Posted on July 23, 2018
It was hot, hot, hot. The grounds at Stonelees Golf Centre where I’m lucky to be one of their recommended photographers looked amazing despite the fact that there has been no rain for weeks … and Kirstie and Chris looked pretty spectacular too! How those boys remained cool, calm and collected in their three piece suits, I don’t know … but they did and Kirstie and her bridesmaids looked stunning too.
But there was a young man who stole the show. Tyler, who is just seven years old, proudly escorted his mum to be married and also gave a fabulous speech. Weddings are emotional and there were tears but much laughter too and I was delighted to be part of these wonderful celebrations.
Here are a few images that sum up their day – I know that Kirstie is waiting to see them!Emerald green is a popular colour so far this year .. and Kirstie had accented Kelly and Kara’s dresses and bouquets with beautiful brooches.Tears, yes, but huge smiles also. And that boy can smile!We did “formal” and then we did “relaxed” – Kirstie and Chris are young and so was their bridal party so it seem right to inject a bit of fun …After the meal and speeches, during room turnaround, the bride and groom get the chance to go out around the grounds in a buggy. Driving one of these can be a bit challenging (eh Chris?) and so I’m lucky to have Brian who drives me around … and thank you to the lovely Chelsea who co-ordinates everything at Stonelees.Kirstie and Chris’s wedding was a twilight wedding with a late ceremony but we still managed to get a lovely variety of images during the time that we had together.
It was fabulous to be part of their day and I wish them all the very best of luck in the future as a family with the lovely Tyler and am looking forward to editing their images and sharing many more memories.
Posted on July 3, 2017
What a visual feast! When Charlotte and Edward had their consult, they mentioned that there would be an “Alice in Wonderland” theme to their wedding. And that they were making pretty much everything themselves.
But I wasn’t prepared for the complete transformation of Stonelees into a riot of colour and detail. It was great to be back working with the lovely Chelsea and her team.
The skies were heavy and there had been a concern about holding the ceremony outside but the weather gods were with us and it all turned out perfectly!
As part of their wedding package, Charlotte and Edward were taken out on a golf buggy to get some different shots in the grounds and it was great to be able to take one of their props, flamingo croquet sticks, with them!
For their first dance, they were joined by gorgeous daughter Sabrina, who had been the most enthusiastic and well behaved flowergirl all day!
I’m so looking forward to editing this wedding – you both worked so incredibly hard to make your wedding vision come to life! I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable honeymoon … much love Sam xxx
Posted on October 6, 2011
I am delighted that I am now one of the preferred suppliers at Stonelees Golf Club in Thanet (www.stonelees.com). Stonelees are newly licensed as a wedding ceremony venue so I popped down for a chat with their wedding co-ordinator, Chelsea, this week. With such stunning weather, I just had to take some photographs. Stonelees is undergoing some development on site but the grounds (as one would expect for a golf club) are perfectly manicured!
The gardens are being redeveloped for outdoors ceremonies and the facilities hold up to 100 guests. If you are looking for a wedding venue for 2012, please do contact Chelsea as diary dates are filling up fast. And don’t forget to tell her that I sent you!
I’m very much looking forward to photography weddings at Stonelees, especially outdoor ones!