Tucked away in a quiet corner of Tunbridge Wells, an English Garden wedding venue with the most beautiful and unique outdoor settings. Amy and Jon’s summer wedding at The Beacon was a joy to behold. As a recommended supplier for wedding photography at The Beacon, I had the privilege of documenting their special day.
Wedding Morning Preparations
We began with Amy’s preparations in The Billiard Room. An ideal space for smaller bridal parties to get ready, it provides plenty of natural light – which both your photographer and your hair and makeup team will love!
The Wedding Pergola
With the sun shining brightly, the ceremony took place under the pergola, offering a picturesque setting for the couple’s commitment. I really love the amphitheatre-style seating for guests, as it offers everyone a great view of the ceremony.
A Shaded Oasis
The pergola also doubles up as a great shaded location for your family group photos. Despite the summer heat, I was able to capture those cherished moments while ensuring everyone stayed cool.
An English Garden Wedding in the Garden of England
Venturing into The Beacon’s beautiful gardens and extensive grounds, I captured some couple portraits whilst Amy & Jon enjoyed a few moments away from it all just to take everything in. I like to do two couple portrait sessions for summer weddings. Some “safe shots” during the drinks reception, and then another session during the evening when the sun is going down. I do this because you never know what’s going to happen with the Great British weather, so it’s good to have captured some portraits in the day in case inclement weather prevents another session later on. Sometimes couples aren’t sure about doing a second portrait session, but it’s SO worth it. Who would want to miss a glorious golden hour? (It’s also much more flattering light!)
The Grand Pavilion Tent for the Wedding Breakfast
For the wedding breakfast, the celebration transitioned to The Beacon’s Grand Pavilion tent—a majestic addition to the venue’s offerings. Surrounded by manicured grounds, the tent offered a spacious and elegant setting for post-ceremony festivities.
Personal Touches & Unique Details
One of my favourite details from Amy & Jon’s wedding was their ‘In Loving Memory’ table. It featured miniature wooden tables and chairs painted with their loved ones’ names, and I thought this was a really lovely idea and a great way to still include them in the wedding breakfast.
Adding a touch of individuality, Amy and Jon introduced a unique guestbook idea that resonated with their love for music. Instead of the traditional guestbook, they opted for personalised vinyl records for their guests to sign. Each vinyl became a symbolic and personalised keepsake from their special day.
The Beacon Wedding Photography
Amy and Jon’s wedding at The Beacon celebrated the seamless blend of natural beauty and heartfelt celebration. As their photographer I was honoured to document their journey, and I’d love to capture yours too. Fill in my contact form and tell me all about your wedding at The Beacon and what you’re looking for in a photographer.