Battle Abbey Wedding
When I first spoke to Charlotte and David about their wedding and they told me they were getting married at Battle Abbey I thought it sounded quite grand, but I really had no idea how truly beautiful a venue it was going to be! Then I went to have a look around a few months ahead of their wedding and I was just blown away. The beautiful ceremony room with the incredible and enormous painting of the Battle of Hastings at the back of the room, and plenty of natural light flooding in from the high windows. It looks just stunning in the photos. Then there is the wonderful Library where Charlotte and David had their wedding breakfast. And don’t even get me started about the ruins. I was so excited when I first saw them and knew that I could get some stunning couple portraits there that would be completely unique to that venue. I knew that this Battle Abbey wedding was going to be an absolute dream.
I always really like it when people have a theme for their weddings, and when I heard that Charlotte and David’s was going to be literary I was so excited. Being a bit of a book nerd myself, it certainly sounded right up my street! The fact that they were having their wedding breakfast in the Library, surrounded by walls and walls of books, certainly fit with the theme. They also included lovely details like books for their centrepieces, and a ‘Happily Ever After’ sign on the wall. Charlotte and David are both writers, and they actually write a blog together, so a literary theme really fit well with their personalities.
The wedding day
Charlotte and David’s wedding day was beautiful, emotional, happy and just wonderful. There was so much excitement in the morning while the girls were getting ready, and a beautiful moment when Charlotte’s dad saw her in her dress for the first time. There were tears, but they were definitely happy tears. The ceremony was wonderful, with lots of smiles and laughs throughout. Charlotte and David both looked so happy, and it was all rather romantic. The rest of the day passed in a bit of a whirlwind, but my favourite part was exploring the ruins for their couple portraits. The light was so dramatic and the surroundings so historical, ornate and unique. It meant that Charlotte and Daniel got something a little different for their portraits, which I think is a major plus for a Battle Abbey wedding.
If you are thinking of having your wedding at Battle Abbey, or at another site of historical significance, then I would definitely love to be involved. I’m a bit of a history geek, so a venue that has a story behind it really appeals to me. Get in touch with me via my contact page if you would like to discuss your Battle Abbey wedding!
Wedding Dress shop: Tying the Knot Bridal
Groom’s outfit: Cameron Ross
Bridesmaid dresses: Victoria Kay
Florist: La Collina Gardens
Cake – Candy Cake Creations
Band: Teenage Kicks
Make Up Artist: Natasha Valerie