This Laughton Barns wedding had summer festival vibes. They had a bouncy castle and all classic fair games – and was honestly a dream celebration for all those young at heart.
I’ve known Tristan and Tegan ever since I helped plan and photograph their proposal at Devils Dyke. So I was really looking forward to seeing the two of them again on this special day. To document both major milestones in their lives is a huge honour.
It was so lovely to get to know them throughout the wedding planning process and be a special part of their day.
“Kelsie photographed both our engagement and wedding. My husband booked her to hide and she captured our whole engagement, the photos were so precious we had to have her for our wedding.
Our wedding photos are outstanding. Kelsie has this ability to capture the essence of a person, and get shots which look as if she’s known them years instead of minutes.
Kelsie was incredibly organised and worked closely with me to get exactly what we wanted, always respecting our wishes and checking in with us. She worked tirelessly and so hard throughout the whole day, and we had our first previews back in 48hrs.
People have commented on the quality of the photos and wished they’d known about Kelsie for their own weddings.
She is a true artist and knows her craft so well. You couldn’t find a photographer with better skill and we are so thankful that she has captured such special memories for us to last forever.”– Tegan + Tristan
Wedding Ceremony at St. Peter’s in Brighton
The wedding day started at Tegan’s childhood home before we headed to the iconic St. Peter’s Church in Brighton. Which is where I took some quick photographs of Tristan with his family and friends before the ceremony. The history and architecture of this church makes for such an incredible backdrop.
Wedding guests were also treated to some incredible cakes and drinks at the back of the church when the ceremony ended. The feast was so delicious that no one wanted to leave! This actually worked out really well though as it gave Tristan and Tegan some alone time at Laughton Barns in Lewes.
Autumn Wedding at Laughton Barns
From the side of the barn it’s a short walk to a beautiful pond which was full of chatty geese. We decided to head there for their wedding photography portraits. The pond is beautifully sheltered by stunning willow trees creating the most beautiful backdrop for wedding photography. It was also a really hot autumn day, so the shade from the sun was a blessing!
But I will warn you the geese create a bit of a hazard, so we had to be very strategic about where we stood by the Willow trees to avoid Tegan’s dress getting ruined.
When we returned guests started to arrive at the paved drinks reception area outside. The area is beautifully sheltered by willow trees, creating a relaxed space and some much needed shade. Guests for a wedding here are truly spoiled, not only with lots of good drinks but also a great selection of food for the wedding breakfast.
The rest of the wedding day was a whirlwind of celebrations and laughter that lasted long into the night. My favourite part though might have been the cake cutting where Circa Events gave the couple a sword to weild!
Laughton Barns in Lewes
As a wedding photographer in Lewes, I have a deep love for a gorgeous barn and Laughton Barns ticks all the right boxes. The crown barn is ideal for a wedding and was hand built using local oak brick and stone. I love that it has this modern yet rustic vibe. The reception area is beautifully adorned with twinkle lights and the barn can be opened up to let the sunlight stream in.
The property also boasts acres of land. The barn is situated in a wide open space giving lots of room for activities and guests to sprawl out. There is also an option to hold a wedding ceremony on the property, thought Tristan and Tegan opted to marry at their church in Brighton.
Wedding suppliers at Laughton Barns
The barns are the perfect canvas for your reception. If you’d like to use the suppliers from this wedding, here is the roll call:
Catering: Circa Events
Prop hire and decorating: Hire Your Day
Wedding dress: Ocean Bridal Studio
HMUA: Tea and Trim
Florist: Gingerlily Brighton
Groom Suit: Moss Bros
Rings: Ernest Jones Jewellers
Bridesmaid dresses: Babaroni
Till the next wedding bells ring,
Kelsie Scully is a Laughton Barns wedding photographer in Lewes. If you’re looking for timeless photography with a modern and relaxed approach, you’ve stumbled across the right website.