It was down to Southend Barns at the end of May for the wedding of my good friends Mark and Kieran. Southend Barns are situated in Donnington, south of Chichester and situated on a working farm in the stunning West Sussex countryside. There are hidden courtyards and tranquil lawns set within beautifully landscaped gardens and the lovingly restored barns create the perfect setting for a romantic civil ceremony and wedding reception. Southend Barns is a wedding venue like no other, come rain or shine.
The caterers are Field and Fork – www.fieldandfork.co.uk – based in Chichester and they produce the most fantastic food. Their Michelin-trained chefs prepare all locally sourced, handmade food, using excellent, quality ingredients.
Mark and Kieran were married in The Dairy Barn, with the wedding breakfast in The Threshing Barn. It was a very special day and wonderful to spend it with them and their family and friends. There was lots of opportunity to take relaxed, informal guest shots outside due to the excellent weather and the day was quite simply filled with lots of fun and laughter.
I am a regular photographer at Southend Barns – both in the summer and winter – www.southendbarns.co.uk. They specialise in winter weddings with log fires and twinkling lanterns and pull out all the stops on a rainy day to ensure it goes without a hitch.