Romantic Wedding Amongst the Extraordinary Ruins of Slaugham Place, East Sussex: Emily&Scott
With a drop of rain or two forecast for Emily and Scott’s wedding day, everyone was holding their breath and hoping for good weather, especially with the most stunning ruins to explore in the grounds of Slaugham Place in Sussex. And boy were we lucky – the heavens did open, just minutes after their party started with a pretty lively ceilidh.
We asked Emily&Scott to describe each other in three words.
Emily said; Scottish, stubborn and sexy
Scott said; stunning, cheeky, spirited!
“Scott took me to a remote beach on Holy Island (just off the coast of Northumberland) and proposed at sunset with the engagement ring and a bottle of champagne. A total surprise!”
Emily&Scott describe their wedding as an ”English country wedding meets Scottish shindig! Scottish kilts, thistles and ceilidh combined with English countryside, churches and blue country flowers.”
As the first wedding we photographed where all the groomsmen wore kilts, Martin had a lot of fun with the guys’ getting ready shots especially as only the groom and his brother were actually Scots! The rest of the groomsmen were completely game for donning the Scottish ceremonial dress, but needed a fair amount of direction – it did look pretty complicated!
Best bits: “First dance- Strip the Willow- it was really good fun having all your friends and family take part and share in your first dance. The fantastic weather which allowed everyone to enjoy the croquet and bowls outside, the beautiful grounds, moat and bridges and the delicious Pimms and canapés (by SuperEvent). It did however chuck in down at about 10 but by that time no one cared! Speeches with the loudhailer.”
Wedding Dress: ”I bought it from a wedding dress fair in Edgeware Road, London!”
Wedding Shoes: “Vivienne Westwood (although they were borrowed from a friend of mine who got married 4 months before- I demanded them at her wedding!)”
♥ We felt relaxed all day and hardly noticed we were having our photographs taken… “We loved your relaxed and contemporary style which really captures the essence of the day. The service was fantastic from the first meet in the pub in London to the final result- we felt relaxed all day and hardly noticed we were having our photographs taken (except in the couple shots which were so much fun!) And the photos are not only beautiful but they really capture all the different emotions of the day from the anticipation of the preparation right through to the fun of the ceilidh!”
“Enjoy the day- if you get the right photographers, the couple shots are a really good time to relax and enjoy spending some time with each other whilst also looking beautiful!”
Wedding venue: Church of the Good Shepherd, Brighton & Slaugham Place, West Sussex
Bridal hair & make up: Beauty Call, Brighton
Groom’s outfit: Cooper and McKenzie
Bridesmaid’s dresses, shoes &accessories: Alvina Valenta from Bridesmaids of London
Wedding rings: Blue Nile
Wedding flowers: Paula at Big Day Blooms, Brighton
Wedding décor: “Even if you are not artistic, it is amazing how good, simple handmade additions look. We made our own name tags, seating plan and table numbers. Done with friends over a few bottles of wine, it can be fun too!”
Wedding caterers: SuperEvent
Alternative wedding cake: The Cheese Shed (A cheese cake, as in a cake of cheese)!
Wedding entertainment: License to Ceilidh
Wedding car: Premier Carriage