Guests can register here to be notified when the full set of pictures is ready.
Outdoor wedding at Wadhurst Castle
Louisa and Benn got in touch last Autumn as they were planning their outdoor wedding at Wadhurst Castle in Sussex, and had discovered my style of unposed, documentary wedding photography through a friend. They were particularly keen for the natural kind of ‘in the moment’ photos that capture the spirit and feeling of a wedding day, rather than lots of posed portraits. We scheduled a video call and talked about their plans, and just over half a year later, on a Summer Saturday in July, I had the pleasure of capturing their outdoor wedding at Wadhurst Castle.
Outdoor Wedding Venues in East Sussex
There’s a few choices when it comes to outdoor wedding venues in East Sussex, such as Pekes Manor, or Lewes Castle. Louisa and Benn’s choice of Wadhurst Castle was a fine one for their outdoor ceremony and party. Wadhurst Castle history stretches back to the 14th Century where a much older house dates from. The current 19th century building has been remodelled and extended through time to become the perfect setting for a celebration today.
Beautiful Castle Gardens
I started by catching up with Benn at the Wadhurst Castle cottage where he was getting ready with his best man and son. It’s just a few paces from the main castle, so I was easily able to cover Louisa’s preparations as well, before she was walked to the ceremony in the walled garden by her Father. I love outdoor wedding ceremonies, and this one was super to photograph. After the ceremony, I was able to use the castle grounds and impeccable gardens to get some great natural shots of the guests.
The speeches were held on the steps of the Castle. The beautiful Sussex countryside and muffled sound from the nearby flock of sheep added to the ambience of the afternoon. After the wedding breakfast, guests enjoyed some more garden games before heading back indoors for the party to start. Benn is a part time DJ, so I knew he was looking forward to this part of the night!
Enjoy Louisa and Benn’s highlights slideshow above, and if you were a guest at this super wedding, you can register here to be notified when the full set of pictures is ready. Or you may enjoy this Farnham Castle wedding photography, or these Wedding Photos at Nonsuch Mansion.
|Band or DJ||
Steve Lewis – Mobile Music Company