Lewes Town Hall wedding ceremony

Maddy and Jamie were married at Lewes Town Hall and held their reception at The Star Inn, Waldron…

The backdrop of Lewes was really important to Maddy and Jamie on their wedding day and formed a key part of their story. On the day before the wedding we walked the route we would be taking; from Maddy’s preparations and Jamie’s pre-wedding drinks to Lewes Town Hall, on to their favourite pubs, down an old cobbled street and on to the gardens before moving on to the reception venue. We talked about the flow of the day which was really useful for me as I like to work in a way which means my clients are completely free to their own thing with no interruptions.

I arrived to photograph Maddy’s preparations and her banter with friend Rhian was top notch – their deadpan jibes where quick fire and relentless! I stayed with Maddy till close family arrived and then walked with them to meet Jamie at the Lewes Arms. With button holes in place and nerves calmed, next stop was the Town Hall for the ceremony.

The couple almost got caught out with an unintended receiving line as their guests made their way down the stairs but a quick word between them and they were off, meaning I was too; criss crossing the road, keeping pace or getting ahead to frame them against the architecture and features of the town.

Following a stop for informal drinks at Maddy and Jamie’s local we headed for Keere street, probably the most famous twitten (narrow cobbled street) in Lewes. I was up and down several times to get the angles I wanted and quickly too – my legs really felt it!

A short walk away and next stop was Southover Grange Gardens where everyone congregated before getting the bus to the Star Inn for the meal and reception. The Inn looked fantastic and was a great choice – friendly and intimate. The speeches rounded off the planned day and were peppered with banter, heckles and emotion in equal measure.

Bride with hair spray getting ready

Father of the bride looking at bride getting ready

Bride with family whilst getting ready for Lewes Town Hall wedding

Father of the groom walking through Lewes

Father for the groom reflected in shop windows

Fixing buttonhole for the Groom

Groom smiling sitting outside pub

Groom emerging from the Lewes arms before Lewes Town Hall wedding

Wedding guests arriving at Lewes Town Hall

Bridesmaid and father of the bride at Lewes Town Hall

Groom waving before Lewes Town Hall wedding ceremony

Bride and father ascending stairs for Lewes Town Hall wedding

Bride walking into Lewes Town Hall wedding ceremony

Town Hall wedding ceremony

Lewes Town Hall wedding ceremony

Groom kissing bride at Lewes Town Hall

Bride and groom with register at Lewes Town Hall

Bride and Groom walking through Lewes

Wedding party reflected in shop window

Bride and father in law walking through Lewes

Groom walking into pub

Wedding guests walking down Lewes cobbled street

Bride and Groom walking down cobbled street in Lewes

Couple and confetti in Lewes

Bride and Groom walking through flowers

Seating plan at the Star Waldron

Wedding reception at the Star Inn Waldron

Groom giving the V sign

Groom speech from behind bride

Groom speech

Best man speech from behind couple

Father of the bride speech

Groom holding two drinks