Hannah and Luke’s Spring Wedding at The Blazing Donkey
We work at a lot of wedding venues in Kent, and you get to know , or at least hear of, most of them. We’d never heard of The Blazing Donkey.
We first met Hannah & Luke at a wedding fair at Port Lympne Hotel where they told us of their plans. Now when someone tells you they’re getting married at a place called The Blazing Donkey, all sorts of things go through your mind, if Hannah & Luke hadn’t come across as such a lovely couple, I may have been scared! Now if we’ve never shot at a venue before, we always check it out prior to shooting a wedding, and this was no exception. Once we arrived at The Blazing Donkey we could immediately see why Hannah & Luke had chosen it. Nestled deep in the Kentish countryside, this hidden gem really is in the middle of nowhere. It’s a lovely pub/hotel, licensed for weddings, with a beautiful little garden and a marquee for the wedding breakfast and reception. Hannah had also mentioned she wanted ‘photos in a field’, so our pre wedding rekkie had us checking out the local farmland.
Onto the day itself and it was a scorcher. Hannah and her maids got ready at Goss Hall, a hotel/B&B not too far away and while the maids arrived at the venue in a VW camper, Hannah arrived in an vintage opentop car. The wedding was held outdoors in the gazebo and Hannah looked stunning as she made her entrance down the aisle. We were also accompanied on the day by one of our favourite videographers, Jon from ‘Save The Dog‘
After the ceremony and the wedding breakfast, we took Hannah & Luke to the fields we had scouted out previously, where we were blessed with some beautiful light and if ever the phrase ‘make hay while the sun shines’ is apt, it was here.
Hannah and Luke’s really was a gorgeous day and to top it all off we had the most epic sunset, with the sky turning pink and red it was the perfect end to our day. Hannah & Luke, we wish you every happiness for your future life together.
*Footnote* In writing this blog I really wanted to shoehorn in the phrase “I saved the dog at the blazing donkey”, but couldn’t quite get there 🙂