Sussex Wedding Photographer – Ellie & Matt’s stunning Bartholomew Barn wedding

Bartholomew Barn wedding photography – Wow – what an absolutely stunning wedding!  Now, I know I love every wedding I photograph (and just like my children, I can’t possibly have favourite weddings), but I must say that I particularly loved this Bartholomew Barn wedding!  Firstly, the barn is a really beautiful wedding venue – it’s set in the middle of nowhere….well, not totally (it’s near Kirdford and nearish Petworth), but it is set in the midst of rolling fields.  This is great from a wedding photography point of view because it means that there are stunning vistas in every direction, which is very handy when wanting to work with whatever the sun chooses to do on a different day!  Regular blog readers will remember me saying that for photographs light is more important than the background, but in a perfect world you’ll have beautiful light and a beautiful backdrop, which is exactly what we had at this wonderful sunny wedding.  I know I tend to go on about the weather a lot (I am British, after all!), but the glorious golden sunshine at Ellie and Matt’s wedding was particularly precious because on the previous day it had poured with rain every minute (I’d been photographing this lovely Essex wedding – still beautiful, but very damp!).

I photographed Ellie and Matt’s Richmond Park engagement session last year, and so I knew in advance that although they don’t particularly like having their photograph taken, they are so sweet together that it is easy taking lovely, natural photographs of the two of them.  The whole day was a beautiful celebration of their relationship, and they were surrounded by a lot of loving friends and family.  They’ve both got lots of siblings and it was lovely seeing how close both families are.  Instead of a more formal wedding breakfast the guests (and happy wedding photographer!) enjoyed a delicious BBQ followed by cakes from the very impressive array of cakes made by the guests (check out the jelly lego bricks and rolo cupcakes – yum).  The speeches were very funny.  I particularly liked the best man recalling how Matt makes a poor wingman – he’s a blacksmith, and when any girls hear he’s a blacksmith they just want to talk to him about that, rather than talking to his product designer friend!

Ellie and Matt hired me to stay a bit later than possible so we could play around with sparklers!  I’d not done much sparkler photography before so in the preceding week I’d been practicing on my poor husband.  It was worth it – we had a lot of fun (and thanks to the guys who helped and gave very handy feedback on how well I was running around with sparklers!) and I’m very happy with the ‘LOVE’ picture below.

Congratulations on a wonderful wedding, may it be the start of a very very happy life together. Sussex wedding photographer

Wedding shoe photography

Bride getting into wedding dress at bartholomew barn

Brides buttons being done up

First look father of the bride

Proud father of the bride

Little bridesmaids

Flower girls walk down aisle in Bartholomew Barn july wedding

Bride walking down aisle

Proud father watching Bartholomew barn wedding ceremony

Ring exchange

First kiss

Confetti at bartholomew barn wedding

Newlyweds smile at confetti

Happy wedding guests at sunny bartholomew barn wedding

Bride and groom under arch

Bride and groom in Bartholomew Barn woods

Good looking bride and groom

Bartholomew barn wedding details

Tomato canapes

Relaxed wedding photography

Amazing guest cakes

Wedding cake made by bridesmaid

Relaxed group photographs at Bartholomew Barn

Sunny wedding photography

Cool nail game

Books as centrepieces at wedding

Signing the guest book

Happy wedding guests in Bartholomew Ba

Wedding bbq

Big group shot of all guests at Bartholomew Barn

Cute kids at wedding

Smiling children

Bride surveying wedding breakfast barn

Wedding speeches

Wedding speeches

Bride and groom laughing at speeches

Couple portraits in golden hour at wedding

Award winning Sussex wedding photographer

Laughing bride and groom

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Bartholomew Barn couple jumping

Romantic couple portrait

Bride and groom in field

Golden sunshine

Sunset garden games

First dance at Sussex wedding

500 miles first wedding dance

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Creative night time wedding photography

Love written with sparklers at wedding

Love Sarah xx

Sarah Legge Photography – really rather good Sussex wedding photographer taking beautiful, natural wedding photographs throughout Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and beyond.  Get in touch if you’re getting married at Bartholomew Barn (or anywhere really!).

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