Stanhill Court Hotel Wedding with Marie & John

Yesterday I spent the day photographing a special Stanhill Court Hotel Wedding with Marie & John. https://www.stanhillcourthotel.co.uk/ This was going to be a fantastic wedding, I knew from when the couple asked me. Over the years I’ve had the privilege to capture the families portraits, not just Marie & John’s, but Jo, Maxine’s and Toni’s too! The weather looked promising. I arrived at Stanhill Court which 5 years ago was revamped and is a fab place to get married at. With an all in one venue it was a party from the outset. Bridal preprations took place in one of the fourposter bedrooms. The girls were excited upon my arrival. Marie the bride was a calm figure in a room full of wedding decoration. Hair and make up was being applied and with six bridesmaids, 3 flower girls and mum’s too the room was a buzz with excitement and anticipation for the day ahead. The dresses were hung waiting and shoes shone in the sunlight through the windows. The wedding dress was fitted by https://myfairygodmother.uk/ Marie is a beautiful lady and she’s a great laugh too. We’ve known each other since school. She’s got a big family and 3 older […]

Eleanor & Ash Highley Manor Wedding

This features wedding was a special one, Eleanor & Ash tied the knot at Highley Manor in Sussex. I’ve known the couple for many years. Ash is a long time friend and I knew him growing up. He’s married someone amazing too, Eleanor is one of those girls who has an abundance of happy energy and is a blast to be around. They really do bounce off each other, what a fab couple. Highley Manor has been through some changes of recent. It’s quite the venue now. With it’s airy spacious cottage for Brides to get prepaired, through to the beautiful grand entrance and banqueting hall. The couple decided on some quite amazing decoration to compliment this. Eleanor was so excited whilst getting ready. Her bridesmaids had everything under control. Waiting for me were the hanging dress, flowers, jewellery and wedding shoes. Snap snap snap and I moved onto the applications of hair and make up. Followed was the dress and voila, Eleanor was transformed into a princess. The boys arrived and I captured some final preps for them. Button holes were popped on and Ash stood at the front of the isle nervously waiting. With many guests and family […]

New Year Wedding at The Barn

This was my first wedding of 2022, which took place @TheBarn. An award winning venue, it was very beautiful. Set in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells, with it’s own little private courtyard. It was touch and go for some time throughout the Christmas period leading up to new year. Abby & Stu were on tender hooks, as the Prime Minister laid out the restrictions for large group gatherings and what would be allowed regarding the pandemic. With the new Covid variant nobody could predict the new year. I think it’s fair to say, not even Omnicom couldn’t stop them! So the day began a little damp and the theme was set for the day so it seemed, with light drizzle forcast for the entire day. Hey, it’s January after all, and the UK is always a little unpredicable for it’s weather. This wasn’t going to slow these two down. Stu and the groomsman waited at the venue for Abby’s arrival. She was going to keep the groom waiting! Best things come to those who wait Stu. I’ve known the groom for a number of years, we worked together as students at a local hotel, he’s one of those chaps […]

Post Lockdown Wedding at East Court

This is my second post lockdown wedding. East Court in East Grinstead was the venue. Today’s wedding was for an old school friend Richard Kinver. I’ve socialised, worked alongside and been a guest at his restaurant. He’s is a chef. A bloody good one too. He currently runs the kitchen at The Star in Lingfield. The day started damp and dark, but I wasn’t worried. I normally bring the sun with me and this was no different! Photography is finally begining to take off again. Since the Covid lockdown in the UK, events such as weddings have been greatly effected. Guest numbers are still very low. My first wedding last week had just 14 guests. This wedding conformed to the latest government guideline numbers of below 30. Obviously all the usual precautions were in place. At East Court in East Grinstead, they check every guests temperature prior to entering. Hand sanitiser was readily avaliable and used in abundance. However before we got to the ceremony, there were bridal preperations to be covered. On entering the home, everyone was so happy. Kasia was having her make up applied and the dress was hanging. Flowers were sitting in water ready for the […]

Balcombe Place Sussex

Barney Warner Photography were asked to attend a styled photo shoot one afternoon at the currently renovating Balcombe Place Sussex, on the Balcombe Estate. It was to produce a showcase of a specific room of Balcombe Place. This was extra special as the following contribultors were present working buckets of magic within their specific industries. @inspiredbysusieevans brought the planning and collaboration along with ideas and creative direction. http://www.tigerstolilies.co.uk/ brought some truely beautiful flower arrangements for the table centre pieces. http://www.co-ordination.net/ were present with their amazing room hire furniture and table linen. http://fourgablesgroup.com/ produced some absolutley amazing food that was all hand created and form to showcase really what is possible for your ultimate event hunger issues. Balcombe Place Sussex is such a beautiful building, constructed back in the 1800s, now currently being renovated into a luxury venue perfect for those BIG celebrations. Speaking BIG, the entrance door has to be the largest, heavest door I’ve ever opened. There are many rooms, the entrance hall has a hugh fireplace, but the room in particular that we were working in was ‘The Music Room’, which houses a very old Music Organ, currently not in use but it certainly adds to the very grand feel you […]

Photographing Weddings at Ghyll Manor

Photographing Weddings at Ghyll Manor with Claire and Dean to show their big day wedding highlights. Slideshow created as a gift to the couple after their big day as a thank you for choosing Barney Warner Photography to be the offical wedding photographers. The wedding was entirely at Ghyll Manor in Rusper, West Sussex.   Barney’s known Dean since a child, his brother was good mates with Dean back at school, so he was really happy to see the family. Claire was also at school with Barney, so straight away everyone was put at ease. Laughter and fun was in such abundance throughout the day and the atmosphere was so easy going. So Photographing Weddings at Ghyll Manor, especially with Claire and Dean was a real pleasure. Claire got ready in the Ghyll Cottage, ajoined to the Manor. There’s lot’s of space and comfortable furnishings. It’s really old so the ceilings are quite low with beautiful wooden beams running through them. Dean was not aware, that Claire had a little suprise for him in store. He’s a mechanic, and a fond lover of cars. So what arrived to take him through the winding countryside to the wedidng venue, was a […]

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