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.

Smeetham Hall Barn

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!


Clare Priory & Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photography

Clare Priory & Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photography

Jemma and Nick were married earlier this year at Clare Priory with their Reception at Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer. Our day started at The Mill Hotel, Sudbury which is where Jemma and Nick were getting ready. Jemma was being assisted by her Bridesmaids and preparations were going well. Meanwhile Nick was being helped by his Groomsmen in a different part of the Hotel.

Both sets of preparations pictures were very relaxed and good fun. Once Nick was ready we took a few pictures of him with his Groomsmen outside The Mill Hotel before he set off for Clare Priory. The girls were soon ready for their pictures and we took those in the room.Wedding Photographer Suffolk It was then time for David and I to set off for Clare Priory. The Church of Clare Priory is lovely and located in a picturesque setting. When we arrived Nick and his Groomsmen were greeting some Guests but we had time to take a few pictures of them before they carried on with their duties. A little while later Jemma arrived with her Father and the Bridesmaids. When everyone was seated in the Church, Jemma made her entrance. The lighting of a Candle started the service.Clare Priory & Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding PhotographyAfter the service the Wedding Guests mingled whilst we spent a few minutes in the gardens outside the Church taking a few pictures of Jemma and Nick. Before leaving the Guests threw confetti over Jemma and Nick.

Smeetham Hall Barn Reception

Smeetham Hall Barn looked wonderful on this bright, sunny, spring day. Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding PhotographerJemma and Nick had time to spend with their Guests and enjoy their Drinks Reception before we carried on with a few more pictures around Smeetham Hall Barn. Time was getting on and the Wedding Breakfast was next. Jemma and Nick decided to have the Speeches before the meal. Shortly after the meal Jemma and Nick cut their Wedding Cake and took to the dance floor for their First Dance. As it was such a lovely day, sunset beckoned!Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photographer Happy with our coverage of Jemma and Nick’s Wedding a little later we left them to continue the celebrations. A lovely couple and a wonderful day! Congratulations Jemma and Nick!


Easton Grange Wedding Photography

Easton Grange Wedding Photography

Easton Grange Wedding Photography for  Karly and Mark. This was our  first time photographing a Wedding at this wonderful venue.

The Winter so far had not been the best so we had our fingers crossed their day there would be a change for their day. Although chilly, it was a bright day when we arrived at Easton Grange and we went off to meet Karly and the girls.Easton Grange Wedding Photography

The Preparations

There was laughter and lots going on in the Bridal Changing Room. Karly, her Bridesmaids and Madison, Karly’s daughter  were busy getting ready.

Mark was getting ready in the Bakehouse so after a little while David went off to see the men.

Preparations were going well, pictures of Karly’s Wedding Dress and Accessories were take as well as capturing some nice informal moments. In the other camp Marka nd his Groomsmen were getting ready and once they were ready they made their way to the Barn.

There was time for their pictures to be taken just before the Coach bringing the Wedding Guests arrived. Mark and his Groomsmen then greeted the Guests. Meanwhile the girls were getting dressed  as the time was going very fast. Once they were dressed a few pictures were taken before it was time for the Wedding Ceremony.

The Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Everyone was seated in the Ceremony Barn ready for the entrance of Karly. Karly looked amazing as she walked down the aisle and joined Mark at the front of the Barn. Wedding Photographer Easton GrangeAfter the Ceremony, everyone moved to the area between the two Barns for the Drinks Reception. As the wind was blowing and it was not  very warm we decided to take the requested family groups in the Barn a little later on. After Karly and Mark had time to spend with their Guests we took them and the Bridal Party outside for a few pictures. Easton Grange Wedding PhotographerThe sun was shining and we captured some good  fun pictures. Karly and Mark wanted a picture on the bridge over the river. Unfortunately, due to the recent wet weather it was flooded. Nevertheless, we made good use of the grounds around Easton Grange for their pictures.

During the afternoon we also took some informal shots of the Guests.

The Speeches, Wedding Breakfast and Evening Celebrations

The Wedding Breakfast was held in the Celebratory Barn. Karly and Mark chose to do the Speeches then have the meal. We took Karly and Mark outside between courses for a couple of pictures as the sun was setting. Once the meal was finished everyone went out of the Barn so it could be turned around for the evening celebrations.Easton Grange Wedding Photographer It was nice that many of the Guests then went outside into the Courtyard for the ‘Sparklers’ pictures. What great pictures!

it was then time for us to leave them all to continue with their evening celebrations. Thank you Karly and Mark for asking us to be your Wedding Photographers.

