I don't even know where to start with all of the amazing detail and effort that Alice & Sam went to in organising their wonderful summer wedding in late August this year. I think that the photos say it all but to try to cover some of the brilliant things the couple included in their wedding lets start with the double decker bus to transport the guests, individual button holes in summery yellow for all their guests to wear, a marquee that the couple and their family put up in the days leading up to their wedding and decorated with stacks of pastel coloured bunting, rows of tables with personalised apple juice bottles for a refreshing drink, candles, a personalised bar area, lots of meadow flowers, hand painted 'order of the day' signs and seating plans, a coconut shy for the guests to play, games for the children, a snug sofa area with teas and coffee, hay bales, fire pits, cheese and toast in the evening a and a pie cart! Plus not one but three cakes, one cheese, one traditional sponge and one of PIES!! It was a photographers dream with so much to take photos of and everything looked A-Mazing!!
The day started with Jason finding Alice for bridal prep shots at the holiday let cottage at Rushfields Garden Centre. The couple were lucky enough to have family who owned the garden centre and they set up their marquee on the land behind the centre. It was a lovely setting surrounded by the South Downs.
The Bride looked stunning in a simple but head turning fit and flat dress with a deep v neck line and back and a self embossed print on it. The Bridesmaids wore the unusual colour of deep mustard and looked lovely in their embroidery anglaise cocktail length dresses. The Groom looked sharp in his Navy slim fit suit and yellow bow tie with summer flowers button hole.
The ceremony was held in the pretty village of Poynings and suited the whole day and theme of the wedding beautifully with its quaint styling. The guests all arrived in style in the double decker bus and soon the ceremony was under way. The couple walked back out as Mr & Mrs to showers of confetti and then a short ride back to to the Reception. The weather was really good allowing the guests to enjoy homemade canapés and glasses of fizz outside. The children played with the games and everyone looked like they were having a brilliant time. We took the Bride & Groom for some private shots in the woodland area behind the marquee and then it was straight into eat and enjoy the home cooked local produce cooked by the Rushfields catering team.
To open the speeches the Groom performed the technique of sabrage with the first champagne bottle to be opened! Brilliant and a first for us at a wedding! There was then an "on mass' popping of the remainder of the champagne bottles ready for some great speeches and feasting on the yummy cheese cake!
In the evening (as if any of the Guests needed more food!) there was a Cheese on Toast van and Pie Cart - really unique and another first for us at a wedding.
It was a brilliant day and we loved having so much inspiration for our photography.
We wish Alice and Sam all the very best for a future of much happiness and love.