As a Starborough Manor wedding photographer I have covered many portraits and events at this delightful Kent wedding venue. Starborough Manor is in Marsh Green (near Edenbridge) and is a privately run luxury bed and breakfast which offers venue hire for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and christenings. You can also hire specific rooms for training, courses, and film or photo shoots. Lynn and Jonathan Mathias are wonderful hosts who always make people feel very welcome.
Sam and his ushers arrived at St Mary the Virgin in Westerham, a pretty 13th Century church just off the green. Sam was in his full dress uniform which looked very smart. The cap and sword (plus freesia buttonhole) finished the ensemble off to perfection. Several guests were fascinated with the sword and Sam was in great spirits as he shared the engraving. Jess and her Father, Trefor, arrived in a beautiful Wolseley 1934 21/60 County in royal blue supplied by Sovereign Chauffeur Services.
The bridesmaids (Alex, Michelle and Lucy) all tried desperately to prevent Jess from being blown around. Her chiffon covered full dress with embroidered bodice was finished with a floor length veil, beaded court shoes, and elegant pearl jewellery. Her bouquet was made up of mauves, whites, creams and greens and her bridesmaids matched with gypsophila. Inside the Church were sixty of their family and friends who all watched as Trefor walked Jess down the aisle.
Rev Barnard handled the ceremony and once Sam and Jess were married (to loud applause) they went into the side chapel to sign the wedding register. Their parents were witnesses and it was lovely that they had these few minutes to congratulate the happy couple. Out into a guard of honour and much laughter as they kissed their way out of it and into confetti from everyone else. They were whisked off in the Wolseley to Starborough Manor, which was a twenty minute drive away.
Starborough Manor is an 18th Century manor house, situated at the end of a long, tree-lined drive. The house itself sits in a parkland setting and overlooks Starborough Castle and moat. The weather was ideal for an outside drinks reception on the lawn. Guests enjoyed champagne and canapes while Sam and Jess had their photos taken. Alex proved a great help with the veil as it blew around ferociously – it’s a great way to add movement to a photograph. Alex hid behind a large large shrub and threw on cue and the result is great fun. The groups were taken towards the back of the house in a shady spot.
Guests were then welcomed into the dining room via a receiving line. The dining room was decorated in pale blues and greens which really matched the style and colouring of the room.
If you are looking for wedding photography coverage of your church wedding followed by your drinks reception (typically 3 hours in total) please do get in touch.