bride and groom laughing in a field during winter wedding at Long Furlong Barn

Relaxed & Friendly Wedding Photographer

I have a relaxed and friendly approach to photographing weddings and my style is natural and colourful. This is perfect for rustic barn wedding venues like Long Furlong Barn in the countryside. The courtyard and surrounding fields means guests can relax and socialise, whilst I can photograph lots of candid moments that really capture your wedding guests enjoying themselves.

Brides wedding flower bouquet made of different colour roses.
Silver wedding rings in a personalised grey box

Long Furlong Barn: Winter Wedding Ceremony

Bryan and Jessica met through their church and their community came together during the ceremony with some wonderful gospel songs. It was great to hear and so brilliant to photograph such an animated service. The sound of everyone’s voices coming together in song gave me goosebumps. Ceremonies like this aren’t something I photograph every day and it felt so special to be a part of it.

Groom walking down the aisle with his mum at Long Furlong Barn
bride and groom during their winter wedding ceremony at Long Furlong Barn
bride and groom signing hyms during their wedding ceremony at Long Furlong Barn
bride and groom signing hyms during their wedding ceremony at Long Furlong Barn
bride, groom and wedding party signing during a wedding ceremony at Long Furlong Barn
Bride and groom smiling during their winter wedding at Long Furlong Barn
Bride and groom bringing The Candle, Cord, and Veil during filipino ceremony at Long Furlong Barn
Groom reading personalised wedding vows to his bride at Long Furlong Barn
Bride reading personalised vows during wedding ceremony at Long Furlong Barn
Groom drying during rustic barn wedding ceremony
Groom and bride exchanging rings during rustic winter barn wedding
Groom and bride during rustic winter barn wedding ceremony
Bride and groom kissing during wedding ceremony at Long Furlong Barn
Bride smiling during rustic winter barn wedding ceremony

Long Furlong Barn Wedding Venue

Once the ceremony was over we all returned to Long Furlong Barn for the celebrations. The Barn is tucked away in the Sussex countryside, just 4 miles from Worthing, and is the perfect venue for a winter wedding – the two interconnecting barns mean that everyone can stay nice and warm, without having to venture outside. However, Bryan and Jessica struck it lucky with the weather. Even though it was chilly the skies were a beautiful blue and they, and their guests, made the most of Long Furlong’s South Facing courtyard.

Bride and groom stood in a line with with bridal party in a garden
Groom and bride smiling together during winter wedding in Sussex
bride and groom smiling in a field during rustic winter wedding at Long Furlong Barn
bride and groom smiling in a field during rustic winter barn wedding
bride and groom walking next to a field during rustic winter barn wedding
blue wedding menu on white table at Long Furlong Barn
Bridesmaid giving a speech during a winter barn wedding with fairy lights behind
relaxed wedding guest laughing during barn wedding
Bride throwing her flower bouquet during winter barn wedding
wedding guest catching the flower bouquet during winter barn wedding

Filipino Fusion wedding

A fusion wedding is a bit of catch all term for when multiple traditions and cultures are honoured throughout the day. Bryan and Jessica both have Filipino heritage so were excited to incorporate some of their traditions. I love it when couples adapt their weddings to bring in traditions and stamp their own personality on the day. Plus it’s so interesting to see how other cultures celebrate marriage. They brought in The Candle, Cord and Veil during the ceremony and, later on, I loved watching the Money Dance. The male guests lined up in front of Jessica and, after pinning money onto her dress and veil, danced with her. Then the roles switched and all the women pinned money on Bryan and danced with him. It was so much fun to photograph!

Bride and groom during their first dance at Long Furlong Barn
Bride and groom laughing during filipino money dance at winter barn wedding
Bride dancing and singing during winter wedding reception at Long Furlong Barn

I had such a hard time choosing my favourite photos from Bryan and Jessica’s day, there was so much going on!

If you’re planning your own wedding at Long Furlong Barn then I would love to hear from you. Please get in touch using my Contact Page.


Long Furlong Barn FAQ

What hotels are nearby Long Furlong Barn?

Selden Farm, The Highdown and Findon Manor are all under a 10 minuet drive away from the venue. Angmering Manor Hotel is just 6 mins away and includes the use of a swimming pool and also has beauty treatments on offer. Perfect for a pre-wedding pamper! (or post-wedding to help soothe that hangover!)

Can I have an outdoor ceremony at Long Furlong Barn?

Yes! The Furlong View is an outdoor area overlooking the South Downs National Park. The ceremony arch is placed so that your guests will be wowed by the stunning views. The Cartshed will still be available for you as a backup option in case of bad weather.

How can I keep warm during my winter wedding at Long Furlong Barn?

The Cartshed ceremony room includes heating should you need it for your winter wedding. You could also hire heated lamps for the courtyard and have some blankets available for guests to use. Other winter wedding ideas could be to give hand warmers as wedding favours, swap the champagne for mulled wine or my best advice would be to get the party started early! Nothing like a good old dance to keep you warm.