The Old Rectory, Hastings
Emily & Alex
I’ll shoot weddings of all shapes and sizes so with Emily and Al’s wedding at The Old Rectory in Hastings having a perfectly cosy 30 guests they all fitted perfectly at the venue.
The Old Rectory is a boutique B+B a few minutes walk from the Old Town part of Hastings and they have a semi permenant Marquee with their ceremony space being outside next to it.
I started my day seeing the guys down the local and few minutes away before heading back for the ceremony itself. I was really spoilt here with the grounds. It wasn’t just the flowers, it wasn’t just the weather, it was the scale and detail of the Rectory that made everything interesting. Even gramps being airlifted up the steps was fun to see.
Dinner consisted of a posh BBQ with a great selection of food, ice cream and a gin station of which I was enjoying as I was staying there the night as well. As an aside to this I shoot a lot of weddings but a BBQ (with bread and butter too), ice cream and gin is all the good stuff in my book. Good. Honest. Food.
After dinner we went down to the Old Town. There’s some fishermans huts that way and they’re a great backdrop for some edgy photos. We had a lot of fun there, the boys made themselves an album cover, the girls rocked out too and it was nice to shoot something so different.
In the evening we got smashed with the help of some Cider kegs (of which I picked the 6% stuff) and we had a great time.
It’s funny thinking back and typing this out from memory because it makes me remember just how great a day it was…and it wasn’t just the cider!
Here are some more images from their day:
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