Doug and Sophie – Swallows Oast Wedding | East Sussex Wedding Photographer

We woke to a foggy dull day on the morning of Doug and Sophie’s wedding, so we were a little concerned as we were looking forward to shooting at St john the Baptist church in Netherfield in East Sussex. It really is the prettiest setting and was made all the more so as Sophie had the arch to the church decorated in beautiful pink and cream flowers and the inside to the church too, it really set the scene for a typical English church affair.

We stared off at Sophie’s parents house in Netherfield, where all the girls were getting ready including four bridesmaids, three of which were Sophie’s sisters. Sophie was a very relaxed bride and obviously thrilled that her big day had finally arrived, she didn’t stop smiling. In fact the only photo’s throughout the day where she isn’t smiling is when she’s kissing Doug! After the prep shots we took a few family pictures in the garden and to our delight the sun started to shine.

It was then off to the church to capture a few shots of Doug and the boys and guests arriving before the girls arrived in a VW camper van . The vicar, who was a lady, was lovely and very relaxed about us taking pictures of the happy couple, not at all stuffy. I definitely recommend tying the knot here!

After the service we just took a couple of shots mostly of the confetti as the couple had requested we took the main group shots at the reception venue Swallows Oast in Ticehurst, a lovely barn with lots of opportunities for great pictures, including a woodland walkway and my favourite, a picturesque lake. This was the second Swallows Oast wedding for us! The leaves were just starting to turn colour so it made for some pretty shots. As most bride and grooms do, the couple enjoyed their little bit of time away from the guests to spend some time together as we got those all important romantic images. If nothing else it’s a good excuse to have a kiss and a cuddle!

We stayed to shoot the speeches and the mock cake cut and then left the newly weds and their guests to enjoy the evening.