Petworth Church & DIY Barn Wedding ~ Cathy & Harry are wed…

You can’t beat a good DIY barn wedding in my book, and Cathy and Harry went all out to make theirs so beautiful and special.  Cathy spent months and months trawling car boots and trinket shops looking for all her gorgeous vintage crockery and brooches for the bouquets she made but it was worth every minute and penny spent – the barn and attached marquee looked stunning on their big day and the bouquets were so pretty!  They really are such a lovely couple too.  I was worried about writing a Blog post a couple of months after the wedding that the moment would have gone and I wouldn’t know what to write but seriously their day was packed with so many happy memories.  I remember first meeting with Cathy in a pub in Arundel and her showing me her big book of wedding ideas – I might have given off a little squeal of excitement and I still feel like that now as I look back over their pictures and remember the day.

Just prior to their wedding I had been poorly so I had lined up a super second shooter the lovely Irina of Pure You Photography – you can see some of her photos from the day here.  It was so lovely having Irina along to help me out – she got some great shots of the girls in the morning as I nipped down the road to the boys house.  Also some fab shots from the gallery in the church and her speech photos prompted me to buy the same lens she was using on the day – thanks for that Irina!  They were awesome!

Cathy got ready with the girls at the home where she grew up, then we had the absolute delight of driving right through the middle of Petworth park and grabbing some shots up on the hills there as her Dad is a gamekeeper for Petworth – wow!  Cathy and Harry were married in Petworth church and we managed to sneak a few shots of the ceremony literally shooting from the hip then checking to see if they were in focus or not!  Please check with your vicar if you’re having a church wedding that I am actually allowed to take photos – I’m worried I may go to hell now for breaking the rules with this vicar! 😉  Sorry…!

Then we all headed off to Harry’s boss’s barn on the farm where he works.  What an amazing job they had done decorating everything – it just looked beautiful.  We were so lucky it’s surrounded by lakes and rapeseed oil fields too so we got some fab shots.  Later in the day my friend Lucy of Lucy Jayne Vintage Caravans brought Pippa one of her caravans down for a few photos with the happy couple – what a treat!  The whole day was perfect from start to finish – the food was delicious too, the pub where Cathy works did the catering!  Everyone had such a giggle – it was great to catch up with Dave & Jo too a couple whose wedding I shot last year who I think may just have recommended me to Cathy and Harry – mwah!

All it leaves me to say is thank you sooo much to Cathy & Harry for having me along for the day to capture it all – and *drum roll*…  here are some / loads of my favourites…!



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