Avisford Park Hotel Wedding At The Hilton
The Avisford Park Hotel wedding venue is perfect for a summer wedding. This civil ceremony at the Avisford Park Hotel was beautifully decorated with fairy lights, and I usually shot most of the ceremony from the back of the room in order to utilise the backdrop. This is one of my favourite shots, as the best man, Bart has just handed the ring to Lucy to place onto Marcin’s finger. I love moments like these!
After a wonderful ceremony, we lined the guests up for a confetti throw and they did not hold back, filling the sky with confetti for one of my favourite ever confetti shots!
The main garden path towards the swimming pool at the hotel is lined with the lavender on either side. This area provided a wonderful spot for our first couple portraits of Lucy and Marcin as newlyweds! Managing highlights of the very strong sun on this very hot day was a little tricky here, but using the sun as a back light works very well.
On the other side of the garden stands a small gazebo which backs onto the adjoining golf course of the hotel. This spot looked beautiful with a Victorian lamppost on the pathway behind providing a little bit extra to the background of countryside in West Sussex.
The hotels front garden has a small fountain pool surrounded by foliage. Lucy and Marcin had their own personalised Bride & Groom face masks so of course we had to get a shot of them being worn!
Wedding Photography In The Golden Hour
At golden hour, we ventured onto the now deserted golf course to capture the evening sunlight and his large tree provided a good spot for a few shots. The small mayflies floated in the air like dust particles, picked out in the golden sunlight and providing a little bit of magical atmosphere to these romantic photos in the warm summer evening.
My final photo of Lucy and Marcin together was heavily under exposed to create the silhouette against the Sun just sitting behind the trees of the golf course. A little bit of extra editing to adjust the light balance gave this photo the golden atmosphere of a sunset approximately half an hour before the Sun is actually to set over the horizon to create these kind of colours.