High Rocks Wedding Photos | Tunbridge Wells Photographer | Alisha and Matt

by | Feb 4, 2015 | Barn Wedding, Barn Weddings, High Rocks, Summer Wedding, Wedding Venues in Kent, Weddings | 0 comments

Alisha and Matt had a beautiful and emotional summer wedding at High Rocks in Tunbridge Wells at the end of August last year.

The Preparations

Alisha got ready at the Royal Wells Hotel in Tunbridge Wells along with her mum and a lot of bridesmaids!  It was a fun and busy morning and it was really lovely for me to work with Anneka Ireland of Anneka Ireland Videography who helped me to hang dresses and arrange shoes for photographing and videoing!  Throughout the morning the girls looked fabulous in their matching personalised dressing gowns which had their role for the day emblazoned on the back and I made sure we got a shot of them all lined up together!  Time seemed to disappear in a flash as it usually does and it took a little while to get everyone ready.  Finally the girls were looking beautiful in their teal bridesmaid dresses and Alisha looked stunning in her dress.  She was incredibly nervous by the time she was ready but we did manage a few bridal portraits in the foyer of the hotel before she left for the ceremony!

Jim had spent the morning with Matt and his ‘three’ best men in Uckfield at Matts parents house and then travelled to High Rocks with them.  At High Rocks they took some time to get some fun shots of the boys which included the groom being picked up by his best men which definitely looked a bit precarious!  The boys did look very cool in their shades coming down the steps from the High Rocks though!

The Ceremony

The ceremony took place in The Halt room at High Rocks followed by their drinks reception by the rocks themselves.  It was a lovely ceremony and the couple were quite emotional.  The registrar was a family friend who had travelled to High Rocks especially to take the ceremony for them so it was very special to them.  After the ceremony everyone moved over the the large open area by the Rocks for drinks and canapés.

The Reception

Time was a little short so we did some quick couple shots with Alisha and Matt at the end of their drinks reception so they could head into their wedding breakfast in good time.  We used the time after their meal to do all of their group shots and then as the sun started to set we went for a trek with the couple up onto the top of the ancient rocks to capture some beautiful view shots as the sun went down.  Alisha was a real trooper to agree to the climb in her dress but it was worth the effort as the light is so beautiful at that time of day.  I always tell my brides to make sure they have a pair of flat shoes for High Rocks weddings!

After they’d had their first dance to Stay With You by John Legend the party really started and we left them all dancing the night away.

Here’s a peek at their day.

To see Alisha and Matt’s engagement photos at Bedgebury Pinetum click here 

Videography – Anneka Ireland Videography

Flowers – Highgate Florist & Growers

Hairdresser – Lara Crudgington

Cake Maker – Dream Wedding Creations

To see more wedding photos from High Rocks, click here to take a look at Fi and Mikes spring wedding.