Alice and Greg’s Cowdray House Wedding, just before Christmas was the most magical day!
Planning an afternoon ceremony in late December, Alice knew from the start it would likely be cold and dark (and as it turned out, wet!) meaning the majority of their day would be inside – something that we’re very used to working with, given the wonderfully unpredictable weather!
But she couldn’t have chosen a grander location in Cowdray House, and she certainly couldn’t have picked a more fitting place for a Christmas wedding. It’s true that Cowdray House weddings work whatever the weather.
The Cowdray estate and Buck hall the room they used for their reception, looked perfect – including the biggest Christmas tree we have ever seen! We were also briefed to get lots of lovely photos of the fireplaces roaring away in the library – something that we naturally would have done, more so given the coldness of the day, any excuse to go near a lovely warm fire!
Alice got ready with her bridesmaids at the family home in Hampshire, and as she grew up in the house it was only right that we captured lots of details showing the history – like the lovely little detail on her childhood bedroom door!
Cowdray House Wedding Photography
We work at lots of different wedding venues, all across Sussex and the UK. A Cowdray House wedding is always a grand affair, and this was no exception! Cowdray is the stuff of Wedding Photographers dreams.
Cowdray House is an exquisite wedding venue in the heart of the country that offers a stunning backdrop for wedding ceremonies and photography alike. As a photographer, I am always impressed by the beauty of the property and the country setting. There are plenty of outdoor areas to take stunning wedding photos, from the rolling hills to the enchanting gardens. But the inside of the house is equally stunning, with its elegant decor and historic charm. Cowdray House is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the country, and it’s no surprise why. For couples looking for the perfect country wedding, Cowdray House is one of the most beautiful and picturesque venues available
Alice and Greg’s ceremony took place at the beautiful St Thomas A Becket Church in Havant, a church we’re pretty familiar with, having provided the wedding photography for the wonderful Liv & Neil’s wedding there a couple of years back. It’s a beautiful little church just a stone’s throw from Alice’s family home, and as it’s been the family church for many years, made for the perfect location to tie the knot surrounded by family and friends – it’s also a stunning backdrop for wedding photography.
Cowdray Estate Wedding Photographer
After their wonderful and emotional ceremony, we headed out into the rain and onwards to Cowdray House. Because of the time of year, it was getting dark as they arrived at Cowdray, so we had discussed a plan to do their couple portraits and the majority of their wedding photography inside the house, with the great hall and various other locations in mind – some great options for sure.
But as if by magic, when they arrived – the rain stopped, and the sun popped out! It was only daylight for a quarter of an hour, but that gave us all the opportunity we need to create some magical portraits and get a little of the glorious Cowdray Estate into their wedding photography.
Honestly some of the loveliest winter light I’ve had the pleasure for using in my photography career.
After the light had faded, we returned to warmth of Cowdray House, where they spent the night enjoying wonderful food and hilarious speeches in the buck hall, before dancing, laughing and enjoying what can only be described as fishbowls of gin late into the night – top work!
Not only did we photograph this lovely Cowdray House Wedding, but we filmed it too – check out the video over on our films page.
The team that brought this Cowdray House wedding together:
A dream team of people came together for this wedding –
Venue: Cowdray House
Wedding Photography: Fazackarley
Wedding Videography: Fazackarley
Caterer: Caper & Berry
Cake: Wiggle Cake
Dress: Suzanne Neville
Hair & Makeup: Elle Au Naturel
Band: Vivid Band
West Sussex Weddings Photography & Videography:
We document your wedding day as it happens by blending in with your family and friends – even during the more formal photos we keep things relaxed, light and fun.
We’re not here to make you stand in a line for hours upon end saying cheese until your face hurts. We want you to have a great time and we want to get you fantastic photographs of it.
Cowdray House Wedding Videographer
As well as being wedding photographers, we’re also wedding videographers and have a similar documentary approach to our films. By filming a wedding from the approach of a wedding photographer you get a beautiful intimate story, that captures your wedding as it happens and gives you a gorgeous film to look back on and treasure for a lifetime.
Planning a Cowdray Wedding?
If you’re looking for a Cowdray House Wedding Photographer, we would love to hear from you!
If you’re looking for a photographer to capture your special day, do get in touch. I work with a strictly limited number of couples each year to ensure each gets my undivided attention and energy.