Upwaltham Barns June Wedding

Upwaltham Barns in June
Stacey & Shane

Upwaltham Barns June Wedding

As it’s -7 out there right now I thought I’d show you Stacey and Shane’s wedding from the final day of June last year at Upwaltham Barns to reassure you that this cold is temporary and there is much better weather to come.

On the day we had clear blue skies and it marked the beginning of the summer heatwave that ended a month later. When it finally broke and the heavens opened I was shooting a wedding on a boat in London getting very wet.

But that’s another story, for another time.

So here we have the lovely Stacey and Shane, their day started apart with Stacey at Rubens Barn getting ready with her maids and for Shane, Benges Cottage 10 minutes away. It’s amazing just how many different places I’ve seen around Petworth that couples get ready in. You think it’s all fields but there’s lots of little places to stay dotted everywhere.

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This wedding was a biggie with 145 guests spread around the grounds. There were garden games, the Moroccon snug provided extra shade to compliment the trees all the while a steel drummer was playing upbeat ambience to keep everyones tempo high.

Because of the heat we deferred most of the couple shots until after dinner as the lazy summer sun didn’t seem to be going anywhere and it also bought them more time with their guests. It was a more relaxed time of day too.

Upwaltham Barns Wedding in the rain

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Kelly & Mike

Upwaltham Barns WeddingHere is Kelly and Mike’s wedding from late March at Upwaltham Barns.

It was the time of year when you never know what the weather is going to do and fortunately the Barns lend themselves well to this and also for photos if it does eventually rain like above!

Kelly got ready with the girls up the road at Hollandsfield Lodge before finishing prep at the Jasmine cottage on site with their ceremony following shortly after.

We had some fun afterwards and made use of the grounds for photos and I stayed late to get as much of the evening do as possible. I’ve found that after about 9pm things start to get a little crazy on any dancefloor, that extra vodka, the ‘surprise Jagerbomb’ always seems to have a positive effect on the crowd……

Upwaltham Barns WeddingI was gone by about 11:30 and was really happy that once again I’d been able to rock out at Upwaltham Barns. Here’s some more photos from Kelly and Mike’s wedding day:

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Fliss & Alex

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I shot so many weddings last year I’m only really just getting around to blogging August – here is Fliss and Alex’s wedding at Upwaltham Barns.

They tied the knot near Fliss’ parents at St Andrews Church in Tangmere before heading to their reception at Upwaltham.

I was quite spoilt because we had a good two hours of reception time and as a result, were able to make full use of the grounds for photos without taking them away from their guests too much. The weather helped too and later in the evening just as the sun was low and warm in the sky we had a smaller session resulting in some really pretty and unique photos.

I stayed until the end of the night where they had a slightly dangerous sparkler send off and the day was done. Everyone had a lovely energy about them and it shows in the photos.

Here’s some more images from their day:

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Elizabeth & James

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Lizzie is a self confessed flower addict. She loves them to bits and as a result there was a huge floral presence at Upwaltham Barns for her and James’ wedding. Pastel bouquets, headbands and wall decor was everywhere along with a decent amount of homespun touches everywhere.

Everything took place here, from the prep to the ceremony and reception and that is a big strength of Upwaltham, you don’t lose any of your day moving between venues…time passes quickly on a wedding day.

Upwaltham BarnsInside the main barn was colourful, the bunting lowered the ceiling nicely to make dinner more cosy and after speeches we headed off for some more photos as the sun was setting.

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I stayed until midnight for their wedding and it was a packed dancefloor all night! They also had video from Anneka Ireland and their highlight clip is below along with more photos from their day.

Upwaltham Barns Wedding at Sunset

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Isobel and Jonny

Upwaltham Barns WeddingHere are some shots from Isobel and Jonny’s wedding at Upwaltham Barns this April. They were married on a Monday which is uncommon, but their first date was on the 20th, Jonny proposed on the 20th of April and so it followed that the wedding date needed to be the same too!

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They both got ready with family at Flintstone Cottages (nearby in Aldingbourne)  and this served as a perfect starting point for the day.