Today I am excited to share this pretty Sussex Wedding with beautiful personal touches & pink details.
Beckie and Dan were married last August with a gorgeous reception at Goodsoal surrounded by friends and family.
Images were captured by Nick Parker of Parkershots.
Nick Parker is a fine art wedding & portrait photographer who works from his base in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, to clients nationally and internationally.
He says of his work…
“I love photography & I’m a real sucker for love, so it’s no wonder I ended up being a wedding photographer.”
“I love being a part of couple’s special days, and put my heart and soul into photographing every wedding.”
“My style is a mix of fine art portraiture and documentary style cover of the day – meaning, I like to capture as much of what happens, when it happens, but also like to create incredible portraits with a little bit of styling.”
“I first met Dan at a local networking event many years ago and instantly got on with him.
“I then met Beckie at a local charity event when she came along with Dan.”
“They’re such a lovely couple, and more I got to know them, the more I liked them both, so I was thrilled when they asked me to be their photographer.”
“Before the big day, they’d booked an engagement portrait session and chosen Scotney Castle for their location.”
“This was one of their ‘dream’ wedding locations so I knew it meant a lot to them.”
“Goodsoal is a relatively new wedding venue, purpose built with stunning features, and surrounded by open fields and the sight of rolling hills to the north.”
“It’s such a beautiful location with lots of areas for great photos so we had a lot of fun walking around, chatting about their wedding plans, and taking portraits to prepare for the Big Day.”
“The day itself was a perfect summer day.”
“I remember Beckie being incredibly calm before the ceremony and she looked stunning from beginning to end.”
“Beckie and Dan did a beautiful job with decorating the venue with lots of intricate details and personal touches in the wedding breakfast room.”
“These included an engagement gift cake knife, printed quotes around the tables, lots of flowers, and a naked wedding cake sat on tree stump stand surrounded by vintage tea cups with petals in, it looked beautiful.”
“In the grounds was an open marque with garden games and a collection of photos of them, and their nearest and dearest celebrating together.”
“It’s hard to get across what a nice guy Dan is, but one example is how often he would check if I needed anything to eat or drink during the day.”
“He’s an incredibly thoughtful guy and it was no surprise to hear so many words of praise, love, and friendship for him during the speeches.”
I hand over to stunning Bride Beckie…
How did you meet?
“We met at a New Year’s Eve party through a mutual friend.”
When did you get engaged?
“We got engaged on 27th May 2014 in Bath.”
“Bath is a special place to us because Dan surprised me with a weekend away on our first Valentine’s.”
“I love Jane Austen so Dan did some research into places that inspired her and proposed off Lover’s Lane in a secluded Georgian styled walled garden.”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“I took the lead and kept a wedding journal to ensure everything ran smoothly.”
“We had a budget and kept a spreadsheet to ensure we kept to our budget.”
“We involved our parents and they helped sort different aspects of the wedding.”
“Pinterest became my new best friend. I found so many ideas for little touches.
“We knew we wanted to get married at my family church and fell in love with our wedding venue as soon as we saw it.”
“We also wanted to keep our suppliers local to help their trade, feel part of the community and convenience when sorting final details.”
“We wanted to involve people who are no longer with us so we used my Dad’s parents teacups to turn them into candles and I carried my Nanna’s ( Mum’s Mum’s) locket with her photo in on my bouquet.”
“We used money from Dan’s Gran to buy our wedding rings so that we have that memory of her with us forever.”
When did you get married?
“We got married on Saturday the 1st August 2015.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“There isn’t one particular part that is our best bit as the whole day was perfect.”
“One of our favourite moments was walking back down the aisle as husband and wife.”
“We danced down the aisle to Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“When planning remember it is your day and don’t lose sight of the reason you’re getting married and the importance of that when trying to work through any issues that may arise.”
“On the day make sure you take some time for the two of you to enjoy yourselves and reflect on what you have shared.”
Thank you so much to Nick for sharing this exquisite Sussex Wedding.
Love the gorgeous floristry and birdcage centrepieces to the ivy adorned tableplan.
The naked cake is glorious and an absolute showstopper, and the photo wall in the marquee is simple but so very effective.
Photographer – Nick Parker – Parkershots
Cereemony Venue – Burwash Church
Reception Venue – Goodsoal Oast – Burwash Common
Catering – Circa Events
Floristry – The Flower House Studio
Wedding Dress – Go Bridal – Tunbrdge Wells
Hairstyling – Anna – The Clockhouse – Sedlescombe
Make Up – Jo Minihane – Spa-la-maison