Buxted Park hotel – Lillian & Iain


Buxted Park

Buxted Park Hotel wedding photography

Buxted Park hotel, one of Sussex’s premier wedding venues. The venue for Lillian and Iain, with a day of two ceremonies and ‘getting-to-know-your-best-men-well’ games….

This is where the coverage really begins, in the morning, before the Chinese tea ceremony in The Orangery. The ‘open door’ tasks for Iain and his best men to complete, before he gets to greet Lillian and escort her down to the ceremony. The formidable barrier on the landing – Lillian’s two bridesmaids, Rachel and Vanessa – with a list of tasks to perform. Drink something vile or recognise Lillian’s lipstick/lips or kiss Lillian’s picture whilst doing press ups. (Iain did extra press ups!) For the best men, Adam and Gupta, try to burst several balloons by sitting, with some force, upon Iain’s lap. Pass seaweed between them – no hands. (romantic images) For Iain, feed a best man strawberries – again, using no hands. You get the gist – very intimate see some of this below.

Only then was Iain allowed to meet up with his bride. Down to the tea ceremony and then a break and a change of dress for Lillian, before the civil ceremony on the lawn. It was sunny but there was a cold breeze. This managed to upend two vases of flowers on the registrar’s table, minutes before the start. A quick change of table and tablecloths, before the wedding ceremony began. Then drinks on the terrace, or inside if the wind was too chilly for you.

Speeches before dinner and a quick speech by Lillian after dinner, with a surprise Star Wars cake for Iain, made by his mother. Coffee outside or in, as the ballroom was turned around, before the first dance. Then it was ceilidh time with Sussex band, Licence to Ceilidh. A pause after the first set, as the light finally dipped, heading towards 9pm. Then a sparkler gathering back on the terrace where the wedding ceremony had taken place.

A very nice May wedding, for a lovely couple….here are a few images from this Buxted Park hotel wedding…

(Also, in amongst these images, is a bride you’ll find on this website…the singer of the band…she was the bride at the next wedding I shot in Sussex)

Groom is blocked by the bridesmaids ahead of his challenges Drink - not nice Tasks for the groom at this Chinese wedding at Buxted Park Chinese wedding games at Buxted Park Chinese wedding games for the groom at Buxted Park Groom gets to see the bride at Buxted Park Groom escorts the bride to the Chinese tea ceremony at Buxted Park Tea Chinese tea ceremony at Buxted Park Staff getting the outdoor wedding ready at Buxted Park Bride unpacks her wedding dress at Buxted Park Bride getting ready at Buxted Park Buxted Park mirror reflects the bride smiling Bride's mother helps her with the earrings Buxted Park wedding day Bride walks towards the outdoor wedding ceremony at Buxted Park Buxted Park wedding outdoors Groom clears the bride's tears Buxted Park wedding kiss Buxted Park wedding Confetti at Buxted Park wedding Friends hug the bride Buxted Park drinks Selfie with the bride Buxted Park wedding reception indoors Buxted Park couple portrait Buxted Park table setting Wedding speeches at Buxted Park Bride and groom portrait at Buxted Park First dance at Buxted Park First dance kiss at Buxted Park Wedding ceilidh at Buxted Park Ceilidh singer Sparklers at Buxted Park Wedding sparklers at Buxted Park



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