03 Feb East Sussex wedding photography Barcombe Village Hall
``WOW! We are both blown away by these pics and so are all our friends and family. Literally amazing! Stunning! We even shed a few tears when looking through them, they really did make us feel like we were there again reliving the memories.`` – Annie & Charlie
Documentary wedding photography
Annie and Charlie’s wedding at Barcombe Village Hall in East Sussex was one of the coolest, most laid back and enjoyable I can remember photographing.
Barcombe Village Hall, a few miles north of Lewes, is a very chilled out place to get married. It’s not your average village hall. It’s a modern, stylish, Scandi sort of place, where the guests can spill out onto a lawn, play games and lounge around on hay bales. And the views across the Sussex Weald are lovely.
The day started at Annie’s mum’s cottage in the centre of Barcombe village and the house was overflowing with her friends and family getting ready. I love having so much life to photograph, especially as a documentary wedding photographer. There was present-giving, old friends meeting up, a few tears, and, of course, a few drinks taken.
The walk through the back streets of Barcombe to the Village Hall almost turned into a kind of parade and really added to the sense of occasion and informality. The only thing missing was a brass band!
I know it’s a cliché, but it’s the people that make a wedding, and Annie and Charlie were so open and welcoming, and their guests so up for having a really fun time, that it made telling the visual story such a joy. It felt as much like a celebration of their lives as it was a wedding.
Barcombe Village Hall wedding
One of the things I like about a Barcombe Village Hall wedding is that you can simply walk off into the fields and explore the many pathways. This is great for doing any couple shots and makes it easy and relaxed.
If you’re looking for a documentary wedding photographer to tell the story of your Barcombe Village Hall wedding, or any other location, I’d love you to get in touch.