We had a wonderful time back in April photographing the wedding of Naomi and Jim at Battle Abbey, East Sussex.
Overlooking the beautiful Sussex countryside Battle Abbey School only opens it's doors for weddings a few times a year so it was a great privilege to be able to photograph Naomi and Jim's wedding in this beautiful and historic Sussex venue next to the 1066 Battlefield.
As well as being the site of the Battle of Hastings this Sussex landmark also plays an important role in this couples history as it is where they originally met one summer's evening whilst both attending the fabulous Battle Abbey Proms. Naomi looked absolutely stunning in her very elegant 1930's inspired Augusta Jones wedding dress. Channel 4Beauty's make up artist Lauren Dunn was on hand to help complete the look.
The ceremony took place in the imposing setting of the Abbotts Hall inside Battle Abbey School. A wonderful moment from the day was the musicians playing The Beatles 'All You Need is Love' as the newlyweds walked back down the aisle and all the wedding guests spontaneously started to sing along and clap - making for a truly memorable exit for the bride and groom!
The wedding breakfast took place in the library with a sophisticated Art Deco inspired theme of white flowers (orchids, tulips,hyacinths and lillies) on the tables with table names based on local landmarks such as Battle Abbey and the De La Warr Pavillion.
This was complimented by the elegant wedding cake decorated with hand made phalaenopsis orchids to match Naomi's bouquet. More musical entertainment was enjoyed after dinner courtesy of a male choir and later guests danced away the evening with music by The Something Happenings.