Lympne Castle Wedding Photos | Karen and Mick
Ahh the lovely Karen and Mick, what can I say apart from how fabulous these two are. We had the most relaxed and fun day with them in April at their Lympne Castle wedding this year.
Karen and her family had taken the cottages at Lympne Castle the night before the wedding and Karen was busy getting ready in the Gatehouse Cottage when I arrived. Setting the standard for the day there was much laughter going on. Karen showed me her beautiful mink coloured gown from Biba and matching shrug which I duly photographed along with her shoes and jewellery. They invited me to join them for some lunch which was so lovely and then we quickly headed back to the Gatehouse Cottage trying to avoid the groom for make up, hair and getting into that lovely dress.
Mick was getting ready at their home and then travelling the short distance to the castle with his best man. They had time for some shots around the castle entrance before he headed inside to wait for his bride.
A soft mist of rain had just started to come down as Karen’s brother, dressed in his fabulous kilt, escorted her from the Gatehouse to the ceremony.
The Main Event
The ceremony was held in the dramatic West Wing Drawing Room of the castle which has the most incredible bay window overlooking the sea. It’s such a grand yet cosy and welcoming room and proved to be the most perfect backdrop for their ceremony.
After heading out into the courtyard to greet their guests the couple walked the walk of confetti into some sunshine!
The weather was changeable and quite cold but we did manage to grab a few shots of the couple outside before giving in and heading into the warmth of the castle. For this reason most of the group shots were taken inside.
Before the wedding breakfast the couple cut their fresh cream and cupcake tower by What’s Up Cupcake. The speeches were heartfelt and fun including a poem/song written by Karen’s sister and performed by various family members on Kazoos, which was very funny!
The dancing began to Van Morrison before everyone joined in and danced the night away to the The Rock Pins band.
Credits and Acknowledgements
Venue – Lympne Castle Kent
Brides Dress – Biba
Flowers – Serendipity Flowers of Hawkinge
Cake – What’s Up Cupcake
Band – The Rock Pins