Preview: Lainey & Brandon’s Wedding Photography at Wadhurst Castle

Lainey & Brandon have to be two of the nicest people I have ever met. And it wasn't just my opinion; without any prompting, other suppliers would say to me during the day what an absolutely lovely couple they are. Their wedding speeches included contributions from their friends, and all were emphatic on what an incredibly nice couple they are, and how much those people value their friendship. The love in the room was very strong and I noticed quite a few people dabbing tears; they were so moved.

They enjoyed their full wedding day at Wadhurst Castle with Lainey getting ready upstairs in the morning, and then they had their ceremony in the Drawing Room. This was beautifully conducted by Lainey's brother Ian, who did an amazing job. With helpful explanations of Jewish traditions and phrases, Ian came across as a seasoned professional. They concluded the ceremony with wrapping a glass in a serviette, and Brandon stamped on it with everyone calling out 'Mazel Tov', wishing the couple 'good luck.' I did like how Ian offered various explanations for the meaning of stamping on a glass, before saying they just thought it was a nice dramatic way to end the ceremony.

Everyone then moved outside to give the couple a confetti blessing and enjoy drinks and canapés. Thankfully the rain that was forecast stayed away, but wow, I'm not sure anyone was expecting the hurricane force winds that day. I think it shocked a few of us, but didn't detract from the fun everyone was having. It certainly made for some dramatic photos 🙂

They enjoyed their wedding breakfast in the barn before having speeches from friends (as mentioned earlier), plus Lainey's father, Lainey's mother, and Brandon's best-man. I was particularly impressed with the song that was written and performed by Susan (Lainey's mother), with Barry (Lainey's father) playing the ukulele. By the end, everyone was singing 'Bashert' along with the chorus and even writing this now, I can remember the tune well - I think she has a hit on her hands.

They then moved back to the main castle for their cake cutting & first dance. After this, Lainey danced with her father, and then their guests lifted her up on a chair followed by doing the same with Brandon. They then moved onto a Jewish dance with all of their guests joined by hands and dancing around the whole of downstairs. The energy and happiness was amazing to witness.

I had a great time being a part of Lainey and Brandon's wedding & wish them lots of happiness together - Mazel Tov!

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- Nicola Downey (hair & makeup):
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