10 Dec East Sussex wedding photography Old Chapel Centre Alfriston
``Wow wow wow, these photos are incredible!! We sat down last night and went through them all, they are just brilliant, thank you so much! They really capture the day, the fun and laughter of everyone, we are so thrilled.`` – Rosie & Stuart
Documentary wedding photography
Rosie and Stuart’s Old Chapel Centre wedding in Alfriston, followed by a reception at the War Memorial Hall, took place on one of those idyllic late summer Sussex days.
There are few more photogenic places than Alfriston, a village dating back to Saxon times, nestled in the South Downs of East Sussex just a few miles from the coast. The sweep of parkland and paths radiating out from the Old Chapel Centre across The Tye to the 14th Century St Andrew’s Church has to be one of the UK’s most timelessly beautiful locations for any wedding.
Old Chapel Centre wedding
The day started with bridal preparations in The Dene, the handsome, 300-year-old Grade II listed house on North Street. Rosie looked stunning in a dress made by Stuart’s mum, and when she, her dad and the bridesmaids dashed across the ancient village for the Old Chapel Centre wedding ceremony on The Tye, it looked like it could have been any time in the past three hundred years.
Their do-it-yourself wedding had a really relaxed atmosphere, with friends and family chipping in to help out before and during the wedding. I especially loved the way guests spontaneously cleared the tables and chairs away after the buffet to make way for the square dancing and the fiddlers, with Rosie’s dad accompanying them on guitar. It made for some great shots that you normally don’t see at weddings, and appealed to the documentary photographer in me.
It was a real treat to photograph such a relaxed and happy couple, and it made for some very natural and spontaneous pictures.
If you’re looking for a documentary wedding photographer to tell the story of your Old Chapel Centre wedding, or any other location, I’d love you to get in touch.