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).
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Brookfield Barn, a brand new wedding venue, both in terms of it being the first wedding I’ve photographed there, but also in that it only opened a year or so ago! It’s very exciting to have such a great new venue right on my doorstep! It reminds me a little of another venue we frequent – Bury Court Barn, but is considerably closer!
I was there for the wedding of CJ and Luke, it was a date I felt I had highlighted on my calendar for a long time, as CJ first contacted me straight after I’d photographed Katie & Jason’s Barn wedding.
One of CJ’s 13 Bridesmaids, (yes you read that right! one-three. thirteen!) was Katie’s sister, so CJ had seen my work, loved my style and wanted me to be their photographer. When I get enquiries like that, they’re always super exciting – as I know some of the crowd already, and it becomes as if I’m just photographing a friends wedding, which is a pretty special thing to say.
Jess & Chris’s wedding was a lot of fun! – Full to the brim of gorgeous moments. Their wedding was incredibly special for me on a personal level, as I went to college with Jess a fair few years ago (we both studied Photography! & Jess always got better grades than I did!) – so when she asked If I’d photograph her & Chris’s wedding It was an easy decision.
This personal connection also meant that I had more than a hint of nervousness & a lot of excitement going into their wedding day!