Beth and Diego had a beautiful day for their wedding – sandwiched in between lots of rainy days actually so someone was smiling on them. In some ways, that was extra lucky as the ceremonies at Lewes Castle – their chosen wedding venue – are held outdoors in the midst of the castle ruins at the top of the mound with stunning views of the surrounding town and countryside. It really is very beautiful but even more so when the sun is shining.
We started the day with the bridal party preparations at Beth’s childhood home in Edenbridge where the reception was also being held, and as well as a gorgeous house there were some stunning gardens for their guests to enjoy. This was a group of girls who definitely liked a laugh and I just had the best time hanging out with them while they were getting ready. Then all too soon it was time to get serious and head off to the ceremony so off we drove through the beautiful countryside before arriving at Lewes Castle. If you haven’t been there before, it is very lovely but there are a LOT of stairs so I definitely met my step count for the day beetling up and down between the bride and groom.
This was a truly European wedding as the bride was English and the groom Spanish with the guests mixing in accordingly. The sun kept it’s hat on but provided a handy bit of light cloud cover for the ceremony itself (this is actually a good thing as you get much better photographs in the shade than in the bright sunshine, lovely as it is to enjoy). There was a lot of rice thrown as the bride and groom headed back down the aisle – apparently it’s a tradition in Spain but it was a bit of a surprise to the bride who might actually still be finding rice grains stuck to her to this day judging by the amount that was in the air! We took some time to capture some group shots with the views of Lewes and the rolling hills around from the castle ruins on top of the mound, and then some of just the bride and groom while the wedding party headed back down to ground level for a large group photo.
Then it was time to head back to the garden marquee for the real party to begin and to capture some more group photos, not before the guests got the chance to enjoy some fizz and canapes though. Photography should never take over the really important business of the day – having fun with your friends and family!
A beautiful day filled with lots of love and possibly even more laughter – such a joy to be a part of it.
I offer two wedding packages so you can tailor your coverage to what suits you – one from the ceremony through to your wedding breakfast and one that also includes bridal party preparations – and both include a fully edited image gallery on memory stick.