Sussex wedding

Holly & Liam | A laidback outdoor wedding at Rumbolds Farm

These two sure know how to throw a great wedding! 🎉

Holly and Liam chose the wonderful Rumbolds Farm for their wedding as the venue has beautiful gardens and the couple wanted an outdoor ceremony. Unfortunately outdoor ceremonies aren’t legal in England (boo!) so they did the legal bit at Horsham Registry Office the day before. This turned out to be the best choice they could have made because not only did this mean they got an entire wedding weekend instead of one day (woo!) but it also meant that the nerves they felt before the ceremony on Friday were gone by the time they had their wedding on Saturday 💜

The two photos below are from their legal ceremony on the Friday :) (keep reading below for more!)

Horsham Registry Office wedding
Couple practises their first dance outside Horsham Registry Office

Russell and I were both super excited on Saturday morning for several reasons: Holly and Liam are the sweetest couple ever and we couldn’t wait to see them celebrate with all their friends and family, we’ve wanted to shoot at Rumbolds Farm for ages(!) AND the weather was perfect - it was warm but not too hot, dry and bright but a little overcast ☁️ so no bright sunshine! #photographygeeks

Holly and her bridesmaids got ready in one of the cute cottages available at the farm. The farm has great accommodation for weddings as there are two separate cottages and also some guest accommodation for family and/or friends. Holly chose to do her own make-up which I absolutely loved as she was so relaxed about it! The girls all did each other’s hair and it was wonderful to see them enjoying the morning so much :)

Neither of us could get over how beautiful the ceremony location was. The couple chose to exchange vows in front of a lake surrounded by incredible trees. Everything was so green, we loved it and so did the guests. Holly and Liam exchanged personal vows which were so beautiful and funny. We love it when couples write their own vows (we did!), it’s such a nice way of incorporating your personality into your wedding. Unfortunately just days before the wedding the Rumbolds Farm officiant/owner injured himself by falling off a ladder :( so he was unable to conduct the ceremony. Holly and Liam found Ed Hardy - a wonderful humanist celebrant and he was absolutely brilliant! We 100% recommend Ed if you’re looking for a celebrant for your wedding :)

Holly and Liam spent months and months on all the DIY for their wedding and it really showed. Holly collected eucalyptus and with the help of family and friends decorated the entire venue with it (including their beautiful wedding arch!) and also used lots of it for confetti. The smell was just incredible 💚 and she even made her own bouquet!

After the ceremony the couple celebrated with their friends and family by drinking champagne and sharing an afternoon tea. Vintage Style Teas provided the refreshments and they were incredible. They even brought Russell and I some tea and cake which was much appreciated! ☺️

After the food everyone danced the night away 🎉 most of the guests camped overnight (LOVE that Rumbolds Farm offer this) so the party continued into the early hours of the morning :)

Such a fun and beautiful wedding! Holly and Liam, you are the absolute best - thank you so much for choosing us to document your epic wedding. We hope you’re enjoying Mauritius! 🍹🌴😩 haha :’)

Bridal prep at Rumbolds Farm summer wedding
Bridesmaids open their gifts from the bride at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Bride applies her own make up on the morning of her wedding
Bridesmaid smokes on the morning of wedding
Rumbolds Farm Wedding photography
Rumbolds Farm Wedding best day ever sign
Rumbolds Farm reception drinks
Rumbolds Farm Wedding table plan surrounded by eucalyptus
Groom laughs with friends on morning of wedding at Rumbolds Farm
Rumbolds Farm wedding barn
Bride getting ready at Rumbolds Farm while bridesmaid watches
Bride getting ready at Rumbolds Farm
Bride's friend takes a photograph of the bride on morning of her wedding
Bridesmaids gasp as Bride gets ready
Wedding guests laughing outside Rumbolds Farm summer wedding
Guests arriving for a summer wedding at Rumbolds Farm
Guests wait for wedding ceremony at Rumbolds Farm
Groom and groomsmen wait for bride at outdoor wedding at Rumbolds Farm
Groom waits for bride at Rumbolds Farm outdoor summer wedding
Bridesmaid walks along the aisle at Rumbolds Farm outdoor wedding
Outdoor wedding at Rumbolds Farm
Groom smiles at celebrant during outdoor wedding at Rumbolds Farm
Bride and groom smile at each other during wedding ceremony reading
Reading during Rumbolds Farm outdoor wedding
Outdoor wedding ceremony with arch at Rumbolds Farm
Bride and groom exchanging vows during wedding ceremony at Rumbolds Farm
Guests watch as bride and groom exchange vows during outdoor wedding ceremony at Rumbolds Farm
Bride watching her sister give a reading during her wedding
Bride and groom are announced as husband and wife
First kiss Rumbolds Farm wedding
Confetti at Rumbolds Farm outdoor wedding
Confetti at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Couple portraits at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Bride and groom say hello to horses at Rumbolds Farm
Bride and groom portrait at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Bride and groom portrait at Rumbolds Farm summer wedding
Wedding guests at Rumbolds Farm summer wedding
Bride drinks beer as bridesmaids sort out her wedding dress
Groom and wedding guests laugh during wedding reception
Bee on lavender plant at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Speeches at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Guests laughing during wedding speeches
Wedding toast at Rumbolds Farm
Groom hugging best man during speeches
Beautiful white rose and eucalyptus bridal bouquet
Couple laughs and smiles during wedding at Rumbolds Farm
Children playing with bubbles at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Children playing with bubbles
Wedding guests laughing at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Couple laughing at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Wedding guest laughing during drinks reception
Wedding guests drinking at wedding reception at Rumbolds Farm
Wedding guests laughing in black and white
Wedding guests dancing at Rumbolds Farm
Bride dancing with champagne
Groom kissing friend on the cheek
Bride watches groom laugh during golden hour at Rumbolds Farm
Newlyweds dance under the setting sun at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Wedding guests dancing at Rumbolds Farm
Groom and groomsmen drink beer and hold up cards
dancing at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Guests dancing at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Fun dancing at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Dusk at Rumbolds Farm