Good Morning Folks,

I recently photographed the wedding of Rachel and Jamie; after the torrential rain the night before we weren’t sure that we would be able to venture outside at all!

The day started at Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, West Sussex where Rachel was getting ready and this would also be the place where they would spend their first night as a married couple. The rain had managed to wash most of their beautiful gravel drive into the road!! There was lots of excitement and I never tire of seeing the happiness of a longed for day finally here.

It was then off to the glorious Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, West Sussex and I just love this venue; Katie was on hand ensuring that everything was running smoothly and in the morning she had deployed a team to restore their beautiful lawns as the rain had washed most of the bark surrounding the trees on to the lawns!! I would not have known anything had Katie not told me, the team had done a wonderful job.

The rain abated just enough when Rachel arrived so she was able to walk through the door on the opposite side of the house, thank you rain! We were able to do the group shots outside and then had two lovely Bride and Groom Portrait sessions both inside and out. Wakehurst Place is such a beautiful venue, I really wanted to make the most of it.

Today’s imagery sees on of Rachel in the Manor House; she looks so serene and beautiful, followed by Rachel and Jamie having a stroll within the copious grounds. Rachel and Jamie both love the lake at Wakehurst Place so we popped back a couple of times during the day and I loved the richness of colour in this shot along with the delicate reflections of the Manor House twinkling in the water. I won’t tell you what the ducks did whilst we were down there. To give you a clue they decided to give us a practical lesson to demonstrate the birds and the bees whether we wanted it or not!!!! The last shot I have chosen was taken in the formal gardens, and again the richness of colour and texture was wonderful.

With Wakehusrt you really can have it all; I love it!

Have a great day folks and enjoy the weekend….squelch, squelch!