Long sweeping driveway…check! Lots of Autumnal colours…check! Stunning handmade wedding decor…check! Add blue skies and heaps of sunshine and you’re spoiling us! We started the day at The Oaksmere Hotel in Eye with that aforementioned long treelined driveway as childhood sweethearts Paige & Sam got ready literally in neighbouring rooms. We’re not quite sure how everyone managed to keep them from seeing each other but they did! Then it was deep in to the rolling Suffolk countryside to the little gem that is Wingfield Barns. White pumpkins lined the driveway and along the aisle and the attention to detail was incredible, all hand-created by Paige and Sam. After a beautiful ceremony complete with personalised hand written vows, guests lined up for a Autumn twist on confetti as they threw lots of orange leaves on the new Mr & Mrs. There were so many places to explore for our couple shoot and Paige braved the cold and ventured through woods and across windswept fields to capture some absolutely gorgeous shots.
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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!
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!
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
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!
Lots and lots of cute moments to fit in to a minute! After a morning filled with plenty of giggles, it was a short walk down the drive way of the family home to Horham Baptist Church for Lizzy and proud Dad Andrew along with her bridesmaids. Lance looked absolutely “in awe” (his words) as he first laid eyes on Lizzy and everyone had a fantastic sing-along during one of our favourite ceremonies of the year. After the longest confetti line we’ve ever witnessed it was off in to the woods to Thornham Coach House. We always love it when the bride decides to get up and say a few words about her new Hubby during the speeches and Lizzy summed up there relationship perfectly by telling Lance “you make my world go round”.
Lovely couple, stunning church and reception venue at The Granary Estates, plenty of tears and laughter, tons of beautiful details and to top it all an epic sunset – an all round perfect day! After a relaxing morning with Edwina and the girls at home we headed to the pretty Suffolk village of Moulton to catch up with Sam and the boys at The Packhorse Inn for last minute preperations. Sam arrived at St Peter & St Paul’s Church in style in a vintage Jaguar E Type and Edwina followed shortly after in a lovely old Bentley MK6. Edwina’s very talented Mum Eleonora arranged the sumptuous flowers and brother William proudly gave her away as Sam tried to hold it together – the first of any more emotional moments throughout their wedding day. It was also awesome to work with the very talented photographer Mr Luis Holden once again. Luis had discovered a cracking secret location near the church and Mr & Mrs W were more than happy to treck up a hill, over a stile and through a field of cow pats to get some panoramic vistas of the rolling Suffolk countryside. Totally worth it!
So many gorgeous moments to try and fit in to a minute long teaser… It was an uber-chilled out day at Bassmead Manor Barns for Rebecca & Shaun’s wedding. However, there were plenty of surprises too as Shaun had a box of goodies hand delivered to the Bridal Boudoir. No bride should be without her Percy Pigs on her wedding day after all (the surprise mini-moon to Rome was a bonus!). Not to be outdone, Rebecca had tipped us off that Shaun would be arriving in a surprise mode of transport. It’s fair to say he was beaming as he stepped out of his vintage sports car. But, he did save the biggest smile of the day for the moment he first locked eyes with Rebecca in the Rickety Barn. After a murky start, the customary Bassmead sunset well and truly delivered and was the icing on the cake (no pun intended) for an all-round awesome day!
Flashback to a gorgeous late summer’s day and an epic wedding at one of our favourtite Suffolk venues, Marsh Farm. It’s fair to say Gemma & Kieran were pretty humbled as they witnessed their loved ones assembled under one roof for their big day, with the Groom’s Welsh clan mingling seamlessly with Gemma’s Suffolk contingency. From the moment we arrived there were plenty of giggles and a few tears from the bridal suite whilst nearby Kieran and the lads enjoyed a chilled out morning playing pool. So many lovely moments in this teaser, including the bride literaly dancing down the aisle followed by the loudest “woo-hoo” ever recorded as the new Mr & Mrs Wilson were finally declared husband and wife!
When we first met Mandy & Nigel, we just loved how they exuded such a warmth and respect for each other. This warmth was also extended to everyone involved in helping turn their wedding plans in to reality. So much thought and effort was put in to every detail on the day from the gorgeous displays courtesy of Tracy from Timeless Florals to the awesome team led by Daryn at The Cliff Hotel. Whilst Mandy was getting in her stunning dress, her Groom Nigel arrived in style on a vintage Lambretta (with an accompanying entourage of scooters) which we could hear coming a mile away. There’s a lovely whimsical moment right at the very end of this sneak peek which sums up this lovely couple perfectly.