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)