Yesterday was one of my most exciting weddings of the year. And also my most unusual.
For privacy and security reasons, all pictures from this wedding featuring the couple or any of their guests will need to be cleared before I can post them. So in this sneak preview you won’t see any people. But you will get a look at the details from this gorgeous wedding at “the loveliest castle in the world”. Welcome to wedding photography meets through the keyhole intrigue….
If the picture at the top wasn’t enough, here’s a pretty blatant clue to the venue.
So let’s see, what can I show you? Well, there were men in skirts….
…and at least one of them brought a musical instrument with him…..
As for the happy couple themselves, well, I’ve seen plenty of great transport at weddings. There was the one with the A-Team van, the cute little VW Beetle called Delilah, plenty of Bentleys, several Rolls Royce (vintage and modern) and a gorgeous Aston Martin Vantage. All of the beautiful and special in their own ways. But when the M25 kicks off and traffic is gridlocked and you absolutely have to be there on time. Well, nothing quite beats a helicopter. Especially not a Westland Scout AH1 complete with Rolls Royce engine. (Or so Google tells me).
It was one of those impossibly hot July days in Kent. Whilst the rest of the country was apparently grey and rainy we had perfect weather for a wedding. You can bet the bride and groom were thirsty after their flight.
And with a glass in one hand and some simply beautiful flowers in the other, the bride wasted no time in greeting friends.
And then on to a banqueting hall fit for a king. Henry the 8th actually.
Where the guests feasted on venison fit for a Lord.
And of course a rather lovely cake for afters….
There’s always the tricky question of just how to cut the cake. Some venues provide ornate knives, some couples like to use their own. But you can’t help liking a best man who provides his own sword for you to cut the cake.
And of course the partying went on until the early hours. It was late and dark when I left. Which gave me a chance of one last shot of Leeds Castle.
That’s the last of the “normal” pictures, but I also shot a 360 degree panorama of the banqueting hall at Leeds Castle. This was taken before the candles were lit an with the odd tourist in view but if you have the right plugins it gives you a great feel for the room. You can click and drag with your mouse to look around the room!
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