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Kate and Reinier’s Wedding at Swallows Oast in Sussex

Bride and Groom at Swallows Oast in Sussex

Set within the stunning Sussex countryside, Swallows Oast is a beautiful wedding venue. It dates back to the 1830’s and is full of character with its wonderful banqueting hall and extensive grounds. Kate and Reiner got in touch with me fairly last minute for their wedding here and I was very excited when they asked me to capture their big day. The ceremony was held at the end of Swallows Trail under the large oak tree with its stunning panoramic views across the countryside.

After the couple exchanged their vows it was time to kick back and after they’d had a chance to settle in as a married couple I took them for a brief couple shoot. They’re a really relaxed and genuine couple and were so natural in front of the camera that they needed very little direction or encouragement from me! The Banqueting Hall was the amazing setting for the wedding breakfast and evening entertainment and I had such an amazing time shooting Kate and Reinier’s wedding at Swallows Oast.

Their reaction to the photos really made me smile!

“When we finished looking through our wedding photos all we could say was WOW! They are spectacular! So so special! Thank you so much. All the emotions came rushing back looking through them again. Selecting our favourites for the album is going to be very hard work.

We kept saying while looking at the pictures that you must have been running around to get so many different beautiful shots from different angles. Very impressive and so many guest have commented on how nice you were which has obviously helped you get so many fab shots. Thank you a million times over! We had an amazing day and you’ve helped capture it forever.

We will certainly recommend you to everyone we know! You are an absolute wonder and we were the luckiest couple to get married when we booked you. The memories you captured mean the absolute world to us. I cannot thank you enough.

Love Kate and Reinier”

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    Gildredge Manor Wedding Photography

    I offer relaxed and natural Gildredge Manor wedding photography that tells the story of your special day.Gildredge Manor wedding photographer with a gorgeous bride and groom.

    Gildredge Manor in Eastbourne, Sussex, is an attractive Grade II listed Georgian house. It’s located right in the heart of Gildredge Park, which boasts eight acres of stunning parkland, and the setting here makes for great wedding photographs all year round. This fantastic venue dates back to the early 18th century and was initially built for the Vicar of Eastbourne. Unfortunately, the beautiful site remained derelict and empty for nearly six years before it was sold to new owners who restored it to its former glory in 2011. It’s now a thriving business and highly regarded as one of the most prestigious wedding venues in the area and one that I love working at.

    There are some beautiful interiors at Gildredge Manor with a wooden staircase and most of the original flooring still intact. With a choice of two elegant rooms for the ceremony, the manor is full of character that ensures a calm and relaxed setting.

    A relaxed wedding at Gildredge Manor in Eastbourne

    Nicola and Chris are a delightful couple who got married at Gildredge Manor in September. Nicola is herself a wedding photographer who found my work online, so it felt great that another professional loved my work.

    The newly married couple really liked the images I captured from the day. It was fantastic to work with them at Gildredge Manor. Here’s a selection of my favourites.

    “I just wanted to say we have received our pictures in the post from Gildredge Manor – we got them on Saturday. They are wonderful, and we can’t thank you enough. You were fab on the day, and everyone loved you. Love them and all the best for the future! xx” – Nicola & Chris

    A sunny day at Gildredge Manor in Eastbourne, SussexWedding Preparations at a wedding at Gildredge Manor.Wedding speeches at Gildredge Manor.Gildredge manor newlyweds.Sunset photos at a wedding in Eastbourne.Bride and groom on their wedding day at Gildredge Manor in East SussexAre you getting married at Gildredge Manor?

    I adore this beautiful venue in Eastbourne, so if you like my style and plan your wedding here, please get in touch.

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    Tylney Hall Wedding Photographer in Hampshire

    It was the perfect place to be a Tylney Hall wedding photographer in the heart of the picturesque countryside.Bride and groom on their wedding day at Tylney Hall in Hampshire

    Wedding Photography at Tylney Hall

    Tylney Hall is a historic country house that caters to more traditional bride and grooms. This magnificent venue has it all and is highly regarded as one of the most romantic wedding venues in Hampshire. Set within 66 acres of stunning well-kept gardens, Tylney Hall is a huge site with endless creative photography possibilities. When Kim and Steve booked me to shoot their big day there, I was super excited, and I’d been looking forward to working with at Tylney Hall.

