Vicky & Will’s Sussex wedding was a beautiful, bright quintessentially English country wedding. They married on a beautiful summer day in June 2014 in the church next to Vicky’s parents’ cottage with a marquee reception in the garden. Their lovely day was captured by Neil Walker Photography.
I got on really well with Vicky & Will from our first meeting, helped by the fact that we met in a pub in Waterloo – they were clear they wanted great wedding photography and I knew very quickly I really wanted to shoot their wedding.
Please tell us a little bit about the day and how it went
Vicky got ready at home, in the midst of the reception preparations, but was cool and calm throughout. Even when her dad surprised her with a cart to pull her to church! It’s a Sussex tradition – the bride is pulled there by her father and away by her new husband. Not something I had seen before as a Sussex wedding photographer!
Will met up with family and friends at a local pub, then he and his groomsmen walked through the beautiful countryside up to the village church. It was packed with friends and family who witnessed a touching and emotional ceremony. Followed by confetti, and Will lifting his new bride over the lychgate, Another Sussex tradition.
After I had taken some beautiful natural shots of the two of them together, Vicky & Will joined their guest for the reception. It was great fun and an afternoon and evening filled with so much laughter and love.
Tell us a little bit about yourself
I shoot weddings mainly in Sussex and the South East, but am happy to shoot throughout the UK and abroad. I’ve been a photographer since I was 20 starting out doing advertising and corporate photography and moving to weddings 9 years ago, a decision I’m so glad I made.
How would you describe your photography style?
Relaxed, documentary style, working in the background to capture the day.
What did you love about the day?
It was an idyllic setting and there was so much love, laughter and sunshine it was a real joy to be their wedding photographer. So much thought and effort had gone into the details and the planning, so on the day it all looked perfect and had a really happy and relaxed atmosphere which everyone picked up on – especially me. I think this really comes across in the photographs.
What advice would you give to couples planning their wedding day?
Choose a wedding photographer whose style is right for you, and don’t scrimp on good quality photography – your wedding pictures are going to last a lifetime and when you look at them it’s so important they bring back the emotion and love the two of you felt that day, as well as great memories of amazing times spent with family and friends. Great photography will do this.
A Quote from the couple:
‘Neil was both professional and really personable. He was great fun and relaxed, and just did the job quietly and efficiently in the background apart from when he needed to take charge.
We couldn’t believe how much the pictures reflected the mood and atmosphere of the day and how much fun we were all having – the perfect recount’
‘The photography, food and drink were really important to us so we made sure that we finalised these things first and didn’t cut costs as we wanted to ensure good quality. You don’t need to spend too much on the all the tiny details – it’s amazing how many hidden talents you’ll find amongst family and friends and everyone was so willing and keen to help’ – Vicky
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