If you like a bit of history to go with your wedding you could do a lot worse than take a look at Penshurst Place near Royal Tunbridge Wells
in Kent. Completed in 1341 and still in it's original condition, it was once owned by Henry VIII who used it as a hunting lodge, which makes me wonder how impressive
his garden shed must have been. One thing that I particularly like is that it has been lived in by the same family for over 460 years.
Amber and David had their wedding ceremony in the Baron's Hall which is hugely impressive but not so much so that it detracts from the wedding in any way,
it actually has surprisingly intimate feel to it. Following this there was a Pimm's drinks reception in the Inner Courtyard with some family photographs and then all the
guests were coached off for the marquee reception while I took Amber and David around the gardens for some romantic shots.
The rest of the day was themed as a country garden event and true to form the rain clouds decided to join in the celebrations on and off, but never caused a real problem.
Catering for the reception, including a hog roast
was provided by the very well named Super Event: http://www.superevent.co.uk.
David had been trusted with designing the wedding cake himself and came up with an amazing multi-tiered sunflowers display with three potted sunflower as a cake
topper. It actually looked so good that the guest took some convincing that it was his own work. Rather than having a traditional buffet for the evening reception, Amber and David had arranged for a fish and
chip van to come along and feed everyone, you cannot imagine how well this went down, it was a really neat idea.
This was a brilliant day and so much fun that people didn't really notice the rain at all. Penshurst Place is a stunning wedding venue and if you are interested in using
it you can find further information on their website: