So this Tuesday saw the arrival of my 23rd birthday... oh and also the wedding of Nicola and Daniel at the stunning Buxted Park Hotel in Uckfield. No need for navigating this time, Lisa knows the way there like the back of her camera!!
We arrived nice and early and tucked into roast beef sarnies (made by Lisa!) and discussed the plan for the day. Having photographed so many weddings at Buxted, Lisa was keen to see things differently this time, so we put our vintage glasses on and set to work.
We found Nicola with her bridesmaids calm and collected in one of the beautiful suites, which proved to be the perfect setting for what we were trying to achieve. Flower girl Amber was the smiliest flower girl EVER and looked adorable and Lisa and I were bowled over by the stunning job Nicola had done of the flowers (although she is a florist!).
The ceremony took place in the orangery and was decorated with a few simple but beautiful touches such as the vintage bird cage on the registra's table. I think I am beginning to control my emotion now as I only shed one tear throughout the ceremony! Trust me this is a high level of control when the groom is in floods (along with his brother and mother!)... a lovely ceremony, truly personal with their own vows and readings from friends.
Unfortunately the weather had taken a turn for the worst (after such a beautiful sunny morning!) but Lisa and I battled outside against the wind and rain for a fab group shot of all the guests on the stairs. We then had to improvise and take the remaining group shots undercover - but also had some fun with Lisa's beautiful floral umbrellas!
The great thing about being at Buxted in the rain is it's stunning interiors! Lisa did portraits of the couple inside, away from the elements and captured some amazing stuff.
It was a truly lovely day, hectic as ever but thoroughly enjoyable and artistically inspiring with so much great stuff to photograph!
Me and Lisa then headed back to Brighton for a quick change and refresh before heading out for a fab thai dinner (at Red Snapper) to celebrate my birthday :)
Read Lisa's blog here and have a look at a sample of the stunning pics from the day!