Buxted Park wedding – Lucy & Iain

Buxted Park wedding

Buxted Park wedding photography

“After a hurricane, comes a rainbow.” ( Katy Perry, Firework ) As I was processing this November wedding I had iTunes on shuffle and this song came up just as I reached the rainbow pictures……this was a wedding on the day after Hurricane Jude struck south-east England. A day that saw reports of four treefalls across my route to the venue, Buxted Park. It’s not that far from me and the biggest tree fell just yards (metres) away from the entrance to the estate. I understand that a member of staff at the hotel had a lucky escape in the early hours as a tree fell on her car. For Lucy, staying nearby, it had meant a night of little sleep thanks to a power cut. But as the song says, the clouds peeled away to blue skies and strong autumn sunshine. With downpours not far away, so would the wedding reception be overlooked by several rainbows.

Lucy got ready at Buxted park but the wedding was to be down the road at her place of work, St Leonard’s-Mayfield school, where she is a teacher. Lucy found my work after I covered another wedding in the massive school chapel there last year, on a very wet and windy day. Indeed on the run-up to the wedding, the forecast had been for heavy rain on the day ( before the hurricane warnings came along ) and Lucy reckoned I was the jinx given my last wedding there. I think it was tongue-in-cheek? 😉  The rain held off until later and Lucy arrived in the sunshine for the ceremony in the school chapel, built from the Great Hall of the ruined Old Palace. The ceremony was conducted by a childhood friend of Iain’s and he managed to bring a tear from Iain as he spoke of the pride with which Iain’s late father would have had in his son on this day.

There was a brief time for drinks in the covered courtyard after the ceremony and then the short trip to Buxted Park for the main reception, wedding breakfast, evening party and those rainbows… ( Check out the photo of Iain that the best man handed out during the speeches – looks like he was in the cast of Aussie soap, Neighbours! 😉

Here are a few images from this Buxted Park wedding…

Getting ready at Buxted Park Setting up the wedding cake at Buxted Park wedding Bride getting ready at Buxted Park wedding Mayfield school chapel Wedding bagpiper Guests arrive at Mayfield school chapel wedding Bride in the wedding car Bride arrives at Mayfield school chapel wedding Mayfield school wedding Entering Mayfield school chapelCeremony starts at Mayfield school Wedding ceremony at Mayfield school wedding Mayfield school wedding ceremony Mayfield school wedding wedding ceremony Guests waiting for the couple Confetti at winter wedding at Mayfield school hug Drinks reception at Mayfield school wedding Bride and groom at Buxted Park Buxted Park weddingDodging the rain at Buxted Park wedding Couple portrait inside Buxted Park due to the rain Kids play area Rainbow at Buxted Park weddingBuxted Park wedding rainbow Couple portrait kiss rainbow at Buxted Park wedding Buxted Park wedding in November Buxted Park wedding meal Buxted Park wedding first dance Buxted Park dancing Buxted Park wedding dancing


These are just stunning, every photo in this set is an eye candy. Great work.

A very nice set of images Martin! Great work.

Thank goodness cameras don’t record sound! re:bagpipes!
Lovely work Martin!

Superb set Martin, so many great moments captured. Love the kiss through the candelabra.

Gorgeous coverage Martin and lovely observation and anticipation!

Beautiful work Martin capturing great moments & emotions throughout

fantastic photos – a really strong set! adore the portrait of the couple with the rainbow especially!

Steve & Trish Legg

I was a little worried that us amateur snappers were getting in your way Martin, but judging from these stunning images you found your way around us. Excellent work, but Mrs.McKenna would have wanted nothing less……!

Great set of images as always Martin! Love the shot of the bride and her father coming through the church door as the page boy in his kilt is sat waiting 🙂

Stunning photographs , I’d love to share some of these on my website .

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