Preview: Sophie & Matthew’s Wedding Photography at Kingdom

On Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing Sophie & Matthew's wedding at Kingdom. I've wanted to photograph a wedding at Kingdom for some time now, but every time I have had an enquiry, it's been for a date that I was already booked. So I was excited anyway for this wedding, but then when Sophie told me that their wedding was to be black tie, I couldn't wait; I knew the contrast of black-tie attire with the rustic nature of this venue would be amazing.

I started my coverage with photographing Sophie getting ready pre-ceremony at The Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells. Sophie had her make-up done by Freya Paxton and hair by Jessica Simpson Studio, and looked incredible.

Sophie & Matthew enjoyed an outside wedding ceremony at Kingdom - standing in front of the the mighty Seven Sisters chestnut tree (the largest living tree in the British Isles). It's such a unique and beautiful outside ceremony location. For background music, there was Tara from Toby Boyle music playing the harp and singing. I'll be adding Tara straight away to my recommended list; her playing and singing was truly beautiful.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed drinks and canapes, on the roof of the main building, before heading inside for the wedding breakfast. They had speeches from Matthew, the best man (Kit), and the father of the bride (Richard).

They started the evening party of with a first dance to "Lover" by Taylor Swift with the sun sinking below the horizon, and marshmallows being toasted over a firepit. A perfect evening following a perfect day.

Congratulations Sophie & Matthew!

P.S. Special thanks to Laura at Kingdom for everything during the day!

- Florist: Charlotte Dawson (Flowers) No website
- Harp: Tara - Toby Boyle Music -
- Venue: Kingdom
- Hair: Jessica Simpson Studio
- Make-up: Freya Paxton

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