Diana and Jimmy had the most beautiful day for their intimate wedding at Highley Manor in Sussex in mid June.

An International Wedding

I’d met them both via Zoom as they were living in the US. They had already gone through their legal ceremony in the US itself but were planning another celebration in the UK for Diana’s family.  Although Jimmys parents couldn’t make the trip he was supported by his two sisters and his friends on his big day.

Documentary Wedding Photography

The couple were keen for me to focus as much on their guests and the love and laughter shared on the day as they were for me to capture the two of them, which is perfect as that’s exactly how I like to work!

They chose a wine theme for their day with bottles and grapes for their table centres and a beautiful sage green for their chair sashes.  Their cake was surrounded by corks which they’d be collecting for some time and topped with a novelty cork bride and groom.

A Beautiful Summer Wedding

Both Diana and Jimmy were getting ready at Highley Manor, Diana in the bridal getting ready room and Jimmy in the Bridal Suite.

Diana looked like a princess from a fairy-tale in her gorgeous full skirted dress arriving at the ceremony in the outdoor pavilion to her groom and 43 guests.  The Pavilion is a gorgeous spot for a ceremony which perfectly overlooks the view from Highley Manor.

After group photos, the couple headed inside so that Diana could don her shades and throw her bouquet from the Bridal Suite balcony.  After this we headed into the grounds for a few minutes of quiet time and some couple photos.  It was so lovely to find the last of the rhododendron flowers to add some lovely colour to their photos.

Speeches were fun and the guests relaxed before the evening celebrations started.

Before leaving I took some shots of the couple in the low light in the Pavilion. The Pavilion makes for an interesting feature in the backdrop of the natural trees and vista.

I loved spending the day with Diana and Jimmy, it was a wonderful, relaxed and joyful wedding day.


The Suppliers

Venue – Highley Manor

Florist – Son Flowers Warlingham

Make Up Artist – Ellie Murphy

Pianist – Mark Reeves

Cake Maker – Gorgeous Gems Bakery