Review for Wedding Photography at Southdowns Manor Wedding Outside VenueI met Suzanne and Steve are year ago. What a lovely photography review. They booked me for their wedding at SouthDowns Manor, which is a great outside venue. They were very excited, and when I saw her email which included the word boozy and Susie. I knew she was gonna be good fun. They were delighted to photograph, and every time I send a bride and groom the gallery, I always hold my breath to find out what they think. So it was amazing when a bride send you such a great review. Thank you Suzie and Steve, it was a pleasure to work with you, and obviously, Southdowns Manor, then one of the emerging new venues where you get married outside played a big part in the day.
Great Things about Southdowns Manor Wedding VenueSouthdowns has a new outside wedding area. It’s close to the building and the guests don’t have to go far. There aren’t many places in West Sussex that have outside wedding areas, and after this Summer, there need to be more. What a fantastic Summer we have had. I have to say that perhaps 75% of my weddings so far have been outside. It’s easy to photograph weddings outside as the light is more natural. HOWEVER, these wooden pergola’s they marry people underneath, are usually a nightmare to get around. Also, its hard to hide behind them and not be seen by the guests. You are out in the open for the entire ceremony. Luckily, the ceremony is usually 20 minutes only (unless you get the American lady and then they could be an hour!). Southdowns have upped their game. The green shrubs have been cleaned from outside. They have also cleared the darkening vines that were growing up the outside of the windows. They have repainted the entire building and it looks FRESH!
Pricing for Wedding at Southdowns ManorWeddings at Southdowns are sometimes quite deeply discounted. A new venue but are efficient and looking after couples. I have never heard a complaint and lots of couples LOVE Southdowns. Here is their page for pricing of a wedding at Southdowns. They have some great deals on two day weddings. See page here. https://www.southdownsmanor.co.uk/pricing-special-offers/
Recommended Supplier for SouthdownsI am honoured to be on the list as a recommended supplier for Southdowns. They trust us to be able to provide a stable and consistent high quality service. Here are their recommended suppliers.
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Ali, photos are fantastic, you got every moment for us, all we can say is thank you, my favourite picture is me face planting the bed with the flower girls, we will recommend you without question, thank you again Mr & Mrs Cole xxx
So, today we photograph something a little bit different. We have been working with interior white, a small independent white furniture product company in Chichester, along with Caroline and Ava. We spent the day positioning a throw here and arranging a lamp there. In support of driving wanting to talk with me, and was actually quite enjoyable. It was strange photograph and something, that you didn’t wait to smile. If you would like any commercial photography or product photography services, please email Ali Gaudion at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07747773880 … some samples of commercial photography are on https://www.interiorwhite.co.uk
So my first wedding was at the Italian villa in Dorset. What a lovely venue, and I just have to mention that the staff were so friendly and helpful.
Wedding Video link belowItalian Villa Spring Wedding
Wedding venue settingThe venue is set out in Compton acres, which is kind of strange and it seems like you are in a garden centre before you get inside.But once you step inside call me you are transported into a Tuscan villa that overlooks the most beautiful gardens with a giant water feature. Behind the water feature or three or four more gardens including a Japanese garden and water garden And many others.
Dorset venue natural surroundingsThis venue offers so much natural beauty, and more. The inside is white and fresh. The downstairs is fabulous and dark for a disco but also offers outside access in case you need fresh air. This venue has it all. Set within the beautiful gardens of Compton Acres in Poole in Dorset, this unique, luxurious venue hire is available for weddings, private parties and corporate events. In addition, The Italian Villa provides unmatched character and grandeur whatever the occasion. Awarded ‘Most Popular Venue’ in the International Wedding Awards 2015, and exclusively managed by multi award-winning caterers Beales Gourmet, The Italian Villa combines unique character and classic architecture with modern facilities. The Italian Villa also has a professional team dedicated to making your special day perfect. The wedding & events venue hire packages are available for exclusive use and comprise of three elegant suites, each designed to provide a glamorous setting for your function.
Quote for wedding photographyPlease get in touch if you would like to get a quote for your wedding photography in West Sussex, Hampshire, sorry, or the south coast. My name is Allison Gaudion, I’ve been shooting weddings for 20 years. I am award-winning and love my job. My email is sales@Gaudion’s.co.uk. And my mobile is (07747) 773880, my website is www.gaudions.co.uk
Seasons at the Tithe BarnPhotographing weddings through the seasons at the Tithe Barn in Petersfield can be mostly put into two categories. Autumn and Winter are the first, being close in temperature. The only difference is the beginning of the Autumn shows the red trees which are mentioned below. The Spring and Summer are also very similar, with the daffodils and tulips retreating during March.
