06 May East Sussex wedding photography Lewes Town Hall and Barcombe
``We are absolutely delighted with the pictures! They are great; you really captured the day in the way we hoped you would. Our friends and family all commented on how refreshing it was to have a photographer who blended in to the background whilst still capturing all the key moments.`` – Cath & Paul
Documentary wedding photography
It was a Lewes Town Hall wedding for Cath and Paul on the Saturday before Easter, and then the nearby Barcombe Village Hall for one of the most relaxed and joyous receptions I can remember.
As soon as I met the Brighton-based couple I knew it was going to be a real pleasure to photograph their wedding. They were so trusting and open, and that goes a long way to towards creating beautiful documentary wedding photography. And being able to spend a few minutes with them after the ceremony away from the madding crowds in the ancient, narrow lanes around Lewes Castle certainly helped too.
At one point, three middle-aged women came rushing out of a pub to spontaneously applaud and congratulate them. It was that kind of day, and Cath and Paul took it all in their stride, even as another shower swept in over the medieval ramparts.
I love to give a sense of place in the pictures, so seeing the Lewes Bowling Green Society playing on their hallowed ground in the shadow of the Castle, as they have done since 1753, was a treat I couldn’t miss.
Barcombe Village Hall wedding
A Lewes Town Hall wedding is an appropriately elegant and formal setting, with its huge windows, oak-panelled walls and dramatic staircase. But it was great to then have the contrast of a rural location in the ultra modern Barcombe Village Hall. The glowering sky over the Weald added to the drama as Cath and Paul dashed from their car into the hall to a rapturous reception – and afternoon festivities began…
If you’re looking for a documentary wedding photographer to tell the story of your Lewes Town Hall wedding, or Barcombe Village Hall wedding, or any other location, I’d love you to get in touch.