We met the lovely Kirsty and Will at the wonderful Southlands Barn on a Rainy day 3 weeks prior to their wedding. This was our first time photographing at this venue and even though it was pouring down, from the moment we arrived we could straight away see the various fantastic photographic locations within the grounds.
The staff showed us around the site and were very open to ideas we had. One of the first things we saw as we arrived was a gorgeous oak tree by the lake within the grounds that we just knew we wanted to be in the photographs.
For anyone who has not been to Southlands Barns, it is a 17th century barn in West Chiltington that looks over the Southdown's. the venue is set in 120 acres of farmland. The barn itself makes fantastic ambience for a romantic wedding, to which the ambience continues outside with strings of lights glowing the outside areas as the party continues into the night.
The Wedding day was amazing, everyone looked incredible, and the sun was out and there was no rain!
We met Kirsty for the getting ready shot in a cottage where she was staying which was about 10 minutes from the venue. Kirsty looked amazing in her wedding dress, and we were amazed at how calm she was.
After taking the shots at the cottage and meeting the bridal party we attended southlands barn for the wedding.
The venue looked stunning, Kirsty and Will chose to have an outdoor ceremony, which overlooked the beautiful South Downs, the views were absolutely incredible.
This wedding was blast to photograph, from the family playing beer pong to all the guest singing along to to Oasis on an acoustic guitar. The family and guest all took part making it such a fun experience that can be seen through the lens. Like most of our weddings we took Kirsty and Will for a walk close to sunset, this is a great time to have a bit of time together as they looked back and take breath on the days event and look forwards to their lives together as husband and wife . The photographs we took show these emotions, from dancing to themselves in the field of grass, and to having a quick sneaky kiss under the oak tree.
Congratulations Kirsty and Will.