Photographer at Buxted Park Wedding Venue - Nicola and Dean






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 :)

Buxted Park Hotel Wedding Photography - Terrianne and Dan





Good Afternoon Folks,

Just before Christmas I photographed the festive wedding of Terrianne and Dan at the gorgeous Buxted Park Hotel, Uckfield, East Sussex. I was very excited to be doing Buxted Park Hotel wedding photography as this is such a beautiful and versatile venue.  I was particularly pleased that the wonderful Marc was on hand; he is so lovely and nothing is too much trouble.

Terrianne stayed in one of Buxted Hotel's wonderful suites and she was very relaxed when I arrived; I then popped down to find Dan and Best Man Dylan who is their little son. He is such a sweetie and did everything I asked; in fact he was wonderful for the whole day and did not flag at all, despite staying up until 8.00 pm!

The whole day was very relaxed just as Terrianne and Dan wanted and I loved being amongst the festive surroundings of Buxted Park Hotel, as Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year.

Today I am posting five images; the first was taken after their reception meal, light was at a premium this time of year so is does help to be comfortable with photographing in any light and any experienced wedding photographer will not be fazed by this at all. The second image is always a favourite with me and this was taken at 3.50 pm two days after the shortest day!! Being able to mix the remnants of natural light with introduced light to create a natural shot is something that an experienced photographer will do as second nature at this time of the year. The third image is a quirkly little number taken in Buxted Park Hotel's cinema and what else does one watch during the festive season but It's a Wonderful Life!! I just love the image of Dan and Dylan, he was such a cutie. So to the final image, the pond with the magnificence of Buxted Park in the background with two people so in love enjoying their wedding day.

Have a great week folks, I am off to the annual international photographers convention that I affectionately call 'geek week'; I love it and it is a great way to talk all things photography and catch up with friends and colleagues from all over the world...Geek me up baby; love it!!!

Claire :)

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