Swarling Manor Kent Wedding – Natalie and Russell

What an amazing day in July Natalie and Russell had for their wedding day at Swarling Manor in Petham, Kent!  It was a glorious warm sunny day – blue sky, beautiful countryside and fabulous landscaped gardens.

This is the first time I had shot a wedding at Swarling Manor, which happens to be virtually on my doorstep and after doing my initial recee around the grounds with Lizzy, the wedding coordinator for the venue,  a week previous to the wedding, I was looking forward to exploring the manor and grounds further.

My day started off by meeting Natalie and her bridesmaids at the cottage in the grounds of the manor.  There was certainly an air of excitement and Natalie had everything in control!  I then met up with Russell and his best man – both looked very dapper!

All of Natalie and Russell’s planning resulted in a very relaxed, fun day.  Here are some of my favourite images of the day….

one very excited bridesmaid!

Natalie looked so radiant – beautiful!

The gardens at Swarling Manor are beautiful and cleverly landscaped, with lots of pockets of space and shady spots…

Natalie’s attention to detail was fantastic – a thoughtful touch to research the origin of their guests names

The rolling landscape is breath taking, especially on such a beautiful summers day!

Maddie’s (Mama Feelgoods) famous berry meringue!

Catching some time alone…

By |2018-01-25T14:02:08+00:00August 9th, 2011|Kent Weddings, UK Weddings|2 Comments

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  1. Russell Martin November 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Catherine was our wedding photographer in July 2011 and she did a fantastic job. Catherine is so easy to get on with and a pleasure to work with. She is able to put you at ease and forget she is there. This is helped by the pre-wedding shoot and her ability to get lost in the crowd at the wedding. She has her own fantastic style but was happy to accommodate our requirements. Due to this the outcome is nothing short of spectacular and will be cherished forever. The must-have photographer!

    • Catherine Hill November 20, 2011 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your wonderful feedback Natalie and Russell – your day was great fun and you’ve been lovely to work with. Lovely to see you yesterday when you collected your album – may it bring you and your family much pleasure!

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