Buxted Park is the most gorgeous Palladian mansion, set against a breathtaking backdrop of rolling East Sussex parkland.
The lawns, terraces, Orangery and ballroom combine to create a truly magical wedding venue. So there could not have been a more perfect setting for when Tara and Chris tied the knot.
Tara went for an absolutely beautiful but unfussy look with a long, sleeveless white gown with a sweetheart neckline and tie-up back. Chris wore a smart, soft grey three-piece suit.
Everything took place here, it was nice that Tara and Chris got ready near to each other as it’s good to be able to capture both sides of their journey.
Their ceremony was held in the Orangery and it was a lovely sunny day. They were also fans of the Walking Dead so I helped them to achieve the themed shot they asked for.
It’s always a challenge to get people to act like a rotting corpse at a wedding.
As always, Buxted Park is a great place for photos in all weathers, this was the time of year that there was lots of long grasses around so we headed for photos near the lake. When I say near I actually means nowhere near it at all…but in that general direction.
Shooting by the lake is a bit like arranging stuff with people you don’t know too well. You think it’s a great idea until you actually have to do it. Then you wish you hadn’t.
That’s how it is with the lake. When you’re there it’s like looking through a telescope backwards. It seems miles away!
I was also asked to do a TV series style photos. So, in the Coat of Arms room, I got the wedding party to chat to each other with some sitting and others standing. The end result worked really well 🙂