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And Now For Something Completely Different…

Inventive and highly personal wedding photographed at The Ravenswood in West Sussex

 


 

THE BREAKDOWN
Wedding Location: The Ravenswood, Cinder Hill, Sharpthorne, West Sussex, RH19 4HY
In brief: Monty Python themed wedding in the heart of Sussex

 


It has been a little while since we last blogged but behind the scenes of York Place HQ we have been very busy! We have been revamping and redesigning our website, building on the core principles on which we built our present site one and adding in lots of new features which we will be excited to share soon! And, of course, WEDDINGS ARE BACK! We are so happy to have captured quite a few weddings now, a vast array of exciting outdoor spaces from intimate family garden parties to stunning canal-side gazebos. We cannot wait to share lots of new images very soon…

But now for something completely different…

Before we get onto the new images of 2021 we still have some unfinished business with 2019 and 2020 and some fantastic weddings left to share!

So what can you say about a wedding that includes a 16-ton weight hanging over the dance floor, a dead parrot centrepiece with beautiful plumage, a cake squashing, holy hand-grenade ring box, albatrosses for sale and a ceremony squeezed in before The Git Family Disemboweling Party … it can only be Gemma and John’s Flying Circus of a Monty Python wedding!

The couple are, to say the least, superfans and pulled out all the stops to make their wedding thoroughly Pythonesque and utterly unique to them. They created every prop, sourced every piece of memorabilia and even had a special guest appearance from Python star Carol Cleveland to create the most unique, personal and brilliantly silly wedding that we have ever had the pleasure to photograph.

We were like Knights that say Ni in a field of Shrubbery (aka kids in a candy store) exploring all the bizarre and incredible documentary opportunities that Gemma and John had cooked up for us.

It’s been a strange time in the year or so since Gemma & John tied the knot and a tough one for all of us, but just remember:

 

If life seems jolly rotten
There’s something you’ve forgotten
And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing
When you’re feeling in the dumps
Don’t be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle, that’s the thing
And always look on the bright side of life

 Dom & Liam

bride getting ready Monty Python themed wedding
groom getting ready at The Ravenswood
Groom drinking cup of tea at The Ravenswood
Spot the Bride
Wedding red shoes at The Ravenswood
Bride and parrot
pre ceremony at The Ravenswood
pre ceremony at The Ravenswood in Sussex
guests waiting for the ceremony at The Ravenswood
old man and baby looking at each other in the ceremony
groom waiting for the bride to come into the ceremony
Bride coming into the ceremony at The Ravenswood
Bride and groom exchanging rings
bride and groom kiss in The Ravenswood ceremony
Groom lifting the bride up at the end of the ceremony
guests leaving the ceremony for the reception
The Ravenswood Wedding Photography
The bride and groom sketch
Bride and groom Monty Python sketch
child staring at camera close to the lens
children playing in the reception
bride outside The Ravenswood with guests
cat and dress with blue cones
weddings guests at The Ravenswood reception
wedding guests outside at The Ravenswood
wedding guests at the reception
bride and groom with all the weddings guests
children playing with the Monty Python props
wedding guests eating at The Ravenswood
Monty Python wedding props
bride with family in candid group shot
guests at a themed Monty Python themed wedding
The Ravenswood Wedding Photography
wedding guests at the Monty Python themed wedding
wedding guests at the Ravenswood venue
baby at The Ravenswood
Bride with the wedding guests
The Middle of the wedding Monty Python prop
the bride and groom's entrance to The Ravenswood
special guest Connie Booth
children playing at the reception at The Ravenswood
spam menu with bride
16 tons anvil with wedding guests
wedding guest with albatross Monty Python prop
wedding guests, little baby and grandma
dead parrot with wedding speeches
best man speech
wedding guest in between the parrot beak
wedding guests at the evening reception at The Ravenswood
man drinking tea
wedding guests at the Ravenswood
waiter groom and a laughing guest
Monty Python signage with Connie Booth
waiter groom and guests
wedding guests at The Ravenswood
Bride and Monty Python parrot
Monty Python cutting of the cake, about to squash the cake
Monty Python cutting of the cake
Documentary wedding photography in Sussex. Fake foot in the wedding cake
first dance with a 16 ton anvil above them
always look on the bright side of life first dance
first dance with bride and groom
black and white dancing
wedding guests sitting at the reception
little hands on head
children with bottles
polling station with guests eating
groom playing the drums
16 ton weight on the dance floor

Right stop that, it’s silly, very silly! It started out as a nice little blog post about some lovely people getting married but now it’s just gone silly.
If you never wanted to have ordinary wedding photographs and perhaps wanted to be a lumberjack or are just looking for something completely different then you can contact us faster than the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow by pressing the button below.