So our day started fairly traditionally at the house of the bride's parents in Upper Beading. Flo got ready whilst me and Lisa photographed the gorgeous flowers (which included chocolate cosmos! Yum!) and lots of little details around the house. Lisa and I adored the mint green bridesmaids dresses, super vintage and looked fabulous with the girls' natural hair and delicate make-up. Flo had contributed to the design of her dress, which also looked amazing with beautiful 3/4 lace sleeves and lots of vintage detail, she also did a great job of her own makeup and we LOVED her vintage shoes which she picked up for just £20!
It was another sat nav affair for me and Lisa this time, although thankfully they had put out signs to help direct the guests - which we were very grateful for as it turns out. After the service we headed off for the reception which was taking place in a huge barn that had been leant to them by some friends. I have to say we were slightly concerned initially as it was very very dark inside, but we whacked the ISO up and dragged the tripod out!
After group pics and portraits in the fabulous grounds (see below) it was time for the dinner to commence which was followed by afternoon tea on vintage crockery...
Lisa and I perched near one of the open barn doors and as time ticked on we realised it was turning into a magnificent evening outside, so after tea and cake we grabbed Flo and John and took them down into the fields for a few more portraits... Ms Devlin certainly has a knack for working the light...
And as if this wasn't fabulous enough, we returned for the bride and groom's first dance and someone had opened the barn door next to the dancefloor - allowing the gorgeous September evening sun to pour in... these are possibly some of my favourite photographs EVER... so cinematic!!
A fantastic band played for the duration of the evening and we stayed until Flo and Jon zipped off on their honeymoon, dragging wooden spoons and drinks cans behind them! Devlin and I chugged back to Brighton after a very long day but safe in the knowledge we had captured some magic.
As ever - more pics on Lisa's blog