Wow, where do I start with this one? Laura & Gavin are brilliant fun and were smiling from ear to ear from beginning to end of their wedding – as was I!
Where to begin with this day, it was a total roller coaster of joy. Max said in his speech that he and Katie are always the happiest people in whatever room they’re in – it’s impossible not to agree – smiles and laughter covered their faces for the entire day, except perhaps with a small break for the emotional bits – but those are entirely required at a wedding!
They certainly had some competition from their family and friends in the happiness stakes though, the joy and enthusiasm from everyone was utterly contagious – everyone was in incredible spirits and completely up for a party. From the excitement of the preparations in the morning through to the dancing in the evening, everything was infused with joy – exactly what’s needed to make for an incredible day.
I’ve been doing Upwaltham Barns Wedding photography for over a decade now, it’s a wonderful Sussex barn wedding venue midway between Chichester and Petworth with a great mixture of outside and inside spaces – a slick venue that works regardless of the weather.
Lucy and Martin are super organised – having booked the majority of their wedding already when they met me, some 18 months before their wedding – they knew exactly what they wanted from their day – they wanted a relaxed vibe, where they could bring together all their friends and family to let loose and have an amazing party. Perfect!
Helen and Will’s Bartholomew Barn Wedding – Wow, what a corker of a day. Late Autumn can traditionally be a lousy time of the year for weather – but not so for Helen and Will, the blue skies and sun had could have convinced me that I’d arrived at their wedding a few months early – The truth is, the weather was better than a lot of our August weddings!
We travel all across the UK for weddings, so to have one (almost) around the corner in Sussex was a joy – you don’t appreciate the value of being home by midnight until you have a toddler!) Bartholomew Barn is a lovely wedding venue in Kirdford,(- it’s literally around the corner from a venue we find ourselves at regularly, the lovely Fitzleroi Barn).
I met a lady a few years back at Becca and Phil’s wedding, at the time I didn’t know her name.
I remembered her fondly because she was the most excited about sparklers and the subject of one of my favourite photos. It was contagious – potentially the happiest face I’ve seen in a photograph ever. She’d been a fun and lively guest all day – but when the sparklers came out, she turned it up to 11.
Alice and Greg got married just before Christmas at Cowdray House. A Cowdray House wedding is always a grand affair, and this was no exception! It was the most magical day!
A few weeks back, on what must have been the hottest day of the year, Kathy and Greg celebrated their wedding at a brand new wedding venue near Windsor (Wraysbury – to be precise!) – The beautiful Amber Lakes. We were told they were only the second couple to have had their wedding at Amber Lakes (so far!), so we feel incredibly privileged to have been able to share their wedding day with them.
Grittenham barns weddings are special to us, we photographed our first wedding their over 6 years ago and have been delighted to return for other weddings over the years. We have a brilliant relationship with Katherine, their wedding coordinator and the entire team, and are delighted to have a copy of Sophie and Adam’s wedding album on display at the venue. Grittenham, along with Bury Court are by far and away two of the wedding venues we’ve shot at the most – always good times!
In Early June, on a wonderfully warm, yet overcast day Eunji and Joe celebrated their love with a Wadhurst Castle wedding, surrounded by Sheep in East Sussex. They brought their nearest and dearest family and friends from all across the globe and celebrated in beautiful, intimate style with an outdoor ceremony in the walled garden, followed by a delightful meal in the garden room.
Rebecca & Paul got married a couple of weeks ago at Brighton Unitarian Church – not a location I’d had the chance to photograph in before, but one I’ve always admired from outside (hint. there’s a good pub opposite.) It’s a beautiful, imposing, white building, which really stands out against the more modern architecture popping up in that part of Brighton.
Having met them, a few weeks before their wedding, for their pre wedding photography session, I had a fair idea of what to expect from their day & was really excited to be a part of it, but their day totally surpassed exceptions from beginning to end. They are both so very fun to be around & their guests sure knew how to have a good time!