It was back to Elms Barn for the 2nd time this last year for Tom & Jasmine’s big day. So many memorable moments in this one and plenty of laughs along the way. After nipping off to Beccles for a lovely ceremony at the very grand St Benets Church it was back for a fun packed afternoon at Elms Barn. Jasmine needed no encouragement when Tom offered her a piggy back ride through the rose garden! Later, as they got one last practice in for their First Dance routine, we we’re treated to an epic pink sunset. Lovely as always to catch up with Mr Luis Holden Photography again too!
It was a jaunt up to Lincolnshire for Charlottle & Russell’s wedding at the stunning St Mary’s Church in Spalding, just a stones throw from the bride’s family home. Meanwhile over at the Poacher’s Country Hotel Russell and the boys took a number of attempts to tie their cravats (all captured on film of course!). After a grey start to the day the sun finally made an appearance at the church and the light through the stain glass windows was stunning. We had a good explore around the church grounds with the awesome Heather Jackson photography and stumbled across some very “rustic” (ie dilapidated) old wooden doors which made for an great looking backdrop for our couple shoot.
We’ve been lucky to capture Bassmead Manor Barns in every season and late Summer is definately one of our favourite times there. Whether it be the huge expanse of wheat fields either side of the driveway or the garden in full bloom, there’s so many places to explore. Lynsey was safely hidden away in the Bridal Boudoir whilst Tom and the boys ran last minute errands around the venue and before we knew it Lynsey was whisking proud Dad Peter down the aisle! After a quick whistle stop circuit around the Bassmead grounds (including those awesome wheat fields) it was time to let Lynsey & Tom enjoy the rest of the afternoon with their friends and family in the aforementioned garden. Guests donned complimentary sunglasses (given as favours) for the rest of the day and night…even on the dance floor! The party was off the scale as we headed off in to the night after another fun day at Bassmead.
We finally got to tick another venue off our wish list back in August, for the lovely James & Dani’s wedding at the stunning Bruisyard Hall in Suffolk and it didn’t disappoint (we’re also a sucker for a long sweeping driveway!).
Dani & James and all of their families and friends were assembled under one roof in different ends of the building to avoid bumping in to one another. This made the morning preperations all the more special and laid back. For us it was also much easier to capture all those special moments without having to travel too far (except for a few trips up and down staircases!). Origami also played a vital and unique role throughout the day with paper flowers and more importantly a jawdropping thousand paper cranes (all hand made by Dani & James) suspended from the barn and in the church at Kelsale. All in all, one of of favourites couples and venues of the year!
First time working with the lovely Hayley Denston Photography too!
When it comes to editing our wedding films we always start with the most important ingredient…the story, or more specifically THEIR story. Finding those emotional, funny, thoughtful and plain ol’ sloppy romantic moments can sometimes be tricky but in the case of these guys it all started with Charlotte’s Nan. In the Bridal Boudoir at Bassmead Manor Barns, Charlotte tearfully read out the heartfelt letter her Nan had given her and we just knew we needed to find a place for it in our film. Thankfully Nan agreed to secret record herself reading it out and we all manged to keep it a suprise until the film was unveiled to Charlotte & Sam a few months later.
A super-duper chilled day at the gorgeous Bruisyard Hall in Suffolk for Dani & James. The sheer dedication these two have for each other was clear for all to see as Brusyard’s Barn was filled with a whopping 1,000 paper cranes – all hand made by Dani & James a show of love and commitment.
We also loved that they both decided to get ready under one roof – the girls occupying the light and airy Bridal Suite and the boys downstairs in the plush Snooker Room. We spent the morning nipping down corridors and hallways (and a few staircases!) to capture all the special moments as they unfolded. Then it was off for a jaunt through the lushious Suffolk countryside to Kelsale Church for a beautiful ceremony followed by a run through some bubble “confetti”. The weather tried (and failed) to get the better of us in the afternoon but we still managed a quick walk around the grounds for a laid back couple shoot with the new Mr & Mrs, including some last minute practice for their First Dance (which they totally nailed BTW!). Great fun to work with the talented Hayley Denston Photography (along with her husband David!) which made the day even more awesome.
Also check out James & Dani’s full Wedding Day Film HERE
The long tree-lined driveway has always been one of our favourite shooting locations at Bassmead Manor Barns. With those big wide vistas across the Cambrideshire countryside it always makes for a grand entrance. However, none have been grander than Sam in his very understated Red Ferrari! Just a few feet away, the Bridal Boudoir was a hive of activity as Charlotte & her Bridesmaids were busy with hair & make-up. Favourite moment No.1 was Charlotte walking out to greet very proud (and emotional) Dad Andrew just before the ceremony. That aformentioned driveway was put to great use later in the afternoon for some gorgeous shots in the fields at sundown.
Joanna & Ryan definately picked a cracker of a day to get married and what better venue to enjoy the sunshine than at Elms Barn where the rose garden was in full bloom. These two were super easy to work with and need no direction as we took leasurely stroll around the grounds and across the bridge as the golden light filtered through the trees. Beautiful!
A blinder of a day at Park Farm Hotel in Hethersett for Hayley & Jon’s awesome wedding! Some cracking weather gave us ample opportunities to whisk the new Mr & Mrs off to take full advantage of the gorgeous light. Earlier in the day as the lads got suited and booted at home, there were plenty of laughter and tears with Hayley and her bridesmaids at the hotel. As Mum Denise helped Hayley in to her beautiful dress, Dad Nick waited patiently outside for the big reveal. Cue more tears! Great to work with the brilliant Mr Jamie Groom Photography once again too!
A traditional English Garden wedding with a Greek twist! Right from the first time Eleanor & Antony talked us through their plans for their unique day we were super-excited to capture it on film. With the girls getting ready at Eleanor’s parents, Rich headed across town to capture some of the traditional Greek Groom preparations. Its fair to say Antony was already pretty emotional at this stage, surrounded by his family and close friends as Mum Nina and Best Man Lenny led the proceedings. Eleanor totally arrived in style with her Dad at Lound church which was totally full to the brim with guests on a super warm and sunny day! The look on Antony’s face was priceless as her first laid eyes on Eleanor at the Alter. After a dual English/Greek ceremony it was a quick trip around the corner to the stunning Somerleyton Hall for lots of lounging around in the sunshine for the new Mr & Mrs and their guests. These two were total pro’s and needed absolutely no direction on our little jaunt around the lush gardens, despite the blistering heat (although Antony did have to ditch his tweed jacket!). And then came the dancing!