Wedding Photography at Leeds Castle
Situated seven miles east of Maidstone, Leeds Castle is just off junction 8 of the M20. Dating back to the 11th century the beautiful Leeds Castle is a great venue to get married. There are many parts of the castle where you can get married, some with exclusive use. Wherever you choose you are guaranteed a fantastic fairytale location.
A recent wedding I did at Leeds Castle was held in the Maiden’s Tower a 16th century building adjacent to the main castle building. There are two main rooms. One is where the marriage is held and the evening entertainment and the other where the wedding breakfast is held. Up the lovely wooden staircase there are five en-suite five star bedrooms where the bride and groom and some guests can stay. The bridal party can get ready here and have the pre-wedding photographs taken. The wedding room has french doors at one end leading out to a secluded walled garden.
The couple that I photographed at Leeds Castle had the rings delivered by an owl which was a nice surprise for all the guests. Once the wedding had taken place the guests made their way out onto the lawns for the group photographs which are taken from an elevated position. Once the group shots are done the guests can then enjoy the reception drinks with the bride and groom. The main family photographs can then take place in this private area of Leeds Castle. Once these are done Leeds Castle supplies a golf buggy and driver to take the bride and groom and photographer around the grounds. There are so many great locations to photograph the bride and groom, but the money shot has to be on the lawns with the castle and moat in the background. This is probably the most famous view of the castle.
The wedding breakfast then takes place in the Maiden’s Tower at Leeds Castle. Afterwards the guests move into the other room and can also mingle in the garden in the summer months. The evening guests arrive and it is time for the first dance to take place. My coverage normally stops around this time but extra time can be added. All my packages tell the story of the wedding and include complete coverage. The Ruby package includes a digital album and a dvd of all the images. Whatever package a bride and groom choose they are guaranteed great shots of their wedding. Leeds Castle is a lovely place to have a wedding and is a fantastic setting.