Here’s the first part of my blog posting of Amanda and Michael’s very elegant wedding.  They had a beautiful ceremony at St Stephen’s Church followed by a reception and celebrations at Lympne Castle, near Hythe in Kent in August.

My morning started off by meeting Amanda at Pinkiehill cottage in the grounds of the castle.  She was joined by her daughter, mother and bridesmaids.  I was warmly welcomed by Amanda’s mother who led me to the ‘beauty parlour’ where it was all happening!   Hair and make up were in full swing and the atmosphere was very chilled.  I’d arranged to meet Michael and his groomsmen at the nearby pub, so I scooted off to meet them.  If logistics allow,  it’s great to get the opportunity to spend a bit of time with the groom and groomsmen to capture the comradery  and this element of the story.

I have a great fondness for St Stephen’s church which is in a beautiful setting and the light is just gorgeous, and also the castle which has the most spectacular views, is steeped in history and is an extremely well run venue where nothing is too much trouble.  Being a preferred Lympne Castle Wedding Photographer, it’s always a joy to shoot weddings here.

Here are a few of my favourite images up until the wedding breakfast…..

Amanda looked absolutely stunning, so graceful and elegant…

Before all the guests entered The Great Hall, I took some shots of the tables which were very stylishly dressed and very fitting for the room

part two to follow…