Wadhurst Castle Wedding Photography
Similar to many of my wedding couples, I’d met Nicole and Dan at a previous wedding that I’d photographed. Suffice to say, I was super chuffed to hear from them when they needed Wadhurst Castle wedding photography. Wadhurst Castle is an awesome location for a wedding. “The Crown” fans might recognise it from the season finale! Set deep in the countryside near the Sussex/Kent border, this impressive castle set the tone for a magnificent wedding day.
Tunbridge Wells Wedding Photography
Although Nicole and Dan’s wedding was at Wadhurst Castle, the preparations started early at the beautiful Spa Hotel in nearby Tunbridge Wells. Both the boys and the girls chose to get ready here so I was able to hop between them to document the moments. The morning of your wedding is one of my favourite parts of the day. Ultimately, I think it’s the anticipation that gets me. As your wedding photographer it’s important that I feel the day, as you do. Forgive me if that sounds totally cringeworthy, let me explain. A photographer (David Alan Harvey) once said, “Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” To clarify, you need to feel what you’re shooting, you need to be in the moment, you need to love your subject.
Outdoors Wadhurst Castle Wedding
As luck would have it, despite a few very dark clouds, the rain stayed away. Thankfully, this meant that the wedding vows could be taken, as planned, outside. Furthermore, it was actually warm too, so friends and family sat comfortably as the acoustic guitar set the atmosphere. Again, just like the guests, I’m feeling the anticipation. Suffice to say, I’ll get a little involved in your day! Nicole and Dan wanted Wadhurst Castle wedding photography that showed the true essence of their day. It also needed to be unobtrusive and relaxed. Luckily, that’s totally my vibe.
Reportage Wedding Photography
As you’ll see, the grounds and backdrop of Wadhurst Castle are totally impressive. Quite frankly, it just begged to be photographed. Therefore, Nicole Dan and I spent a little time together making some beautiful pictures of just the two of them. Naturally, you’ll want to be around your family and friends so I keep this time short and sweet. For most of the wedding day I’ll capture you and your guests in a reportage style. Meaning I’ll not curate moments, I’d rather stand back and let them happen naturally. Therefore, your wedding photography will be full of authenticity and raw non choreographed happenings.
Fun and Frolics at Wadhurst Castle
Just like many weddings, Nicole and Dan’s Wadhurst Castle wedding was full of fun and frolics. Made more apparent, as this was the first time that many guests had been together in a long, long time. (Thanks Covid!) As the warmth of the day turned into a balmy summers eve, we took the opportunity to have some sparkler fun before it got completely dark. Then, once back inside, the wedding party danced the night away. Happily celebrating what was, a perfect day.
Courtesy of one of Nicole and Dan’s guests, I have this picture to share! It has to be noted that I will go that extra mile to get the shot. Even if it’s pretty unflattering. (There’s a reason why I’m behind the camera usually!)