Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue is one of the best venues for couple’s who want an English country garden wedding with a marquee reception. It has always been a huge honour to be a recommended wedding photographer at this venue, and a joy to return every year.

And this past August, I had the honour of returning to photograph Emma and Craig’s special day at Brickwall House.

They are family. I can think of no other word to describe their big love for each other and their loved ones. From dad as Craig’s best man, to the closeness Emma shares with her brother and sister-in-law, to how proud they are to be auntie and uncles.

It was just so lovely to see E+C again. We’d photographed their pre-wedding session in Rye at Mermaid Street and it’s something I always recommend to couples. So much so, I even wrote a blog post of the reasons why engagement shoots are a good idea.

How they Met

Emma and Craig’s story began at a friend’s birthday party, where the hit it off right away. They barely left each other’s side, leading to the exchange of numbers. A few days later, they had their first date at the iconic Skylon. From that moment on, their connection continued to deepen, evolving into a bond that felt like – and became – family.

Why They Chose Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue

Emma, being a local of Northiam, envisioned tying the knot in the place she called home. Their desire for a traditional wedding led them to St. Mary’s Church. Plus the proximity to Brickwall House after the ceremony was a very compelling factor!

When they saw Brickwall House, they told me it felt very “us”. It was everything they wanted their wedding to be. The venue, with its charming gardens and versatile spaces, provided the backdrop for a day filled with love and laughter. Their love for the outdoors aligned perfectly with the venue’s offerings, allowing them to enjoy every moment surrounded by the beauty of nature.

They also loved that they had great locations to get ready. The groom got ready at Flackley Ash Hotel whilst the bride got ready at Brickwall House so she could take some stunning portraits on the stairs.

Their Vision for the Venue Decor at Brickwall House

For Emma and Craig, decorating Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue meant extending the beauty of nature into their celebration. An abundance of flowers played a central role, creating an ambiance that incorporated the elegant English country garden.

And as enthusiasts of gin, they incorporated this love into their seating plan and table decor. The addition of furniture lounge spaces in the garden also helped them immerse their wedding into nature.

The couple’s goal for their english country garden was simple: they wanted their loved ones to be able to relax and enjoy themselves. 

And that they did! Scroll to see this couple’s beautiful Brickwall House photos!

Brickwall House wedding

Brickwall House with marquee in english country garden

Brickwall House staircase wedding photographs

Bride getting ready at Brickwall House

Groom getting ready at Flackley Ash Hotel

Groom getting ready at Flackley Ash Hotel

bride on stairs at Brickwall house

bride on stairs at Brickwall house

first look with dad on stairs at Brickwall house

St Mary's church in Northiam wedding ceremony

St Mary's church in Northiam wedding ceremony

Northiam church wedding ceremony at St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church in Northiam wedding ceremony with bride and father walking down aisle

St. Mary's Church wedding ceremony near Brickwall House

St. Mary's Church wedding ceremony near Brickwall House

St. Mary's Church wedding ceremony near Brickwall House

St. Mary's Church wedding ceremony near Brickwall House

St. Mary's Church wedding ceremony near Brickwall House

St. Mary's Church wedding ceremony near Brickwall House

St. Mary's Church wedding ceremony near Brickwall House

flower girl and page boy running to bride outside of church

St. Mary's Church near Brickwall House in Northiam

Couple outside of St. Mary's Church near Brickwall House in Northiam

Couple on stairs of St. Mary's Church near Brickwall House in Northiam

Couple outside of St. Mary's Church near Brickwall House in Northiam

Brickwall House photos with couple at gate

confetti at Brickwall House East Sussex wedding venue

confetti at Brickwall House East Sussex wedding venue

confetti at Brickwall House East Sussex wedding venue

marquee at Brickwall House East Sussex wedding venue

brickwall house marquee reception

Table seating plan with gin bottles outside of marquee

confetti at Brickwall House East Sussex wedding venue

table setting at brickwall house garden wedding in marquee

marquee wedding ceremony at Brickwall House

marquee wedding at Brickwall House

couple with Brickwall House in background

family portraits at Brickwall House

Bridesmaids in navy dresses with pink roses at Brickwall House

bridesmaids in navy dresses at Brickwall House

Bridal party in the gardens at Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue

couple portraits in gardens at Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue

Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue couple portraits

Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue couple portraits

order of events wedding sign with floral writing outside of marquee

flower girls with big bow on back of dress

marquee wedding photos

furniture hire at Brickwall House

bride with page boy and flower girl in gardens

furniture hire for Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue

couple portraits at Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue

Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue photos in gardens

real wedding at  Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue

Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue wedding photos

Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue couple portraits

Brickwall house wedding photos by Kelsie Scully Photography

Brickwall house photos

Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue with vintage car in front of house

bride with flower girl

marquee wedding photography

First dance at Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue

marquee reception at Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue

sparkler exit at Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue

sparkler exit at Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue

sparkler exit at Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue

Fireworks at Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue

Fireworks at Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue

Evening portraits at Brickwall House East Sussex Wedding Venue

Brickwall House Wedding Venue Suppliers

As a recommended photographer at Brickwall House, I am always thankful for the people who help make my couple’s day extra special. With that in mind, here are a few from the day that I whole heartedly recommend.

Wedding Planner: The Country Blush
Venue: Brickwall House
Catering: Souper Food Catering
Bar: Chin Chin Mobile Bars
Music: Bands for Hire Agency

Till next time,
Kelsie 

Kelsie Scully Photography is an East Sussex Wedding Photographer who is a recommended supplier at Brickwall House. Having photographed weddings at this venue since 2019, Kelsie Scully has a wealth of experience and a stunning portfolio of Brickwall House photos. Get in touch about your special day!