Here’s the first part of Stef and Michaels lovely winter wedding.

Stef and Michael were married at St Peter and St Paul’s church Aylesford, with a lovely reception at the ever-popular Chilston Park Hotel in Lenham, Kent.

The morning of the wedding was the first time I’d met Stef, as her, Michael and their beautiful children live in Australia. We’d spoken a few times over Skype, so on arrival at Chilston it was great to finally put a face to the voice so to speak!

Bridal prep was in a beautiful room at Chilston (not one I’d shot in before actually!) – coupled with the space, amazing winter directional sunlight and loads of cute flowergirls running around made for some great photographic opportunities as hair and makeup was finished off.

Once I’d captured Stef getting into her dress, it was time to shoot over to St Peter and St Paul’s church in Aylesford, to meet Michael, his little son and the best men. Michael looked very dapper in his black suit and tie – quite unusual for a UK wedding, so a nice change from the more traditional morning wear.

Michael’s son was missing mum so we thought it best to leave him with Granny while we did a few quick groom shots, then it was time to await the bridesmaids and then Stef and her dad’s arrival.

The church service was lovely and again I was able to capture some great angles as we had a very understanding vicar, and then some fantastic directional light in the area where the register was to be signed.

After the service, we made our way out into the lovely sunshine for some candids, before confetti and then the quick drive over to Chilston Park.

Come back towards the end of the week for part 2. In the meantime, here are my favourite shots from the first part of their day!

If you’re getting married at St Peter and St Paul’s Aylesford or at Chilston Park Hotel, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

bridal details
bridal preps chilston park hotel
bride make up
bride makeup with daughter watching
bridesmaid with hairspray
father of the bride with granddaughter
bride on phone
bride greeting friend in bridal prep
flowergirl having hair done
bridal perfume
bridesmaids getting ready
bride having makeup done in window light
little bridesmaids playing on bed
bridesmaid with hair extensions
grandad and granddaughter wedding day

bride with daughter
father of the bride
little flowergirls
pretty bridesmaid

bride getting into dress chilston park
bride dessing at chilston park
bride dressing
bridal prep
st peter and st pauls church aylesford
handsome groom in black tie
groom inside church
bride arriving
bride with little pageboy
groomsmen waiting at the front of church
pageboy entrance to church
bridesmaids entrance to church
bridal entrance to church
bride st peter st pauls aylesford
bride in church
crying pageboy
vicar with ring

bride and groom first kiss
bored kid during wedding service
happy bride
proud mother of the bride
bride and groom exit
bride and groom walking down the aisle
bride and groom doorway aylesford church
happy bride with son
happy bride after service
groom with son

All images copyright David Burke Photography 2015