Selden Barns is set in the heart of over 50 acres of the South Downs National Park in West Sussex, a truly magical wedding venue in a beautiful idyllic setting.
It’s a family-run business that is made of two characterful barns and the Old Selden Farmhouse. It’s surrounded by beautifully maintained lawns and a small terrace overlooking farmland and the forests beyond.
The venue is just ten minutes down the road from where I live and I was thrilled when Lorraine and Russ asked me to be their wedding photographer for their dream Summer wedding. The day began at the couple’s home with Lorraine completing the finishing touches in the Gatehouse Newlywed Suite. Time was flying and before we knew it Lorraine and Russ were exchanging their vows in the atmospheric Ceremony Barn that adjoins the Farmhouse. The barn is absolutely stunning with its with authentic oak beams, original fireplace and exposed brickwork and really provides a warm and rustic ambience.
Once married the excited newlyweds headed out of the barn to a shower of confetti before enjoying reception drinks on the lawns within the walled gardens. I took the lovely couple for their romantic couple photos around the attractive gardens, making the most of the pretty flowers and picturesque surroundings.
The evening wedding reception and party were soon underway as Lorraine and Russ took to the chequered dance floor as the excited guests gathered around the perimeter. Just as the twilight sky emerged it was my opportunity to get really creative with some flash lit evening couple portraits and the newlyweds booked amazing under the night sky, lit in the foreground. I absolutely loved working with Lorraine and Russ at Selden Barns and after the venue team saw the images they immediately asked me to join their list of recommended suppliers – win win! Here’s my favorite photos from the day along with some wonderful feedback from the bride and groom.
“Murray did the photography for our wedding in June 2018 and we were completely over the moon with the results. He spent time capturing our perfect keep sake moments throughout the day and was a pleasure to have at our special day.
Murray was personable from the moment we met him, and during our day blended into the background making sure he took shots of every guest and capturing every moment perfectly.” – Lorraine & Russell