Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa
Wedding Photographs from Tony and Ahlem’s Big Day
Such a gorgeous wedding at Alexander house hotel, – I love coming here to photograph weddings because you can have luxury and gorgeous backdrops all rolled into one.
A stunning venue like Alexander house needs no introduction really! This venue is near Crawley in Turners Green- it is quite magnificent and beautifully run. I love the entrance way and i imagine anyone turning up here for the first time would have to utter “Wow” – which is what you want all your wedding guests to say – so that your wedding becomes one of those weddings to remember. Equally stunning are the views from the back terrace where guests are usually invited to take their reception drinks and if your summer wedding is blistering hot – you have the option of the shade from the beautiful old trees in the grounds. its always a relief to guests, especially your older guets to be able to step away from the rays of the sun if it gets too intense.
There is also an upper terrace behind the newer additional block that the hotel has bulit with extra-ordinarily lavish suites. the upper terrace is a jewel of an area covered and surrounded by trees and a lovely area away from everyone else where you can enjoy a celabratory drink after your wedding ceremony.
My couple suffered terrible thunderstorms and flash floods in the morning – but the day turned out perfectly well for them. the sun was hot and the skies were blue and we did at times seek shelter from the sun – but with such stunning backdrops the photographs looked gorgeous. the formal photographs were done beneath the shade of the trees and i love them because they have a relaxed feel – which is what I aim for even when i am doing the group family formal photos.
This is what Alexander House has to offer for your wedding in Sussex
“Every couple deserve a wedding day that is nothing less than perfect and at Alexander House you can exchange vows or celebrate in a setting which is truly unforgettable.
With beautifully manicured grounds, unique private spaces and a stunning reception suite with its own private garden, terrace and outdoor wedding gazebo, there are plenty of ways to plan your special day at Alexander House.
To help organise your wedding reception or civil wedding ceremony you will receive support from Helen and her team of wedding co-ordinators who can help bring your dreams to life.
As a venue, they ‘vow’ to offer their Bride and Grooms, full professional support and a promise that your Alexander House Wedding will be one of the happiest days of your life. ( and i have to say i have loved all the ones I have been to there!!)
Farbridge is a stunning Barn venue in West Dean, just outside Lavant Chichester
Sam and Josh had a glorious Spring wedding here with all their family and friends .. The weather was sunny but it was incredibly windy! – but I was so pleased for them to have bright skies and a bit of blue which set off the barns beautifully. Farbridge Barn has grown into one of the most efficient and beautiful barns in Sussex in recent years thanks to Head Chef Simon Dixon and his lovely wife Nicky Dixon who run the place and who have implemented some beautiful changes which really sets the barns off. The private courtyard by the main bridal suite is a lovely hideaway and the bridal suite itself is stunning having been knocked into one.
I love the views of the countryside from the courtyard and i think with minimal movement you can get several differing backdrops to your wedding portraits without having to move very far. Of course you can always go further afield as it was and walk through some of the lanes and paths – you would just have to build that into the schedule – which does tend to fly away……..
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Kirstin and Ben – Duncton Mill
Kirstin and Ben were married at Holy Trinity Church in Duncton and had there beautiful celebrations at Duncton Mill. The setting was idyllic and luckily they had the most beautiful hot weather which allowed them to take full advantage of their fabulous location.
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The catering was beautiful from Smallpiece Catering
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More details to follow, when the wedding season calms down a bit!
Beautiful Farbridge Barn – I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the wedding of Stephanie and Michael at Farbridge Barns . I am priveliged to be a preferred supplier at Farbridge and love going there throughout the changing seasons, because the backdrop is so stunning and you can really get some fabulous shots of the surrounding fields and hills, which look amazing whatever the weather! Stephanie and Michael seem to be a perfect match for eachother, which is wonderful to witness when two people are so devoted and kind and in sync. I like that, makes my day! Congratulations to two special people!
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A Beautiful day at Bartholomew Barn with Candice and James
“Follow Your Heart, Follow Your Dreams”
Bartholomew Barn with its stunning backdrop of the Southdowns is a beautiful venue for your wedding. Coupled with some absolutely amazing weather it truly was a dream come true for Candice and James. It was so hot ( i thought the groom was going to pass out at one point!) but it was such a pretty day. The bridesmaids were lucky to have the most beautiful dresses chosen for them from the Velvet Birdcage in Worthing and the dresses complimented so well the gorgeous creation Candice chose from Pronuptia. After meeting in Australia and deciding to ditch their plans to travel with other companions, Candice and James set off on their worldwind tour and romance in Australia.- And now look “they are married”- So I say “follow your heart, follow your dreams!” So if you are looking for an experienced photographer for your wedding at Bartholomew Barn – why dont you check out my website for more details – – Justine Claire Photography at Bartholomew Barn
Wedding Preparation at the lovely – Lythe Hill Hotel
VW Campervan – Bow Hire
We made the front cover!