorned the beautifully manicured gardens. It’s so peaceful at the Chilston.
The Bridal party was busying around The Star room, having their make-up and hair dressed and of course not forgetting the copious amounts of champagne being sipped by everyone. The room is large, which coped easily with the bride, the four adult bridesmaid, mum and other family members, everyone had there own corner, where they were preparing. I also loved the way there was a ‘guest’s belongings’ labeled clothes rail! The Chilston dates all the way back to the 1600s and has the most stunning grand wooden staircase, fireplaces and antiques, a photographer’s dream of an interior backdrop.
Tracey’s wedding dress was so beautiful, a real princess gown and the bridesmaids looked so very elegant in their clover green dresses.
Dan arrived with the groomsmen, in amazing style, with a magnificent helicopter which of course made for great photography!
After the ceremony, confetti and group photos I took the newlywed couple around the gardens, the historical interior and around the lake. There were countless places for me to capture the romance and those intimate moments.
At almost 10pm, the bride, groom and guests will be partying away and continuing to enjoy the celebratory day.
A wonderful 3 week honeymoon will follow and then, waiting for them upon their return, will be their wedding photos, enabling them to re-live their wedding all over again!
Here are some of the photos from the day ….