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Lauren & Jack

Welcome to Lauren and Jack’s Wedding at Southend Barns on New Year’s ‘Eve Eve’!

This super cool trio (once you include Manny the dog) had their whole day at the barns with Lauren arriving in a super cute pink and white American Ford Edsel and it’s the first car like this I’ve seen for a while.

We were fortunate that weekend with the weather and the venue was dressed beautifully by To Have and To Hire who also supplied an awesome neon sign for the ceremony room.

Speaking of suppliers the A-mazing Mitch Matthews was there to light up the dancefloor in the evening.

Here are some more images from their day:

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Jess & Nathan


Rufus. The. Schnoodle.
I absolutely love dogs. Roggies, Floofs, Boopers and best friends. The unconditional love of a pupper can’t be beat so when I shot Jess and Nathans wedding I was besotted by him. I mean just look…….

I was at Southend Barns for their wedding in August and I had the best time. They chose to have their wedding inside the Milking Barn as it was a very hot day and it took the edge off nicely. This was a great time of year at Southend Barns, everything is at its peak and there are lots of places to go and enjoy for photos. The sun is starting to set earlier too, great for sunset shots after dinner.

Although when we did it this time around everything was great until they walked in to a group of flying ants….and yes, I did keep shooting!

See those and other photos from their day below! x

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Amy & Karl

Feeling cold? Here’s Amy and Karl’s wedding from the end of May to warm you up! Their wedding at Southend Barns was a non-stop party from beginning to end.

They had an outdoor ceremony with the most spectacular flowers to compliment it with the star of the show being their dog, Brian who led them out after.

This was also a scene of bouquet toss carnage with a level of aggression I’ve not seen at a wedding. Thanks in part, to bridesmaid Rachel. Nice one Rach.

Amy and Karl rocked out to  Ant and Dec’s classic ‘Let’s get ready to Rumble’ before heading out for some early evening photos. I had such an awesome time, I’ve lots of fond memories!

Here’s some more images from their day:

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Hatty and Karen

On the blog today is Hatty and Karen’s wedding at Southend Barns in West Sussex. I’m typing this on a cold and rainy January day, my Westie is asleep on my lap meaning I’m in the most awkward typing position right now. Honestly, I’m TYping Liike THIss EVery timE He moves.

I first met Hatty and Karen a couple of years ago in London to talk about their day and we made sure to keep in contact leading up to the wedding itself. They were both equally excited about the whole thing, their stream of updates was great to follow and I was really looking forward to their wedding.

For prep, Karen got ready at The Blacksmith’s about 5 minutes away while Hatty used the suite at Southend Barns before all their guests arrived. It was great to be able to fly between them both and tell their story from the very start.

Once Karen arrived they had their first look in the gardens before taking turns in walking down the aisle and saying their I do’s in an emotionally charged ceremony and it really felt like everyone there was getting married too. It was as if we were all together as one.

We then ventured outside for photos and the reception went into full swing. We headed out the front to the fields and found a meadow of yellow flowers which, as it was a blustery day, added a sense of movement to their pictures. They were so chilled it was as if I wasn’t even there with the camera!

Southend Barns, as always, looked beautiful that day, the lights above the tables and the intricate attention to detail they had put into things really paid off. The weather was well behaved most of the day and even though it rained that night, it kept everyone in and on the dancefloor. Good times.

This was a special wedding for me in that I’m a firm believer that love is equal across all. It knows no boundaries, fears nothing and really does win through. Hatty and Karen’s wedding was one I’d looked forward to for months and afterwards, became one of the best weddings of the year for me.

We’re still in touch and long may we be…and long may I have more days like this.

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Hayley & James

Southend Barns WeddingYou know how sometimes you’ll go somewhere new and yet feel totally at ease with your surroundings? Well this was the case with me on my first outing to Southend Barns.

I know what it was too. It’s a welcoming space, the ceremony area is so very honest and calming and they have Alpacas out the back.

Southend Barns WeddingAlpacas! And cow wallpaper in the loos. I mean c’mon, that’s cool.
So yes, this was my first time here to shoot the wedding of Hayley and James, both are in the airline industry so there were little reminders of this every now and again in the venue with a less subtle bi-plane flyover after the ceremony for us to all enjoy!

One of the beautiful things about Southend Barns is the length of the aisle Hayley walked down. It really felt like a true aisle walk!

Southend Barns WeddingIt was a beautiful and warm day, not too hot and the sun was sweet to us late in the afternoon. We went over to some cornfields for pictures after dinner before the evening kicked off spectacularly, I didn’t want to leave and stayed until the end.

I’m finding that staying later has it’s benefits with every wedding I shoot. People really let themselves go and I have more time to do some of the more experimental types of photography.