Wedding at an amazing vineyard setting

Emma & Andrew had decided to do things differently and not stick with the normal traditions, so asked me to join them on Brighton beach, prior to their church ceremony.

The couple’s love of the beach and sea meant they wanted me to get lots of natural couple shots, by using this as a backdrop. With Emma & Andrew being so relaxed and fun, they allowed me to use some artistic licence with the photographs.

I managed to capture an array of photos with the beautiful blue sea glistening in the background, on this glorious sunny day, as well as them sitting on a bicycle, walking along the cliff top and strolling along the coastal footpath. 

We then moved on to the church, where many of their family and friends were waiting, so I could get some lovely candid shots, as they mingled before everyone took to their seats in the church.

The bride now made her entrance, flanked on either side by each of her parents. Unfortunately, as Andrew’s parents couldn’t attend, due to the fact they live in Egypt, then the couple had a live stream with them, so I was actually able to get some shots of the couple speaking with his parents, which was a really lovely moment.

The next stage was to drive over to where the reception was to be held, at the beautiful Rathfinny Wine Estate in Alfriston. Wow, what an amazing setting, with views across the sloping vineyard to the sea in the distance. As you can imagine this made for some amazing photographs with this as the landscape behind.

We then moved to the area where they were having pre reception drinks, so I could take couple, family & group photos with the lovely barn buildings as my backdrop.

Finally, it was time for the food to be served in this amazing covered/open air structure. The vineyard had created this amazing outdoor picnic, with some amazing produce, all home made, accompanied with some fantastic wines.

As guests wandered around, I was able to capture some beautiful shots with the stunning hedgerows and vines in the background.

After the guests had finished eating, I got some really fun shots, in and around the vines.

Emma and Andrew were such a lovely couple, who were happy to just go with the flow, photography wise, which in turn allowed me to take some very classic images but also play around with some fun ones too, which everyone really seemed to enjoy.

Having spoken with the couple since, I know they really cherish the images provided and feel I certainly got the true essence of the day.