Ashdown Park Hotel wedding
There is always something quite magical about Ashdown Forest and the Ashdown Park Hotel…and once again that special feeling was present for the ultra-stylish wedding of Siobhan & Chris. The Ashdown Forest inspired children’s author A A Milne to create the Winnie The Pooh stories and it never fails to bring out the artistic creativity in me. A beautiful venue and a beautiful couple…what more could a photographer ask for ? 🙂
Ashdown Park Hotel is an elegant neo-Gothic, Grade II listed mansion house with extensive gardens and parkland. It’s extremely luxurious and it’s easy to see why Siobhan and Chris selected the venue for their day. From a photographer’s perspective the venue, the converted chapel with its vaulted ceilings, and landscaped grounds, provides endless opportunities for nuptial and couple pictures.
I was pleased with the variety but if I had to select a favourite spot, I enjoyed the shots by the lake and also behind the chapel. The spray from the fountain added another dimension to the pictures. As soon as I zoomed in on the couple in front of the fountain, I knew I would have my feature image. The newlyweds were relaxed and really enjoyed their day together. It made the leading image so natural and so full of love. I sincerely hope they enjoy that particular photo. Weddings at Ashdown Park Hotels are just stunning!
My favourite wedding photos of the day
I am glad Siobhan and Chris opted to host their ceremony at the Summer House, which is set in a quiet part of the lawn, overlooking the lake. The photos taken here are more informal and relaxed but no less romantic. Just check out their first kiss!
The reception was within the converted chapel. The vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows fills the interior with shimmering rainbow shades of light. It provides a magical and inspirational setting and I have to admit, I was well and truly in my element. Little wonder Henry Smart, one of the architects responsible for Chapel, was also a master photographer. He seemed to designed it with wedding photography in mind 🙂
As much as it was a delight to photograph, my final word has to go to the bride, groom and all their guests who were so friendly and made me feel so welcome on the day. An Ashdown Park Hotel wedding is always a pleasure to shoot but what I will remember most is the love, laughter and happiness that filled the rooms of the magnificent venue. I believe I captured those emotions in my pictures. A big thank you to Siobhan, Chris and all your friends and family. Thank you also for the kind words you sent me below…
“Hi Maria… just wanted to say a quick thank you for everything you did for our wedding. We had a great day and loved having you capture it all 🙂 We hope you enjoyed the day too… Kind regards, Siobhan & Chris”
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