Rye Town Hall & The George in Rye Wedding Photography
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Rye Town Hall & The George In Rye Wedding

Rye Town Hall & The George In Rye Wedding

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Rye Town Hall & The George in Rye Wedding // Ell & Matt

Rye holds a special place in my heart. With its narrow cobbled streets, ancient buildings, creaky floored & wonky ceilinged pubs, it’s difficult not to fall in love with it.  When Steve and I got married, we chose Rye Town Hall & The George in Rye to do the legal bit and have lunch with close family. We then spent the evening sinking espresso martinis in their bar with a roaring fire, Monopoly and cheeseboards, before having a big party on the beach in Whitstable the following evening. Three years later, almost to the day, our dear friends Matt & Ellen got married at Rye Town Hall and The George in Rye, and asked us to photograph it for them. Steve and I love the opportunity to work together, and being able to document the wedding of such special friends, as well as getting to party with them and a bunch of our photographer mates, meant we looked forward to it like a kid looks foward to Christmas.

On the day, Steve spent the morning with Matt & the guys and I spent it with Ellen and her girls. The forecast had promised heavy rain and we just about made it to the town hall before it started chucking it down. “What happened to taking a slow walk?” called Ell’s dad from way behind us as she hot-footed it up the hill. Not wanting wet hair or desperate to get in there and see Matt? Either way, we arrived at the town hall bang on time, to be greeted by the town crier. An exceptionally emotional start to proceedings, which I think took everyone by surprise, and after a collective deep breath, Matt & Ell were married in a ceremony that was full of humour, tears and laughter.

By the time we left the town hall it was torrential. Fortunately, the quick thinking guys from The George headed up to the town hall to meet us, armed with brollies and champagne. The town crier rang his bell, the marriage was proclaimed (as is the tradition in Rye) and it was back down  to The George for aperol spritz and nibbles before dinner and speeches. Cue more tears and laughs, and catching up on sleep for some 😉

Steve and I headed out with Matt & Ell for some portraits. A slightly different scenario to a usual portrait session, as really it was just 4 mates wandering around Rye, chatting, only one of them was wearing a big white dress, one was wearing the sharpest suit known to man, and the other two were armed with cameras.

Back to the town hall, and everyone was ready to PAR-TAY. It had been too wet to throw confetti earlier in the day, so everyone made up for it during the first dance. Once the dancefloor was opened, it stayed full all night, unsurprisingly as the band were INCREDIBLE. The dance floor was a riot, with everyone going crazy to Rage Against the Machine and AC/DC, and, erm, impassioned renditions of Bon Jovi; unlikely bedfellows, but it all came together perfectly and made for a brilliant night.

These are a handful of my favourites, with a smattering of Steve’s thrown in from the first part of the day. You can see Steve’s images (with a handful of his favourites of mine) right here

As documentary wedding photographers, preserving memories for people is what we do. Being able to do so for people who mean a lot to you is a massive privilege and a great joy. We had so much fun photographing Matt & Ell’s wedding and wish them a lifetime of happiness and adventures!

Venue: The George in Rye

Flowers: Bohotanical

Hair: Karlie Alton

Makeup: Lydia Rae

Band: Alive

Photo Booth : Instabox

 

12 Comments
  • Steve Fuller
    Posted at 19:21h, 23 May Reply

    Nailed it! Awesome work 🙂

  • Alex Miller
    Posted at 19:32h, 23 May Reply

    Wow wow wow!! Such an amazing set of images!! Loved looking through this set Lyndsey – You’ve done Matt and Ellen proud!!

  • Kristian Leven
    Posted at 20:35h, 23 May Reply

    Ahhhhhhh LOVE IT!!!! Chuckling to myself, and grinning from ear to ear!! Great work guys! Take an effing bow!

    Fingerz x

  • Matthew Long
    Posted at 20:52h, 23 May Reply

    Absolutely brilliant. Joyous. So many happy (and familiar!) faces. You absolutely nailed it Lyndsey. x

  • Steve Gerrard
    Posted at 21:31h, 23 May Reply

    All killer, no filler and it looks like such a fun wedding! Nice to see some familiar faces in there too 🙂

  • Robin Ball
    Posted at 22:27h, 23 May Reply

    Gorgeous photos as always!

  • Matt Scott-Joynt
    Posted at 08:44h, 24 May Reply

    This show couldn’t be better, really wonderful skills from you both; and it’s great to have yet more confirmation that photographers throw the best parties!..keep going as your view is one of the very best around x

  • Kirsten Mavric
    Posted at 09:36h, 24 May Reply

    NAILED IT. 😀

    • Kirsten Mavric
      Posted at 09:37h, 24 May Reply

      D’oh. Didn’t mean to copy Matt. I must have seen it in my peripheral vision before posting!

  • suzanne fossey
    Posted at 10:17h, 24 May Reply

    What lovely friends you are/have with Matt & Ellen! I see Matt is chuffed with the shots, they are absolutely beautiful. Love your style! Think I might have to team up with my husband now, get working as a team ourselves – it’s not often we shoot together. Beautiful images. thanks for the inspiration!

  • Angela Ward Brown
    Posted at 21:20h, 25 May Reply

    Killer set. And what looks like an incredible day

  • Marek
    Posted at 00:55h, 28 May Reply

    Wow, what an amazing set Lindsay! Your use of light and composition is first class.

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