A few weeks ago, I photographed the wedding of the wonderful Carrie & Ben – an American & a Englishman, who met in Israel & got married in Brighton! One of the most globetrotting couples I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing.
Carrie and Ben have had several weddings around the world, & had me along to photograph this one, which I believe was their third one!! It was a beautiful Jewish ceremony at one of my favourite local venues, Stanmer House.
I love a Stanmer House Wedding, not least because its about 5 minutes from my house, but also because its just such a stunning venue surrounded by some of my favourite parkland & woodland, when I’m not there for weddings, I can usually be found wandering the woods with my dogs!
Carrie and Ben had a Jewish ceremony performed by a Rabbi. Jewish ceremonies are wonderful to photograph – I’ve had the pleasure of documenting a few over my career – from the blessings before hand to the Ketubah ceremony, to the wedding ceremony under the Chuppah – which is held up by the bride and grooms closest relatives – everything is just perfectly put together and wonderful to witness – It’s also been my experience that Jewish weddings have some of the most lively dancing in the evening!
Ben is the barman at Stanmer House, so I guess it was only natural to want to celebrate there, and to share the joy with their family, friends & colleagues – including a wonderfully heartfelt moment where they ran through to the kitchen to toast & share champagne with all Ben’s colleagues, who had been behind the scenes for the majority of the day.
Carrie made an incredibly elegant bride, and her attention to the small things was apparent through the day and the small personal touches she had put together for her family and friends – she had a wonderful plan for her big day and wanted to ensure everyone was looked after and had an amazing time.
The weather was interesting to say the least – it started with thunderstorms, torrential rain – and then suddenly beautiful sunshine – just in time for an afternoon in Stanmer House’s beautiful garden!
Congratulations Carrie & Ben!
The suppliers that helped make their day special:
Stanmer House Wedding Prices
We get alot of emails from people asking us about how much it costs to get married at Stanmer House, I’m not able to offer exact details on pricing, You’re probably best contacting them directly to enquire pricing and availability. But what I can say, is – it’s a cracking venue & I’m always delighted for every enquiry I get to return there!
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