Tegan started her wedding day getting ready at an airbnb called Pelham in Chichester. Her family and bridesmaids where there to help her get ready and calm her nerves. They had their hair and makeup done in the morning, then the bridesmaids got into their dresses ready to help the bride get dressed. The bridesmaids all had different dresses but they were the same colour, I loved this idea as sometimes not everyone suits the same style of dress so I thought it was great that these bridesmaids got to choose a dress they loved. The bride's sister helped her into her beautiful wedding dress and then put her shoes and jewellery on.
Her dad arrived and helped pack everything into the van to go to the venue. She decided to use her best friends car as her wedding car, it was an old, green coloured polo which was her favourite car and she had always loved it so they put some ribbons on it and set off to Slindon College for the ceremony. When I arrived the guests were making their way into the ceremony room where the Groom was waiting nervously. Slindon House is a college in Arundel but when it's not used as a college it's a great wedding venue, it has amazing grounds and a lovely victorian conservatory.
They had their ceremony in front of their closest family and friends, celebrated with a classic confetti throw and then everyone headed outside for the drinks reception at the gin bar. They were lucky to have great weather so everyone could stay outside until they were called in for the wedding breakfast. During the drinks reception we went off for some couple shots, it's great for the couple to have some time to themselves during their wedding day, that's why encourage them to talk whilst I'm taking their photos and let them be in the moment together. The venue has alpacas and donkeys on their land so they went over to feed them. We then took a couple of group photos of the wedding party then headed inside just as it started to rain. They had the tables set up with green and gold decor, the table names were Gavin and Stacey themed and they chose to have an afternoon tea as their wedding breakfast. Les Dickens was their toast master / DJ and he was absolutely brilliant, he announced the newly weds into the room and after the food he put on an interactive quiz for all the guests which kept them entertained until the evening guests arrived.
All of the guests went outside so the venue could set up the dance floor for the evening. I took this opportunity to get a few more portraits of the couple. Then everyone was called back inside to watch the Bride and Groom's first dance. They wasn't keen on dancing in front of people and were very nervous but as soon as the song came on they really enjoyed it. The guests soon joined them on the dance floor and partied the night away.