Fiona & Andy’s Cowdray House Wedding – Spring Flowers and Ceilidh Dancing
West Sussex Wedding Photography
When I first visited the Cowdray estate for Fiona and Andy’s pre-wedding photoshoot I instantly understood why they love the area so much. They see it as an escape from London life. With its gardens, woodlands, ruins, café, farms and farm shop and of course the main house is a perfect place for a little calm. The pre-wedding shoot took place in winter, and everywhere looked beautiful despite being shrouded in fog.
I couldn’t wait to return in spring for the wedding and to see how the change of seasons had transformed the grounds. There were bursts of colour all around with bushes of vibrant yellow flowers, early flowering heathers and daffodils. The weather was unusually mild for March so we were able to have all the formal portraits outdoors and explore the gardens again for Fiona and Andy’s wedding portraits.
The day started with a small and intimate civil ceremony attended only by the couple’s family and closest friends. After, it was time for Fiona to get ready for the main celebrations, starting in the afternoon with a humanist ceremony for all the guests to attend. Food and wine played a very important part of Fiona and Andy’s wedding. They had chosen Caper and Berry to serve seven delicious courses (and I can confirm that each tasted amazing!) Each course paired with wine from their personal collection. Buck Hall is an incredibly special space and perfect for the celebrations. It’s an extremely grand hall which manages to feel warm and cosy at the same time.
There was a lively end to the wedding day with evening entertainment provided by a Ceilidh band. It was great to see everyone on their feet and spinning around the dance-floor.
A special thanks to Soven who was my second shooter for the day.
The amazing Cowdray House suppliers
Wedding Venue – Cowdray House / West Sussex / Country House