Chapel Down Wedding Photography // K&J

This summer I travelled to the garden of England to shoot some wedding photography at Chapel Down Winery. The grooms for this same sex wedding were Keye and James who had planned a party or epic proportions at the Kentish vineyard.

Chapel Down Wedding Photography // The stuff of Legend

They both got ready at Elvey Farm Country House Hotel and travelled over to Chapel Down in the morning. So naturally the party started as soon as they arrived! The venue was transformed and beautifully dressed by Rachael and her team from Hire Love. With everything from a coconut shy to people on stilts, smoke bombs, mad scientists and much more this wedding was about to get real and surely go down in the history of all weddings ever to take place at Chapel Down.

An Outdoor Vineyard Wedding

The wedding itself took place outside in the herb garden and the weather was brilliant. It was a lovely ceremony with many heartfelt words as well as an owl ring bearer.
Keye and James were welcomed into the reception area by smoke bomb bearing giants and the opening theme music from Game of Thrones. It was a truly amazing garden party. You really need to see the photos as my words probably don’t do it justice.
After the wedding breakfast in the restaurant, speeches took place in the gardens. There was a small amount of time for a couple of portraits before music started and the dj kicked off the evening’s dancing.

Here are a handful of my favourite images from the day…

chapel down wintery wedding photography
getting ready photo, same sex wedding, groom doing hair
groom and bow tie, wedding preparations
one of the grooms
ready to go to the wedding in Kent
details from the vineyard wedding in kent, flowers in tea cup on table, vintage couch
two grooms gay marriage, civil wedding
the squires guitar duo, musicians, wedding entertainment
owl ring bearer from wedding
the tents for the weddingf service in the herb garden, kent wedding photography
flower girl throwing petals
two grooms looking happy
mother of the groom speech
owl flight
owl ring bearers
holding hands at wedding
two grooms in suits
looking at wedding rings
chapel down winery wedding photography
smoke bomb entrance to the champagne reception
smoke bombs in blue and purple
stilt walkers
documentary photography at reception
baby owl
garden games
photobooth, stilt walkers and confetti
giants playing garden games
pouring of champagne
band in the evening, jazz music
nitrogen cooking
liquid nirtogen meringues
portrait at chapel down vineyard, amongst the grapes and vines
flame throwers, fire eaters
fire eatingh
chapel down vineyard wedding

If you’re in need of some Chapel Down Winery wedding photography for your own nuptials, please get in touch, I’d love to talk to you.

Wedding Vendors – I was Lucky enough to work with some top vendors for this wedding.

Hire Love – Awesome planning and wedding design. Great to work Rachel with in the build up and on the day. Highly recommended for anyone planning a wedding in this area.

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  1. Martin Dabek says:

    Great wedding mate. Love smoke bombs pics

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