Griffin Inn Wedding
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After 13 years John and Ali decided it was high time to get married. I met the couple, their dogs, Ben and Rupert and a few guests in their house in Chelmwood Gate, Sussex. Sunny day and beautiful, rural countryside. It couldn’t get any better.
John and Ali weren’t the ones to get stressed on the day. In the morning they managed to fit a small shopping trip for some bits and bobs for the long awaited honeymoon, jogging and even cutting the grass in the garden!
After a few pre wedding drinks, John and the guests made their way to St John The Baptist Church in Clayton, where the ceremony was taking place. The church stands in the middle of the big churchyard at the foot of South Downs and has stunning views to the fields. You can even spot Jack and Jill Windmill from there.
Ali turned up to the church in a classic Citroen 2CV, wearing a gorgeous Burberry dress and a must have pair of Jimmy Choo’s.
Oh! I forgot to add that Ben and Rupert were supporting John by the altar, while waiting for Ali to arrive.
After the ceremony the newlyweds left with the roof down to start their wedding celebrations at The Griffin Inn, an amazing pub overlooking The Ouse Valley.
The guests could enjoy a glass of bubbly and some tasty snacks watching the sun going down. This was when we sneaked out for a few newly-wed portraits.
There was not meant to be a wedding cake, but the Mother of the Groom and his Sister couldn’t stop themselves and presented a surprise cake – one of John’s favourites – Caterpillar Cake, so he could cut his head off on his special day!
The wedding was a beautifully unique and laid back affair, John and Ali really put their own stamp on the day. You could really feel the love between them.
The Griffin Inn Wedding by Gosia Grant Photography. Gosia is a Sussex wedding photographer available for weddings in Sussex, across the UK and for destination weddings worldwide. Creative wedding photography capturing real moments fully, completely and beautifully. Check Gosia's availability for your wedding.