A Walled Garden at Cowdray AND Fitzleroi Barn wedding I hear you say? Yep that’s right! Rachel & Joe had their ceremony at the Walled Garden at Cowdray and then went on to Fitzleroi Barn for their meal and reception celebrations and what a fabulous time of celebration they had! The weather was amazing, extremely hot and sunny all day, but the cold drinks & booze were flowing and everyone had such a good time.
Rachel got ready with her girls in the morning in a little cottage in Petworth. Jane of Wedding Hair at Home did Rachel’s gorgeous up do plait with flowers and pearls intertwined. Her dress was a custom made by Helen at Buttons and Bows in Cranleigh. Rachel told me she was so lovely, helpful and great at dealing with her last minute panics (of which there was definitely more than one!). The jewellery was Rachel’s late Granny’s… such a lovely touch.
The boys got ready down the road at House on the Brook and the lovely Helen of Helen Cawte Photography captured all the fun of the morning there and followed them onto the gardens until I arrived. Joe’s suit was Ted Baker and I loved the hip flask gifts he got the boys – full of course with his favourite tipple!
The gardens looked stunning anyway but added to all the glorious blooms already there were the exquisite floral displays arranged by Angel Like Flowers. Breath-taking floral arches and banners and the bouquet is still one of my favourites ever to photograph at a wedding.
The ceremony was beautiful, really heartfelt and moving and we stayed on afterwards for drinks, confetti and a few photos then carried on the celebrations at the Barn a bit later.
Everything about their day was so relaxed and fun, just my kind of couple. We’re still regularly in touch now almost a year later and they wrote me a lovely testimonial you can see on my Good Vibes page.
Now to select just a few photos to show you – I took so many that this bit is the hardest thing about writing a blog post…..! A few is never going to happen is it 😉 …
If you like what you see and want to get in touch to see if I’m available for your big day too then please drop me a line…