Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photography

Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photography

It was a lovely day for Becky and Marcus’ Church Wedding at Lavenham and their Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photography and reception. Becky, her Parents and Bridesmaids were getting ready at The Swan, Lavenham. When we arrived there earlier in the day preparations were well underway. We stayed a while in the room where the preparations were going capturing a few of these pictures before going off to photograph Becky’s Wedding Dress and accessories in another room. Essex Wedding PhotographerReturning to the girls it was time for the Bridesmaids to go and get changed and Becky followed soon after. With lots going on and time evaporating extremely quickly everyone was very focused!

David decided to go to the Church during changing whilst I remained with the girls. So good to have the Church just up the road! Once Becky and the Bridesmaids were ready, I just took a couple of pictures of them before Becky’s Father came upstairs to see his daughter. It is one of those moments I love and I was happy to be there. My turn now to get my skates on and leave them and make my way to the St Peter & St Paul Church.Essex Wedding PhotographerDavid had taken the pictures of Marcus and his Groomsmen and they were inside the Church awaiting the arrival of Becky. The Bridesmaids and Becky arrived and entered the Church. After the service Becky and Marcus came out of the Church and went off to the side to allow their Guests to exit. The guests lined the path and showered the happy couple!Essex Wedding Photographer At the Church we took the few requested family pictures before leaving to go to Smeetham Barn.

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Drinks awaited everyone at Smeetham. After Becky and Marcus had some social time we went over to the House and grounds for a few pictures of them. Enjoying the weather everyone socialised outside and we got on with taking some informal pictures. Soon it was time for the Wedding Breakfast followed by the Speeches. Some great reactions captured!

As the time before the Wedding Breakfast had been a little short,  the Bridal Party and us went over to the lake for a few fun relaxed pictures after the meal.Wedding Photographer Smeetham Hall Barn Keeping Becky and Marcus a little while longer, we took a few more pictures of them by the water. Returning to their Guests as the Evening Guests were now arriving.

Becky and Marcus had time to socialise for a while.Later they cut their Wedding cake and took to the dance floor for their First Dance.

Smeetham Barn is a lovely place if you get a sunset and Becky and Marcus did. A fantastic way to end our coverage of their Wedding.Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photography Thank you Becky and Marcus for letting us be your Wedding Photographers, a wonderful Wedding!


Pre-Wedding photo Session for Rosie & Ross

Pre-Wedding photo Session for Rosie & Ross

Rosie and Ross came to see us for their Pre-Wedding Session and to talk about their Wedding. After having a chat and filling in the remaining details of their Wedding Day we then went off to take some pictures of the two of them. It was a nice evening so we just went to our local river walk. We use all areas of our River Walk but even if we go to the same area the pictures are always different. Rosie and Ross are getting married soon at Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer.

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Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photography for Amy and Tom

Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photography for Amy and Tom

Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photography for Amy and Tom was on a lovely late spring day! We arrived at Amy’s Parents home first of all which was where Amy was getting ready with her Bridesmaids. The sun was shining and the forecast was it would be getting hotter as the day went on. Amy was in the final stages of her hair and make-up being finished so we got on with taking the pictures of Amy’s Wedding Dress and accessories. Ellie and Katie, the smaller Bridesmaids arrived a little later on. Once hair and make up ‘getting ready’ pictures were completed the girls watched as Amy opened her present from Tom. Time for the girls to get dressed and then Amy’s Mother, Lindsey, and Amy’s sister Robyn assisted Amy to get dressed. Amy looked wonderful! The garden looked fabulous and when Amy was ready we all went outside.Essex Wedding Photographer Although it was only late morning it was now very hot and sunny everywhere but we took some pictures outside. Finishing these we left to go to St Bartholomew’s Church, Wickham Bishops. Tom was there with his Grooomsmen together with Norah, their Flowergirl and Daniel, their Pageboy. There was lots to do at the Church as always but everything was running smoothly.  The Guests made their way into the Church for the service and it wasn’t long after that Amy arrived. During the service Daniel stepped up at the right time to hand over the Wedding Rings, a nice moment. After the service Amy and Tom came out of the Church, had a brief few minutes with their Guests before we got on with taking a few pictures.  These were kept to a minimum as space was limited, there were many Guests and there would be time to take some more at the Wedding Reception at Smeetham Hall Barn. So, as the Guests threw confetti over Amy and Tom as they left the Church, Ian of Nixons Cars was waiting to take them on their journey.St Bartholomews Church Wedding Photographer Essex Smeetham Hall Barn looked absolutely wonderful as we arrived, basked in sunshine! The car dropped  off Amy and Tom at the House right where the Drinks Reception was being held. After a couple of car pictures Amy and Tom mingled with their Guests whilst we captured informal pictures.Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photographer Amy and Tom’s requested family pictures were taken in the shade of the trees which was appreciated by all concerned! Thank you Robyn for all your help! After Amy and Tom’s ‘together’pictures and before the Wedding Breakfast we took an ‘everybody’ picture. Coverage of The Speeches followed the Wedding Breakfast.  A  superb Speech was delivered by Matt,Tom’s Brother and Best Man which produced many many laughs!Suffolk Wedding PhotographerWhilst the guests were enjoying the evening sunshine, we whisked Amy and Tom away for a short while to get a few more pictures. Once the Evening Guests had arrived Tom and Amy took to the dance floor for their First Dance. Amy, Tom and ourselves were delighted later on with the sunset pictures to finish off. Happy with our results of a splendid day we then said our ‘goodbyes”. Recommended Wedding Photographer Smeetham BarnThank you to Sue Whittle who was a Guest at this Wedding who recommended us to Amy and Tom. Sue ran a Photography business in Witham a few years ago and it was lovely to see her again. Thank you to Amy and Tom for all your hard work in making your Wedding Day go really well, it was such an memorable day!



