It was a beautiful day for Sasha and Neil’s Wedding at Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer, Suffolk. Sasha, her Bridesmaids and Parents were getting ready at The Mill Hotel, Sudbury and that’s where we met them early on the Wedding Day. After capturing some getting ready pictures, we took a few formal pictures when they were all dressed.
Sasha looked amazing and we took some lovely bridal images of her. Leaving them we made the journey to Smeetham Hall Barn for the Civil Ceremony. Neil was busy with last minute preparations when we got there but we managed to find some time for his pictures and some with his Groomsmen. Once these were completed Neil greeted a few of the Guests before moving out of sight into the Barn before Sasha arrived. After meeting with the Registrars, Sasha took her Father’s arm and joined the Bridesmaids in the Marquee, before they made their way into the Barn for the Ceremony. Sasha and Neil exchanged their vows with the sun streaming in through the windows. After the Ceremony, Sasha and Neil led the way into the Marquee where they spent a little while talking with their Guests. During the Drinks Reception, the requested family pictures were taken outside as it was dry and bright. The grounds of Smeetham Hall Barn looked lovely bathed in winter sunshine and Sasha and Neil as well as ourselves wanted to make the most of the opportunity. Later the Speeches took place followed by the Wedding Breakfast. Whilst the Barn was arranged for the evening Reception and the Band was setting up, it was nice to take some shots of Sasha and Neil by the Christmas Tree. Sasha and Neil’s evening Guests arrived and a short while later it was time for the cake cutting and the First Dance. Smeetham Hall Barn at night looks beautiful and before we left we took a couple of pictures of Sasha and Neil outside. A lovely end to our Wedding photography coverage of a wonderful couple and a fantastic day.
Engagement Portraits – We met Sasha and Neil one afternoon recently for a coffee and a chat about their Wedding at Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer, later this year and for their Engagement Portraits. We found a few nice places and ended up with some good results.
We were delighted to be asked to be the Wedding Photographers for Nicola and Aaron at Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer. We have met Nicola’s family before when we were the Wedding Photographers for Louise (Nicola’s sister) and Kieran’s Wedding in 2010 and at other Weddings where they have kindly recommended us. Arriving at Nicola’s Parents’ home everything was running smoothly and after taking a few photographs, it was time for us to make the journey to Smeetham Hall Barn. Meeting with Aaron straight away when we got there enabled us to take a few pictures of him before he was required elsewhere! The Civil Ceremony was held in the Barn. Afterwards as the weather was good, the Guests followed Nicola and Aaron outside and enjoyed an ice-cream! During the afternoon, allowing Nicola and Aaron time with their Guests, some fun Bridal Party pictures were taken by the Lake. Following the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches, everybody socialised in the Courtyard and around the Barn making for some nice relaxed images. It was as this time we spoke with Laura and Chris whose Wedding we photographed at Leez Priory and ask about all their family. With the sun going down, we took a couple of pictures of Nicola and Aaron before it was time for their First Dance and our time to leave.
Just a massive ‘thank you’ to everybody who attended yesterday’s Wedding Fayre. It was great to talk to so many people regarding their Weddings and we are looking forward to meeting some of them again. Thank you to Sharon of The Wedding Fayre… as always for her hard work in putting on such a successful show.
The Black Lion Hotel, Long Melford, was where Susannah chose to get ready for her Wedding to Paul and what a good choice it was. With the Sancerre Suite having a lovely room to take photographs in and have photographed in there before we were delighted to do so again. After taking some detail pictures and getting ready pictures, a few pictures of Susannah were taken before leaving to go to the beautiful Church, St. Andrew’s Church, Bulmer. Paul, his Best Men and Ushers were greeting Guests at the Church, so in between we took a few pictures of them all. With Paul safely inside, Susannah entered the Church with her Father. Following the service, some family group shots were taken outside the Church, before the Guests lined the way along the avenue of trees for the confetti pictures. An unexpected shower of rain hurried this up though! On arrival at Smeetham Hall Barn, with not a rain shower in sight everybody enjoyed socialising in the grounds. A short walk around the grounds with Susannah and Paul followed resulting in some lovely images before the Wedding Breakfast. Speeches followed and as the sun set this allowed us a wonderful opportunity for some extra pictures for Sussanah and Paul. First Dance photographs were superb, Susannah and Paul entertained their Guests with a wonderful rehearsed dance, before their Guests joined them on the dance floor.