One from the archives, a short-coverage for Charlotte and Marcus’s wedding at The Mansion House Tunbridge Wells, followed by a small reception at Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells. Charlotte and Marcus had booked me for a few hours so the plan was to photograph their ceremony, walk with them through Calverley Grounds (stopping off for some portraits on the way) and then cover part of their reception at Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells until they sat down for their wedding breakfast.

I started what was a beautiful, hot sunny day at The Mansion House (Tunbridge Wells Register Office) waiting for the arrival of Marcus and the guests. Once everyone had made their way inside, I waited outside for Charlotte to arrive. Whenever I photograph a wedding without bridal prep, I’m always conscious to be on the look out to still capture detail shots such as the dress, and the harsh sunlight really made Charlottes incredible dress details pop!

Once inside it was time for the ceremony, as usual conducted beautifully by the Registrars – I love these smaller weddings where things are a bit more informal!

After the ceremony the guests made their way by car to Hotel du Vin, whilst Marcus, Charlotte and myself took the short walk through Calverley Park so we could capture some couples portraits in the upper park of the park, which has fantastic grasslands which just looked incredible on this sunny, hot day!

Once we reached Hotel du Vin we quickly went through the groups (which Charlotte organised with military precision – very impressive!), then I documented the details and shot candids of the guests. A few more quick couples photos then it was time for the guests to be seated, the couples entrance and cake cut, then it was time for me to leave.

Congratulations to Charlotte and Marcus!

If you’re getting married at Hotel du Vin or The Mansion House, do please get in touch to discuss your coverage!

All images copyright David Burke Photography 2023