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Recent wedding photography in Kent & London by one of Kent's best wedding photographers.

Mr & Mrs Sanderson - The Orangery, Maidstone, Kent

Steve Barber

Mr & Mrs Sanderson

Wedding venue – The Orangery, Turkey Mill, Maidstone, Kent

Season - Summer 2016

The Day of the wedding

Katherine and Matt booked me over a year ago now and from the moment they booked me I’ve been buzzing to photograph their wedding at The Orangery in Maidstone, Kent.

The Orangery is a top venue in Kent and delivers on both professionalism and beautiful surroundings to explore on your wedding day. The original plan was for an outside ceremony but this had to be changed to the conservatory because of the weather.

I made my way to Katherine’s parents house and after my introductions it was time to get stuck in capturing the day unfold. The girls were soon opening bottles of Prosecco and having a great time talking all things weddings. Kat had hired in Clare Lake for her make up and a friend for her and the girls hair. As the morning progressed you could see it all coming together as the flowers and wedding cars started to arrive.  We had a total blast while everyone got ready and finished with some great little photos in her parents garden.

Wedding Ceremony

On arrival at the Orangery Matts usher and best man were waiting for the VW camper van to arrive.

Once Kat and the girls had arrived and completed the important paperwork with the registrar it was time to get into place for their entrance to the ceremony room. I loved the way the girls made their way across the bridge to the conservatory, such a great way to be seen my not only the guests but by Matt her husband to be.

The bridesmaids started their walk across the bridge with the mums and followed by a truly stunning Katherine arm in arm with dad. When Katherine and Matt were made eye contact you could see the excitement in their eyes, as they got ready to take their vows. The ceremony was perfect and as formalities drew to a close the guys sealed the deal with a kiss and signed the register. The New Mr & Mrs Sanderson walked the isle one last time to lead guests outside into the gardens and patio area for drinks and a receiving line.

After a couple of cheeky glasses of the sparkling stuff it was time to take the guys into the stunning grounds and away from the crowd for romantic photographs.

Wedding Reception

Guests were ushered into the dinning room and asked to be upstanding for the entrance of the new Mr & Mrs Sanderson. A roar of cheers filled the room as they made their way to the top table. The speeches were brilliant and filled with laughter, tears and some posh gifts such as Katherine’s Mulberry bag, which had most of the girls peering over other peoples heads to get a good look J

We finished the formalities of the day with confetti and some girls vs girls rugby otherwise known as tossing the bouquet.

Evening Guests started to arrive and were there to celebrate with the guys as they cut the wedding cake, which was on top of a stunning tier of cupcakes. The DJ was soon to call them up onto the dance floor for the first dance, which was only but rivaled by a classic dance with dad that then switched into the friends theme song, which had the place going crazy!

As the evening rolled into the night guests enjoyed some great music and a selection of buffet food. While all this was going on I managed to take the guys away for 20 minutes for some of my favorite shots from the evening shown below in the blog.

So here is a mix of some of my favorite photos from a truly great summer wedding with a great bunch of people at The Orangery in Maidstone.

Please feel free to comment and share and get in touch if you’re looking for a wedding photographer to capture your wedding day.

The finer details

Photography coverage – Bridal prep – Twilight romantics

Hour’s coverage – Approximately 10 hrs

Number of photos – Approximately 750

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Photographer location – Rochester, Kent

Tel – 07584 049 489

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