Wedding Photography Smeetham Barn for Christina & Paul

Wedding Photography Smeetham Barn for Christina & Paul

Wedding Photography Smeetham Barn for Christina & Paul’s Winter Wedding. First of all we travelled to The Old Rectory House, Great Waldingfield. Wow! What a place. The House and the grounds are wonderful.  Christina was getting ready in the house with her Bridesmaids. Preparations were going well. All the girls were relaxed, enjoying their time together. With hair and make-up completed the Bridesmaids got dressed and then helped Christina. Having space made for some nice pictures.

Suffolk Wedding Photographer Once Christina was dressed we took some pictures of them in the room before going downstairs.  At the bottom of the stairs Christina’s Parents were waiting for her.  They had not seen her at all that morning so they were looking forward to the first look at her fully ready for her Wedding. Some nice moments. We stepped outside to take a few pictures before leaving them and driving to Smeetham Hall Barn. We met with Paul, his Best Man, Ben, Ushers, Luke and Ben and his Parents when we arrived.  The forecast for the weather was not brilliant so we quickly got on with taking their pictures outside. Guests were arriving so they greeted them whilst we  took a few pictures. They then all made their way into the Barn for the Ceremony. Christina arrived and after meeting with the Registrars waited a few minutes in the Marquee before then going into the Barn. After the Ceremony, the Drinks Reception was held in the Marquee, where everyone socialised, so we took some informal pictures. As it was raining, the requested group pictures were taken later in the Barn with a few of Christina and Paul outside. Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding PhotographerUnder cover outside we took a few smaller group pictures as well as some picture of Christina and Paul. Christina really wanted a picture by the gates when you come down the drive to Smeetham Hall Barn, no problem. We collected our car from the car park , Christina and Paul got in and off we went! Although it wasn’t far, they would have got rather wet if they walked! Wedding Photography Smeetham BarnReturning to the Barn,  Christina and Paul had a little more time with their Guests and we took an ‘everybody’ picture, before it was time for the Wedding Breakfast. The Speeches were before the meal was served. After the Wedding Breakfast the Evening Guests arrived.  Christina tossed her bouquet to the waiting ladies who had congregated on the dance floor. Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding PhotographerAfterwards Christina and Paul cut their Wedding Cake and took to the dance floor for their First Dance. A few evening pictures of the two of them finished our coverage of their Wedding Day. A lovely day!


Wedding Album Testimonial

Wow, two testimonials from one couple!

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We were so pleased to receive this ‘thank you’ from Sasha and Neil as they received their Wedding photos:-

We LOVE the photos, what an amazing job you have done!! Still can’t believe the great weather we had. Looking forward to showing our friends and family.

Wedding Album

So pleased to receive these kind words from Sasha and Neil, whose Wedding we photographed in December 2014 at Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer.

“Just been having another look at our lovely Wedding Album – we are so happy with it and can’t wait to show everybody. Thank you again!”

Here is one of the double page layouts from their wedding album:-

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Engagement Portraits

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.

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Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding photography, Nicola & Aaron

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.

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Pre-Wedding Pictures

We have been very busy recently meeting some of our Brides and Grooms prior to their Wedding for their pre-wedding pictures and talking about their big day.   Sarah and Paul, Claire and Luke, Nicola & Kris, are getting married at Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon, Essex, and Nicola and Aaron are getting married at Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer, Sudbury,
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Wedding 'Thank You'

We were delighted to receive this ‘thank you’ from Susannah and Paul who got married in August 2012 at Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer:-

Dear David and Sandra

Paul and I would like to say a huge thank you to you both for our wonderful wedding photos.  They really are very special and we will treasure them for a long time!

Everyone at the wedding has commented on your friendly and professional manner during the whole day, and on your superb photos.

It was a pleasure to share our special day with you both.

Best wishes

Susannah & Paulwedding-photographer-essex-smeetham hall barn-sudbury-suffolk


Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Fayre

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.