Quirky & Creative Wedding at Barcombe Village Hall

If there’s one way to grab a wedding photographer’s attention it’s to write an enquiry which shows lots of personality. And that’s exactly the kind of email I got from Catrin and Chris when they got in touch about their wedding photography at Barcombe Village Hall. They were hoping for a laid-back day with “feasting, dancing and a good old knees up to follow”. Along with the promise of decorating the hall with lots of “kitsch tat” (their words!) I was sold!

Catrin and Chris are one of those couples you can’t help but love. They met as students at the University of York (which happens to be the same university I went to) and have the sweetest couple dynamic you’ve ever seen.

Their wedding took place in October 2016 a The Old Chapel Centre in Alfriston, Sussex and was followed by a reception at Barcombe Village Hall nearby. The town of Alfriston is steeped in history, dotted with pretty cottages and quirky, tumble-down streets it’s thought to have inspired the hymn ‘Morning Has Broken’ which was written there in the 1930s. As Catrin is a professional singer I thought that was a cute bit of trivia! After their ceremony we spent a good while exploring the village to get some fun and relaxed couple shots. The only problem was there were so many potential locations it was hard to decide where to go next!

As promised there was indeed lots of quirky and off-the-wall detail adorning the village hall – everything from bright pink deer to gold dinosaurs. I think it’s so important that you plan the wedding you want and don’t give into particular expectations or formalities if you don’t want them. After all a wedding is celebration of your unique relationship and should reflect that. In my book if that includes pink deer and dinosaurs then that’s particularly awesome. Thanks so much for choosing me to photograph your wedding Catrin and Chris, it was a total joy!

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