Last week we were really starting to wonder if winter had set in on the South Coast... BUT Saturday arrived and with it came the sun! A surprise to all but a blessing to Christa and Ross who were getting married at Buxted - (oh and me and Lisa who'd be taking the photos!!).
Business as usual, Lisa and I sped off to Buxted (luckily a route that Lisa knows like the back of her hand and so no need for my dodgy navigation skills to come out!) chatting and laughing non-stop as always.
Lisa headed off to the very prepared and organised Christa's room whilst I snapped the groom and bestman in the sunshine outside and mooched around the Orangery (my favourite room at Buxted) doing still-lives. Ms Devlin and I have shot in the room Christa was using to get ready in before, it is decorating beautifully in dark blue and purple tones with plush cushions and loads of mirrors but as you can imagine - such a room is a photographers nightmare. Luckily the sunshine was still pouring through the windows and it didn't prove to be a problem.
A short but lovely ceremony and off to the Orangery!! Group photos were quick and easy (a nice change for us!) so we shot off into the stunning grounds with tonnes of time for portraits. The bride and groom were super enthusiastic which is always a bonus for us, head over heels in love and not shy at all! Lots of smoochy pics to be had! I don't think I've ever seen so much of Buxted's grounds - we used every corner available for some gorgeous shots. Lisa and I were chatting about the stunning view downhill from the house and pondered if there was access to the field that the lake sits in, daring as ever Lisa dashed down and tried the gate, to our joy it wasn't locked! I love the pics, sheep (and poo!) everywhere and just the most beautiful backdrop of lake and countryside imaginable. I could go on and on but I'll rein it in for now...
Fairly short coverage this time, as the wedding was quite small and low-key we stayed and photographed the speeches and then tottered off back to Brighton, not as exhausted as normal but very excited about all the great stuff we'd shot!
Lisa's blog is right here.
And here are a few pics from the day...