May 17, 2019
Samantha & Ben's Upwaltham Barns Spring Wedding
In the mild month of March this year, Samantha and Ben Raines chose the beautiful rustic venue of Upwaltham Barns for their rural country styled wedding. Nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park, the idyllic setting was full of picturesque charm and could not have been more suitably designed to reflect great respect and appreciation of the West Sussex lush countryside. The couple’s careful choice of garments, accessories and decor ensured that their keen interest in the outdoors came through subtly and tastefully. A fusion of fur, feathers and wild flowers acted as poignant markers to the countrified scene, embellished by the many special details on display that had been lovingly crafted by the bride and groom themselves.
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December 13, 2018
Charlotte & Dom's Autumn Upwaltham Barns Wedding
On an idyllic sunny September day, Charlotte and Dom married at the stunning venue of Upwaltham Barns, a gorgeous English country venue set against the rolling hill backdrop of the South Downs National Park in West Sussex. No stranger to these lovingly restored family-owned barns, bride Charlotte, who works for their in-house catering team Nibbles2Nosh, called upon well-loved local suppliers to assist her in creating the ultimate wedding day! Having personally helped hundreds of brides and grooms with the running of their weddings, Charlotte’s knowledge and experience of the industry ensured that all the the ‘i’s were dotted and the ‘t’s crossed on this glorious big day of her own. The barns were full of charming rustic decorative details and the atmosphere perfectly laid-back as this couple enjoyed undertaking the formalities whilst choosing to take a more relaxed approach to some of the other wedding traditions.
Stunning flowers, delightful decor, tantalising food and lively entertainment were all exceptional elements, giving me plenty of picture-perfect moments to photograph. It was a joy to capture happy scenes of the bride, groom and their guests enjoying the easy-going ambience in such a beautiful setting and I was honoured to be a part of this special day.
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February 03, 2016
Katherine & Dave's Southend Barns October Wedding
Katherine and Dave married in mid October - a lovely season to capture photographically as the vibrant summer colours start melting into warmer, softer tones.
The inviting autumnal setting was a fitting detail as the couple I was photographing had inclusive warm personalities ensuring all the guests and I felt very welcomed and at ease. Somehow there was a softness about the couple which allowed for a lovely calm and friendly atmosphere that day. What stood out to me the most was that this wedding was one of great taste, balance and organisation and it was clear a sense of structure had been created through all the little personal details that the couple had so carefully put into place. The couple had even chosen a Master of Ceremonies, who was a close friend of Katherine’s, to help the proceedings flow, which was a great touch.
Dave and his groomsmen were at Crouchers Hotel that morning, a popular country hotel local to the Sussex wedding venue of choice; Southend Barns. When I arrived I found the boys dressed smartly in blue suits and tan brogues - both which are definitely style choices of the moment, and they were certainly wearing them well! Here is Dave and his brothers in the bar area in their on-trend attire. For an eye-catching composition I set them in a pose that offered some symmetry which is pleasing to the eye and complimentary to their overall smart and well considered styling.
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