Weald & Downland Museum Wedding

What a beautifully crafted Weald & Downland Museum wedding!

Right from the moment I met Tom & Jade at home last Christmas, and Jade got out her scrap-book bursting with ideas for the wedding, I knew that it was going to be several shades of handcrafted brilliance! Fast forward 6 months to the morning of the wedding and all of those ideas had come to fruition.

 Jade looked fab and I secretly love it when the bride goes against the grain with the gown in both style or colour. Her blush pink dress was perfect. As was the wild flower crown made by Driftwood Flowers and the maids pastel yellow sundresses 🙂

Transport for the day was a blue and white camper kindly loaned by a friend and our destination was The Weald & Downland Museum in Chichester, West Sussex. What a hidden gem of a place! The last time I was here I was about 10 years old and on a school trip. If you are into the Tudor period then this will be right up your rural street – quite literally.

I found Tom waiting for Jade in the old 15th century timber-framed hall where, minutes later, these high school sweethearts were saying their I do’s with all the confidence of a couple who are just so completely right for one another.

Afterwards family and friends popped down to the Market Square for a champagne picnic lunch while Tom & Jade made the most of the rural surroundings for photos. And any photo that features 1) a gypsy caravan and 2) a cottage garden is most definitely alright in my book!

As if all of that wasn’t enough, just before we left  for the reception the ‘lady in charge of the birds’ brought out a big eagle owl for the couple to hold – just magical. Jade is a huge animal lover so I think for her this was one of the real highlights of the day 🙂

Stopping off en route for a few photos on the Downs with the camper, we headed off for the reception at The Fox Goes Free country pub just down the road and what an amazing job these two had done of decking out that dining room with party balloons and tables laid in sweet darling-bud style. Just check out that cake!

It was lovely to unwind for a while and relax in the garden and family and friends could kick back, swap those smart shoes for trainers, eat sweets and have some real fun in the handcrafted photo booth!

After a hog roast dinner, speeches were made on the lawn and the sun finally came out just in time for some beautiful photos at sunset. What a brilliant day this was, full of fun and family goodness that always comes the way of  lovely people like Tom & Jade 🙂

If you are having a Weald & Downland Museum wedding and are looking for a photographer then do get in touch!

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