Every wedding needs a photographer to capture every moment of perhaps the most special day of your life. We were very grateful to receive a selection of photos of a recent wedding from Shepherd Photography.
The day included a three course meal, a “Cheesecake” that I have previously mentioned in a blog, a string quartet, floral arrangements and lots more. All fantastically captured by the photographers.
Technology has even taken photography a step further with aerial shots from a drone. I imagine it is pretty nerve-wracking from the photographers perspective to fly hundreds of pounds worth of kit up into the air! However the images came out brilliantly and we have shared a few shots from the drone above.
If you would like to get in touch with Shepherd Photography to take pictures at your wedding or event, you can get in touch with them through the links below.
And of course, we wish Jessica and Thomas a lifetime of love and happiness together. Congratulations to you both!
Campervans are one of the most iconic and retro ways to travel. A great way to arrive on your wedding day!
You may remember I mentioned in my Top Ten Ways to Arrive In Style On Your Wedding Day post that I suggested a campervan would be a very stylish and impressive way to arrive.
Roll on Lola the VW Campervan…
I saw Lola park up yesterday at Barnsgate through my office window carrying the bride and groom. Not only is Lola a means of getting to and from the venue but she also doubles up as a photo booth for everyone throughout the event. It’s such a great touch to add to a wedding day. It is one of the most memorable days in every couple’s lives and it’s these little touches that make all the difference. I’m sure the bride, groom and all the guests had great fun seeing Lola arrive yesterday. I know it brought a smile to my face!
You can get in touch with Mike (Lola’s owner/business partner) through his website or Facebook page if you would like to consider them for your wedding day. You will be able to find most of the details you would need on their website:
If you would like more information regarding Barnsgate Manor as a wedding venue, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. You can find our brochures here.
Barnsgate Manor has been around for 500 years. Here’s a brief insight into the history of Barnsgate and the surrounding Ashdown Forest.
Barnsgate Manor house has been around for 500 years. The Ashdown Forest used to be a Royal Hunting Ground and home to deer which could only be hunted by members of the Royal Family. In order to keep the deer in, the Ashdown Forest was surrounded by a ditch and bank (the soil from the ditch used to make up the bank) that was called “The Pale”. The “common” people were allowed to let their animals graze on the forest, but could only gain entry via one of 32 Gates and Hatches that made up the Old Forest Pale. Originally, Barnsgate was one of the Gates onto the Ashdown Forest. It was also a farm.
In the 1970s the German, family-run, Wine Company PIEROTH utilised the site as an outlet for their wines.
The current owner purchased the vineyard in 1989 as a retirement venue. Barnsgate Manor is a venue steeped in history providing jobs and experience to members of the local communities and serving our customer’s great food in a splendid setting.
You can book a table at our manor house restaurant through this link
It was a pleasure to host the RAF Air Cadets for their annual meal at Barnsgate Manor
A lot of effort went into the presentation of our Ashdown Restaurant function suite. Throughout the day members were hanging banners, arranging tables and making sure it was going to be a night to remember.
Guests were able to mingle in our function suite as well as on our balcony while enjoying the views of the south downs (due to the weather being permitting of course!) before sitting down to a three-course meal from a set menu prepared for the evening.
The RAF Air Cadets do a lot of work to support the Royal Air Forces Association which is a charity set up to support families of RAF members through every stage of their life. They provide help by participating in exhibitions, helping less mobile, older members and joining in line ups at formal parades to point out a few examples.
Their work is valued and appreciated. The RAF offers two awards for their participation. Flying Scholarships and their rafa YOUTH Cyprus Award to help further their career opportunities within the RAF. I feel this highlights what a wonderful organisation the RAF Air Cadets really is.
You can find more information on the RAF Air Cadets here: https://www.rafa.org.uk/what-we-do/air-cadets/ Crowborough Squadron 1414
We hope you enjoyed your evening with us. It was a pleasure to be your host and we hope to see you again soon!