I was delighted to shoot Kaeti and Stuart’s wedding at the beautiful venue that is Hengrave Hall in Suffolk and although I tend to work a lot in Suffolk, it was the first time I’d shot a wedding at that particular venue and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!
Kaeti and Stuart actually live in the surroundings of Butlers Wharf in London (where they had their urban engagement shoot - some of their fab images can be seen here) but being much more rural, the wedding had a great country feel to it as well as it being warm, friendly, informal and intimate. Hengrave Hall is the most wonderful venue for weddings and I was absolutely spoilt for choice as to where to take the couple for their portrait pictures - inside and out!
Thanks to Jim for second shooting with me on the day and to the staff at Hengrave Hall, who could not have been more welcoming and efficient.
If you’re getting married soon and are looking for a Suffolk wedding photographer, please give me a call - I’d love to create wonderful photographic memories for you too!
I’ve been a bit behind with my blogging recently and I now find I have a few weddings to show you from the latter part of 2011, which already seems so long ago
It was clear from the first moment I met Alex and Karl in their home in Ely that their wedding would be fun and informal and it certainly didn’t disappoint! I’d stayed the previous night in a local B&B close to their venue (I always do if I need to travel more than an hour’s drive away from home - just in case). Having started the day with a tasty breakfast, I booked out and drove the few miles to Haughley Park ready for action! It was a beautifully sunny and warm day. The family-owned venue is nestled in huge grounds and the glass sculptures created by Danny Lane and placed around the venue really add to the elegant and contemporary look.
After the ceremony itself, we were given full use of the exterior of the house and grounds (including the fantastic kitchen garden) and with plenty of time for photographs allocated (oh so important), we created plenty of memorable images - it helped that Alex and Karl have such a great sense of fun and were so up for pretty much anything - even an impromptu race! This certainly shines through in these photographs…
They had spent a long time putting all the finishing touches for their reception together, including vintage tea-sets as table centres, hand-printed luggage labels within a suitcase as their table plan, a picnic hamper and bunting everywhere in the barn - it all looked fantastic and everyone had a whale of a time - which is what weddings are all about! It was also lovely to see that the couple had used one of their gorgeous e-shoot images (from when we’d met at Wimpole Hall - click here to see it) in a frame to complete their family gallery on the cake table - many of my couples choose to use their e-shoot images in this way.
My assistant for the day was Charlotte Wessels, who did a sterling job on the wings - thanks Charlie x
Please enjoy these images and feel free to comment!