It was Clare and Adrian’s wedding at Upwaltham Barns this Saturday. I left home in Brighton early to be at Upwaltham by 10.30am. Clare was preparing for the day in the cottage bedroom next to the barns with her bridesmaids, sister Hannah and best friend Sally, and things were in full swing by the time I arrived.
I was booked as the wedding photographer last year and I had been working with their wedding planner, Stacey Marie Chalk, for the last couple of weeks, to make sure that everything ran smoothly on the day. As well as planning the wedding, Stacey had also prepared all the flowers and accessories for an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed evening, you can see some of the lovely flower arrangements, and associated teapots, cups and saucers, in the photos below.
Everything ran slightly late as usual, by the time Clare had adjusted her veil and Adrian had turned up in his new Aston Martin it was 2.00pm and time for the ceremony. This took place in the main barn, it has big floor to ceiling windows at each end, which let in loads of natural light and makes it ideal for wedding photography.
The last time I worked at Upwaltham there was a gale blowing, which made outside photos a bit of a problem. The forecast for this Saturday wasn’t good either, but after a very gloomy start, things seemed to get better as the day went on. We managed to take all of the group photos by the barn and went to the small garden at the back for shots of the bride and groom on their own. You can see that Clare looked great in her wedding dress and Adrian was pretty snappy in his kilt too.
I had been booked up until the wedding breakfast, so after a few photos of Clare’s father making a speech before the meal, I left the wedding party to the rest of their day.
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