'Nothing fancy, just love'

Lou and Rich got married at Southover Grange, which is a wonderful Grade II listed, 16th Century Manor House in Lewes with stunning grounds. It was a small intimate family service, followed by a glorious outdoor feast at their favourite spot in Sussex, Saddlescombe Farm. This was their rustic, farm, DIY wedding. Enjoy x


Southover Grange is perfect for intimate weddings, and is one of the nicest places to get married in Lewes. The venue offers an amazing bright room for the service & you can wander around the beautiful gardens afterwards – perfect for photos.


Lou arrived in a shiny Maserati on the sunniest of days. Their ceremony was an intimate family service in the beautiful wedding room at Southover Grange, Lewes. After some family shots at the bottom of Keere Street, we went inside for the ceremony. During the ceremony they had some beautiful readings from friends and family. It was really emotional. We then went for a stroll through the gardens to take some family photos before heading off for ceremony number 2!


After the family service at Southover Grange we all headed over to Saddlescombe Farm in the Sussex countryside, just outside of Brighton. Sitting in a small farm courtyard at the bottom of the Sussex downs, stands a small caravan come cafe called Wildflower. This is where Rich & Lou chose to have their reception, they love this spot, it's where they spend many a weekend walking their gorgeous dog, Betty. The couple had a humanist ceremony in the courtyard held by Louise's twin sister. With more readings and friends & family able to attend, this was a really special & emotional part of the day . After the ceremony they walked back down the isle to a colourful pompom confetti shower and sounds of the rattling tambourine! It was SO MUCH FUN and very unique to their style & taste. Everyone then mingled with pink champagne & canapés before the sit down dinner began. The tables where decorated with stunning pastel coloured flowers & ribbons along with photos of Rich & Lou's travel adventures.

Betty the dog made an appearance so we snuck off for a few couple shots before dinner was served. Dinner was lovingly created by the team at the amazing Wildflower Cafe. After dinner followed several hilarious speeches, a bonfire & some incredible cocktails. Rich's mum made the most impressive 2 tier naked wedding cake, dressed with delicate pressed flowers. It looked and tasted delicious.

I could tell the evening light was going to be beautiful so we hicked off into the hills for another couple shoot. The light was just perfect.


Lou wore a stunning two piece outfit designed by the team at Rolling in Roses & Rich wore a Marc Darcy navy suit and they looked really gorgeous together. Louise chose Flower & Fern to design her bouquet which was just incredible, the colours really complemented Lou's style and design for the day.

The couple got in touch with me last year, and their enquiry was so fun. They said they wanted a relaxed & natural photographer to capture their day. I loved that they just wanted to party and eat cake with their friends & family. Nothing fancy, just love. This was such an incredible wedding, here's some of my favourite shots from Rich & Lou's perfect wedding...

Dream Team

Venue 1 – https://new.eastsussex.gov.uk/registration/register-offices/lewes-register-office

Venue 2 – http://www.greatbarns.org.uk/museums/saddlescombe.html

Dress – https://www.rollinginroses.co.uk

Shoes – https://www.irregularchoice.com

Stylist – http://www.gavinharviehair.com/hairmakeuppackage

Suit – https://marcdarcy.co.uk

Flowers - https://www.flowerandfern.co.uk

Catering - https://wildflourcafe.business.site

Cake - Homemade

Confetti - Handmade pom pom & tambourines

Southover Grange Wedding . Allison Dewey Photography
Southover Grange Wedding . Allison Dewey Photography
Southover Grange Wedding . Allison Dewey Photography
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Southover Grange wedding bride arrival and car
Southover Grange wedding bride arrival and car
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Southover Grange wedding bride bouquet flowers
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