Olivia and Edward enjoy the first dance at Beechwood Hall near Lewes after getting married at Southover Grange in Lewes.

Olivia & Edward at The Royal Oak Lewes

August 27, 2022

For Lewes locals the Royal Oak is probably better known as sports bar. However, there is a fantastic function room upstairs with space for 60 guests that Olivia and Edward decided to use for their wedding ceremony. Both looked fantastic on the day and they were surrounded by enthusiastic friends and family, a testament to their marriage. The ceremony was conducted by a good mutual friend and they walked down the aisle to bubble confetti blown by the guests, a wonderful ending to the ceremony.

After a brief visit to Southover Grange in Lewes for some photos of the happy couple, the wedding party relocated to Beechwood Hall & Rural Park in Cookbridge for the Reception. Olivia and Edward arrived in their Uncles well-kept Morris Traveller, a wooden framed vintage car that suited the tone perfectly. Beechwood Hall & Rural Park is a great venue with outdoor space for games and a sizable hall to sit and eat. The weather couldn’t have been better which meant we could get the drone in the air for a huge group shot.

Olivia and Edward are a wedding photographers dream. Both had studied modern dance along with many of their guests so I for one was looking forward to the first dance, a personal favourite shot of mine, and the couple did not disappoint. After setting up a handful of off-camera flashes, Olivia and Edward took to the floor with a fantastic, semi-prepared dance. The performance was enhanced with friends and family joining in.

"Willie was the perfect photographer for our wedding day! He met with us in advance to get a good idea of what we wanted and he was fabulous on the day. Really great with all of our guests, from making funny noises to make the little kids smile for photos, to taking great care of the older and less mobile guest and ensuring they were included.

All our guests remarked on how great he was and we couldn't be happier with how the pictures turned out. The pictures are gorgeous, everything we hoped for and capture the mood of the day beautifully and we'll treasure them forever."
 - Olivia, 2022

Links / Suppliers

→  Function Room, The Royal Oak , 3 Station Street, Lewes, BN7 2DA  (link)  (map)
→  Beechwood Hall and Rural Park, Beechwood Lane, Cookbridge, BN7 3QG  (link)  (map)
→  Drone Photography  (link)

Olivia and Edward enjoy the first dance at Beechwood Hall near Lewes after getting married at Southover Grange in Lewes.