Pangdean Barn Summer Wedding – Shilpa & Rupesh’s magic celebration in the South Downs Countryside

Capturing the Magic: A Pangdean Barn Summer Wedding

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the South Downs, Pangdean Barn is more than just a venue; it’s a canvas where dreams come to life. With its rustic charm and idyllic ambiance, it sets the stage for unforgettable moments and timeless memories. And when love is in the air, there’s no better place to say “I do.”

Imagine a midday sun casting its golden glow over the rolling hills as two people prepare to embark on their journey together. At Pangdean Barn, every detail is meticulously planned, ensuring that every moment is as enchanting as the next – they also have the best hospitality I’ve encountered as a wedding photographer, and their food is exceptional.

For our latest Pangdean Barn summer wedding (I’ve photographed a fair few in my career so far), the day began with a special request from the couple – a desire to capture their love before the ceremony. With the sun at its zenith, we embarked on a journey to immortalise their bond in a series of breathtaking photographs. I love taking photographs of the couple before the ceremony, it gives us a fantastic opportunity to take photographs without them worrying about getting back to their wedding guests and allows them more time during the wedding drinks reception to mingle and enjoy the party!

We explored some of the areas surrounding the main wedding venue, walking up the short track into the countryside with the South Downs as a backdrop. We took a couple of photographs in the main garden, before hopping in the car to drive up onto the South Downs to capture some shots using the landscape in the background.

Pangdean Barn Summer Wedding ceremony

Shilpa retired into the house for some last minute bridal prep with her bridesmaids, and to meet her brother, who walked her down the aisle.

The Pangdean Barn summer wedding ceremony was a beautiful reflection of the couple’s love story. Against the backdrop of the Mulberry Lodge, adorned with delicate blooms and flickering candles, they exchanged vows that echoed through the hearts of all who bore witness.

A fusion of cultures and traditions, Shilpa looked resplendent in a silk white gown with intricate Indian embroidery and was a vision of grace and elegance. Alongside her stood the groom, Rupesh, dressed in navy suit and tie, a perfect complement to the blush and dark pink gowns of the bridesmaids.

Pangdean Barn Summer Wedding Reception

With a string quartet serenading guests during the ceremony and champagne reception, the atmosphere was nothing short of enchanting. And while guests enjoyed drinks, many enjoyed the whimsical lawn games provided by Pangdean, the joyous laughter and camaraderie filled the air.

Throughout the day, Pangdean Barn was adorned with tokens of love and remembrance. Vases of flowers, flickering candles, and cherished photographs paid homage to loved ones who could not be present physically but were felt deeply in spirit. It was a celebration of life, love, and the bonds that unite us all. Round tables adorned with hurricane lamps and cascading blooms set the stage for an evening of laughter and joy. Fairy lights danced in the twilight, weaving a tapestry of magic that enveloped all who gathered.

We nipped out again for some quick golden hour photos whilst guests finished their wedding meals, and the golden, our son, created the perfect opportunity for some dramatic photographs with the west Sussex countryside in the background. Using off-camera flash really helped here to highlight the couple against the strong light in the background.

As the sun dipped below the horizon at this Pangdean Barn summer wedding, casting a warm glow over the countryside, the festivities continued. And as the stars began to twinkle overhead, the newlyweds took to the dance floor for their first dance, a tender moment set to the timeless melody of Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere.”

The night continued with the infectious energy of the Fireflies, a band who kept the dance floor alive with music that spoke to the soul. In the end, a Pangdean Barn summer wedding is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of love, unity, and the promise of a future filled with endless possibilities. And as the stars faded into dawn, one thing remained certain – the memories made at this Pangdean Barn summer wedding would last a lifetime.


A civil ceremony Pangdean Barn Wedding.



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