Crystal & Shane’s wedding at Buxted Park was held on the hottest day of the year last year, but what an incredible wedding it was! When you put two talented singers together, you know you’re up for a good time! Both Crystal & Shane are professional singers and even sang together at their own wedding, but we’ll get to that in a bit!
Buxted Park wedding venue, located in East Sussex is full of character; it’s where Georgian styling meets modern comfort. I’ve been there a few times now, and it has to be one of my favourite venues! I love the large columns on the exterior of the building and as the sunset I thought I was in Italy!
Crystal did her own makeup in one of their large rooms. The light was great, which is super important for capturing nice images. She got ready with her bridesmaids and most beautiful flower girl! Shane was with his best man in a different room.
Their ceremony was held outdoors and celebrant Dave married them. They read their own vows which was super cute and no dry eyes in sight! They gave out their confetti and had it thrown as they walked back down the aisle.
We found the only spot that had shade and did their group shots. I always prefer capturing group shots in shade as I don’t want squinting eyes. Even on the sunniest and brightest days, I can always find the right spot for group photos.
My favourite part of a wedding has to be the couple photos. The best time do to this is as your guests start to make their way to sit for the wedding breakfast. Less eyes on you means you’ll be more yourselves in front of the camera as well as not having people in the background. I always do two sessions of couple portraits; one as your guests take their seats and the other at golden hour ( the hour before sunset).
Their wedding breakfast was held in the ballroom. High ceilings, chandeliers, it was the perfect room for their romantic setup. I especially loved their table signs (shown in the image below).
We were so lucky to get the most perfect sunset in time for their second portrait session. Look at that light!!!
As mentioned earlier Crystal & Shane are such great singers and have worked around the world; so as the best surprise for their guests they decided to sing together after their first dance. They sounded incredible! They also put together their own band!
It was SUCH a pleasure capturing their day! I wish you all the best Crystal & Shane! xx
February 9, 2023