Published: 5/03/19 + Updated:11/09/19 by Simon Fazackarley

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).

It’s a stunning barn wedding venue set against some of the loveliest countryside – of course, the sunny weather gave us a big boost – but I get the feeling this venue will work amazingly regardless of the weather – Once the autumn sun had started to fade it got cold quickly, and everyone had a fabulous time in the barn gathered around the fire.

In the build-up to weddings I’m used to receiving lots of questions or timeline information from my brides and It’s a great opportunity to get to understand what’s most important about the day from their perspective – but Helen was totally hands-off, in fact, I had more emails from her Sister Amy, who was helping her plan things. Being a doctor Helen’s busy saving lives, so it’s completely understandable, but at one point I’d had so few communications with Helen and Will, I questioned if they were actually a real client! Eeek.

But upon turning up at The Angel in Petworth for her bridal preparations on the morning of her wedding, I realized I had zero cause for concern – they were completely real and completely and utterly lovely. I was immediately welcomed into a wonderfully warm and enthusiastic group of close friends and family –  friends and family who had gathered to share an amazing day in a wonderful place and show their support a truly perfect couple. Good times!