Georgy and Andy’s Traditional (with a twist) Battle Abbey Wedding

Georgy and Andy chose a Battle Abbey wedding at the school in Battle, near Hastings, East Sussex. This place is an absolute corker of a wedding venue with some serious historical charm. From the dramatic wood panelled walls to the shelves decorated in books, there was a corner for everyone and character aplenty.

Luckily for us, the weather was equally good. That meant the couple and their guests could enjoy the grounds to their full potential too. The lush green backdrops and gate posts lent themselves perfectly to natural couple’s portraits, I was in my element being signed up to be their Battle Abbey wedding photographer.

Battle Abbey wedding decor

The theme continued inside, with fairy lights and ivy entwined around the ceremony room, adding a touch of wild to the polished interiors. With dark walls and timber or tiled floors, Battle Abbey weddings have a timeless feel. And while the venue is certainly grand, the backdrops of books and the couple’s own finishing touches created a really warm feel.

Scottish flair and signature speeches

Andy hails from Scotland so it comes as no surprise that traditional Scottish groom’s attire was the order of the day. The groomsmen were a lot of fun and the combined effect were some awesome and, in some cases, rather risqué shots that I won’t publish here! The energy, love and happiness at this couple’s celebration was amazing. So much so that it leaps out of their Battle Abbey wedding photos!

Carving out their own traditions, bride Georgy wowed their guests with a witty and well-observed poem. Her bride speech really added character to the proceedings. It was a real crowd-pleaser, drawing upon as many cheesy hits as she could think of!

Georgy and Andy were so chilled out and confident that we could capture romantic photos with ease. They just went with the flow, did their own thing and have fantastic Battle Abbey wedding photos to prove it!

If you want to find out a bit more about the venue then visit my Battle Abbey wedding photography page

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All photography by Neil W. Shaw Sussex Wedding Photographer

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