Tell us about where and when you first both first met and What were your first impressions of each other when you first met?
We both first met at college back in 2010.
Chloe's first impression of Joel was he was funny, interesting, caring and Good looking.
Joel's first impression of Chloe was that she was beautiful, had a kind nature and from that moment, knew she was the girl that he would spend the rest of his life with.
Tell us about who proposed to who and where did it happen?
I proposed to Chloe on our doorstep, after Chloe got Hangry, while I had planned to and failed to pop the question up at devils Dyke on the downs.
Give us three words each to describe each other and what they mean to you?
Bride: Three words to describe Chloe - Caring, Gorgeous & thoughtful.
Groom: Three words to describe Joel - Loving, Funny & Hardworking.
How did you find and choose your wedding venue, Brookfield Barn, West Sussex?
- Browsing online, we knew we wanted a barn venue so went and looked at a few, Brookfield Barn stood out to us the most, it was local for family and friends to get there and actually had a meaning to us which was so nice to incorporate into the day.
Tell us about your wedding dress; the designer, how long it took you to find the one featured in your wedding video at Brookfield Barn, West Sussex?
My wedding dress was basically found a year before the wedding, unexpectedly. I went out with just my mum and we said I’d try some for fun and to see what I liked, my dress was the third dress I tried, and I fell in love. After plenty of crying from my mum (and me), I knew I’d marry Joel in that dress and that it was the one.
Tell us about what the Groomsmen wore featured in your wedding video at Brookfield Barn, West Sussex?
The groomsmen wore grey suits, Joel had a different waistcoat having a slight purple check to it and a different buttonhole to the other guys.
Was there any surprises featured in your wedding video at Brookfield Barn, West Sussex? Tell us more..
Joel surprised me a lot on the day, he ended up buying me a perfume from Jo Malone that I could wear on the day which the scent now reminds me of our wedding day. He also got me my own private number plate which is something that runs in the family and had my new initials on.
We also surprised our family and friends by announcing that we were expecting our first baby together. Something we’ll both never forget.
Did you have any readings and if so, why did you pick them?
We did have readings but actually chose to have our family pick them, we wanted them to pick something that meant something to them and that felt meant something to us. It made those readings more meaningful to us.
Tell us about the finishing touches like favours, sweet carts etc & name any suppliers & companies that helped make your perfect wedding day at Brookfield Barn, West Sussex come true:
The Photographer – Mindy Coe photography, honestly can’t thank Mindy enough for capturing our day so perfectly. Our photos are absolutely beautiful and Mindy was just amazing.
The Make-up Artist – Denize Moss – Denize was amazing from having our trial to the day. She made me look and feel amazing! As well as my bridesmaids and my mum.
The Hair Artist – Charlotte and Jan from Cutting Edge – Both did a fantastic job with mine, my bridesmaids and my mums hair! Loved my wedding hair and Charlotte was amazing, we had plenty of trials to make sure we were happy. On the day Charlotte and Jan were just amazing and fab to have around the morning of the wedding, making sure everyone’s hair was perfect and keeping everyone relaxed.
The DJ – Unity Talent
The Florist – Felicity from Ladylissy floristry – I can’t thank Felicity enough; she made our floral vision come to life and everything looked so perfect! From centrepieces, to buttonholes and the bouquets, everything was perfect and more than I could of ever imagine.
The Wedding Cake – Zoe’s Cake Studio – Zoe was amazing, after meeting her at a wedding fair and our initial consultation, we loved that she offered unique, different flavours and something a little different. Our cake looked beautiful and tasted amazing!
The Rings – Were from Wakefield’s Jewellers.
What was your favourite part of your wedding day featured at Brookfield Barn, West Sussex?
Can we say all of it!... haha!
We loved having all our close friends and family in one place. Like my favourite bit was just sitting at the table looking at everyone who was there and who had come to celebrate with us. Just feeling very lucky.
Was there any funny moments that you will always remember featured in your wedding video at Brookfield Barn, West Sussex??
My brother Sam and Joel dancing on the dancefloor! And the speeches.
Why did you choose us to film your wedding and what did you think of your experience being filmed by West Sussex Videographers, Ground Films?
We chose yourself a because when we were looking for videographers we didn’t really know what we were looking for and what made a good video, until we found yourself. We both loved the style and way you shot your videos and it was an instant and very easy, yes!! The experience was great and easy, almost like you weren’t even there! It was so seamless and put us both at ease especially Chloe who couldn’t believe the extra assistance ground provided while getting ready at home, helping get drinks and food for everyone. Making that busy stressful morning, a whole lot more easier!
Any advice for future wedding couples thinking about having their special day filmed by West Sussex Videographers, Ground Films?
If you can then we would 100% advice any future wedding couples to have their special day filmed. It was the best decision we ever made!