Wedding photography at Eastwell Manor
Eastwell Manor is a superb wedding venue situated at Boughton Lees near the M20, Ashford in Kent. Set within a 3000 acre estate this country hotel and spa is a venue I like working at. The bride and groom have a choice of three lovely oak panelled rooms or the gazebo in the walled garden to marry in. With most of the weddings I have done here at Eastwell Manor, the bride and groom prefer to get ready at the venue. There is a good choice of rooms to keep them apart before the ceremony.
Once married the couple will have drinks in the Eastwell Manor grounds and then I carry on with the family photographs. I like to use the steps where possible as they go down to the gardens. There is also a lovely fountain which can feature in the shots. The steps make it easy to set out the larger group shots, especially the one with everyone in. Eastwell Manor is used as a stunning background. All my packages give complete coverage of the wedding and can include albums or books or just a DVD only. Parent books are also available.
For the shots of the bride and groom on their own I use the walled garden which is just to the side of the Eastwell Manor Hotel where there is a pond with a bridge, there is also unlimited areas in the garden for photography. Inside Eastwell Manor there are some lovely stairs for the bridal shots to show off the back of the dress. There are also many good areas in the wood panelled rooms. Before the wedding breakfast I photograph the room and table decorations as well as the cake. If I am staying for the first dance I will photograph the cake cutting live instead of a mock-up. The evening reception is normally held in another room and once the first dance has been held I normally stay a while to photograph the guests dancing and enjoying themselves. Eastwell Manor is a lovely venue to get married at with lovely grounds for the wedding photographs. With all my packages the photographs are available to view online via the bride and grooms unique password.