Dan & Rachel,<br />Pangdean Barn,<br />East Sussex

Rachel’s preparations took place at The Neo Hotel, an intimate boutique hotel in Hove, Sussex. It’s a Grade II Georgian listed building just one block from the seafront. It has nine bedrooms and an impressive cocktail bar with an extensive menu but sadly there was no time for a taste test today.

Colour was a strong theme for the day and at the venue, Dan & Rachel had added personal touches which really stamped their individuality on an already beautiful venue. Pangdean is a working farm of 1,000 acres at Pyecombe, only 5 miles North of Brighton and consists of a superb 17th Century oak framed Old Barn and the attached milking parlour, which was built in 1902.

It was humanist ceremony where the couple had written their own vows. With the colour they’d added to the room, it gave a very personal touch to the formal parts of the day.

Pangdean has a lovely large garden nestled right at the foot of the South Downs. Drinks and canap├ęs served outside kept people happy and we were able to have some fun with the formal shots.

And it’s always nice when the sun makes an appearance.

The ceiling of the barn at Pangdean is covered in white fairy lights which gives a beautiful effect when the room lights are dimmed.

The Pangdean staff, managed by Michael looked after everyone brilliantly throughout the day and as Dan and Rachel took to the floor for their first dance, the overwhelming sense was that the day had been a very unique and personal affair, really repaying all the efforts the couple had put in beforehand.