If you’re working your way through my blog posts, you may believe I exclusively cater to brides names Katie, not true – but it does wonders if you’re not good at remembering names.
We’ve got some other names coming up soon, but until then…
Katie & Charles were married a few weeks ago at Firle Place, the Riding School to be precise – a hugely popular country house wedding venue in Sussex and one I’ve had the pleasure of returning to many times over the years for weddings.
I’m a big believer that it’s the people that make a wedding, it’s not always about the venue, the weather or the details. Ok, so it also helped the visual side of things that they had a beautiful venue, beautiful weather, beautiful details and an all star team of suppliers. But at the end of the day, people make the wedding – my role is all about capturing those human moments, the little laughs, the looks and the feelings – and this day had that by the shed load.
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).
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!
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!
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.
Rosie and James’ had a beautiful wedding a few weeks ago at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. A 4pm ceremony in mid-January is expected to be a little colder and darker than the rest of the year – but Rosie and James, along with their friends and family lit up the day, with love, warmth, happiness and laughter.
It was a pleasure to witness, photograph and be a part of.