This wedding was so much fun! A scorching Hot day, a handful of friends and whole lot of culture!
Although we haven’t stayed in close contact, I’ve actually know Luke since Secondary School! We would regularly pass the time in Geography classes with our own version of the ‘Music Intros Game’ from Never Mind The Buzzcocks… Needless to say, our knowledge of classic rock and obscure pop punk was impeccable!
Skip forward about 15 years and I end up here… Being asked to shoot Luke & Egle’s big day! It was a perfect day in Sunny Sussex with beautiful sunshine at a beautiful venue.
Southdowns Manor (www.southdownsmanor.co.uk) is located in the heart of the south downs and provided some stunning photo opportunities.
I began the day capturing Egle and her closest friends getting ready, watching Luke’s best man deliver a super snazzy gift on Egle’s behalf and snapping away as their smiley guests arrived. We moved outside in to the beaming sunshine to watch the happy couple tie the knot, before raising a glass of bubbly on the lawn!
After some typically British games on the lawn and a few family shots, we moved indoors to the immaculately dressed reception room where Luke & Egle were greeted by Egle’s parents with some Lithuanian traditions. The wine was poured, the food was served and before long we arrived at the speeches. The first English translated speech I’ve experienced came from the Father of the bride, and he didn’t fail to hit all the right spots. (It’s bizarre how even if in Lithuanian, I could still sense the punch lines!) This was followed up by the groom and two semi-restrained best friends, before it really kicked off with the craziest game of ‘Mr & Mrs’.
As the sun set over the South Downs, I was fortunate enough to capture the newly weds in that beautiful golden light that us photographers adore, watch a sentimental Lithuanian tradition take place once again, and catch the cake being cut, before ending the evening with some beer-pong antics and plenty of shapes being thrown!
Here are a few of my favorite images from this spectacular day!