Felbridge Hotel Wedding Photography East Grinstead West Sussex - Shelley and Matt: West Sussex Wedding Photographers

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Good Morning Folks,

I recently photographed the wedding of Shelley and Matt and The Felbridge Hotel, East Grinstead, West Sussex. The weather gods were looking down on us that day as there was not a drop of rain in sight, so we were able to have a good old wander amongst the grounds.

The day started at Shelley's Mum's house and she had prepared the most amazing buffet I have seen and was still looking gorgeous and unflappable so a big thumbs up from me. It was then off to The Felbridge where Paul Smith the Toastmaster and Ami were ensuring everything was perfect for Shelley's arrival.

We all had great fun during the day and I always love the banter I have with Paul; it really does make for a very happy atmosphere.

I am posting five images today; the first is my Grease inspired shot and it was great to be able to re-create this again on their big day; I just love the second one of Shelley, she looks so sassy here it is brilliant. There was another shot I had planned, which was completely weather dependent and we did it; this one is just for Matt though! I have included a little sneaky peek of Elegant Stationery's fantastic work and I always love a wedding where her beautiful artistry is displayed. It was good to be outside and seeing Shelley and Matt having a moment together. Last but not least the great man himself, Paul Smith dispelling the myth that Toastmasters are stuffy; he does make me laugh and I think Matt's Granny took a shine to him too!

I made a comment on my personal facebook page this week at how dark the mornings are getting; I can really feel Autumn arriving now. The seasons are so lovely and I think I would be a bit bored if nothing changed during the year.

Have a great day folks and will be in touch next week.

Claire
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Felbridge Hotel, East Grinstead, West Sussex - Adele and Andy: West Sussex Wedding Photographers

A sunny and warm hello today!

I recently photographed the wedding of Andy and Adele at the Felbridge Hotel in East Grinstead, West Sussex. I must say the weather has been particularly bad this year but the continuous rain was just the limit on their day. We did manage to venture outside to capture the group shots but that really was about as much as we could do.

It really does make a difference when you have a venue that has so many interesting features and lighting indoors, so we were able to have as much fun inside and really make the most of what the Felbridge Hotel has to offer; so we said pah to the rain!!!

I always say to my lovely couples that it really does not matter is the rain falls on your big day. Whatever the weather throws as us (and it does, believe me) the day will be special, wonderful and full of happy memories because it is the day that you make your vows to each other and share your happiness with your family and friends who are so special to you.

I have chosen three images today; the first is in the ceremony room, the second is a shared romantic moment and the third is utilising the very interesting lighting in the bar.

Enjoy the sunny week; I am busily working away editing the weekend's weddings!

Claire


Wedding at the Felbridge Hotel, East Grinstead, West Sussex

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Good Morning,

The image from today is a blast from the past; well last year! I am in the middle of doing a print order and this was one of the chosen ones. As soon as I opened the file I remembered how emotional this shot was. Graham's Mother is not too well and had to leave the wedding early; as they were saying goodbye to her she started crying and Graham bent down to comfort her. It was just one moment in time, but when I look at the image I am immediately transported back to the emotion that I felt when I pressed the shutter, so I cannot imagine the emotions that Graham was feeling. It seemed so right to have it in today's blog post; today is 11.11.11 and at 11.11 I will be remembering all of those who fought to give us the freedom and democracy that we all enjoy so freely today.

On another note; there has been much excitement in East Grinstead this week with the opening of Peter Andre's New York Coffee Club. Peter Andre is a resident of East Grinstead and has chosen to open his first coffee shop in his hometown. Monday and Wednesday saw screaming girlies, a few celebrities and free coffee. I don't think I have ever seen the High Street with crowd control, Police and bouncers all at the same time!

Have a great weekend everyone; I will be exhibiting at 116 Pall Mall on Sunday 13th November and I have a very special studio session tomorrow so a busy one for me.

Claire


Wedding at the Felbridge Hotel, East Grinstead, West Sussex

Good Morning,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed dodge the rain! I photographed a beautiful wedding reception at the <a href="http://www.felbridgehotel.co.uk/">Felbridge Hotel</a> yesterday. It was a genre of wedding that was new to me so I was naturally nervous, but I had done a lot of research and chatted quite extensively to the family; so now it was to put everything into practise.

Once I had taken the first image I was fine and the day flowed beautifully. The family and friends were an absolute pleasure to photograph and I loved the vibrancy and colours that surrounded me. The aim of the photography for the Bride and Groom was 'regally romantic' and it really suited the occasion; my Bride was so demure and beautiful and having her handsome husband by her side really made for some wonderful moments.

So today it is to make a start on the editing and re-live the day again, which is something I love to do with every wedding that I photograph.

Have a great week everyone,

Claire