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.
Beyond all the ceremony and legalities, weddings are a brilliant way of bringing together friends old and new, and Katie and Max certainly made the most of it – bringing together a huge crowd of characters who were all totally up for a party – It was plain to see that they’re both truly loved by their friends and family and it was wonderful to capture the fun atmosphere.
As part of the planning process, I try to find out which parts of the day couples are looking forward to the most – to ensure they’re captured perfectly! Katie told me, that, beyond the obvious marrying Max bit – she was most excited to see everyone having a fun time – they’d put so much attention into making the day special for all their friends it was wonderful to see, from having a bean bag toss and plenty of beers in to keep everyone entertained throughout the morning, to the generous food, drink and cigars – it was genuinely lovely to see all the guests getting so much attention and having such a wonderful time – happy to report the beer pong went down very well too!!
Katie and Max’s wedding took place at one of our favourite sussex wedding venues – the beautiful Farbridge Barn near Chichester. We’ve got some wedding beautiful barns across Sussex, but the layout at Farbridge is one of our favourites and works so well on the wedding day – nestled against stunning countryside with lots of easy access to rolling fields for beautiful photos, it makes for a great spot to spend the day. It’s also great, because you can get ready in the rooms behind the barn – lending itself to a great relaxed wedding morning, with plenty of opportunities to capture those one of a kind moments we love to capture.
As well as capturing this gorgeous day in photos, Katie and Max asked us make a film of their day too – such a perfect accompaniment to the photos and a wonderful way to tell their whole story.
Thanks to all the people who made this day go smoothly!