Kent Stately Home Wedding
This was my first time photographing an Oxon Hoath wedding. It’s a beautiful 14th Century stately home near Tonbridge in Kent. Surrounded by 73 acres of Kent countryside, it makes the perfect venue for a wedding celebration. It’s only 45 minutes from London, yet a world away. My first glimpse of this wonderful retreat was on a bright and sunny December morning for Kylie and Ed’s wedding.
I’d first met Kylie four years ago when we travelled to the war torn Democratic Republic of Congo. We’d been there to document the work of UK charity Merlin. Kylie was a media officer at Merlin. She had accompanied us on an assignment reporting about the work of the charity for The Times. You can read more about that trip here. I was only too pleased four years later when she and Ed asked me to photograph their wedding in this gorgeous Kent countryside.
Country Winter Oxon Hoath Wedding
I knew this would be a pretty special day as soon as I walked into Oxon Hoath. Several friends were busy decorating the impressive stairway with fantastic bunting. The sun was low but strong, giving me some amazing light to work with during Kylie’s preparations. There was always a lot going on to photograph – their 18 month son Oscar for a start, along with lots of other children meant there were pictures and moments everywhere I looked. And the music! A very musical group of family and friends which included the apt ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ during the ceremony, and an amazingly catchy sing-along later in the day led by Kylie’s talented Uncle.
It’s exactly the kind of wedding I love to photograph. With clients who love and appreciate natural, documentary wedding photography. I hope you agree that the day looks stunning. And you can see just how much fun everyone was having from this small selection of my favourite pictures from the day.
If you’re looking for a photographer for your Oxon Hoath Wedding, and appreciate this kind of documentary, story-telling photography, please check may availability and get a little more information about my work. Here you can see my wedding portfolio, and heres some of my Editorial Photography for The Times, including some of the pictures from DR Congo that I shot whilst working with Kylie in 2010.