Oakhouse Photography

Month: June 2016

Millbrook Garden Centre Rose Festival Event

Event photography is all about capturing the moment… Whether it’s a wedding, a party, a prom or a commercial/business event, we aim to capture those details and emotions which make each event special, unique and memorable.

Last week we attended Millbrook Garden Centre in Gravesend to photograph a special evening for customers during their Rose Festival. The Millbrook Rose Festival is an annual event, hugely popular with Millbrook customers. Gorgeous roses are on display, and there are plenty of friendly and helpful staff on hand to answer questions and provide support and advice to their customers.

Everyone clearly had a great time and we enjoyed capturing the event too! Customers arrived to canapés and drinks and there was a jazz duet performing throughout the evening. The evening also gave the garden centre the opportunity a truly fabulous collection of roses. It was evident from the number of customers who attended and left with a wide variety of roses and other plants that the evening was a great success.

The Rose Festival is on at all three Millbrook Garden Centers (Gravesend, Crowborough and Staplehurst) until Thursday 30th June. This year all three Millbrook Garden Centres are also pleased to be featuring exclusive rose varieties currently being developed by Whartons Roses.

Here are a few of our favourite images from a wonderful evening at Millbrook Garden Centre Gravesend.

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If you would like to enquire about an event or commercial photography please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss your requirements, check our availability or to make a booking with us. You can contact Tony on 07725 805768, Carol on 07703 493574 or email us at hello@oakhousephotography.co.uk. We are also happy to meet with you at your business premises or event location discuss in more depth your requirements.

Tony and Carol - Oakhouse Photography

 

Oakhouse Photography at The Knowle Country House

The Knowle Country House: Kent Wedding Venue

Hidden away just off the M2 in Kent is the gorgeous The Knowle Country House, a secluded wedding venue in the village of Higham, Kent.

It was originally built as a rectory in the 1850’s by a great friend of the author Charles Dickens. The property is situated in 14 acres of grounds which include beautifully maintained gardens and orchards. It is now a privately owned wedding venue and restaurant. The owner resides in the first floor apartment at the property.

Access from the main road is very easy with 2 separate entrances which bring you to the front of the main building. We loved the fact that there is ample shade from the established trees, perfect for us to capture informal and formal photographs of the bride and groom and the wedding party’s arrival.

Wedding ceremonies can be held outdoors in the gardens with the main centrepiece being a wonderful gazebo. In the event of poor weather conditions, the ceremony can take place in the light and airy function room which looks onto the gardens.

The lawns and grounds are beautifully maintained and there is a lovely surprise for couples (and photographers!) as behind the rear wall lies a pond and the orchards. It really is the perfect place to capture some beautiful natural wedding photographs..

Although this will be our first wedding at The Knowle, we have photographed at similar style venues and love working at these properties. As wedding photographers, we love the scope which the grounds allow for informal and relaxed photographs of guests mingling. There is also ample space for formal group shots, if required. The open shade allows us to place our brides and grooms in soft, diffused light to capture that ‘dreamy’ feel associated with those special moments.

As keen gardeners ourselves, we love the grounds of The Knowle for it’s beautiful manicured lawns, the roses and also the clever layout and design of the gardens. We also appreciate the amount of time and effort that goes into planning and maintaining such a beautiful garden.

Here are some of our images of the stunning The Knowle Country House following our pre-wedding visit for Kirsti and Ben’s wedding:

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Roses at The Knowle Country House

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Function Room at Knowle

Summerhouse at Kent's wedding venue, Knowle Country House

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Gate to the Orchard, Knowle Country House

The gazebo at The Knowle Country House by Kent wedding photographers, Oakhouse Photography.

If you are looking to get married at The Knowle Country House, please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss our wedding photography collections, check our availability or to book us for your wedding. Please contact Tony on 07725 805768, Carol on 07703 493574 or email us at hello@oakhousephotography.co.uk. We are also happy to meet with you at Knowle to discuss in more depth your wedding photography.

Tony and Carol - Oakhouse Photography