Simon & Que’s Exclusive Wedding at Saltcote Place in Rye, East Sussex

If you’ve ever seen or heard about Saltcote Place in Rye, East Sussex you will know that it is an exquisite property, offering beautiful views and that it plays host to a number of celebrity guests and exclusive weddings each year.

We were more than a little excited that this is where Simon & Que were holding their wedding celebrations, hiring the whole place for the ceremony, reception and a place to stay for the couple’s nearest and dearest.

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Sussex Wedding Photography

A warm and sunny August day (with a couple of very light showers) allowed us to make great use of the outdoor space, which offered seating for guests, croquet on the lawn and our very special ‘outdoor photo booth’ which entertained everyone by night.

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Sussex Wedding Photography

I did some ‘getting ready’ shots with them both (a personal highlight for me, ha ha!). They wore gorgeous suits by Ted Baker with shoes to die for (also by Ted Baker). Their rings were by Purely Diamonds in London.

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Sussex Wedding Photography

Sussex Wedding Photography

Sussex Wedding Photography

Sussex Wedding Photography

Sussex Wedding Photography

Sussex Wedding Photography

With a slight twist on tradition, the boys greeted their guests with a drinks reception before sitting down to a delicious afternoon tea provided by catering company Super Event. The ceremony followed tea having allowed the guests to relax before the ‘formal’ part of the proceedings.

These gorgeous cake stands were provided by Dani at The Icing on the Cake. 

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Saltcote Place Photography

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Sussex Wedding Photography

Sussex Wedding Photography

Mingling & drinking time followed the beautiful ceremony, a service that was so meaningful it bought a tear to my own eye. Simon & Que chatted with friends and family before each saying a few words in thanks and everyone enjoyed the warm afternoon whilst the BBQ was fired up and yet more delicious food offered.

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Saltcote Place Photography

Saltcote Place Photography

Sussex Wedding Photography

Sussex Wedding Photography

Saltcote Place Photography

Sussex Wedding Photography

Sussex Wedding Photography

We were conscious that the sun was fast setting, so we promptly whisked the boys away after their meal for some romantic photos in the property’s grounds.

The ‘macaron tower’ was disassembled and offered to guests as a sweet treat to finish their meal and made a perfect choice for the boys as they had already enjoyed more traditional cakes with the afternoon tea.

The whole day had an amazingly relaxed vibe. Both Simon & Que are relaxed people in day-to-day life but it was great to see them take the day at their own pace with no hard & fast fixed agenda or schedule.

Once the ‘formalities’ were done in terms of food, speeches and photographs, the music was cranked up and everyone really got into the party mood. The boys had added our ‘pop up party studio’ onto their wedding package and given the outdoor space and summer evening, we set up outside, it was a hit with everyone and we made use of the ‘photo frame wall’ that the venue had on site. We captured some great Photo Booth style pictures which became a constant source of amusement for the rest of the evening!

Not ones to pack up early, we wound the booth up around 10:30pm and were asked to join the boys for a celebratory drink. The catering company had run out of glasses for gin, so offered us a ‘Pint of G&T’ each! With a couple of those consumed, we finally found our way on to the dance floor and were bopping away to ‘You can’t stop the Beat’ from Hairspray! We had been fully embraced by friends and family and literally had to drag ourselves away.

As with all of our wedding couples, Simon and Que have become great friends and we are so happy we were chosen to be part of their special day.

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Sussex Wedding Photography

Sussex Wedding Photography

Sussex Wedding Photography

Sussex Wedding Photography

Sussex Wedding Photography

Sussex Wedding Photography