Earthy Outdoor Weddings at Chiddinglye

Today we hear from Becky Cook who runs The Garden Chef and Patrick’s Barn at Chiddinglye in Sussex. She tells us what they wanted to portray from this earthy natural shoot, and how special Happy Valley is if you want to make nature a big part of your day (and I for one would really love to hug one of those amazing ancient trees!)

Over to Becky…

We really love smaller weddings, weddings that reflect the couple and the things that are important to them.

We relish helping our couples on an individual basis and building their perfect days, working with some wonderful local suppliers who also want to really understand what the couples want, rather than following a generic pattern.

Post-Covid there is a real want in people to get back to nature, to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us and to incorporate this into their weddings.

No interior space can replicate the beauty and serenity we find in nature.

Happy Valley is surrounded by mesolithic rock formations, trees that have grown roots from the top of the rocks to the ground over generations, that have grown extraordinary shapes to squeeze between the rocks to reach sunlight and grow and thrive.

Happy Valley is flanked by ancient Redwoods creating a shaded woodland around the open glade. This offers the perfect space for al fresco suppers, or the glade is perfect for picnics with the fire pit making a centre for singing and story-telling later in the evening.

All of the suppliers involved in this shoot wanted to show that there are many ways to marry, there are ceremonies that can be made truly personal. If you want to invite your horse in angel wings, that is fine, you do you, you make your day as magical as you like, it is your day that you will remember for ever. Make it unique, make it all about you.










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