Amy and Chris's Upwaltham barns wedding, Sussex

upwaltham barns

Amy and Chris are such a beautifully sweet couple and I was totally honoured to be able to capture their big day for them at the end of April at the wonderful Upwaltham barns. Set in the South Downs national park, Upwaltham Barns is the perfect venue for a relaxed countryside rustic wedding. 

I arrived at Upwaltham barns in the morning, earlier than planned, so I could spend some time capturing the outside space in and around the venue. Rain was forecast for the afternoon so wanted to make the most of the dry morning. The girls arrived at the venue at midday with only a few last minute finishing touches required by their hair and make up artist Becky Sargent. 

The talented Kerry Pullen from Rose Cottage flowers did a tremendous job on creating the bouquets, table centre pieces and heart flower display above the entrance to the barn, which all looked gorgeous.

On cue the rain started as the guests were arriving and pretty much carried through all day with only a few breaks here and there, luckily at the rights times needed for a few group shots outside the front of the barns.

The ceremony was beautiful and the Upwaltham Barns traditional confetti shot was moved indoors to the ceremony barn and worked just as amazingly as it does leading out of the barn, with all the guests lined up along the long aisle for Amy and Chris to walk through and get smothered in confetti by their friends and family.

Luckily Amy had managed to borrow a pretty white umbrella for her and Chris to use for a few Bride and Groom shots around the venue, with Chris’s Ushers on hand to help us navigate around the puddles. Upwaltham Barns is a great venue come rain or shine and whilst on a rainy day it wasnt possible to enjoy the trek to the top of the hill to look down at the venue we did make use of the gorgeous Morican snug for some cuddly bride and groom shots.

With all the formal shots completed and the  guests seated, Upwaltham Barn caterers Nibbles to Nosh served an incredible meal (as they always do) and the evening was then in full swing.

Amy and Chris were such a wonderful couple to work with and the day was gorgeously beautiful and perfect from beginning to end. Here are a few of my favourites from the day….

For other great venue ideas in the sussex area the Wedding Secret is a great place to look.



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