We had a lovely day! Congratulations!


Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photography – Rosie & Ross

Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photography – Rosie & Ross

Rosie and Ross chose the wonderful Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer, as their venue for their Wedding. Our day started at The Mill Hotel, Sudbury, where Rosie, her Parents and Bridesmaids were getting ready. After taking a few getting ready pictures and pictures of Rosie’s Wedding Dress and Accessories, the girls got dressed.Sudbury Wedding Photographer Whilst this was happening we had found a good area for taking a few pictures of them. This was only a few steps from the room they were in. Luckily, we didn’t come into contact with any Guests going to the Wedding! It was a good spot, we worked quickly as we had to leave to get to Smeetham Hall Barn. Suffolk Wedding PhotographerArriving at Smeetham Hall Barn, Ross was greeting a few Guests.  Once we had got all the Groomsmen together we took a few pictures of them after which they resumed their duties. Rosie arrived and after seeing the Registrars, with the Bridesmaids leading the way walked into the Barn, accompanied by her Father.

The Barn looked wonderful

The Barn looked wonderful, decorated by W.Flowers. After the Ceremony, everyone went outside and enjoyed the Drinks Reception.  The weather was lovely and Rosie and Ross were able to take full advantage off socialising and having pictures around the grounds.

Following the requested group pictures. Rosie and Ross resumed mingling with their Guests.

During the afternoon we took the Bridal Party to the lawn infant of the House for some pictures and whilst we were there we took Rosie & Ross’ ‘together’pictures.Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photography We rounded off the afternoon pictures with the the throwing of confetti. It was then time for the Wedding Breakfast and afterwards the Speeches. Straight after the Speeches, Rosie, Ross and ourselves headed away from the Guests to the fields at the back of Smeetham. Well worth the mini trek!Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photographer When we returned the Evening Guests had arrived. It was time for the cake cutting and the First Dance.  Capturing a few informal pictures after it was then time for us to say our ‘goodbyes’. A great day, and a nice couple.


Moreves Barn Wedding Photography for Katy & Sean

Moreves Barn Wedding Photography for Katy & Sean

Katy and Sean booked us for Moreves Barn wedding photography. A perfect place for a summer country Wedding, we loved it!  On the morning of the Wedding we travelled to The Case, Assington, which is where Katy, her Parents and Bridesmaids were  staying and getting ready for the Wedding. Not only is The Case a wonderful place to stay but the food is absolutely fabulous!

Katy was enjoying her morning of getting ready and was so relaxed! Come to that so were all of them! Whilst the final preparations were taking place we took pictures of Katy’s dress and accessories. Leah, the Flowergirl looked lovely  in her dress as did the Bridesmaids. Katy looked stunning in her Wedding Dress. Once her Father had come into the room and seen her we got on with the pictures. We stepped outside and found a sheltered spot as it was a touch windy.

Moreves Barn Wedding Photographer

Moreves Barn

With a few pictures taken we left them to go to Moreves Barn for the Ceremony. Sean and his Groomsmen were there and quickly took a few pictures of them before they were needed for their duties. With the guests all safely out of the way  Katy arrived and went up the outside steps into the Barn. A few minutes later Katy and her Father walked down the aisle. Katy’s Grandma was able to view the Ceremony from the ground floor which was perfect. Moreves Barn Wedding Photography

Following the Ceremony the Guests left by one entrance, then when they all gathered in the Courtyard, Katy and Sean came down the steps and once on terra firma were showered in confetti. Everyone enjoyed the Drinks Reception outside. Katy and Sean went for a short drive in the car before we got on with the requested family pictures. There are so many photo opportunities at Moreves Barn that you are spoilt for choice, so during the rest of the afternoon we used a few of these without taking Katy and Sean away from their Guests for too long. Wedding photos at Moreves Barn

The Speeches and Evening Celebrations

Time for the Speeches before the Wedding Breakfast. It was a nice evening so whilst waiting for the evening Guests to arrive and the evening celebrations to begin we took Katy and Sean for a few more pictures around the grounds. Katy and Sean cut their Wedding Cake before going onto the dance floor, not for their First Dance though!

