Wedding season is upon us and what better way to start it off than with a beautiful wedding story.
We’re very fortunate that Firle Place recommends us to couples planning weddings there, this means we get to work at the wonderful Firle Estate often and it always plays host to incredible days for amazing people, here is the story of two such people.
Katie and Charles’s wedding at Firle Place was nothing short of magical. From the church ceremony to the evening explorations, everything was just perfect.
St. Peter’s Church in Firle was the setting for their church ceremony, which was performed by the inimitable Rev. Pete. The church was decorated with beautiful flowers and the soft glow of candlelight, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. As the couple exchanged their vows, it was clear to see the love and devotion they have for each other.
After the ceremony, the couple and their guests moved on to The Firle Place Georgian Riding School for the reception. The sun was shining and the weather was lovely, which was a perfect backdrop for their special day. The Riding School was decorated beautifully with elegant flowers and soft lighting, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for the couple and their guests.
I’m a big believer that it’s the people that make a wedding, it’s not always about the venue, the weather or the details. Ok, so it also helped the visual side of things that they had a beautiful venue in Firle Place, beautiful weather, beautiful details and an all-star team of suppliers. But at the end of the day, people make the wedding – my role is all about capturing those human moments, the little laughs, the looks and the feelings – and this day had that by the shed load.
Katie and Charles brought together a great group of people at Firle – all of whom were all ready for a great time. A bunch that welcomed me into the fold immediately and didn’t hold back in expressing their love for Katie and Charles from beginning to end, the kind of crowd that makes it tough to leave at the end of the day for fear of missing another wonderful moment – so much so I think I may have stayed way later than originally planned!
Katie and Charles, your story was beautiful and I’m proud to have told it for you. Thank you for trusting me in the evening with the mini-hike across a sheep-poop covered field, you are stars. The stunning location, perfect weather, and unforgettable moments made it a day that they and their guests will cherish forever. We wish them all the love and happiness in the world and hope that their future together is just as beautiful as their wedding day.
As the evening approached, Katie and Charles decided to go explore the grounds of Firle Place. The sun was beginning to set and the sky was a beautiful shade of orange and pink. They strolled through the fields and came across a herd of sheep, which were grazing peacefully in the evening light. It’s important to take in moments like this on a wedding day,
With the sun setting in the background and the beautiful gardens as a backdrop, it was the perfect setting for capturing memories that will last a lifetime.
The reception was a night to remember. The couple danced the night away with their friends and family, and the atmosphere was filled with laughter and joy. The food was delicious and the drinks flowed freely, making it a truly unforgettable evening.
As the night drew to a close, Katie and Charles left the reception arm in arm, ready to start their new lives together. Their fairytale wedding at Firle Place will be a day they will never forget. The love and happiness they share was palpable and it was a privilege to be a part of their special day.
The Firle Estate Wedding
Firle Place is a manor house located in Firle, Sussex, UK. It’s a popular spot for weddings. It’s been owned by the Gage family since the 15th century and the manor house was first built in the late 15th century by Sir John Gage. The outside of the building is Georgian-style and made of Caen Stone, giving it a French Chateau feel, while the inside is Tudor-style with a central courtyard. The house has a collection of paintings, porcelain, and furniture and has been used as a location for TV shows and movies, including “Jonathan Creek” and “Emma.” During World War I and II, it was used to house students and Canadian soldiers. The house is open to the public during the summer and is also used as a film location.
The Gage family has a rich history, with Sir John Gage serving King Henry VIII as Vice-Chamberlain and participating in the dissolution of monasteries in Sussex. The 7th Baronet, Sir William Gage, was into cricket and it’s believed that the beginnings of Firle Cricket Club started with him. Another notable Gage was General Thomas Gage, who was in charge of British forces in North America during the American War of Independence. Today, the current Viscount Gage, Henry Nicholas Gage, lives at Firle with his wife.
Firle Place Weddings
Firle Place is a private estate and historic house located in the South Downs National Park. It’s a beautiful location for weddings and a spot we’ve been fortunate to work at often. With tons of different options depending on the size and style of the event – it really is one of the finest Sussex Wedding Venues. You can choose from the Georgian Riding School and Croquet Lawns, the majestic listed building, or one of the unique marquee sites. The main house is now available for civil ceremonies and events too.
St Peters Church Firle
St Peter’s Church in Firle Village is a fabulous option for weddings at Firle Place, just a short walk from the house and the riding school and with one of the most characterful vicars you’ll encounter – it’s a hugely popular option to tie the knot.
Country House Wedding Venues
Planning a wedding at a country house can be a dream come true for many couples. The grand estates and stunning countryside offer a romantic and intimate setting for a wedding, surrounded by nature and history. With plenty of space to spread out and celebrate, a country house wedding can be a truly unforgettable experience. The elegant, historic buildings can provide an impressive backdrop for the ceremony and reception, while the surrounding grounds provide endless opportunities for outdoor activities, such as outdoor games and photographs. Plus, the freedom to customize the event to your heart’s desire means that the wedding can be tailored to perfectly suit the couple’s personalities and tastes. With the help of an experienced and creative team, a country house wedding can be a beautiful and unforgettable celebration of love.
Firle Place Wedding Videographer
We are a wedding photography and video team and when booked together our services complement each other perfectly, with Simon as Wedding Photographer and Heather as Videographer. As you’d expect we both work seamlessly together, giving each other the space we both need to get the very best coverage but without getting in each others way (a common bug-bear of independent wedding photographers and videographers who have been hired separately).
Our dual photo video packages save you the hassle of having to hunt around for and liaise with a separate wedding photographer and videographer, with the added benefit that our styles compliment each other perfectly, with a similar look and feel.
We’re delighted to have been a part of many Firle Weddings and we’d love to be a part of more.
Planning a Firle Place Wedding?
If you’re planning a Firle Place Wedding and are looking for a wedding photographer – We’d love to hear from you, as Firle Place’s preferred and recommended Wedding Photographer and Videographer, we love being a part of weddings there.