It’s been three years since I last shot a wedding at Knowlton Court so I was very excited when Katie and Steve asked me to shoot their wedding there in June this year.  June is such a lovely time of year for flowering plants and shrubs and the garden to come into bloom and I knew we’d be in for a treat at Knowlton Court!  It’s also such an interesting building and the interior is lovely.

After our initial meeting over a year ago, we met up again in April for their engagement shoot in a village just outside of Canterbury and we were able to discuss their plans for their day – we had such a lovely couple of hours together, it’s a great opportunity to get to know each other a little better.

So fast forward to June – my day started my meeting Katie and her bridesmaids at ‘the flat’ within the house at Knowlton Court.  The bubbly was flowing, hair and make up were in full swing and there was a lovely buzz!  I was then able to capture Katie, with her mothers help, her get into her wedding dress.  It was special time for them to spend together and I felt privileged to share this time.  Katie sparkled – she looked so beautiful.

I then made my way downstairs to meet Steve and his Groomsmen and capture them help each other with their corsage and generally soak up the nerves and excitement!

It was such a beautiful day – an emotional ceremony, a wonderful reception and brilliant speeches, a super wedding party who made me feel so welcome.

A fantastic day filled with joy, tears, laughter and it was a real pleasure to document Katie and Steve’s special day.  Here are a few of my favourite images from the day…

Love, love Katie’s shoes!

Katie wore her Grandmothers watch, which was very precious to Katie and had great sentimental value.  Although in the main I’d describe my style and documentary, personally I think it’s important to capture these detail shots, particularly when it’s something as special as a family heirloom…

I loved Katie and Steve’s flowers – they were just so pretty

Wedding Table Plan at Knowlton Court Weddings

the rain held off so the reception drinks could be held in the wonderful gardens…

On to the speeches which were at times very touching (I don’t think there were many dry eyes!), but also very entertaining!  Such wonderful speeches – I love this point of the celebrations where i can capture guests in their natural state responding to the speeches.

Speeches at Knowlton Court Kent Wedding

During the dessert course, we slipped out to have a wander around the grounds of Knowlton Court which are stunning and have the culmination of the sweeping drive, historic buildings, wrought iron gates, topiary, and surrounding Kent countryside – beautiful! Katie and Steve had their engagement shoot  in April so they fully prepared and very relaxed for their portrait shoot!

Wedding portrait shots at Knowlton Court

Many congratulations Katie and Steve!