Ryan & Christie

Ryan & Christie didn’t let the rain dampen the mood – boy do this pair know how to throw a party!

Having the whole day at ‘Southend Barns’, we knew were in for an absolute blast. A romantic haven set in the glorious Sussex countryside; this beautifully restored set of barns offer the perfect balance of charm and contemporary luxury. If you’re going to be blessed with lots of the ‘wet stuff’, then you need not worry as this venue has an abundance of incredible indoor spaces.

We started the day with Christie and the girls in Southend Barn’s dedicated prep suite. This gorgeous space is flooded with natural light and the most amazing furniture. Her immensely proud parents were blown away when they turned around and got to see her in her dress. It was an emotional moment to say the least!

Ryan and the boys were looking particularly dapper in their tuxedos and bowties, with button holes perfectly complimenting the girls bouquets. Guests started to arrive and were shown to their seats in the ‘dairy barn’ – this stunning space is just the most romantic of places to tie the knot. With a super talented acoustic musician performing; it wasn’t long until Christie was walking down the aisle accompanied her father. Ryan was immediately speechless seeing his beautiful bride for the first time.

The ceremony was full of happiness and laughter and before we knew it, the new Mr & Mrs McShee were sealing the deal with the all important first kiss and walking back up the aisle together!

Even though the heavens opened, this lovely pair were not going to let it spoil the celebrations! We took advantage of the amazing indoor spaces and had loads of fun with the bridesmaids and groomsmen before we were blessed with a tiny gap in the rain and managed to venture outside with the newlyweds for some stunning portraits!

More incredible live music after the meal had everyone up on their feet singing and dancing before it was time for the speeches – which didn’t fail to impress! The barn was then transformed ready for the evening celebrations and after their first dance as husband and wife – a live band had the place rocking late into the evening.

Just before we left, we even managed to capture something a little special out in the rain – definitely our favourite shot of the day!

Ryan & Christie, here’s to a married life full of pure happiness!