Buxted Park Hotel Wedding Photographer
I’ve photographed weddings at Buxted Park Hotel a few times and it really is a wonderful Sussex venue. Not only does it have a character all of its own, but it has great light throughout the rooms, even though they are all quite distinct in their own character. The orangery in particular has fabulous light streaming in through the glass roof. Whatever time of year the wedding is, the light in that room is wonderful for a Sussex wedding photographer like myself to work with. If I can work exclusively with natural light at a wedding, then I will. At Buxted Park this has always been the case because of the great light.
Kelly and Amy’s Sussex wedding
I first met Kelly and Amy over Skype, but it was when we visited Buxted Park Hotel together to go through the timings for their day that I really got to know them better. I have to hand it to Kelly, her organisation skills are second to none. She actually had a lot of the information I needed to hand that most couples send to me closer to their day! They were really lovely to spend time with and I knew I was going to love photographing their wedding day.
Relaxed Sussex Summer Wedding
The day itself didn’t disappoint. Kelly and Amy were so relaxed, both smiling their way through the day enjoying not just the day, but very obviously each others company too. Taking the two of them away for some wedding photographs really was just a case of pointing them in the right direction and letting them enjoy the short time apart from their guests to catch up with each other while I floated round them getting great shots in the wonderful parkland surrounds of Buxted Park Hotel.
An Emotional Start to Their Wedding
The start to the day was great for me, there was a lot of emotion, particularly with their dads, providing me with loads of opportunities for great wedding photographs. Coordinating getting photographs of both Kelly and Amy going down to the ceremony was tricky, but worked well because of the time we’d put into planning how that was to work. As at every wedding, things changed a bit on the day, but because of Kelly’s great attention to detail in the planning, everything went off without a hitch.
Beautiful Sussex Wedding
The day was so relaxed, I particularly enjoyed the time in between the meal and the dancing as everyone drank and laughed. I was able to wander around getting some great shots of everyone enjoying themselves as well as a couple of intimate shots of Kelly and Amy together when they thought no one was looking!
Amy’s rap during the speeches was a stand out moment, and their Lego cake was fantastic. I also got to spend the day working with my favourite wedding videographer, Ioannis from Reel Emotion.
Thank you Kelly and Amy for choosing me to be the wedding photographer on your big day, I loved it!
If you liked this wedding, then you might enjoy looking at some other blog posts I’ve posted. Here’s Michelle and Adam’s wedding at the amazing Greyfriars House, also check out Grace and Malcolm’s wedding at Farnham Castle, and Rachael and Mike’s wedding at Cowdray House. There are loads of others over on my blog if you fancy checking out more weddings I’ve photographed.
Buxted Park Hotel FAQ’s
What opportunities are there for couple portraits at Buxted Park Hotel?
There are absolutely loads of photographs we could take around Buxted Park Hotel. The hotel is set in 312 acres of parkland, but does have some standout spots in the grounds I would recommend. In particular by the pond and on the terrace. You can see these areas in the photos I took of Kelly and Amy in this blog post of their wedding.
Can couples get ready for their wedding at Buxted Park Hotel?
Yes, there are forty four rooms at Buxted Park Hotel, including some unique feature bedrooms, large family bedrooms and classic bedrooms with beautiful views across the grounds.
Can we have a our ceremony at Buxted Park Hotel?
Yes, you can have your ceremony in one of four locations at the Buxted Park Hotel. The Orangery, the Coat of Arms Room, the Library or outside.
Suppliers At This Buxted Park Hotel Wedding
Flowers – Indelible Bouquet
Hair and Makeup – Astons Makeup and Beauty
Videography – Reel Emotion