• Ioannis Crouch

Leeds Castle, Kent - Wedding Film

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

Leeds Castle, Kent | Wedding Film

A gorgeous wedding day filmed at Leeds Castle, Kent including a local Church service.

I'm so lucky that my job leads me to filming in and around Castles! It's a privalege to visit so many grand Country Estates, Manor Houses and Castles.

This particular wedding has a special place in my heart as I had filmed the wedding of a Bridesmaid the year before and it was wonderful to see them both again so soon.

The day started brilliantly. One of the Castle wardens led me through the rooms that were open to the public and back into the restricted parts of the castle that only the VIP's could access. It was here in a massive ornate master bedroom that the Bridal preparations took place. It was breathtaking.

A short drive to a local Church for the ceremony and then back to the Castle for the reception. By this time the Castle was closed to guests and the couple were able to make a dramatic entrance into the courtyard in their 1935 Rolls Royce Phantom 11 Continental.

I'll never forget this car, on the way back to the castle we stopped for photos. Whilst there a WW2 Spitfire flew over head, and the driver/owner told us that the car and the Spitfire shared the same engine. An amazing piece of British engineering history.

The afternoon reception included a strong quartet and games on the lawn. The wedding breakfast was in the stunning Henry VIII Banqueting Hall which embodied the grand history of the castle. There were views over the moat, a grand 16th century French stone fireplace and magnificent ebony floor.

What especially caught my eye was a stunning painting depicting Henry VIII and his fleet setting sail from Dover to Calais on 31 May 1520 on his way to meet Francis I at The Field of Cloth of Gold. This was roughly 6ft across.

After some more mingling, relaxing and photos on the front lawn we headed back in for the first dance. The DJ kept the party going and guests spilled out into the ground floor living rooms of the castle. It was at this point that I had to reluctantly leave.

I think this description of the wedding is proof that I have a brilliant job!

In filming a wedding my approach is to stay in the background and capture the day as it unfolds. If you are getting married and would like to have your wedding filmed get in touch. It would be lovely to hear from you.

Leeds Castle, Kent





Vintage & ultra rare Phantom

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