Here’s part two of the wedding photography from Kelly & Stewart’s wedding at Chilston Park Hotel in Kent.
Chilston Park is one of my favourite wedding venues in Kent – the grounds and interior really make for stunning wedding photography and it’s particularly suited for cozy, winter weddings with moody lighting. The grand staircase is very useful for indoor group photographs, so you’re not at the mercy of the weather!
After the wedding ceremony in the Orangery, Kelly & Stewart and their guests headed outside into the glorious autumnal sunshine (which made for great photography) for drinks on the lawn, followed by a quick few group shots and a fun confetti shot – that confetti gets everywhere!
Whilst the guests enjoyed the reception, we created some outdoor bride and groom portraits, before we headed inside to make use of the stunning staircase and corridors at Chilston (supplemental lighting from flash and videolight). Once we’d finished, the bride and groom then rejoined their guests for drinks prior to the wedding breakfast.
After the wedding breakfast, we moved onto the speeches – tricky lighting conditions meant I was trying balance the ambient light and the lovely soft glow from the candles, but still freeze the speakers with a touch of flash – and evening drinks reception.
And then onto one of my favourite parts of the day – the first dance! The LED lightfloor was a surprise for the guests and fired into life as the couple stepped up for their dance!
Congratulations again Kelly & Stewart, hope you had an amazing day – I certainly did!
If you’re looking for Chilston Park hotel wedding photography and want comtemporary, documentary and fashion-led photography, then please get in touch to discuss your plans!
David Burke is a Kent Wedding Photographer who specialises in photojournalism coupled with stunning bride and groom portraiture. David works throughout Kent, East and West Sussex, Essex and Surrey and is also available to photograph weddings throughout the UK and abroad.
all images copyright David Burke Photography 2011