Southdowns Manor Wedding Photographer

Bride and groom hug closely on their sunny wedding day at Southdowns Manor in West Sussex.

A picturesque wedding venue in Sussex

If you’ve been searching for a venue with breathtaking views of the West Sussex countryside, Southdowns Manor could be the perfect setting for your wedding day. It offers exclusive use, 14 luxurious guest rooms, and charming decor that exudes character and elegance. You’ll definitely feel like the Lord and Lady of the Manor in this regal mansion house.

I’ve worked at this picture-perfect location many times and am always in awe of the majestic manor. The architecture is tasteful and timeless, with bright spaces and chequered floors that provide an abundant location for the ceremony, meal and evening reception. The wooden gazebo outside is licensed for ceremonies, allowing couples to exchange their vows in the natural beauty of the Southdowns National Park. This venue is vibrant and full of atmosphere, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of my favourite places to work as a wedding photographer.

Whether I’m capturing the soft glow of sunshine as it wraps around my subject or the twinkling lights in the reception room, I love to document every moment in this regal estate. I carry a variety of lenses on the wedding day, from shorter wide angles to longer telephotos. This allows me to capture every detail, from epic stills of Southdowns Manor to the intimate moments of the newly wedded couple.

Emily and Glen’s wedding photos at Southdowns Manor

Documenting Emily and Glen’s wedding with my cameras at Southdowns Manor was a day to remember from start to finish. I began their coverage by capturing the preparations in the bridal suite, where Emily was being made up with her excited bridesmaids. It was the perfect opportunity to get everybody used to being in front of lens. I also zoomed down to the bar to meet Glen and his groomsmen for a few relaxed shots of them before the nuptials began.

Their idyllic outdoor ceremony was bathed in glowing sunshine, providing a beautiful setting for the couple to exchange their heartfelt vows. As she proceeded down the aisle, Emily looked radiant in her beautiful wedding dress. Some emotional moments followed, which made for some excellent exposures of the couple as they tied the knot!

Once they had signed the register, newlyweds walked back up the aisle as the guests cheered!

Natural portraits of the bride and groom

I believe the pictures should be all about the wedding day and not the other way around, so I gave the bride and groom lots of time to sip Champagne and celebrate before taking them around the grounds for some relaxed portraits. The elegant backdrop of the manor house in front of the lush green countryside made for some intimate photos of the bride as the groom.

After a delicious banquet back in the estate, it was time for the speeches, cake cutting and first dance as the wedding guests cheered jovially!

Memorable moments recorded in camera in the Southdowns National Park

The relaxed and spontaneous vibe as the memorable moments unfolded made Emily and Glen’s big day in Sussex so special. Some hilarious speeches and heartwarming elements were shared between everyone, making for a joyous and iconic wedding day. I’m so grateful to this lovely couple for choosing me to shoot the most important day of their lives, and I’m delighted to share their montage from Southdowns Manor on my blog. I wish Emily and Glen all the best for a great future together as husband and wife…..

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I strive to document authentic moments in my work at the Southdowns Estate. My candid approach, honed by years of photojournalism experience, avoids stiff poses and captures your wedding’s natural flow and genuine emotions. I want to record your love story in this beautiful setting in timeless detail to create lasting memories. As I snap away with cameras, I’ll be unobtrusive around the couple and their guests, following the elements closely in my viewfinder.

Blending in allows me to capture the events at the manor house without being detected to create a meaningful illustration of the day unfolding. In my camera rucksack, I carry a variety of lenses, from wide-angle to longer telephoto, enabling me to document the establishing images and the intimate close-ups of the bride and groom. When the sun goes down, I’ll change from zoom to prime lenses, allowing my camera to record the light through a wide aperture. Being ready for anything is essential for a wedding photographer, and I adjust equipment as the environment changes.

Are you seeking natural and meaningful memories of your big day?

Please get in touch with me via my contact form if you like my wedding photography and candid approach. It would be lovely to hear your plans and aspirations for your big day so that we can create some beautiful images together at Southdowns Manor.

Previous weddings from Southdowns Manor

Here are two sneak previews of other weddings  I’ve captured at this opulent wedding venue.

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