Court Gardens farm Barn – Vineyard wedding photographers
A stunning Venue and Beautiful weather too for this early September wedding for Sarah and Rhys in Ditchling. A lovely introduction for me to this Vineyard wedding venue in East Sussex. I have photographed many weddings at Barns accross Sussex and think of myself as a bit of a specialist in shooting Rustic, relaxed scenes for your wedding photography – the added bonus here was the Vineyard views and we also went down to the lake for some photographs!
Court Gardens Farm sits in the lea of the South Downs, just to the north of Ditchling. It is home to Howard and Jenny Corney; a traditional mixed farm with an emphasis on sheep. The vineyard occupies three fields in the centre of the farm; They created the first vintage of Court Garden Sparkling Wine in 2007, and have just released some of the fifth vintage. More information on their international award-winning sparkling wines, which you can order online.
So an ideal combination for your wedding – beauty and access to vintage wines! perfect! I have to admit that prior to the wedding I popped down to the vineyard to see what it looked like – and I purchased a beautiful bottle of sparkling wine – truly delicious, so well worth a trip for the vineyard tour on its own!
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Stunning Grittenham Barn Wedding – West Sussex Wedding Photography
Stunning, Stunning Grittenham Barn – I love the relaxed feel of this place – the barn is fully dedicated to your wedding from the day before to 11am the day after your wedding. For a Saturday wedding, that means you have all of Friday to setup and till 11am Sunday to pack up. Tables and chairs are included in the hire price. So all in all thats a pretty fabulous start to choosing your wedding bar The barn seats 120 people comfortably or 250 standing.
You can also hire a marquee for the courtyard creating additional space adjacent to the barn giving you shade on a hot day or shelter on a wet day. Which i have to say has come in very very handy in the SUNshine and very very handy in the Rain! This latest wedding her had every weather you could imagine – but such a fun bunch of people, lively, smiley and up for bobbing in and out weather dictating of course . I remember standing up in the office where you get a group photography shot from and we could all hear the thunder rolling in, and i had to raise my voice ( thinking No body will listen!….) “Everyone gather round – there’s a storm a-coming” and out of everywhere everyone ran into the center spot It was brilliant to watch – one tow three….. give me a wave…. strike a pose!! and off you all go – and then the heavens opened – fantastic! Everyone one escaped the downpour but if you go to the full story on my website you will see what weather occured 1 minute after the group photograph and i think the the weather added to the fun and laughter of the day and made some stunning photographic backdrops for me!!
So if you are looking for a Barn wedding photographer in West Sussex or East Sussex or looking for wedding photography for your Grittenham Barn wedding, I may be the girl for you – I have 12 years experience throughout most of the leading venues in Southern England and i’d love to discuss you wedding plans and photography requirements for your day…. Justine Claire photography – based in Arundel near Chichester
Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa
Wedding Photographs from Tony and Ahlem’s Big Day
Such a gorgeous wedding at Alexander house hotel, – I love coming here to photograph weddings because you can have luxury and gorgeous backdrops all rolled into one.
A stunning venue like Alexander house needs no introduction really! This venue is near Crawley in Turners Green- it is quite magnificent and beautifully run. I love the entrance way and i imagine anyone turning up here for the first time would have to utter “Wow” – which is what you want all your wedding guests to say – so that your wedding becomes one of those weddings to remember. Equally stunning are the views from the back terrace where guests are usually invited to take their reception drinks and if your summer wedding is blistering hot – you have the option of the shade from the beautiful old trees in the grounds. its always a relief to guests, especially your older guets to be able to step away from the rays of the sun if it gets too intense.
There is also an upper terrace behind the newer additional block that the hotel has bulit with extra-ordinarily lavish suites. the upper terrace is a jewel of an area covered and surrounded by trees and a lovely area away from everyone else where you can enjoy a celabratory drink after your wedding ceremony.
My couple suffered terrible thunderstorms and flash floods in the morning – but the day turned out perfectly well for them. the sun was hot and the skies were blue and we did at times seek shelter from the sun – but with such stunning backdrops the photographs looked gorgeous. the formal photographs were done beneath the shade of the trees and i love them because they have a relaxed feel – which is what I aim for even when i am doing the group family formal photos.
This is what Alexander House has to offer for your wedding in Sussex
“Every couple deserve a wedding day that is nothing less than perfect and at Alexander House you can exchange vows or celebrate in a setting which is truly unforgettable.
With beautifully manicured grounds, unique private spaces and a stunning reception suite with its own private garden, terrace and outdoor wedding gazebo, there are plenty of ways to plan your special day at Alexander House.
To help organise your wedding reception or civil wedding ceremony you will receive support from Helen and her team of wedding co-ordinators who can help bring your dreams to life.
As a venue, they ‘vow’ to offer their Bride and Grooms, full professional support and a promise that your Alexander House Wedding will be one of the happiest days of your life. ( and i have to say i have loved all the ones I have been to there!!)
Buxted Park is a stunning venue for your wedding – its is truly a beautiful place. In one regard there is the astounding buildings with doric columns , stone steps, and architecture of beauty and on the other hand you have the gorgeous views – so take your pick!
“As you drive past the 13th Century church and arrive at this Palladian mansion with its beautiful chandeliers and impressive fireplaces, you will find yourself in Sussex’s finest parkland, providing a unique backdrop for your wedding day. Relax and mingle with friends on the terrace or head for the tranquillity of the lake – a great spot for your wedding photos. In the evening, dine in the stunning Victorian Orangery or spacious Ballroom.
Buxted park are so fantastic all round as they having been doing weddings at this venue for so long, they are highly trained and extremely efficient, any bride considering a wedding here would be rest assured they were in very good hands – The food is beautiful, the staff attentive and the whole place really has a WOW factor. I first went here many moons ago as a guest at a wedding and my jaw dropped on the drive in as it really is so very impressive.
I dont like to take over your day and like to keep it as natural as possible, This is a November wedding but as you can see we had some beautiful moments outside for portraits, but you do need to manage a winter wedding schedule more closely as the days are shorter and it does get a bit chilly – However all was well for Mark and Hannahs wedding day at Buxted Park – Station Road, Buxted, East Sussex, TN22 4AY
So if you are looking for a wedding photographer in east sussex – feel free to contact me, I’d love the chance to be back at the gorgeous Buxted Park
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Nicola and Paul get married! – Yey!
Nicola and Paul get married at Farbridge Barn – Lavant Valley Chichester Photographers
The weather wasnt perfect but Nicola and Paul had a beautiful wedding at Farbridge on Sunday. The sky was a mixture of clouds and blue patches which I always think adds a certain drama to wedding photographs. Nicola and Paul had a BBQ for their sit down meal and the food was delicious, – I know because I was provided with a plate full – so as i never say noe to food I am going to say – congratulations to Simon and Nickie Dixon who have taken Farbrdige under their wing and developed it into an even more stunning wedding venue in Sussex, but also for running the in house catering team – Cuckoo Catering headed by chef wizard Simon. So if you are considering a pretty barn venue in Sussex for wour wedding day, I do thoroughly recommend this beautiful place – which has the added attraction of amazing views all around. I have been a wedding photographer at Farbridge Barn for about 7 years years and you wont be dissappointed when you see it, I can guarentee.