James Richard Photography

Ashdown Park Hotel Wedding – Liv & Aidan

“Well where do I start?! We did an engagement shoot with James a year before our wedding (best decision ever). James was patient, kind and calm throughout and made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. It was great to have a rehearsal before the big day. Fast forward to our wedding day and James charmed the masses with all of our family and friends absolutely loving his relaxed and friendly charm. James captured so many precious moments, many of these outside of the traditional posed shots. We absolutely love our wedding and engagement photos and couldn’t have imagined anyone else being our photographer. Thank you!”- Liv & Aidan


Oh Liv and Aidan- What can I say other than Thank You for an epic day?! I loved everything that these two had planned for their Ashdown Park Hotel Wedding, with it’s elegance, family feel and the fun we all had. I’ve never quite been to a wedding like it!

Turning up at Liv’s chosen country cottage where she was getting ready in the morning, I knew I was in for a treat. Liv had surrounded herself with her family, her bridesmaids, her Mother-in-Law to be and it all just worked. The moment when her parents saw her in her dress for the first time- priceless. And what a dress it was, just look at the detail!

An Ashdown Park Hotel Wedding

Once we moved onto their stunning Ashdown Park Hotel Wedding, the day swept us all away with it’s joyful celebration. The ceremony was set up in the grounds which, I’ll be honest, is what most would hope for from an Ashdown Park Hotel Wedding! With a backdrop that beautiful, Liv and Aidan could just let the venue speak for itself. The ceremony itself was beautiful and moving, with a live music duo, a red carpet and all of the emotions to match.

Once we were off for the couple portraits, I could have stayed there all day! We did these within the grounds, as well as on the downs nearby. Something just captured my attention here- to have this vast expanse of nature before me with a stunning couple right in the middle. Liv and Aidan did brilliantly as well and allowed me to take the most natural photographs. I was in my element!

Onto a perfectly planned Ashdown Park Hotel wedding reception in their stunning converted chapel. This venue is so beautiful, with it’s floor to ceiling stained glass windows and lighting for every mood, all of the guests were instantly blown away. Liv and Aidan had planned something amazing for their guests, with not even their wedding party having prior knowledge! What started as the chefs ‘last day’ announcement and a pretend drunken waiter serenading us all, turned out to be a professional dinner time performance of the highest standard! Before long, every single guest was on their feet in an enormous conga line- I’ve never seen so many people look so shocked and overjoyed all at once!

By the time the party officially began in the evening, all of the guests were beyond ready to get onto the dance floor. An awesome night of partying followed. Everyone just wanted to celebrate this amazing couple that they loved so much! All in all, what an incredible wedding for some incredible people!

Supplier Shout Out:
Venue – Ashdown Park Hotel
Dress – Wedding World, Kent
Flowers – Zara Flora
DJ – South Coast Sounds
Singing Waiters – Encore Entertainment
Videographer – Handcraft Pictures

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