Up next on the blog is Tif and Jake’s Buxted Park wedding photography from their gorgeous wedding back in September. If you’re getting married at Buxted Park Hotel and want to discuss your wedding photography, please contact me to check if your date’s free and discuss your requirements!
Here are a few of my favourites from their wedding day!
Despite photographing all over Kent, East and west Sussex this was actually my first chance to photograph a wedding at Buxted Park, so I was excited to tick it off the list. The grounds are lovely as are the buildings themselves, not to mention the views, so I was hoping to get out into the beautiful autumn sunshine for some great wedding photography.
As seems to have been a common theme this year, the weather in the first part of Tif and Jake’s day didn’t play ball, so the outdoor ceremony was moved inside (the room looked just as amazing as having it outside in my humble opinion). Tif and Jake were so easy going and happy on the day that nothing was going to phase them.
Bridal prep took place in one of the stunning rooms at Buxted Park – a dream to photograph in. Everyone was excited as hair and makeup was completed – shoes tried on, practice aisle walks carried out, and trials of Tif’s new married name signature completed.
As everything was under one roof, I was able to cover the girls getting ready, nip down to photograph the ceremony room and details, and then go along to capture the boys getting ready. Groom prep is always a more altogether hurried affair, and I arrived in the middle of the often-had ‘how do you do up a cravat/tie’ conversation. Youtube to the rescue – not for the first time!
Once the boys were ready, it was back upstairs to photograph the bridal gown reveal – the bridesmaids looked suitably impressed – Tif looked amazing! Her dad also agreed when he came in to see her, and hand her a present of some earrings – all great to photograph.
Then it was time for the girls to head off for the ceremony and me to get to the front to await their arrival into the room.
After the beautiful wedding service, the bride and groom made their way to the Orangery for drinks and canapes. I had great fun photographing candidly in this room (the mirrors make it interesting). Some of the kids were great, including one girl who seemed to have a great interest in kissing her little sister’s feet!
The rain was still coming down so by now I was starting to think about where we were going to photograph the group shots indoors, when we had a sudden break in the weather. Tif, to her great credit, was happy to go out onto the (still wet) patio – so we cracked through the groups, and then off under the cover of the building for couples portraits – the columns make for great leading lines, and the shelter was quite handy once again.
After a quick (slightly damp) confetti shot, it was time for the wedding breakfast and speeches. During a break in the meal, Tif and Jake were more than happy to come out for a few quick portraits.
By this stage, the sun had finally decided to come out to play, so we had lovely evening sunshine from their on in – great to capture the kids playing out by the columns.
Once everyone had moved through for tea and coffee after the meal, I kept a close eye out for any sort of sunset/sky/cloud action to grab a few final dramatic portraits, before it was time for the cutting of the cake and first dance. Tif and Jake had a fantastic swing band – great fun to photograph them, and everyone dancing to them as well!
A few quick final shots of the guests enjoying the ‘new style’ photo booth – a selfie mirror (with the camera behind the glass), and then it was time for me to head off home!
Congratulations to Tif and Jake!
All wedding photography images copyright David Burke Photography 2016