Pangdean Barn Wedding, Emma & Joseph, Brighton, Sussex

A Pangdean Barn wedding on a really hot summer’s day in August was the amazing setting for Emma & Joseph’s big day. This Pangdean Barn wedding was on a bank holiday weekend, and, usually, the weather was gorgeous! Emma got ready at her parents home in nearby Hassocks, and along with her team of bridesmaids, her two young children were also in tow!

Here’s a shot of the Beaufort convertible wedding car arriving down the driveway!

Meanwhile, my second photographer Ashley, was shooting in nearby Brighton (well, Hove actually) with the groom and groomsmen getting ready and wandering down to the seafront for a few shots.

Pangdean Old Barn is a venue I’ve shot quite a few times over the years and I love it’s amazing variety of photo opportunities and locations. The wedding ceremony was outdoors, under a the branches of a small orchard of apple trees. Waiting for Daylight, an acoustic duo, played songs during the ceremony.

The venue was decorated in green/grey colours with bright wild flowers. The guests had the usual garden games that Pangdean supply, including croquet and the Go Karts! A flower arch was set up to frame the aisle in the garden, and inside the barn there were fairy lights and bunting in the rafters. Simple jars with bright wild flowers were peppered around barn and courtyard and the wedding bouquets were a mixture of foliage with bright pops of wild flowers. Each table had a bottle of dessert wine/port for guests and the wedding cake was made by a close friend, a red velvet cake with light buttercream frosting.

Pangdean Old Barn is one of my favourite wedding venues, partly because of my love of the South Downs, and the fields surrounding the barn are nestled at the foot of these iconic Sussex hills. I love shooting on top of the downs at Pangdean, by driving just a short distance up a country track to get views over the Sussex countryside. The evening finished with lots of dancing to a 10-piece brass band and some sparklers outside!

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