Wedding at The Gardens in Yalding with Zoe and Chris




I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Zoe and Chris’ wedding at The Gardens in Yalding recently. The way Zoe and Chris looked at each other, you could feel the love vibrating in the air! Their smiles, their joy… it was truly magical and such an honour to be a part of it all. Check out their beautiful wedding below.

First names: Zoe Bass and Chris McKenzie
Ages: 27, 26
Wedding date: 16/07/2023
Venue: The Gardens, Yalding

How did you guys meet, tell me all?

We met at a house party when we were 17 and still at school. We’ve been together since – 10 years together, some of those in a long distance relationship!

How did you get engaged, is there a cool story?

Chris proposed on a coastal walk in Cornwall. We frequently holiday there and were with his family at the time. 

What made you choose your wedding at The Gardens in Yalding, did you look at many?

We loved the vibes of the Gardens, it feels very ‘us’. The gardens themselves are beautiful in a very natural and rustic way! It’s also very close to where we both grew up!

Tell me about your dress? Who was it designed by and was there a particular style you were drawn too?

Dress name ‘Monica’ by Allure bridals collection. I always knew I wanted to go for a low back dress. I never could picture myself in a big ‘princess’ dress so when I saw this it was perfect.

What was the inspiration/theme/styling of your wedding?

The theme of the wedding is rustic/natural style. We love the colour sage green and feel it goes very well with the Gardens! 

What is your first song and why?

Better Together by Jack Johnson. We both love this artist and played him a lot during our travelling adventures. It’s a very ‘us’ song. 

What would be your number one tip to other couples planning their wedding?

Lean on people for help, especially if you are looking to DIY a lot. 

Check out Zoe and Chris’s gorgeous wedding at The Gardens in Yalding below.


Venue: The Gardens in Yalding
Instagram: @thegardensyalding

Hair stylist: She said yes bridal hair
Instagram: @shesaidyesbridalhair

Make up artist: Helen Lee MUA
Instagram: @helenleemua

Bridal dress designer: Allure bridals
Instagram: @allurebridals

Brides dress boutique: Hilary B
Instagram: @_hilaryb_

Brides Shoes: Asos
Instagram: @asos

Bridesmaids dresses: Pretty Lavish
Instagram: @prettylavishuk

Suits: Moss Bros
Instagram: @mossbros

Florist: Blooming Green
Instagram: @bloominggreen

Cake: Wonderland Sprinkles
Instagram: @wonderlandsprinkles

Videographer: Duck House Productions 
Instagram: @duckhouseproductions