Good Morning Folks,

I recently was the photographer at Buxted Park Hotel for the wedding of  Nicola and Dean. The day was just a joy, the weather was perfect and it was great to be back in this beautiful venue.

We started the wedding day in Crawley Down, which is near East Grinstead to photograph the preparations. I do love this part of the day as it sets the scene for all the lovely things to come. We then headed to Buxted Park Hotel, which was to be the wedding venue for both the ceremony and reception. The boys were ready and waiting and I just loved their choice of outfits. Dean did tell me he wasn’t going down the traditional route and I thought he looked magnificent. The sun shone and the whole day was just lovely, I particularly liked all the little details; Nicola’s Auntie did an amazing job with these and the flowers, she really is one talented lady.

So without further ado, here are today’s images; so let’s start with a documentary image; I do love the confetti shot and Buxted is a particularly nice backdrop, but I wanted to do something a little different so I have a sequence of images showing the wider scene and then I quickly captured a couple of shots showing the reaction and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result as this image is brimming with smiles, reactions and happiness. We then move on to a Buxted classic; I love doing this image because it does test one’s knowledge; it would be so easy to lose the couple in the architecture of this building but with careful positioning and exposure the building enhances rather than absorbs Nicola and Dean and I have ensured the hands are elegant here as anything else would look unsightly and detract the eye from the moment between them. Image three is a quiet stroll back towards the house with some of the lovely trees bobbing around in the background; I do love winter trees but I am looking forward to seeing some leaves now, it’s been a long time! The stairs at Buxted are beautiful and this image of Nicola floating is a favourite of mine. So here he is, the lord of the manor himself, Dean and now can you see why I got excited about his wedding outfit, he looks brilliant and it really suits this shot, and for effect a cigar that is very befitting of his status 🙂 Last but not least today I wanted to show an image that showcases the many chandeliers that Buxted has; I have photographed ceremonies in both the Library and the Coat of Arms room now and they really do add that element of grandeur to your day. This image shows grandeur but with the warm welcome that awaits anyone who walks through the doors at Buxted Park. I must just mention the great one himself, Marc who is ably assisted by his “older” brother Phil (sorry Phil). Between them they really do make sure you have the most wonderful wedding day and I always leave the venue longing to return.

Have a great weekend folks and whatever you are doing, have fun!

Claire 🙂