An incredible Blackstock Country Estate wedding – I’ve said it many times before, but it’s the people that make a wedding, so 8 lively bridesmaids, a hundred or so fun, friendly and welcoming guests – friends and family brought from far and wide to celebrate – and a relaxed bride and groom who were so much fun to spend the day with, made for a truly brilliant wedding.
Blackstock Barn Wedding
Childhood Sweethearts – Jade and Dan live in London, but they’re originally from Hastings, so they knew all along the ideal spot for their wedding was going to be near where they grew up. The Blackstock Country Estate fit the bill perfectly and offered them the right amount of space and the wonderful attention to detail they needed.
Jade had been planning her special day for a while – she told us she had picked her shoes on Pinterest before Dan even proposed! and the personal touches she weaved throughout the day to ensure everyone was taken care of and had an amazing time were clearly from the heart.
She’d spent a lot of time ensuring everything went to plan and came together exactly as she imagined – one of the bridesmaids told us she had a wedding photographer spreadsheet during her planning stage – memory fails me, but it contained either 16 or 32 different photographers at one stage… to say we’re honoured to have come out on top is an understatement.
Also, no pressure on nailing it with the photos then!
Jade and Dan were stars to spend time with on their engagement session, relaxed and laid back – so when it came time to do their couple photos I knew they were going to be up for making something beautiful – The grounds around the Blackstock Estate are just perfect for photos – and the opportunity to go for a little golf buggy ride was not to be missed! We also had the chance to sneak back into the ceremony room after dark to get some amazing photos with the fairy lights adorning the ceiling.
They’re both much loved by their friends and family, the atmosphere made that obvious – but Jades collection of friends and bridesmaids – all eight of them, from various stages of life is a testament to how lovely they are.
Thanks for having us along!!
Blackstock Farm Hellingly Wedding
As Sussex Wedding Photographers we get to see lots of different venues, so it was lovely to find a new one! The Blackstock Estate in Hellingly, East Sussex is situated just a short drive from Brighton. The estate boasts stunning views of the South Downs and two rustic barns, The Tudor and the Granary, in which to host your wedding celebrations. Blackstock is a licenced wedding venue so it offers you the opportunity to hold your wedding or civil ceremony and reception all in one location and they have a dedicated weddings coordinator who will make sure your day goes as smoothly as possible. There is onsite accommodation available for your wedding night, and you can also stay the night before your wedding so that you and your wedding party can have all your morning wedding preparations just a short walk from where you’ll exchange vows.