My first wedding of the year took me to the very picturesque Wivelsfield Parish church where Pier and Amanda were tying the knot. The church was built in Celtic times and some of the surrounding trees are apparently 1000 years old! All of that set in between green fields, blooming daffodils and views of the South Downs. Even March weather was sort of kind, the rain held off the whole day!
Amanda arrived to the late afternoon ceremony in a stunning Austin Princess and was greeted by her Bridesmaids wearing very elegant blush dresses. Pier was already waiting! The ceremony was lovely and made very personal by Pier and Amanda’s children, Ella and Teddy, who were doing the readings. There was another reason to celebrate too! Bride’s parents renewed their vowes in commemoration of their 50th wedding anniversary.
After the ceremony and a couple of family pictures everyone moved swiftly to the reception to escape the cold and wind.
The reception was held in the heart of Cuckfield at the Queen’s Hall. The Newlyweds arrived in style and parked in the High Street lined with beautiful 16th century houses. The venue served drinks and canapés that guests could enjoy listening to the relaxing music played by the harpist. That definitely added that extra touch of magic to Pier and Amanda’s special day and made their entrance truly spectacular.
But the best was yet to come! After a while everyone was invited to come in to the main hall for dinner. And oh my god… it looked spectacular. The hall was decorated in white drapes, tables covered with candles not mentioning crystal chandeliers and up lighters adding the mood to the room. 'Ice and Candlelight' dinner was served!
At the end of the day I managed to grab Pier and Amanda for some night shots. They are my real favourite as I love being creative in the dark and utilise different source of light.
Congratulations Pier and Amanda!
Caterers: The Tree of a Kind http://threeofakindcaterers.co.uk
Florist: Walter Smith http://www.flowersbywaltersmith.co.uk
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