Wow…. what a couple, what a venue, what a wedding!
The English Wine Centre is a stunning Sussex wedding venue. With it’s beautiful 17th Century Old Barn, romantic English garden setting and weather that I had pre ordered for the day – it really was a cracking venue to photograph Tim and Marianna’s wedding day. The English Wine Centre looks out over the South Downs, with their gardens designed by 2010 Chelsea Gold winner – Roger Platts. Perfect for Tim as he is a very English gentleman, perfect for Marianna and her Argentinian family who experienced a quintessentially English experience!
I met the gorgeous Tim and Marianna a few year’s ago at The National Wedding Show at London’s Olympia. We discussed what they wanted from their day and I was thrilled to have been chosen to photograph at The English Wine Centre – as I had not photographed a wedding there before. I also met Tim and Marianna for a pre wedding photoshoot in Kew. We met at a lovely little coffee shop called The Petal Pusher to capture some gorgeous images of them both – getting them all prepared for their big day.
Tim and Marianna are unique and totally and utterly in love. This was an international wedding with over 40 guests and family members travelling from Australia and Argentina.
Marianna chose her wedding dress from Isabella Grace and looked absolutely stunning. Marianna wanted to have a reveal – to showcase her dress off to her mother and father, and nearest family members. There was not a dry eye on the bride’s side of The English Wine Centre when this happened.
The ceremony was emotional and beautiful set in the 17th Century Barn. The sun was spilling through the wood, which made the confetti shot a joy to be part of. The formal photographs were super important as there were so many family and friends travelling from around the world. Tim and Marianna made this effortless and these were a whole heap of fun.
The wedding breakfast had a truly unique spin. There was one person chosen from each table and they were handed an apron (with an image of the new Mr & Mrs Duncan). They were then to serve the sumptuous Argentinian meat that came out to their table. It was a great touch!
Finally, fill a barn 50% with Argentinians – and you have the most amazing dancing. Almost jaw-dropping stuff that makes you want to visit Argentina for that alone. So much love in that barn that day…and amazing moves on the dancefloor – what else do you need!?
Here’s a lovely review from Mr & Mrs Duncan which is up on my Facebook page:
“By the time we got married we’ve been to 14 or 15 weddings and never heard that many compliments from guests about a photographer until ours! Laura was the absolutely best! Everyone loved her. She worked ridiculously hard, with almost superhuman energy, always friendly, always happy always full of great ideas! By the end of the night she got a massive round of applause from everybody. We loved her. She was a big part of what made our day unforgettable.
Deciding who to work with for your wedding is hard. There are so many providers and surely they are all very talented, but I would say to anyone looking for the perfect photographer to look no further, Laura is the best!” – Mr & Mrs Duncan
All in all this wedding was fabulous, with a gorgeous couple who were so meant to be with one another. A big high five and thanks has to go to my buddy Soven Amatya who was the second wedding photographer at this wedding. He has such passion and energy and his photography rocks. Thanks to everyone who I worked with to ensure this all ran smoothly including the amazing cake from The cheese works and the awesome music delivered by Wedding Party DJ’s. Mr & Mrs Duncan I wish you every happiness for your future together! x Here are a selection of my favourite images…