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Ridge Farm Wedding – Isabel & Nick

 

Isabel and Nick’s Sussex wedding spanned two counties. With the service held not far from their home, at St Margaret’s church in Ditchling ( East Sussex ) and the reception at the idyllic Ridge Farm,  just over the West Sussex boundary and into Surrey. (A couple of miles from my house!) But it wasn’t a completely Southern event, as many of the family and guests were from Lancashire – the immortal Chorley.

The rain held off for the ceremony and reception, despite the heavy downpours of the night before and in the morning, with the sun making an appearance at the end of the day. The coverage begins with everyone getting ready at Ridge Farm, which had been hired for the weekend. The reception was held in the Pool House ( everyone sat atop a boarded up swimming pool ) and the meal was provided by Indian Summer, from Brighton.

But the highlight was probably the gig after the meal, when before the DJ and the first dance, the groom and his band hammered out many famous tunes for their screaming fans – who didn’t want them to stop!

Here are a few reportage images from the day…

Line of hearts decorationBride getting ready at Ridge FarmWedding dress hanging in the bathroomBrde's sister getting ready at Ridge FarmBride smiles as she looks the gift the groom has sent her on the morning of the weddingDetail in St Margaret's church in DitchlingGroom arrives at Ditchling churchFamily sharing a joke outside Ditchling churchWaiting for the bride at the church in DitchlingBride walsk thought the churchyard with her fatherFinal veil adjustments before entering Ditchling churchThe wind takes up the bridal veilGroom bites his lip as he waits for the bride's entranceBride and her father greet the groom at the altar.Ditchling church wedding ceremonySussex Wedding bride and groom sing hymnsSussex wedding ceremony at Ditchling churchGroom puts the wedding ring on the bride's fingerKneeling bride and groom are blessedRinging the church bells in a Sussex weddingBride and grrom leave Ditchling church to confettiBride and groom drive away from Ditchling churchRidge Farm wedding reception venueWedding guests arrive at Ridge FarmRidge Farm Wedding receptionYoung wedding guest looks on at ridge FarmBride laughing at her wedding receptionBride and groom share a moment at their Ridge Farm wedding partyPulling facesBride and groom portrait at Ridge FarmGroom kisses bride at Ridge FarmWedding gusest walk towards the wedding mealRidge Farm Wedding receptionBride watches her father's speechBride looks at her sister during the speechesShocked bride reacts to the best men speechEvening sunshine at Ridge FarmBride and grrom kiss in the grounds of Ridge FarmGroom plays in his band at the wedding receptionBride and her sister dance at the wedding

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