I do love a Chiddingstone Castle wedding. It’s very near to where I live in Kent and I’m very lucky to be able to go to so many lovely venues around this area.
The castle itself is situated on the edge of Chiddingstone, a beautiful, rural Tudor village. I had been to the village a couple of months before to witness the Chiddingstone Real Football event which has become one of the yearly village highlights. Basically, it’s a game of football/rugby with two goals one mile apart. The local pubs do a roaring trade. There aren’t a lot of rules and the game can last up to four hours before there’s a goal. It’s one big scrum with occasional breakaways and lot of pushing and shoving.
Lucy and Adrian’s Chiddingstone Castle wedding was a far less physical event, but it was a laugh and there were some sack races. They were so easy to get on with. One of those couples that understand how I work, like what I do and just let me get on with it. I hope this comes across in how I promote myself? I must admit I get very few couples that come at me with lists and demands and it always works better that way. For everyone.
I loved how there was this big build up – the getting ready, the final touches, the walk to the ceremony across the lawn and then Lucy’s garter managed to slip down on the way. It’s always little moments like this that help to break the tension. Most of the day proceedings are shared by the couple but Adrian didn’t see this happen. He was patiently waiting around the corner with a million things whizzing through his mind. I like the way photos can help to fill the gaps and tell the story.
Chiddingstone Castle wedding
I was sent a lovely card from Lucy and Adrian afterwards.
“Thank you for being our brilliant photographer. We knew from the first time we spoke that you were the right photographer for us. You captured our day so perfectly and we couldn’t ask for any more. We have so many natural, beautiful photos from a truly magical day and the album is really stunning. It is such a nice thing to be able to flick through in the years to come. We will definitely be recommending you!”
If you’re planning a Chiddingstone Castle wedding or anywhere else (I travel anywhere), I’d love to hear from you – contact me.