Back in September I covered the effortlessly chic wedding of Camille and Tommy at the stunning Penshurst Place in Kent. Here’s a slideshow of their day set to music, or you can read on about their wedding, held during the UK’s 15 guest Covid lockdown rules. As you can see, a micro wedding can still be an amazing celebration of love, surrounded by your nearest and dearest!!

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Camille & Tommy wanted three hours coverage for their afternoon wedding, which was limited to fifteen guests due to the Coronavirus restrictions. The original plan (which will still go ahead at some stage) was a church wedding in France, but obviously due to travel restrictions that’s still to come. However, Penshurst Place is a more than admirable setting for the first of their celebrations as I’m sure everyone would agree.

I started coverage at Penshurst, documenting the ceremony room details and then photographing guest arrivals, whilst eagerly awaiting the bride and groom’s arrival in their vintage car!

Soon it was time to go inside – masks on other than bride and groom unfortunately. While the bride and groom had their final talk with the registrars, the guests settled into the Sunderland Room to await their entry.


And then onto the intimate ceremony, with Camille’s father (who was stuck in France unfortunately) and other family and friends, watching on via Facetime – so lovely that despite the circumstances, they still got to be part of the day!


Straight after the wedding, the bride and groom led the guests out onto the rear lawn for a quick group shot of everyone, then I made my way down to join them. We quickly shot their very few group shots whilst the guests enjoyed the grounds, before we made our way back up to the Sunderland room, which had been turned around in quick time for the drinks reception – fire lit, ready and waiting for the guests.


A quick glance out of the window towards the end of the drinks reception told me it was time to head outside for some portraits before a weather front headed in – we missed the rain, well, mostly! A quick bit of shelter then we were back out to enjoy the stunning grounds. These guys were so fantastic together, effortlessly chic, relaxed and loving!

Wedding breakfast

After the portraits, I made my way to the stunning Barons Hall to photograph the details in this truly historic surrounding. The huge central fire was lit, and was quite welcome by then!

Once everyone made their way inside to take their seats, after grace was said I started to pack my cameras away for the agreed end of coverage – a quick impromptu speech by Tommy meant the cameras were quickly out again to capture those moments for them. A final shot from the gallery and I said my congratulations to the happy couple and left to let them enjoy the amazing food and the rest of their wedding day!

All photographs copyright David Burke Photography 2020.