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Beautiful, Blush and Breezy

June 13, 2019

Danielle & Rob's Upwaltham Barns Spring Wedding

The perfect March day saved itself for Danielle and Rob who married at the breathtaking Sussex location of Upwaltham Barns. Fitting to the serene and tranquil setting was this easy-going, very relaxed pair who seemed to take the momentous day of marriage in their stride. Seeing to small essential tasks without stress and enjoying each moment as it fell upon them, the couple appeared to revel in its magic and mindfully absorb the details in real-time. It is rare to notice and acknowledge the little treasures of people’s words and actions with so much to think about for the day ahead, but charmingly, I witnessed this to be true of Danielle and Rob.

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Whether it 'Raines' or Shines...

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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Special Guest Blog

March 18, 2019

Wedding clients, Helen & Si, share their experience of choosing a Wedding Photographer

“How could we afford Kelly Hearn?” is the question that we asked ourselves when we were first shown her album. We were visiting Upwaltham Barns for a show-around of what was to be our chosen venue. In the beautiful Jasmine Cottage in pride of place on the coffee table was Kelly’s album. As we looked through, virtually every page started with a “wow”, “gosh look at this one” or “that is stunning” from one or both of us.

We have Nicola at Upwaltham Barns to thank for introducing us to Kelly. I remember so clearly her saying to us, “When you go into the cottage to look around, do take a look at Kelly’s album; it is such a shame when couples have a lovely wedding and don’t spend money on getting good photographs”. We totally agreed.

Through the album, Kelly’s photographs showed that she could capture the venue beautifully in all seasons with her knowledge of lighting specifically. The natural poses that she had couples, their families and friends take were so original and, most importantly, showcased personalities in the moment. Beautiful photographs capturing special moments from getting ready and that special time a bride has with her parents and bridesmaids, to the seriousness of the vows, through to the fun speeches and party time. We knew we just had to see if she was available and if we could afford this award-winning photographer.

As an event planner I knew the importance of contracting your chosen suppliers as soon as you can. We already had the beautiful Upwaltham Barns and therefore the totally tasteful Nibbles 2 Nosh secured. The next thing was to book the photographer and the florist. I am so glad we booked these in 17 months beforehand because it meant we got to work with the ones we wanted to all along.

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