    The preparations

    The day finally came, and the preparations began at Kim’s parents’ house, where she was made up in her bridesmaids’ close company. It was soon time for me to leave for the ceremony, and I met Steve and his groomsmen at the entrance of Tylney Hall just as the guests were arriving.

    Wedding ceremony in the Tylney Suite

    The elegant Tylney Suite is the largest room available and was perfect for the couple’s larger wedding ceremony. I loved capturing the special moments as they exchanged their vows, and their first kiss was met with loud applause rumbling throughout the room! After the newlyweds walked back up the aisle together, they escaped in a vintage car to take some private moments away from the crowds. Whilst they were away from Tylney Hall in the car, I organised the confetti line, and a few minutes later, Kim and Steve emerged to be showered with rose petals.

    Hampshire wedding venue

    With some spectacular views across to the lake, the guests gathered on the lawn to congratulate Kim and Steve and the relaxed Summer vibe and background music made for a tranquil atmosphere. I then took the newly married couple around the beautiful grounds surrounding Tylney Hall for some romantic time together as I captured some intimate moments for them.

    Wedding reception in the Chestnut Suite

    The meal and evening reception was held in the exclusive Chestnut Suite, and after some very entertaining speeches, the guests raised their glasses to toast the happy couple. As the sun went down, there was just enough time to explore some more locations around the venue with Kim and Steve before it was time to hit the dance floor to finish off this fantastic day at Tylney Hall.

    They shared a unique first dance, and the bridesmaids joined Kim as she rocked away to the music! A touching moment happened as Kim’s elderly grandfather made a very special appearance at the wedding and joined Kim on the dance floor as the guests watched with big smiles and tearful eyes. Wow! 🙂

    My summary of weddings at Tylney Hall

    All in all, it was a beautiful day, and the Tylney Hall certainly exceeded my high expectations! Here are my favourite moments from Kim and Steve’s big day, and they were a delightful couple to work with.

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      Old Greens Barn Wedding Photography

      Lizzie and Nicks's wedding at Old Greens Barn in Surrey

      Here is some Old Greens Barn wedding photography capturing Lizzie and Nick’s wedding day’s magical story.

      Wedding venue in the countryside

      Set in the quaint small village of Newdigate in Surrey lies Old Greens Barn, a beautiful, rustic venue that’s become increasingly popular for weddings in recent years. This idyllic countryside setting offers a picturesque fishing lake within the grounds and acres and acres of rolling hills and woodland as far as the eye can see. The barn itself dates back over 700 years and is believed to be one of Surrey’s oldest. Old Greens Barn has been tastefully restored to retain its original appeal making this wedding venue perfect for those seeking an authentic barn experience.

      Nick and Lizzy were recommended to me by their good friends Nicholas and Elizabeth, whose wedding I had captured just weeks before at Gildings Barn.

      The day began at Lizzy’s parents’ house, where she was being made up with her bridal party. My second photographer Alicia travelled to meet Nick as he got ready with the guys. The ceremony was held at a beautiful church before heading to Old Greens Barn for the afternoon’s reception. The guests gathered around the newlyweds in the grounds to congratulate as they sipped champagne and mingled.

      Beautiful barn in Surrey

      The oak-framed barn was decorated beautifully, and this was the rustic setting for the meal and speeches. As the sun went down, we headed outside to capture the last of the light and some magical evening shots. I made full use of the hundreds of fairy lights within the grounds to frame the couple. It was soon time for the party as Nick and Lizzy took to the barn’s dance floor for their first dance to kick off the evening entertainment.

      Alicia and I had a fantastic day working with this amazing couple at Old Greens Barn and were really pleased that they loved the photos. They even sent us a bottle of wine each and a box of chocolates to show their appreciation for us as their wedding photographers! 🙂

      Here are the highlights from this fabulous wedding at Old Greens Barn.

      Old Greens Barn Wedding Photography testimonial

      “Where on earth to start? Thank you both so incredibly much for capturing our day. You were both so professional but extremely approachable and friendly, and we both felt very relaxed with you. It’s clear you both enjoy and are proud of your job, and that certainly comes through in your mannerisms and therefore is reflected in the end result.

      Just wow! What fabulous photos. We have enjoyed every single minute of looking through them tonight. They are amazing, and we can’t thank you enough. Murray, I think your ‘experimental photo’ under the lights outside the barn is probably my favourite. Thank you thank you thank you!” – Lizzie and Nick x