Phillipa & Sean’s Steyning Church Wedding in West Sussex countryside back in the summer of 2021. We started the photo shoot at Phillipa’s family home in Steyning with bridal prep photos with close family and friends. Phillipa and Sean have a lovely new baby boy who was absolutely adorable along with their nephew. The dresses looked beautiful all lined up in the hallway and the bridesmaids pastel blues were complemented by pinks in the bouquet.
They had a church ceremony at St Andrews and St Cuthman’s Church in Steyning and arrived in a very cool, baby blue vintage Mustang. We got a few photos outside the church with the father of the bride and bridesmaids before heading into the church for the service.
After the ceremony there was a long confetti line down the rustic path of the church towards the wedding car, parked ready to escort bride & groom to the reception venue, the Fountain Pub in Ashurst, West Sussex. I love a good pub wedding, as you can have them both in the city or the countryside, anywhere with a pub! This is one of those idyllic country pubs in a peaceful village.
Upon arriving at the ceremony for an outdoor, pub garden style wedding reception, we got a few more shots with he gorgeous wedding car. The pub gardens were covered in bunting and flowers on the tables in glass jars and vases, along with a stunning three tiered wedding cake with a thin layer of icing around the sponge and fruit and flowers to decorate. There were also blue and white striped sweet bags for wedding favours.
We shot the group photos across the road against a rustic barn door, and got further shots of Phillipa & Sean in the surrounding countryside of West Sussex. They had their first dance outside under festoon lighting with a band under a small gazebo like a proper pub garden festival!