A game took place between the two of them which was amusing. After their First Dance and when we had taken a few informal pictures to capture the evening, the sunset beckoned! A massive ‘thank you’ to Katy and Sean for that extra walk for the sunset picture, it was worth it! Wedding Photographer Suffolk Moreves BarnHappy with our coverage of Katy and Sean’s Wedding we said our ‘goodbyes’.  A fantastic Wedding and a pleasure to work with such a lovely couple! It was lovely to catch up Nicola (Sean’s sister) and Kris again, we photographed their Wedding at Crabbs Barn in 2013. It was also nice to see Katherine and Matt again whose Wedding we photographed at Haughley Park Barn in 2013. This was our first Moreves Barn Wedding Photography and we thoroughly liked it, we are looking forward to working there again.


Katy & Sean – some nice words

We wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday. We couldn’t have wished for a better day. Everyone loved you and had so many compliments about you both. We can’t wait to see the pictures!


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!


Outdoor Engagement session for Amy & Tom

Outdoor Engagement session for Amy & Tom

Last year in the Autumn we met with Amy and Tom for an outdoor Engagement session at Danbury Lakes. This is one of  one of the nicest places to take an outdoor Engagement session particularly with the Autumn colours!  Meeting here and taking some pictures of Amy and Tom meant a great deal to them as it holds very special memories for them. We had a nice walk taking relaxed pictures as we went and talked about their forthcoming Wedding at Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer in the Spring this year.

Outdoor Engagement session Essex

Priory Hall Wedding Photography for Sarah & Ian

Priory Hall Wedding Photography for Sarah & Ian

We arrived at Sarah’s Parents’ home in the morning of Sarah and Ian’s Wedding Day. Hair and Make-up was in the finishing stages so we got on with taking a few pictures and a few pictures of Sarah’s accessories etc.

Once Sarah, her Bridesmaids, Parents and Brother were ready we went outside for some pictures.  The sun was shining and we all wanted to make the most of the weather. We left then to travel to Ipswich School  which was the Venue for the Wedding Ceremony.

wedding at ipswich school

We met with Ian and his Groomsmen and took a few pictures of them before too many of the Guests arrived. Just as we had finished their pictures a few spots of rain fell so the Guests quickly made their way into the School. The Bridesmaids arrived and waited for Sarah to arrive which wasn’t long after. Under the shelter of brollies we all made our way inside.1962 3

Sarah and Ian were to be married in the splendid Chapel so when it was time Sarah took her Father’s arm and made her entrance. After the Ceremony Sarah and Ian led their Guests outside, the rain which was predicted to last all afternoon, had stopped! We quickly got on with taking the requested group pictures as we had a lovely backdrop. During this time our fingers were crossed the weather would hold out. Phew! We managed to take the pictures and the confetti pictures as well.  1962 5

It was at this point our luck ran out! Off we all went for the Wedding Reception at Priory Hall, Hadleigh. Sarah and Ian wanted a few pictures outside when we arrived at Priory Hall so we took these straight away with the aid of some brollies but you would hardly know it was pouring! As the Guests arrived they enjoyed the Drinks Reception inside Priory Hall together with Sarah and Ian.

Priory Hall Wedding Photography

Whilst they were mingling we took some informal pictures as well as some requested other pictures. The Wedding Breakfast was held in the Marquee . After the main course it was time for the Speeches to take place. We managed to take Sarah and Ian outside as there was a break in the weather for some night shots later on. The evening celebrations were held in the main hall  and a little later Sarah and Ian had their First Dance. Soon after we left them to continue the celebrations. Sarah, you smiled all day long despite some challenging moments, thank you..  A lovely day!

priory hall wet night wedding

Ipswich School Engagement Pictures for Sarah and Ian

Ipswich School Engagement Pictures for Sarah and Ian

Sarah and Ian’s Engagement pictures were taken at Ipswich School.  Meeting them there one evening worked well as it is the Venue where they are getting married. As usual with a new venue, we like to visit ahead of the wedding to familiarise ourselves with the area. The Engagement shoot was an ideal opportunity to look around and familiarise ourselves with this location before Sarah and Ian’s Wedding Day. It is so nice to work at different places and we are so looking forward to this one. Afterward taking the pictures we finalised the arrangements for their wedding. We came away buzzing!

Ipswich School Engagement Pictures