Southdowns Manor wedding venue is nestled away on a country lane in the heart of the Southdowns National park. It isn't a lane many people drive down but a handful of locals. While this might make it a little tricky to find it also means the beauty and peace of the Great British countryside surrounds you on your wedding day.
This blog comes with a message to Lauren and Graham, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! It was on this very weekend in January 2017 that they were married at Southdowns Manor for their winter wedding. Enjoy these memories of your amazing wedding day :)
Both bride and groom prepared in the guest rooms as they had exclusive use of the venue for their wedding day. There is plenty of space for this and it also saved them travelling out into the cold on their wedding day since the ceremony was also in the venue. Having said that, they had a beautiful clear and crisp winters day for their January wedding. This gave an opportunity for a walk in the grounds as a quick escape in the winter sun together as newly weds. Back indoors to the warmth for the wedding breakfast, the speeches and of course the first dance. The whole day was perfect.
Happy 1st Anniversary Lauren and Graham!
Lauren and Graham left me a lovely testimonial too:
"One of the hardest things people/magazines tell you about organising your wedding is picking a photographer. To me the photos are one of the most important parts in a wedding as after all the excitement and nerves of the Big day have gone it’s only the memories left and with the guidance of photos you can remember things that you may not have seen the first time round, or even get a sneak peek into the parts you weren’t involved in, like the groom getting ready.
My [now] husband and I spent several hours researching local photographers to our venue and went and met with the top 3. From the offset Adam was a friendly and approachable guy, we had our first meeting in a wonderful café and in this chilled and relaxed setting we were able to get to know Adam and look through some his work. We fell in love with his work straight away, and instantly knew he was the photographer we wanted to capture our special day, and it was from there on our relationship grew.
Adam grasped quickly the alternative approach we wanted to capture our special day and this was obvious in our engagement shoot. Adam remained in constant contact with us throughout our planning, we unfortunately had our own medical hiccups along the way to which Adam helped support us in every way and even sent us flowers which was a wonderful thoughtful touch.
For our engagement shoot we chose Eastbourne Beach and even though it was cold and raining Adam continued to capture our adventurous personalities and produced some brilliant pictures, even capturing our little warm up of hot chips on the pier.
When it came to our wedding day, Adam arrived early and began capturing our special day. Looking over the photos, Adam captured every little detail and more. Being a bag of nerves on the day Adam even helped me to remain calm and focused on the day, along with supporting the groom and ensuring that only one ‘dutch courage’ drink was consumed.
The final photos were more than what we could have hoped for and looking through them with family members they provided us with lots of laughs and fabulous memories, even resulting in a ‘caption that moment’ for each photo.
Sainte Croix photography was the perfect choice for us and we would highly recommend Adam to anyone planning their upcoming wedding".
Moments that are Elegantly beautiful, Naturally you.
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