Well it was back to Hever Castle for us, one of our favourite venues for Kent Wedding Photography. Last time we were there we were shooting a beautiful wedding in the Loggia by the lake . This time we were excited to be in the Grand Astor Wing.
The Astor Wing is a charming Edwardian wing of Hever Castle, designed in Tudor style, commissioned by William Waldorf Astor in 1903. Craftsman used original Tudor tools in order to retain the authenticity of the Tudor era. The result is a series of beautiful Tudor style buildings joined to Hever Castle, offering magnificent oak panelling, ornate fireplaces, antique furnishings and an eclectic art collection. Today, the Astor Wing offers an ‘Exclusive Use’ venue in one of the most historic and beautiful settings in England. The oak panelled Tudor Suite Sitting Room, overlooking the Castle and formal lawns provides the perfect setting for an intimate wedding and of course the rest of Hever Castle’s grounds offer the best photography opportunities with the stunning castle and picturesque lake, not even mentioning the breath taking grounds. It really is a photographers playground.
Richard and Zoe contacted us last year about photographing their wedding at Hever Castle and came to visit us for a consultation. It was obvious right from the start how absolutely smitten they are with each other. We knew they would be very easy to work as they naturally get themselves into romantic poses without anyone asking them, all we had to do is place them into the beautiful setting and hey presto! We started off shooting the prep shots at Zoe’s parents house, they made us feel very welcome in their beautiful home, we also captured a few group shots for the family. Zoe had a stunning dress with a long train designed by Alan Hannah , bought in ‘ Isabella Grace bridal Boutique ‘ in Tunbridge Wells. Her shoes were by Kurt Geiger, Carvela.
We then travelled to Hever to get a few shots of Richard before the service. He was so relaxed about the day he wasn’t even dressed when we arrived but soon emerged and looking delighted that their big day had come. This was a small intimate wedding with close family and friends which gave the whole day a lovely personal feel. Zoe arrived in a stylish wedding car which was the feature in the castle shots later in the day. After the service and the group shots on the lawn we ventured off into the grounds to get the romantic couple shots, as you can see from the pictures in this post we were spoilt for choice. For a romantic wedding and amazing photography choose Hever Castle, oh and course ‘Debbie Sanderson Wedding Photography’.
We stayed until the first dance and thoroughly had the best day!