A few preview photographs from Pete & Ellie’s wedding in the heart of the South Downs at Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex. The countryside is absolutely stunning, with views of the downs and rolling hills covered in spring crops.
Pete is from New Zealand, so he wore a beautiful feather cloak known as a ‘kakahu’ gifted to him by his family, to wear at the wedding ceremony.
Fitzleroi Barn has some really pretty countryside lanes that were in full spring bloom and created wonderful backgrounds using the bokeh from the the depth of field.
We had a little wander in the rape field next to the barn to capture some of that rich yellow that is always scattered through the West Sussex countryside at this time of year. The yellow crop rape rubs off its pollen onto anything it touches, so we had to tread carefully.
And in the later evening, we had some surprise Maori dancers, who performed dances and songs for the crowd, including the famous ‘Haka’. I love the gentleman watching in the background, dressed in his kilt, bow tie and drinking a nice cup of tea…