A bride and groom on the carousel at Preston Court

A relaxed family wedding for Izzy and Matt at Wilderness Wedding Venue and Preston Court

I have been lucky enough to photograph several weddings at Wilderness Weddings Venue and Preston Court, but photographing Izzy & Matt’s wedding in Spring 2022 was something special.

Izzy is fortunate enough to be part of the family business, and she runs the ecologically friendly glamping site at Wilderness Wedding Venue, with the help of her very own naughty sausage dog! On this day, because it was a true family affair, the rest of the family's wolfpack were able trot around soaking up the Spring sunshine, and one even managed to sneak on to the dance floor at the end of the night!

This wedding was a joy to photograph as it had everything – beautiful church ceremony, drinks in a dreamy woodland glade, dogs, Steve the splendid resident peacock, a bridal outfit change (we do love an outfit change!), traditional fairground rides, and a Fiat Prosecco van serving the most delicious Aperol Spritz (and who doesn’t love a neon orange fizzy drink?!)

One of my favourite local Whitstable based florists, Bluebell Creative, known for her signature wild, oversized creations made impressive floral installations and the bridal bouquet. Catering was by the ever-talented bunch at Tayberry Foods, who use only the finest local ingredients that Kent has to offer.

Wilderness Weddings really does have it all! Enchanting woodlands, water meadows, lakes with their very own boathouse, formal gardens, and only a stones throw away from the beautiful historic city of Canterbury and an hour from London. Wilderness Weddings is situated on Preston Court Farm estate, which stretches over 600 acres. If photographing this wedding has taught me anything, it’s that Izzy and her family know how to throw a party, so go and check out their website if you're looking for a similar laidback carnival vibe for your wedding celebration.

Preston Court wedding venue in Kent
Black and white photo of a bride at Preston Court
Guests making a toast at a Preston court wedding in Kent
A black and white photo of a bride and groom in a confetti tunnel at Preston Court
A fiat Procecco car at Preston Court
The path down to Wilderness wedding from Preston Court
The vows during a Preston church wedding
The dance floor at a wilderness wedding in Kents
A wedding breakfast in the main barn at Preston Court
A Bluebell Creative wedding bouquet for a Preston Court Bride
The Wilderness wedding venue at Preston Court in Kent lit up at night
The dance floor goes wild at the Wilderness wedding venue in Kent
Speeches at Preston Court

Supplier love and shout outs to –

Cateras – Tayberry Foods

Florist – Blubelle Creative

Venues – Preston Court

Woodland wedding venue – Wilderness wedding Kent

Hair and Makeup – Rebecca Brown Makeup artist

Band – Cocoa and the Butterfields