Karl and Natalie – Battle Abbey | East Sussex Wedding Photographer

We met Natalie at a wedding fair, we were delighted when she contacted us to shoot her wedding at Battle Abbey in East Sussex, a new venue for us.

Battle Abbey School occupies one of the most remarkable buildings in Britain. William the Conqueror built the original church on the site after he defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The Abbey church is now in ruins, but the Abbot’s House remains, which currently houses the school and very beautiful it is.

We started the day a Natalie’s parents house, or should I say braved the day, unfortunately it was set to be cold, windy with showers but this wasn’t going to deter us. We captured the bride, bridesmaids and of course baby Oscar getting ready. We then took some portrait images of Natalie looking stunning in her gown.

It was then off to the Abbey where Karl was looking very chipper and relaxed waiting for his bride, the congregation were in good spirits and despite the weather they were going to relish the day. Baby Oscar decided to make his presence known through the service but this didn’t distract the couple, they were going to be married no matter what and very happy they looked to.

After the ceremony we flew through the group shots so the guests didn’t freeze, then taking the couple for a whistle stop tour of the garden and buildings  to get some romantic shots. I’m so pleased they braved the weather as I love these images. It was then on to the reception preceded by the speeches , cake cut and first dance, followed by the live band. We left the couple tending to their baby who was feeling slightly under the weather but I have it on good authority that he was whisked away home so Karl, Natalie and guests could party the night away!