I was looking forward to photographing Claire and Ali’s wedding at Upwaltham Barns in West Sussex. They had booked me over a year earlier at the National Wedding Show at Earls Court. I always love photographing weddings at Upwaltham Barns as it is a great venue with lots of opportunity for creative photography. The weather looked good for an October wedding day and after the civil ceremony, Claire and Ali had time with their friends and family in the courtyard which was perfect to capture documentary and candid shots. We spent a little time photographing family pictures and I also got some great relaxed shots of the happy couple as well. As always with wedding days, the time flies and it was soon time for the receiving line to go in to the wedding breakfast. Claire and Ali decided on sausages and mash which was delicious. The speeches were informal and fun, and the father of the groom even rewrote and performed ‘Get me to the Church on Time’ with his own lyrics following Clare and Ali’s relationship so far. All very unique and entertaining and wonderful for me to capture the laughter shared.