Hever Castle Wedding Photographer in Edenbridge Kent
Back in May I headed over to what can only be described as one of the most beautiful Wedding Venues in the South of England, if not the whole of the UK.
Hever Castle is the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII second wife and then later came into the possession of Henry’s fourth wife Anne of Cleves. This connection to one of our most famous monarchs has ensured Hever’s place in the history books.
The Wedding Day started over at Hever Hotel which is just down the road from the castle. In the Cottage where Sarah and her Bridesmaids were getting ready there was a hive of activity. During proceedings there was a special surprise for Sarah. One of her closest friends who was living abroad and would not be able to attend the wedding. However to Sarah’s amazement and a little organisation from Sarah’s parents she turned up to surprise Sarah.
The Groom Shaun was also getting ready at the Hever Hotel. On finding the chaps getting ready it soon became clear that this was going to be a lively affair. Shaun is in the US Airforce and with many colleagues in attendance at the Wedding a part atmosphere was never going to far away. To Shaun’s amazement, he is a massive fan of American classic cars, a Cadillac had been hired to chauffeur the guys to the castle.
With the guests arriving at the lake for the ceremony some dark clouds started to role in and I feared that the weather was going to take a turn for the worse. However in time they would blow away and we would be treated to glorious sunshine. During the ceremony we were treated to a Barbershop Acapella group who were simply amazing.
The one thing that Hever Castle has in abundance is locations for the couple images. Walking around the Italian Gardens and the outside of the Castle you could spend all day there but on a Wedding Day we do not have that amount of free time. After about 20 minutes, we were treated to some beautiful light next to Castle we headed back to the Guthrie Pavilion for the Wedding Breakfast.
Into the evening the party atmosphere was fantastic and after the first dance the Groom and the guests were treated to a flash mob dance from the Bride & Bridesmaids. With twirling umbrellas and crazy dancing the party moved into evening, I am sure there were plenty of sore heads the next morning.
Below is a small selection of images from the day.