06 Oct Kent Wedding Photography Bore Place Chiddingstone
``The photos are amazing – we absolutely love them!`` – Kirsty & Steve
Family wedding photography
Kirsty and Steve’s Bore Place wedding near Sevenoaks in Kent was one of the most enjoyable family weddings I can remember. I’ve never seen so many people laughing while playing a game of tug of war.
Bore Place is a charmingly rustic and fascinating wedding venue, partly because it’s so many other things besides. In fact, it’s really the home to something called the Commonwork Trust, a charity and organic farm nestled deep in the High Weald of Kent.
Documentary wedding photography
The historic main house at Bore Place dates back to Tudor times and is surrounded by ornamental ponds, lawns and walled gardens jammed with amazing flowers. It’s perfect for a big family wedding. On a fine summer’s day like this one, it was also possible to hold the ceremony outdoors in a walled garden complete with a green wooden gazebo and rustic pews.
Kirsty got ready in the main house, while Steve was staying in one of the converted barns in a nearby courtyard. There were kids running everywhere and having great time playing what seemed like a huge game of hide and seek. For a documentary wedding photographer like me, it was like shooting fish in barrel. There were visual stories of beauty, humor and emotion happening everywhere – and that’s what I look for. Steve and Kirsty were incredibly relaxed and essentially said ‘we love your pictures, just do your thing’. For me, that’s the perfect wedding…
If you’re looking for a documentary wedding photographer to tell the story of your Bore Place wedding, or any other location, I’d love you to get in touch.