Buxted Park hotel – Lillian & Iain

Buxted Park hotel

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 – Liliian’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 see here in just a few weeks…)

Lapel flowers

Props for the groom and best men open door tasks

Groom is stopped on the stairs by the two bridesmaids

Sour taste

Groom performs pressups kissing a picture of the bride

Blowing up the balloons

Popping the balloons on the groom's lap

All too loud for some

laughing family

Sharing some seaweed

Open door tasks

Sharing strawberries and cream

Bride's mother lets the groom in

Bride greets the groom

Groom escorts the bride

Groom escorts the bride down corridor

Passing the family photos

Chinese tea

Chinese tea ceremony

Getting the ipod playlist right

Bride hugs a bridesmaid

Flower girl has her done

Bride and bridesmaids get the wedding dress ready

Bride getting into her wedding dress

smiling bride

Buxted Park hotel wedding

happy bride

Bride's mother fixes her earrings

open air wedding ceremony at Buxted Park

selfie with the groom

Bride walks across the lawn with her father

Bride and her father at the end of the aisle

Buxted Park hotel wedding

A friend does a reading

Groom dries bride's tears

Briide and groom kiss at the end of the ceremony

Buxted Pak Hotel wedding ceremony on the lawn

Confetti at Buxted Park

Friends greet the bride 

Bride smiles at the groom

selfie with the bride

Bride and groom portrait at Buxted Park hotel in Sussex

Bride and groom portrait at Buxted Park hotel

Bride hugs her friend

Buxted Park

wedding cake

wedding reception at Buxted Park hotel

Groom roars with laughter at best man's speech

Star Wars cake for the groom

Buxted Park hotel wedding photography

Buxted Park hotel wedding photography

First dance at Buxted Park Hotel

First dance kiss

Ceilidh at Buxted Park

Licence to Ceilidh

Sparklers at Buxted park hotel wedding

Bride and groom kiss amongst the wedding sparklers


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