Mark and Amalie – Herstmonceux Castle | East Sussex Wedding Photographer

Mark and Amalie contacted us about shooting their wedding at Herstmonceux Castle when a family member had met us at the venues wedding fair. The couple came to meet us at our home for a consultation and we were delighted that they chose us to be their photographers for the day.

Herstmonceux Castle is a stunning location for an East Sussex Wedding Photographer, it’s renowned for its magnificent moated castle, set in 550 acres of glorious parkland and superb Elizabethan gardens. Built originally as a country home in the mid 15th Century, Herstmonceux Castle embodies the history of medieval England and the romance of renaissance Europe .In the gardens you will find the formal gardens, including a walled garden dating from before 1570, a herb garden, the Shakespeare garden, woodland sculptures, the pyramid, the water lily filled moat and the Georgian style folly.

We started off by capturing the bride getting ready with her bridesmaids and both mothers at a family home, then traveled a short distance to the service at St John the Evangelist church at Bodle Street Green. Mark and Amalie had two beautiful vintage cars to transport the wedding party and seeing as we were blessed with beautiful blue skies it really set the scene for a typical english wedding.

It was then off to the wedding reception at Herstmonceux Castle where we captured some stunning pictures with the wedding party outside the Castle before ventured into the gardens to get some group photos and the all important romantic pictures around the grounds. Mark and Amalie were very keen for their wedding party to be included in some fun shots too. Lots of the guests had traveled from other countries, especially Australia so the couple don’t get to see them that often.

Amalie changed out of her wedding dress into a traditional Sari for the first dance and of course all the fun afterwards. We left them all having a lovely time and came home looking forward to seeing the photos on the computer