Hawthbush Farm Wedding Photography ~ Dan Barlow

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Jenny & Sam

After doing some research into Hawthbush farm down in East Sussex, I knew Jenny & Sam’s farm-take-over wedding was going to be something a little out of the ordinary.

After bridal preparations and admiring one of Sam’s gifts to Jenny – a painting by Nina Fraser, we took a short walk which led us to a clearing in the forest which had been prepared for the ceremony and that’s where we found Sam and the rest of the wedding party. The ceremony was lots of amazing things – Moomin-based readings, vows from Sam which had Jenny (and the bridesmaids. And even some of the ushers) crying before they planted a tree to mark the occasion (I’ve never seen this before but absolutely love it!) Walking down the aisle together in a shower of natural confetti, they made their way to the main barn for the next part of the wedding day.

The rest of the wedding was both indoors and outdoors with lots of people catching up, playing games, admiring bunting, visiting the very nicely planned tea tent and attending the well-stocked-bar. At the wedding breakfast, guests found personalised wedding favours in the form of vintage Ladybird books selected just for them by Jenny and Sam before being treated to some wonderful food and beautifully touching speeches. Before the first dance, the cake was cut, which was actually a selection of pork pies skillfully made by Jenny’s mother, stacked atop one another; for the food alone, this wedding is going to be hard to forget!

Congratulations Jenny & Sam!

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Comments

  • Dr and Mrs Rowley

    We were so lucky to be able to enjoy such an incredible day and we feel lucky to have Dan photograph it. The technical skill is obvious from the photos, but what made the photography so perfect was Dan’s ability to capture every memory without ever being intrusive. His affable charm and gregarious nature meant all the guests were instantly at ease in front of his camera; allowing the natural joy of the day to shine through and it was great to have him as part of the day. Dan was great at effortlessly herding both inquisitive little ones and tipsy friends/relatives to capture the formal group shots efficiently and enjoyably; so guests were back to the partying and collecting memories in no time. From initial consultations, Dan provided honest and useful advice and makes sure that the finished results are all you expect. We are delighted with the photos and have a collection that are the perfect memento of the day and will forever keep us smiling with the memories. Thanks so much Dan, and we will whole-heatedly recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer. Sam and Jen

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