MADDY & JAMIE – LEWES TOWN HALL & THE STAR INN WALDRON
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.