Sussex Marquee Wedding Photographer
Getting ready at the family home surrounded by, not only bridesmaids & friends, but also family always makes for a lovely & confident start to the day. Georgie was totally relaxed when she downed her families’ traditional wedding tot of brandy, shortly before she went upstairs to put her dress on. The weather was warm with blanket white clouds giving us wonderfully filtered light & making my job as a Sussex marquee wedding photographer nice & easy with soft light giving me lovely skin tones, always good for wedding photography. I know I bang on about the light in most of my blogs, but the quality of the light really does make a difference to a wedding photographer. Most types of light are great, as long as you know how to make the most of it. The only light that can make life difficult is when we have steel grey skies, not impossible to work with by any means, but definitely harder. A lot of the skill in being a wedding photographer is in making the most of what you have & skilfully working it to your advantage.
The whole village of Chenies had worked hard to make sure everything looked it’s best for the wedding. It’s not by chance that Chenies has won the “best kept village” award several times. As I walked through on the way to photograph Rory at one of the local village pubs, I was able to enjoy all the hard work everyone had put in. The sun came out as I arrived to be with Rory, I thoroughly enjoyed having time to float around Rory & his friends & family as they chatted over a drink. I also got a chance to photograph Rory & his friends walk to the church, a great chance to observe the laughter & nerves at this point in the day.
I had a great chance to photograph all the guests chatting & greeting each other outside the church, as they waited before going in. After the lovely ceremony we were able to do some confetti & group shots & then I took Georgie & Rory off around the church & village to get some shots of just the two of them.
The marquee was set in the grounds of the family home so once again I was spoilt for choice photographing guests chatting & laughing in a relaxed setting. The marquee & table settings continued this theme offering a masterclass in how to stage a beautiful quintessentially English wedding. Anyone out there thinking of having a similar feel to their wedding would do well to look at how Georgie & Rory did it all.
I must thank not only Georgie & Rory, who were lovely to deal with throughout the time we spent together, but also Georgie’s family, who were always helpful and charming to deal with. A special mention must go to Kathryn & David, Georgie’s parents, who helped me enormously in the run up to the day.