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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…

Chaos of getting ready at Sussex wedding
Laughing bride
Getting flower girl into her dress
Flower girl
Getting ready at Brantridge Park
Doing up the wedding dress
Bride gets into her wedding dress
Flower arrangement by Florist in the Forest at Cuckfield Hall wedding
Cuckfield Hall wedding
Bride arrives for Cuckfield Hall wedding
Waiting for the bride
Start of Cuckfield Hall wedding
Cuckfield Hall wedding ceremony
Cuckfield Hall wedding
Cuckfield Hall wedding kiss
Cuckfield Hall wedding confetti
Cuckfield Hall wedding reception in the garden
Cuckfield Hall wedding reception
Light sabres at Cuckfield Hall wedding
Cuckfield Hall wedding meal
Father of the bride speech
Evening wedding ice cream
Paper dart
Wedding ice cream van
Cuckfield Hall wedding couple portrait
Cuckfield Hall wedding sunset portrait
Cuckfield Hall wedding first dance
Hug for the bride

Flowers by Florist in the Forest.

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  1. Thank you so much for posting these so quickly, we couldn’t wait to see how they turned out. You captured the day perfectly, the colours look fantastic and we can’t wait to see the rest!

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