'These are awesome!!! Thank you So much! We've watched the slideshow about 5 times already in the last half an hour. We absolutely loved having you there, we're so glad we found you! #bestweddingphotographer' - Debbie & Iain

The notification from my diary for today reads: ‘yey Liberty and Oli!!’. Apart from sounding cringe-worthy, the message also isn’t entirely true. Like many other weddings during this pandemic, when all businesses have been forced to close, it has been postponed to next year. So I won’t get to be the Farbridge Barn wedding photographer today. While the couple celebrate the day in their own private way to commemorate, I wanted to join in and post some photos from their beautiful venue as it looked a couple of Spring times ago. The couple in these photos are Debbie & Iain – who are now happily married and who wouldn’t change a thing about their day at Farbridge Barn (and neither would I). The wedding was also featured in the www blog. Enjoy! Of course, if you’re planning a wedding at Farbridge or have any questions about photography, drop me a message!


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The Venue & Styling

Farbridge Barn is a dedicated wedding for exclusive use, nestled in the rolling down-lands of the South Downs National Park. It was once an old dairy farm but now beautifully renovated to include a secret garden, a sun-lit courtyard, a smaller barn for the ceremony and dancing and a larger barn for drinks and sit-down meal. All are beautifully lit and feel luxurious and airy. The versatility in space is coupled with an events team whose creative ideas and practical support will make the day run perfectly without being overly visible, which is nice to see. The décor for this wedding was based on the couple’s love of travel and wine, featuring a world map table planner, stacked suitcases as informal drink tables, and a dining room decorated with wine crates and photos from their travels.


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The Ceremony & Reception

Debbie and her bridesmaids finished their morning preparations in the en-suite accommodation – perfectly situated opposite the small barn where the wedding ceremony and evening reception took place (via a short walk through the secret garden). The post ceremony Pimm’s and canapés were then served on an ornate console in the courtyard (everything felt very relaxed – the couple chose to extend this part of the reception slightly to enjoy more of the games and afternoon sun). After some speedy group photos, while guests were moving into the bigger barn for the wedding breakfast, we took a short (3 minute) drive across the river Lavant and spent some brief moments around the old dairy farm for some portraits. By then the couple were well into their stride – which when coupled by the baking heat, gentle refreshing breeze and elegant flowing Stella York dress made for some of my most favourite photos. Debbie and Iain enjoyed every minute of their wedding until the late licence expired at 11:30pm – naturally I was there for every minute of it.

the father and bride walking across the secret garden guests in the courtyard the river and courtyard stunning decor close up of the stunning decor guests eating canapés the large barn ready for the wedding breakfast tables decorated with travel photos some canapés a child trying to open a vintage car door s flower girl having a moment in a vintage car the bridal party in a portrait prawn canapés a guest holding pimm's a flower girl tantrum a guest in a polka dot dress! nice moment in the car contemporary photo of the couple walking the newlyweds inside a dairy barn the couple walking in to the wedding breakfast clapping and laughing donut wedding cake the best women during a speech the father and the mother of the groom the bride in tears and laughing lovely desert cakes the couple embracing the ornate console the first dance a passionate kiss wild dancing the bride and bridesmaids facing off during a dance the venue at night (wide angle) the bride and bridesmaids acting drunk at the bar cheers! the brides brother dancing with a tie on his head like Rambo guests dancing silhouette a guest climbing up a wall (drunk) the groom drinking directly from a keg photo of the beer kegs last moments before the lights went out

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