David and Ellena chose Tenterden Town Hall for their wedding ceremony and then onto ‘The Great Barn in Rolvenden‘ to the reception.
The Assembly Room at ‘Tenterden Town Hall’ is a beautiful venue with a stage inside, a minstrel and a balcony overlooking the High Street. Built in 1792, the Town Hall replaced the original Court Hall which was destroyed by fire on 10th March 1661.
We started the day by capturing Ellena getting ready at The 15th century Inn’ The Woolpack’, which is right next to the Town Hall. Luckily Ellena had hired the whole top floor as she had a lot of her family with her getting ready too, with numerous Bridesmaids, Flower girls and Page boys in the mix all very excited for the day to begin. Ellena herself seemed very calm but as usual time flies by quickly and before we knew it it was time to get her fairytale dress on and get to the Hall where David was waiting patiently with his Best man and some very lively Groomsmen who loved having their photo taken.
The wedding party looked stunning in their pretty dresses with fur shrugs a lilac accent picked out in the boys ties and the Maid of Honour’s gown. They walked down the aisle beautifully followed by Ellena on the arm of her very proud Dad.
After the ceremony and the group shots including a brilliant one on the balcony, the guests hoped onto a red bus which drove them to the reception where the couple had very tastefully decorated the barn with lanterns and lights, it really did look a picture.
David and Ellena asked not to have too many posed shots, so most of what you see here is ‘reportage photography’ but we managed to persuade them to come outside for a couple of evening photos using off camera flash and our ID video light. I’m so pleased they did as I really love these images.