The Tithe Barn, Petersfield Claire & Paul

September 20, 2019

‘The photos – wow they’re so good. I mean so much better than good. They made me laugh a lot and cry a little. Thank you for capturing not only our day but the essence of our day.’

Planning a wedding for the summer brings with it a certain hope and even expectation of perfect weather. That’s not to say that the weather can make or break a wedding, but it’s certainly the cherry on the cake if it turns out to be a nice day. So what to expect from a Tithe Barn wedding in late September like Claire and Paul’s? Windy? Somewhere between mild and chilly? Torrential rain? Or how about a cloudless sky and 22 degrees as the perfect way to say goodbye to the summer, hello to garden games in the evening sun, and ‘golden hour’ colours for a few couple shots.

Let’s rewind a little bit, because Claire started not at The Tithe Barn but a little further down the road at the Old Thorns Hotel near Liphook…

Once Preparations Part 1.0 were complete, it was time to head off for the Tithe Barn where guests had started to gather and catch up with old friends.

Once the dress was on it was time for Claire, her father, and her entourage to head for the ceremony. With some brilliantly entertaining and heartfelt readings, and the best man being offered to Claire by the registrar instead of Paul, it was always going to be a very memorable moment.

Once the ceremony was complete, it was out into the sunshine for confetti-hurling, drinks and garden games.

After a very relaxed reception (no skipping through the motions in 45 minutes here!), dinner was served inside starting with the speeches.

After dinner, the couple and I took in some of the evening sun over a short stroll for some more intimate photographs. This was followed by a slightly more alcohol-fuelled version of garden games and the first dance that kicked off the party.

Congratulations Claire and Paul, an awesome couple on a perfect day!

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