NATALIE & ANDY – RYE TOWN HALL & THE MERMAID INN

Posted on March 19, 2016

Natural bridal portrait

Natalie and Andy were married at Rye Town Hall and held their reception at the Mermaid Inn…

They got in touch over a year ago and we met to talk through their plans – combining the Mermaid Inn with the town hall as venues is something of a tradition in Rye and makes perfect since as its a very short walk between the two. Natalie and Andy wanted their day to be free flowing and natural which exactly how I love to work.

On the day, I caught up with Andy at the town hall first and swapped a few stories with Rex, the Town Crier of over 15 years. I then spent a bit of time with Natalie at the Mermaid before walking with her to the town hall, she held back and I scooted on ahead to make sure she didn’t run into Andy ahead of time.

The ceremony was very emotional with Andy’s daughters helping each other through an extremely heartfelt reading and the room layout gave me the opportunity to move around easily. Drinks on arrival at the Mermaid included the traditional scotch for Rex which started the evening celebrations nicely!

Bride ready at Mermaid Inn before Rye Town Hall wedding

Bride walking through on cobbled street to Rye Town hall wedding

Guests being silly at Rye Town Hall wedding

Groom waiting for bride at Rye Town Hall wedding

Bride entering room at Rye Town Hall wedding

Emotional reading at Rye Town Hall wedding

Bride holding grooms hand at Rye Town Hall wedding

Bride and groom during Rye Town Hall wedding

Bride and Groom kiss at Rye Town Hall wedding

Guests at Rye Town Hall wedding

Bride and groom just married at Rye town hall wedding

Bride smiling after Rye Town Hall wedding

Wedding party walking to Mermaid Inn after Rye Town Hall wedding

Newleyweds walking through Rye

Table layout at Mermaid Inn wedding reception

Groom speech

Cutting the cake at the Mermaid Inn Rye

Father hugging groom

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