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.


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!


Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photographers for Danielle & Rick

Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photographers for Danielle & Rick

We were Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photographers for Danielle and Rick on a hot summer day. First of all Danielle was getting ready at The Mill Hotel, Sudbury. Danielle was there with her family and friends who were staying there, having arrived from Australia for her and Rick’s Wedding Day. Danielle was having her hair done so we got on with taking the accessory pictures,  keeping an eye on the preparations as well. The Bridesmaids were doing a grand job sorting everything out as Danielle’s Mum was unfortunately not feeling very well and couldn’t help as much as she wanted. Excitement was building as the time was as always, going quickly. With the hair and make-up finished they all changed into their dresses.  The Horse and Carriage arrived which increased the excitement.  We had a little time for a few pictures when  they were all dressed, including a picture of the girls looking down from the balcony of their room before we had to leave.

Wedding Photographer SuffolkDanielle and Rick wanted a Church Wedding which was at the wonderful St Andrews Church, Bulmer. We met Rick there with his Best Man and Ushers and took a few pictures.  Guests were arriving so they made their way into Church before the arrival of Danielle. A short time later Danielle arrived. Although the day was warm and bright, it was also windy so we took the minimum of pictures letting Danielle and the rest of the party get into the Church as quickly as possible.Wedding Photographer Suffolk After the service Danielle and Rick wanted a few family pictures at the Church before they walked down the avenue of trees while their Guests threw confetti. The happy couple got into the carriage for short journey to Smeetham Hall Barn which was the Venue for the Wedding Reception. After everybody arrived at Smeetham and had a chance to relax during the Drinks Reception we got on with creating some pictures. Taking the Bridal Party away to the Lake for some fun Bridal Party photographs worked well, before they left us with Danielle and Rick for their together pictures.Smeetham Hall Barn Recommended Wedding Photographer Opportunities for lovely pictures at Smeetham are plentiful, if there is the time and the couple want the pictures! After taking Danielle and Rick’s  pictures it was time for the greeting line, before the start of the Wedding Breakfast. Good timing, it then rained for a while! Speeches were during the meal, introduced by Jimmy Lee Entertainment and Danielle and Rick cut their Wedding Cake. During the evening we captured a few pictures  of the evening celebrations including the First Dance. Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photographers From when Danielle booked us for their Wedding, she really wanted a sunset, but as we know this cannot be ordered or guaranteed! Earlier on they, got a rainbow, fingers crossed for a sunset. Danielle and Rick spent the time with us, watching the sun go down, a beautiful sunset! A wonderful end to our day as Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photographers.


Wedding Album Testimonial

Wow, two testimonials from one couple!

Wedding Photography

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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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 – Sunday 13th January, 2013 – 11am-4pm

David and I are looking forward to exhibiting our Wedding Photography at our first Wedding Fayre this year at Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer.  Smeetham Hall Barn is a beautiful Venue, so if you have booked your Wedding or are thinking of holding your Wedding there, why not come along and visit us and other recommended Suppliers tomorrow.


Wedding Photography for Natalie & Richard – St Peter's Church, Coggeshall & Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer

It was a lovely hot day for Natalie & Richard’s Wedding Day.  Our day started at Natalie’s parents’ home where we took pictures of Natalie, her Bridesmaids and Parents in the cool Lounge, thanks to Natalie’s Mum for keeping the curtains closed until we needed to take some photographs!  St Peter’s Church looked a beautiful sight bathed in glorious sunshine and as Richard arrived at the Church, we were there to take some photographs of him and his Groomsmen before Natalie arrived. After the Church service everybody was happy to go around the side of the Church where we had spotted an area completely in the shade.  In a short space of time some family group pictures were taken with a few other pictures before Natalie and Richard walked to the Church gate to be showered in confetti!wedding-photographer-essex-st peters church-coggeshall Arriving at Smeetham Hall Barn the Guests enjoyed socialising during the Drinks Reception whilst we took Natalie and Richard for a short stroll, to get a few pictures of them.  The Bridal Party joined us shortly in front of the house for a few fun pictures. The Wedding Breakfast and Speeches followed and afterwards as the early evening light was so wonderful and not to be missed, Natalie, Richard and ourselves went for a little walk, resulting in some lovely hall barn-bulmer Day and Evening Guests enjoyed relaxing outside giving us some nice shots as well.  Natalie and Richard really wanted a sunset shot and they were not disappointed and neither were we! wedding-photographer-essex-smeetham hall barn-bulmerTheir First Dance followed and a little while after this it was time for us to leave them to enjoy the evening celebrations.


Wedding Photography for Susannah & Paul – St Andrew's Church, Bulmer & Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer

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. wedding-photographer-essex-black lion hotel-long melford 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 hall barn-bulmer 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 hall barn-bulmer