...and it was a beautiful, hot, sunny, magnificently rain cloudy day, filled with love, hilarity and lots of energetic barn dancing!
Earlier this summer I had the great pleasure in photographing Paul and Felicity's wedding, split between a beautiful village church in The Dicker, East Sussex and a reception in the hall and grounds of the lovely venue, Northease Manor
The day was forecast lots of rain, but cleared whilst hair and makeup preparation was underway - when the sun shone brightly. The wind stayed with us for a lot of the day, but the rain held off.... just about. After the wonderful service, Paul & Felicity jumped into Gecko, opened the champagne, and we escaped to the magnificent coastline of the Sussex Heritage Coast with an unrivalled spectacular view across to the Seven Sisters Country Park and the Cuckmere Haven. Many thanks to Caroline who on behalf of the Seaford Head Preservation Trust made it possible for us to photograph with Gecko on the beach and around the Coastguard Cottages.
We had fun on the beach and even more fun dodging walkers, ramblers and country park visitors whilst walking back up the hill - so thanks to them all for pausing to let us shoot :) Near the end of our time at the coast, the largest, darkest rain clouds I've seen in a very long time headed towards us.... we finished what we were doing, considered breaking out the wellington boots, but made it before the rain came down - which thankfully was only very light when it arrived and passed over away from us.
From there, we made our way through Newhaven to Northease Manor: which was an amazing venue with plenty of beautiful grounds for a stroll, a relax or to put up a drinks tent; a picture booth and lots of outdoor things to do. There was lots of dancing, and eating, some strolling in the orchard followed by some seriously energetic barn dancing and drinking, and a good time was had by all.
So thanks Paul & Felicity, good luck for the future and thank-you for involving me in your big day, it was wonderful!
To give you an idea of the story of the day, I've shared some of their pictures below :)