On Saturday I spent the day assisting Lisa Devlin at a beautiful wedding in tiny Sundridge in Sevenoaks. It was held at a venue we'd never been to before - the Palladian Mansion House of Combe Bank School. With stunning grounds and perfect light we were truly spoiled with photo opportunities!
Charlotte and Tristan were probably the sweetest couple I've ever met, together since the age of 14 and clearly still hopelessly in love! Me and Lisa absolutely LOVED Charlotte's 1930's dress made by the talented Joanne Flemming.
Our journey to the venue was hilarious as ever: I balanced a camera and a tray of button-hole flowers on my lap and also attempted to eat a sandwich and navigate us through the maze of country lanes we had chosen as our route due to a major road closure near the venue, Lisa dodging pot holes and road kill whilst also reading road signs and attempting lunch. Good fun as always, and we arrived just in time for the civil ceremony which took place in the stunning Adam Room.
As always Lisa had sussed out the light was due to be perfect around 4:45pm and managed to drag the Bride and Groom away from their starters for 5 minutes to take some gorgeous shots of them in the grounds. A perfect end to our photo story of the day!
Generously the couple had ordered us dinner so we tucked in while the band warmed up in the party room, although it's safe to say we wished we'd stuck to the rocky bars and walkers we were planning on feasting on in the car, I think we'd been given the left-overs of starters and mains which had merged into an indescribable pile of mush in our bowls! Never one to turn down a free meal I guzzled the lot (and regretted it later) but Lisa was much more sensible and saved room for a nice chippy tea when she got home.
As evening crept in we left the happy couple to enjoy the rest of their day and headed home on a much more sensible road this time (the m23) back to our beloved Brighton.
Look out for Lisa's blog and the photos from the wedding on her main website Lisa Devlin Photography.