I shot this little winter wedding earlier this year down in Lewes Town Hall in East Sussex. The day started at the bride and groom’s house just outside of Lewes where Katie and her immediate family were finishing off lunch before all getting ready for the wedding. Katie and her little 8-month old daughter Minna got dressed together with bridesmaids and we soon headed off to Lewes to the town hall for their ceremony. Will, his twin brother and best man arrived shortly after Katie and they were both interviewed by the registrar together – they weren’t doing the traditional thing of not seeing each other before the wedding which made coordinating things in such a small town hall a lot easier! Their guests were all seated, a few late guests arrived and Katie & Will entered to get married.
Lewes Town Hall Wedding Photography
It was a cold wintry day but the sun shone through into the wedding chamber as Katie & Will exchanged vows and rings. Their daughter Minna sitting happily on Granny’s knee, watching her parents get married. After the short ceremony the wedding party headed off to Lewes Castle for some photos and then off to their local pub. They’d wanted a really low key wedding with as little fuss as possible which is one of the reasons they choose a documentary wedding photographer as my style is all about capturing real honest moments as they’re happening without setting things up or posing for endless photos.
Pub Wedding Reception
Katie & Will arrived at the Griffin Inn in Fletching as their guests were huddled up waiting outside, confetti in hand. It was now pretty cold and dark and everyone soon headed inside to warm up by the fires and to drink champagne. The atmosphere of this small pub was great as everyone crammed into whatever space there was happily chatting to each other and working up an appetite. The pub with its very low ceilings, hardly any light or space was a challenge to shoot in, however I used whatever light there was to capture little moments until they all headed into dinner which is when my coverage ended. If you’re planning a small wedding, a pub wedding or even a Lewes town hall wedding get in touch, I’d love to hear about your plans and discuss how I’d cover your wedding from a documentary perspective too. Not all weddings are the same and some prefer a no fuss low key approach. If that appeal to you and you’d like to see more, take a look at this lovely Oxford garden wedding, or this stylish Elmore Court Wedding. Thanks for stopping by.