Oh, how I enjoyed being a Port Lympne wedding photographer. Port Lympne is such a beautiful wedding venue in Kent. As it is local to me I have always wanted to photograph a wedding there. With the most breathtaking views over the Kentish countryside and with all the beautiful wild animals who are being looked after at Port Lympne, it is truly a wedding photographer’s dream to work at this wedding venue.
Port Lympne Wedding Photographer
I approached the recent Port Lympne wedding of Selina and Ashley in a typical Blue Lily Weddings style. The goal was to capture the full and complete story of the wedding day as it happens. It was very important to photograph all the big wedding moments, like the getting ready, the fires kiss, the exchange of the rings, as well as all the group formal photos and speeches, cake cutting and the first dance.
But what is even more important was to capture with the camera all those in-between moments that made the wedding truly unique to the bride and groom as well as their family and friends.
Port Lympne Wedding Photos
Here is a short selection of Port Lympne wedding photos from the recent wedding from this stunning Kent wedding venue, enjoy!
Port Lympne Wedding Venue
Port Lympne is such a unique Kent wedding venue. It is run by the Aspinall Foundation, an internationally renowned animal conservation charity that works in conjunction with Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks in Kent.
It is just a perfect place to get married for anyone who would love to tie the knot in a zoo or a wildlife animal park. It not only offers safaris to the wedding guests who can then see all the wild animals up close, but also has many different beautiful facilities as well as gorgeous views.
Port Lympne animal park overlooks Romney Marsh and the English Channel. ‘The historic Grade II listed Port Lympne Mansion is surrounded by 600 acres of magnificent private parkland. For over a century, Port Lympne has entertained royalty, aristocracy, prominent politicians and playwrights.
Throughout the roaring 20s, it was visited by such famous figures as Charlie Chaplin, the Prince of Wales, Lord Mountbatten, Sir Winston Churchill and T.E. Lawrence.
Regarded as one of England’s finest country houses, Port Lympne offers a truly exceptional venue for your special day, with unforgettable backdrops steeped in a golden era.’
Port Lympne is an award winning venue that combines grandeur, history, elegance and beauty with natural surroundings and decor. It boasts the colourful gardens and Moroccan courtyard, panoramic views of the Kent countryside from the romantic Pergola or magical Orangery on its stunning terraces. Equally gorgeous are the exterior and interiors of the charming Grade II listed mansion.
Port Lympne offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for your Kent wedding for every season and every weather.
The Pergola is right within Port Lympne mansion’s ancient walled garden. It is such a beautiful and romantic place to exchange wedding vows.
The Pergola is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and can host up to 120 guests for a seated wedding ceremony.
After the wedding ceremony the guest can enjoy the drinks reception at the tiered terraced gardens.
Port Lympne’s newly appointed glass orangery and terrace are inspired by the theatrical entertainment style of the Gatsby era. The Orangery is fully private and can host up to 160 seated guests. It has a dance floor, cloakroom, and luxury washrooms. It includes its own fully incorporated kitchen for all fine dining requirements, as well as the option to add additional marquees or a food station on the adjoining lawn.
The Mansion at Port Lympne is perfect for more intimate gatherings of up to 50 guests, with the included use of the mansion drawing rooms and terraces. The Mansion was built in 1913 by architects Sir Herbert Baker and Philip Tilden. The Cape Dutch-style mansion is surrounded by 14 acres of landscaped terraced gardens, providing the perfect backdrop for the wedding day celebrations. The beautiful interiors and decor areonly enhanced by gorgeous paintings and wall murals with all sorts of jungle scenes and wild animals-a true delight for any wild animal lover!
The Moroccan courtyard of Port Lympne Mansion is situated on the mansion’s first floor. It was beautifully restored in 2019 with the original marble columns and floors that are complemented by antique brass lanterns, tinkling water fountains and pastel pink walls draped in scented jasmine and bougainvillaea.
The Moroccan Courtyard and adjoining Courtyard Suite provide the perfect setting for rehearsal dinners, cocktail evenings and more intimate wedding party receptions and ceremonies of up to 24 guests.
Port Lympne Wedding Photographer-Blue Lily Weddings
Other Wedding Professionals who helped to make this day special:
Wedding coordinator: Kylie Capper
Make Up: Kate Glanfield – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hair: Lucie Reynolds – Hairbylucie@hotmail.com
Dress: Marsden by Hayley Paige from Victoria Elaine Bridal
Flowers: Rebecca at Lilac & Lace – email@example.com
Band/DJ: Ceremony and Cocktail Hour String Quartet – Laura at Bow Fiddle String – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cake: Natasha at Nevie Pie Cakes – email@example.com
Video: Videographer – Karl at Moment Weddings – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ceremony Live Stream – Samantha at Watch Our Wedding – email@example.com
Toastmasters: Jonathan and Nikki Curran – firstname.lastname@example.org