Cissbury Barns | Anna & Daniel

Cissbury Barns wedding

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…

Cissbury Barns bride getting ready
Bride makeup
Bridal preps at Autumn wedding
Selfie, the bride and bridesmaids
Cissbury Barns in the sunshine
Cissbury Barns wedding detail
Guest drink tea before the wedding ceremony at Cissbury Barns
Autumn light at Cissbury Barns
Bride arrives at Cissbury Barns
Bride adn her bridesmaids at Cissbury Barns in West Sussex
Walking to the ceremony at Cissbury Barns in the autumn sunshine
Start of Cissbury Barns wedding ceremony
Cissbury Barns wedding
Bride and groom kiss at the end of the ceremony
Wedding guests
Cissbury Barns wedding in Sussex
Cissbury Barns wedding photography
Bride and groom wait for the confetti run at Cissbury Barns
Confetti at Cissbury Barns
Hug for the groom
Reportage wedding photography at Cissbury Barns
Young wedding guest
Smack the rat game
Low beams, a warning near the bar
Wedding games at Cissbury Barns
Cissbury Barns wedding reception
Cissbury Barns wedding reception
Cissbury Barns wedding reception
Cissbury Barns October wedding
Cissbury Barns wedding
Bride and grooom kiss portrait at Cissbury Barns
Bride and grooom portrait at Cissbury Barns
Dinner table at Cissbury Barns
Cissbury Barns wedding photography
Couple portrait at Cissbury Barns
Wedding speeches
Sparklers at Cissbury Barns wedding
Cissbury Barns wedding sparklers
Dancing in the barn
wedding ceilidh
wedding ceilidh at Cissbury Barns

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