NATALIE & CHRIS – BANNATYNES HASTINGS

Posted on September 18, 2015

Classic bride photo Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Natalie and Chris were married at The Bannatynes Spa Hotel in Hastings which is just round the corner from me…

I met Natalie and Chris at Bannatynes when they visited to trial the different menu options for their wedding breakfast. We had a good chat about their plans for the day and I ended up with the casting vote on the dessert! I’ve worked at the venue on several occasions in both rain and shine so have a good feel for the photographic possibilities both inside and out.

I spent the morning of the wedding day with Natalie, her bridesmaids and mum getting ready in the hotel before going downstairs to meet Chris greeting guests as they came into the Montgomerie Suite for the ceremony. I popped back out to meet Natalie walking round from the Hotel with her bridesmaids and family and their were a few nerves but plenty of smiles too.

The ceremony was full of lovely emotional moments, laughter and heartfelt readings and afterwards, there was a chance for guests to mingle and explore outside. The grounds provide lots space for people to do their own thing. soon after the ceremony, the couple had gone for a walk with Chris’s cousin who wanted some formal photos of them but I could smell rain in the air so quickly grabbed my umbrella from inside and despatched it to them via one of their guests – just in time!

Even in the wet there’s enough covered space for people to chat outside there was plenty of time before the wedding breakfast. Speeches and the cutting of the cake followed before people hit the dance floor and the evening celebrations got going. It was a real pleasure to work with such a warm and trusting couple.

Bride hair spray getting ready

Bride opening hotel room door

Bride and bridesmaids laughing at Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Flower girl handing bouquet to bride at Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Groom waiting for bride Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Groom handing ring to brother

Bride and bridesmaids walking Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Bride and bridesmaids arriving for ceremony Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Bride with father arriving at ceremony Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Groom looking at bride Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Bride looking at father Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Wedding ceremony

Bride and groom during wedding ceremony

Bride and groom kissing during wedding ceremony

Bride and groom signing register Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Groom looking at camera just after ceremony

Groom hands in conversation

Bride outdoors at Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Little bridesmaids playing outdoors at Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Bride and groom under umbrella at Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Flower girl holding bouquet in the rain at Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Girl playing with bubbles at wedding

Father of the bride speech

Groom speech at Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Bridesmaids at top table

Groom speech

Best man speech

signing well wishing card at wedding

Mr and Mrs decorative love heart

couple cutting wedding cake

Couple first dance at Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Dancefloor at Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding

Bride on dancefloor at Bannatynes Hotel Hastings wedding