What a treat for us this wedding was with John and Michelle at The Knowle Country House . As a Kent wedding photographer it’s great to different venues and this was no exception, especially as we got married there thirteen years ago.
When we tied the knot it was christmas time and we didn’t fully appreciate the beautiful, colourful gardens , let alone notice the sweet gazebo the you can get married under. It Really is a fabulous venue with a personal feel. The Knowle was built in the 1850’s by the rector of Higham, a great friend of Charles Dickens whose house he shared at ‘Gad’s Hill Higham’ whilst The Knowle was being built. Dickens later became a frequent visitor. The Knowle is set in 14 acres of orchards and old english gardens, now the home of Lyn Michael Baragwanath who turned their house into a restaurant in 1980.
John and Michelle came to us after a friend recommended our services and what a delightful couple they were. We arrived on a dull, cold morning to shoot the prep shots to find the Bride in good spirits. Michelle was determined to get married outside and unless it rained that’s what she wanted and who can blame her in those gardens. She had an array of bridesmaids and flower girls who were all busy getting ready to look their best. Michelle dress was stunning and as you can see in some of the pictures it was the palest blush pink, with pretty a pretty lace cover up to finish it off.
John was excited to be bought to The Knowle Country House in a red TVR. He and the best man were relaxed before to service, but the nerves kicked in just before. Michelle walked down the aisle on the arm of her proud dad and the congregation braved the weather throughout , happy to see this couple tie the knot.
We covered the day with our usual reportage style of photography with some romantic shots of the couple , we had no shortage of backdrops, with a picturesque lake and the lovely frontage of the house we spoilt. We stayed for the first dance and left everyone to party the night away!