Katie and Sam’s Autumnal Upwaltham Barns Wedding in West Sussex was a real treat. I have a huge soft spot for autumnal weddings – the light on cold but sunny days makes for some truly romantic photos. I also have a huge soft spot (and need to give excited high fives) for brides who can rock a dress with a capital D! Katie’s Martina Liana gown was g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s. I love love love the frothy full skirt, and it was perfect for twirling on the dance floor. Can we also talk about the shoes? Studded killer heels by Valentino. I. KNOW!
The fashion all round at this autumnal Upwaltham barns wedding was pretty drool worthy. Katie’s bridesmaids looked wonderful in their gold sparkly gowns, and I loved all the laughter and giggles as they got ready together. The boys scrubbed up well too, with their rust coloured tweed. The autumn colours continued in the choice of flowers, Katie’s bouquet full of rich plum blooms and thistles by Wild Willow Flowers was so beautiful in the rustic barn setting. I do love a bouquet with texture!
After an emotional service (I swear I get goosebumps every time a bride’s veil is lifted from her face) it was time for mingling with some absolutely exquisite canapés. Seriously, seriously delicious! Then it was on to the speeches. Watching the room react to stories and jokes about the couple they love is always a favourite moment for a reportage photographer like me. I could snap people bursting into laughter until the cows come home. Every face behaves differently when giggling or guffawing and I think it’s beautiful. This room was filled with stunning smiles and wonderfully brilliant cackling.
I’ll let you get scrolling through the image gallery soon, I promise. But I just have to mention Katie and Sam’s wedding dance. They had a mega dance off in the big barn at Upwaltham Barns, and that is just epic. The sparkles in Katie’s dress lit up and the moves and shapes made everyone guffaw. What can be better than that?
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