Preview: Alex & Tom’s Wedding Photography at Chafford Park

On Saturday I photographed the wedding of Alex & Tom at Chafford Park, near Tunbridge Wells. Alex got ready in the Long Barn with her 4 bridesmaids, daughter (and flower girl), her mum, & Tom's mum. Then it was just a short walk across to the appropriately named 'Ceremony barn' for the wedding ceremony.

Despite being a wedding photographer in Tunbridge Wells for 15 years, it was at Alex & Tom's wedding that I finally photographed a wedding where my sister-in-law's mum (Avril) was the registrar. I think we were both starting to think it would never happen.

During the ceremony, Alex & Tom had readings from their daughter, Poppy (5) (who everyone commented delivered the reading with confidence and clarity far beyond her years), and their niece Elin (11).

After the ceremony, they led their guests outside to enjoy drinks, canapes, and ice-cream - which went down very well with all their guests.

Everyone then moved inside for an antipasti starter, before there were speeches from the Alex, her bridesmaids, Tom, and Kerr - the best man. The bridesmaids' speech was full of wine based puns in reference to Alex's job for a wine company and Kerr's speech told of fond trips he'd taken with Tom, and interestingly named dishes that Tom had once cooked for Alex.

They then all enjoyed a delicious main course from caterers 'Leave it to us', before everyone tucked into a dessert cart where everything was cooked and supplied by the couple and their guests.

To start the evening party off, Alex and Tom did their first dance to "You Make My Dreams Come True" with their guests then joining them on the dance floor. Then after a few more songs, they did a Git Up line dance with their bridesmaids and groomsmen.

I really loved photographing Alex and Tom's wedding. They are an incredibly nice couple and had organised such a fun, chilled, & beautiful wedding that everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

Congratulations Alex & Tom, and thanks again for the lovely bottle of wine!

Wedding Photography of Alex and Tom at Chafford Park near Tunbridge Wells, walking in the golden evening light

P.S. A special mention has to go to Alex's dress designer Emma Tindley. Emma did an incredible job designing, and making Alex's dress, with Alex commenting it was the nicest item of clothing she had ever owned. It looked amazing!


  • Venue: Chafford Park
  • Bride’s dress: Emma Tindley
  • Caterers: Leaveittous

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