December 05, 2018
Upwaltham Barns in West Sussex is a beautiful setting renowned for its warmth, friendliness and the personal approach which is offered to each and every couple who choose to hold their wedding day there. Every year couples flock to these rustic barns to secure it as their top choice of wedding venue, knowing it is well sought-after due to its family-run charm and beautifully rustic contemporary style.
Full of enthusiasm and vision for what they want their dream wedding day to look and feel like, many couples are very excited to be invited to Upwaltham’s unique in-house caterers Nibbles2Nosh’s Wedding Experience Evening. Ensuring hopes come to life, this brilliant team serve a bespoke tasting menu offering a large variety of delicious dishes, starting with canapés, finishing with coffee and including absolutely everything in between!
Also for a hand-picked selection of local wedding industry suppliers, the evening also offers an opportunity to showcase a little of what they can offer to help a couple create that perfect wedding day. A florist, decor specialist, entertainers and more, provide an authentic wedding feel to the Wedding Experience Evening, helping to present the barn at its best and create a relaxed inspirational environment for couples to enjoy tasting, chatting to the staff and meeting other couples in the same boat!
Delighted to be asked to capture the event, we at Kelly Hearn Photography, had a brilliant time and were ourselves inspired to see behind the scenes and appreciate all the hard work that went into making this a truly fantastic evening.
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February 02, 2018
Melissa & Gareth's Upwaltham Barns Autumn Wedding
On a fresh August day in Bournemouth, I had the pleasure of photographing a lovely couple who were engaged to be married in the following October. Bride-to-be Melissa was blown away by a doting Gareth, who had led her up to the top of a magnificent hill boasting a backdrop of breathtaking views. Whilst on bended knee, he captured her heart with his thoughtful and romantic proposal. The rest, as they say, is history! Having later booked me to be their wedding photographer, it was decided that an engagement shoot was an ideal opportunity for a little pre-wedding photographic warm-up. The couple accompanied me up to the top of the very same hill where the engagement had taken place and there we stood and marvelled at the views. They reminisced as they unwrapped the heartwarming proposal story and, like Melissa, I too was blown away (but this time literally)! - The wind on that hill was so ridiculously strong we did all we could to not get blasted back down onto the beach! Yet somehow we did end up there, a touch windswept but still in one piece, and there I was able to capture Melissa and Gareth, standing apart, individually strong, yet together against the bold yet dreamy melting amber sky.
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October 12, 2017
Vicki & Seb's Upwaltham Barns Summer Wedding
Vicki and Seb and their significant entourage made quite an impression as they decorated the vast hilly South Downs landscape in their midnight blue and blush pink wedding colour palette. The bridal party (all fifteen of them plus the bride and groom!) were in great spirits being photographed under the warm setting sun, whilst below in the glow of a bustling Upwaltham Barns, more guests were filling the charming rustic venue, expectant of a wonderful evening celebration ahead. Following what had been a beautiful day of heartfelt marriage vows, exquisitely delectable food and entertaining speeches, it was lovely to see Vicki and Seb swept up in the romance of the charming country setting and full of happiness at the end of a day rich with the love of family and friends that surrounded them.
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