Upwaltham Barns in June Stacey & Shane
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.
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.
Some things stick with me from this wedding, Stacey’s dress was superb and one I’ve not quite seen the likes of before. The ceremony barn had a large flower arch which worked particularly well and the dancefloor was one of the liveliest I’ve seen for a while.
This was one of those weddings where everyone had known each other for years. Coupled with their high energy it was a day of fun, spontaneous outbursts, slapstick comedy and well, a bit messy in places.
But that’s what a wedding should be, Crazy, stupid, fun and messy love. Boring gets left at the door along with your ego and you just enjoy the company of those you love. And I got some cake.
Here’s some more images from their lovely day:
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