Cissbury Barns wedding photography
Cissbury Barns, beside the Iron Age hillfort, Cissbury Ring – just north of Worthing – a relatively new Sussex wedding venue. (In its second year now) Location, last weekend, for the wedding of a local girl, Anna, to Daniel – from The North! My first time to this venue (apart from a quick recce with Anna and Daniel a couple of weeks ago). The weather is a major factor in any wedding, but particularly in late October. It came good on Saturday – despite the forecast all week. Dry, mild and very sunny.
Two Barn wedding at Cissbury Barns
Coverage begins, in the sunshine, at The Sanctuary, near Storrington. A smart cottage named, like the lane it’s found on, after another Sanctuary in Storrington. Here Anna was getting ready with her family and her bridesmaids, with a local hair and makeup team, and flowers from a local florist. A getting ready location with a view!
Cissbury Barns are a short drive down the A24 from here. Two Napoleonic-era lambing/sheep barns, high up on the Cissbury Estate – converted to now hold weddings. The wedding ceremony in the East Barn, and the wedding breakfast, speeches plus dancing in the West Barn. Courtyards, a semi-outdoor bar, some low beams and a petanque court but also some views, across the fields and hills of the South Downs.
After the wedding ceremony in the barn (not the best lit of areas) and the confetti run outside, it was drinks and games in the low autumn sunshine. Some quick pictures in the neighbouring field, as the sun started to dip behind the hills. A gallant carry by Daniel! Then into the barn to cut the wedding cake, with its mountain on top, made by The Pudding Fairy. Speeches, (some heckling) food and after a while – the sparklers (always interesting to see how this goes, after a few drinks!;-) ) Then back into the barn for the ceilidh – on some very bouncy floorboards.
Here are a few images from Anna & Daniel’s wedding day at Cissbury Barns…
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