Sian and Stephen – this wedding was absolutely beautiful and I had the honour of providing their Hayne House Kent Wedding Photography.
Last summer I had the honour of capturing their wedding day in Saltwood, Kent!
Sian and Stephen got married at Hayne House in August! It was so much fun to photograph their wedding – thank you so much for a truly beautiful day and some gorgeous memories! It was an entirely beautiful day – the weather was very warm, but not too hot, and the sun was perfectly angled in the sky! The venue itself is stunning – they really do think of everything! Hayne House is an exclusive venue – meaning that when you hire it, you get access to the entire venue privately for your function. This includes the wonderful garden and grounds with beautiful flowers, thick trees and stunning growth alongside the traditional country built house all to yourselves – with a host of event staff, wedding co-ordinator and toastmaster at your disposal to make sure your day goes as planned! The house itself has a stunning, large bridal suite which can be used for bridal preparations – followed by the couple staying there for their wedding night, and afterwards access to the lounges and dining room for meals and being taken care of!
The ceremony itself was held under the pergola just outside of the house – meaning that when Sian came down the stairs, she awaited the beginning of the procession on the foyer of the house with her father, bridesmaids and sons – while just outside was the aisle and it’s seated guests running either side – with her husband-to-be waiting at the end of it! All around this stunning pergola you can see the beautiful gardens as sunlight shines in and makes it a truly special area.
After the ceremony, the chairs are cleared from this area so that guests may mill under its shelter should they want to – and some do, while others take to the bar and enjoy the sunshine, lounging around the stunning gardens and chatting with eachother – but the Bride and Groom were offered ten minutes here to themselves, in which they had a glass of champagne handed to them by their wedding co-ordinator (who was very on top of the game, well done to her!) and spent their first moments alone as husband and wife inside the country house itself, where it was cool and quiet. Outside, there were many garden games left out for both adults and children to enjoy as well. During this time, the final preparations are made for the wedding meal. We took this break as our small opportunity to capture some formal family portraits before the wedding meal.
The toastmaster directed everybody to find their seats inside the beautiful, huge, gazebo tent – which on one side featured elegantly presented, round tables for the guests and on the other side stood the bar, DJ setup and gorgeous LED dancefloor. Once the guests were all seated, the toastmaster announced the bride and groom and they entered the gazebo to the song “We Will, We Will Rock You” – while guests stomped and clapped along in rhythm for effect!
The wedding meal was preceded by some emotional and hilarious speeches from the father of the bride, the groom and his best men before the exquisite meal began. My assistant and I took our lunch break also at this time, and I have to comment that the food served was excellently chosen, beautifully presented and tasted out of this world!
When we returned it was getting into the late afternoon, and it was time for tug of war! That’s right, the guests and the bride and groom all played tug of war – boys against girls! This was followed by more happy milling before the toastmaster invited everyone in because it was nearly time for the official events…
The bride and groom cut their cake traditionally with a real-life sword (totally awesome!) and then enjoyed their first dance on the beautiful dance floor, followed by a hilarious game of “Mr and Mrs”! Then the dancing began…. the disco was awesome. As the night progressed, more food was offered out and everyone took advantage of the bar too. There was much merriment. The lights in the garden came on as the darkness set in, adding to the pure aesthetics of the venue and its atmosphere.
After this, we took our leave, but I was so honoured to be a part of this beautiful day with Sian and Stephen. I wish you every happiness, guys!
P.S. Everybody should cut their cake with a sword. It’s awesome.
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