Glynde Place wedding | Alice & Paul

Glynde Place

Sussex summer wedding at Glynde Place

Glynde Place, an Elizabethan manor house, extensively restored in recent years, has been a family home since 1569. Situated at the heart of a vast estate, near the Sussex town of Lewes, it shouldn't be confused with Glyndebourne, home to summer opera. That is just up the road. The next big house! Glynde Place is an impressive wedding venue, with heaps of history/character and fantastic views over the Sussex countryside. For a couple from Brighton, Alice and Paul, this was their wedding venue, on a late August Saturday. The weather played along - the day before and the day after was wet and wild. For a wedding with an open tent, outdoor games, including a pop-up casino - this wedding needed dry weather. It got it.

Hair and makeup in the house - just a short walk from the ceremony room - the impressive Gallery. Dark wood paneling, ancestral portraits of old Admirals on the walls. Plus space. Space for myself and the videographer to work - albeit always nervous of knocking over the flower pedestals though!  On hand during the bridal preps, Alice's dog, Dolly. She was to walk down the aisle with Alice and her father. That last-minute panic as the time suddenly speeds up and the wedding dress needs to go on and the Registrars want their interview. Time to leave the prep and see what was happening in the ceremony room? A nervous groom? Just a few minutes to go.

Practically an empty room. A few guests had taken their seats but Paul told them the ceremony was at 12.30 - so they might as well head back downstairs...? It was almost midday - the ceremony time?  A quick check with Alice and the registrars - definitely 12, they had another wedding to go to! Strangely no-one on hand from the venue, to oversee this part of the day. I had to dash downstairs and tell Paul that it was actually taking place at 12 and time to get everyone in. (Never had to do this before, not really the photographer's job). Everyone headed back upstairs, in time for the ceremony to start just after 12. Alice and Paul got married. Back out to the confetti, drinks and sunshine, on the terrace.

Food, drink, casino

The meal was on the lawn at Glynde Place, with an open-sided tent and a buffet. Games on the grass, a casino for the evening - the 'money' on the tables. After food, the champagne tower and speeches. After Kitty's emotional reading during the ceremony, it was Bert's turn to act as his Dad's best man. Both of them spoke with confidence and Bert got to rib his father. (A Champions League ticket as a reward!) In the evening, as more guests arrived, dancing, drinking, more food, more 'gambling' and then at 9 pm, some fireworks...

Here are a few images from this wedding at Glynde Place in Sussex...

Wedding ceremony chairs at Glynde Place
Bride's dog at Glynde Place
Getting ready at Glynde Place
Makeup at Glynde Place
Preps at Glynde Place
Wedding ceremony starts at Glynde Place
Bride walks down the aisle with her father at Glynde Place
Glynde Place wedding ceremony
Wedding reading
Wedding at Glynde Place
End of the wedding ceremony at Glynde Place
Glynde Place wedding photography
Bride's dog
Confetti at Glynde Place wedding
Reportage wedding photography at Glynde Place
1920s theme at Glynde Place wedding
Wedding reception on the terrace at Glynde Place
Glynde Place
Dog sat on bride's dress
Wedding reception in the sunshine
Glynde Place wedding reception
Glynde Place couple portrait
Guests head to the marquee
Guests check out the table plan
Guests serve themselves from the food table
Champagne tower
Trying some champagne
Selfie with the bride
wedding gags
Posing for the camera
Flower girls dance in the evening light
Just married
Summer evening light
Gambling tables
Glynde Place summer wedding
Summer evening at Glynde Place wedding
First dance at Glynde Place wedding
Bride on the dance floor
Wedding at Glynde Place

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