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Lydia & Chris | An elegant autumn wedding at Buxted Park Hotel with a Day of the Dead twist!

Way back in 2017 I had the opportunity to assist the lovely Emma at Epic Love Story at this wonderful wedding held at Buxted Park Hotel nr Uckfield in East Sussex. I love working with other photographers and I’d admired Emma’s work for ages so it was great fun to work alongside her for the day :)

Lydia and Chris had planned an elegant wedding day complete with red roses and champagne set against the stunning architecture of Buxted Park. The day wasn’t all about elegance though as they planned an epic surprise for their guests in the evening. During their first dance an Elvis impersonator walked into the ballroom singing - the guests had assumed they were listening to a recording but it was a live performance!

After Elvis had finished his set the couple and their guests were joined by a Day of the Dead dancing group who appeared amongst their guests impersonating them and being very cheeky! The dancers then led the guests down to an awesome Day of the Dead themed party in the beautiful Orangery.

I loved this wedding because it shows that couples can choose to include some wedding traditions but ultimately there are no rule books for weddings - you CAN have an elegant wedding ceremony followed by Elvis and a fun Day of the Dead party, you CAN get married in a beautiful place and add your own style to your day - you can do what you want :)

Buxted Park is a beautiful venue, a little more formal than my couples normally choose but I think this serves as a great example of the fun you can still have in a traditional wedding venue!

Are you planning a wedding that’s a little different and looking for a photographer? Get in touch, I love talking weddings :)

Buxted House Hotel Day of the Dead wedding dark autumn day
Buxted House Day of the Dead autumn wedding Groomsmen helps Groom put on rose buttonhole
Buxted House Day of the Dead wedding Groom and Groomsmen putting on rose buttonholes
Buxted House Day of the Dead wedding Groom and groomsmen in hotel bar with wedding guests before ceremony
Buxted House Day of the Dead wedding Groom waits for bride in ceremony room
Buxted House Hotel Autumn wedding bride and groom getting married
Buxted House Hotel Autumn wedding ceremony bride and groom laughing in ceremony room
Buxted House Hotel wedding parents of the bride and parents of the groom watch ceremony
Buxted House Hotel wedding bride and groom exchange vows
Colourful eco friendly confetti
Buxted House Hotel bride and groom walking through confetti outside
Buxted House Hotel eco friendly confetti
Buxted House Hotel wedding confetti on the ground outside
Buxted House Hotel wedding guests eating canapés outside
Buxted House Hotel wedding guests talking outside and drinking champagne
Buxted House Hotel wedding guests drinking champagne
Buxted House Hotel wedding canapés
Buxted House Hotel autumn wedding bride and groom walking along with groomsmen
Buxted House Hotel wedding best man holding bride's bouquet and champagne
Buxted House Hotel autumn wedding bride and groom portrait
Buxted House Hotel Autumn wedding bride and groom kissing outside
Buxted House Hotel autumn wedding
Buxted House Hotel autumn wedding guests walking through the gardens
Buxted House Hotel wedding first dance
Buxted House Hotel autumn wedding first dance with Elvis impersonator
Buxted House Hotel wedding guests dancing
Buxted House Hotel wedding Elvis singing for wedding guests
Buxted House Hotel Groom and groomsman singing along to Elvis
Buxted House Hotel Elvis impersonator entertaining wedding guests
Buxted House Hotel wedding guests dancing
Day of the dead dancers at wedding
Buxted House Hotel Day of the Dead wedding guests dancing
Buxted House Hotel Day of the Dead wedding Halloween