Tithe Barn LightingI have lots and lots of posts in my blog about The Tithe Barn. I have been photographing weddings there for about ten years. Inside there are five arches that are church-like and gothic. They appear to give the barn a church like feeling. Some couples like this as it makes them feel like they are getting married somewhere a little like a church. There are some windows which are quite high up however, these do not give much in the way of natural lighting within the barn. The window sills are usually filled with real candles and flowers. The balcony that overlooks the barn is sometimes covered with fairy lights which look so pretty in the evening when the lights are turned down. Despite the barn being a little dark, there are some amazing beamed lights that shoot downwards onto the ceremony and during the wedding reception. Couples usually use candles and lights on the tables. It is dark enough to be able to have the couples names projected onto the wall where the ceremony takes place. Sometimes candles are set down by the chairs (although I have had my experiences with candles!) some not so good. Outside the barn, the light in the daytime shoots right down upon the front large doors of the barn and it makes its way over behind the Shepherd’s Hut which is at the left hand side of the barn. This makes for a lovely back lit opportunity at the “golden hour” around sunset. The lighting inside the barn remains more or less the same whatever season it happens to be. This is because the windows are so high up, it does not make much difference. The lack of lighting also brings a certain intimacy to the barn and magic.
Spring and SummerThe Spring brings masses of daffodils and tulips around the base of the trees which line the driveway. I have found myself lying amongst the daffodils and photographing the guests or bridesmaids through these flowers to give colour. There are also cherry blossom trees that are nearby. Wisteria can be found around the door to the room you meet the Registrar in. The apple blossom are found in the orchard around the owners house across the street. And, of course, there is always the green, leafy pathway that leads up the side of the barns towards the school up the hill.
Autumn and WinterAutumn brings red colour to the barn. There is a massive red leafed tree in the middle of the field which turns the reddest of reds during the Autumn months. It lasts from September through to the end of October. I have photographed it many times with lights behind and sunsets and the moon framing above it. The other red colouring in Autumn can be found on the vines that grow up the owners house opposite the driveway. The owners do not mind if we as wedding photographers use their property and gardens to photograph the couple. Thankfully, there are many areas to take different photos each time I am at the Tithe Barn, thereby mixing up the places used to photograph couples. No two weddings are alike. See below the RED TREE photos – it is truly gorgeous.
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ContactPlease get in touch if you would like to chat about wedding quotes , my email is email@example.com or 07747773880 website www.gaudions.co.uk
What a Venue!Yes! What a venue ! I am here today with my feet up having a well earned cup of tea at half time and I have to blog as to how fabulous this venue is. The staff cannot do enough for you and are organised and respectful (yes, some are not) but Drew, who took care of me, was wonderful and kind and resourceful. I was slightly dreading coming back to work after a winter spent eating Yorkshire pudding and toad in the hole and staring at my kids. Four months off! But this venue saved the day. This venue has the most beautiful gardens. It’s a bit strange when you arrive as it’s set in a garden centre called Compton Acres. But behind the large wooden gates lies an Italian magical villa, complete with Steps down to a large long pond and water fountain … it has a cave which they set up fairy lights in and two gardens behind … one with rock gardens and another Chinese garden! Compete with stepping stone. It was supposed to chuck it down AND SNOW! It’s a little nippy today but for this lovely couple, Timmy and Lucy and their little girls, Edie and Lily, the sun shone. It was the type of day that most guests stood with their faces into the sun gratefully soaking up the rays while congratulating the couple. Beautiful venue and cute cute kids … wonderful light … I’m excited to edit this wedding. My feet are killing me and I’ve got an hours drive home, but for the first wedding of the year, this was up there. A few shots here ! They won venue of the year for Dorset I believe. Here’s s link to their website The Italian Villa … fabulous work !
The Wedding Barn VenueThis was such a beautiful wedding last year. As far as barn wedding venues go, the tide barn has it all. High Gothic ceilings, the ability to handle many guests, or they can cordoned off some of the barn, for smaller weddings.
The Setting OutsideIt is always an impressive venue. Outside, there are many flowers and in the spring especially they have pink tulips, and apple blossom, and tulips and daffodils, everywhere. Their website is The Tithe Barn. Outside a large barn, there is a gravel road, where If a bride would like to arrive in style, the rolls Royce has plenty of time to pull up to the barn. It is also a nice place to park said car, for when the guests come out for drinks. Wedding below, was taken in April 2017. It is a great example of a Spring wedding in a barn venue in West Sussex.
Photographic OpportunitiesThere are many places to photograph at the tide barn including a beautiful lane with overhanging trees. They have recently added a shepherds hut, painted in a beautiful light sage green, which complements any bridal party. They also have willow trees, and in the autumn they have the most beautiful trees that term burgundy and red, at the end of the field. And of course in August, they sometimes have fields of wheat at the bottom of the green lawns.
Wedding Venue StaffTo finish it off, the staff at the tithe barn are so lovely. They make all the suppliers feel welcome and the bride and groom feel confident that the day will run smoothly. This, is ultimately, what a bride and groom want, confident, and relaxed entourage who will do as they wish throughout the day to make it run smoothly.
Quote for Wedding photographyPlease call me if you would like a quote for your wedding photography in West Sussex, Hampshire, or Surrey.My number is (07747) 773880, and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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