Cuckfield Hall wedding photography
The sun certainly shone on Saturday – on what was one of (if not The) hottest days of the year so far. After the bitter cold of early May, it felt more like a hot summer’s day in August. Great timing!
Julia & Alex were married at Sussex wedding venue Cuckfield Hall, The Queen’s Hall, in the village of Cuckfield. The name Cuckfield is believed to derive from Anglo-Saxon for ‘a clearing in the forest or the haunt of the cuckoo’. It’s sits just outside the town of Haywards Heath.
Coverage begins with Julia getting ready with family and friends in a rented apartment at the grand Brantridge Park, near Balcombe. Brantridge is a nineteenth century country house that was once a lesser Royal residence. It is now split up into apartments.
Both the wedding ceremony and the reception were held at The Queen’s Hall. A large Victorian village hall, on Cuckfield High Street it has a moderate sized garden area at the back giving access to the recreation park behind, enough space for a good-sized wedding reception. Decked out in bunting, the hall had a nice vintage English feel about it. The fact that it was a hot day wasn’t helped by the heat emanating from the Hall’s radiators for much of the day though. The weather had flipped and no-one knew how to switch the hall’s central heating off. Some large fans were brought in to help combat the rising temperature in the hall during the meal and speeches. Later, the welcome arrival of the ice cream van, that they had hired for the early evening, helped the party flow, before everyone came back into the hall for the dancing.
Here are a few images from this day at Cuckfield Hall…
Flowers by Florist in the Forest.
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