Special mention has to go to the loveliest vicar I’ve had the pleasure of working with – she went out of her way to make sure everyone who was involved in the day felt part of it, a rare skill indeed. And just when I thought all her hard work was done, she surprised us all by pulling out a bubble machine halfway through her sermon. Along side me videoing the day was the ever entertaining and hugely talented Dan Neatherway of From the Hip – if you need a wedding video, I can highly recommend checking out his films!
Clare and Luke had everything sorted for their wedding. And then, a couple weeks beforehand, things started to unravel, karma was keeping them on their toes. Their original photographer had some sad news and had to pull out of photographing their day and they contacted me. I was more than happy to take on the photography as the one thing I always look for when I meet a couple is great chemistry and these guys had it. I felt a little anxious to be stepping into someone else’s shoes but more than happy to be involved in a wedding with such a funny and generous couple.
The marriage itself was at Clare’s local church in Cockfield, a beautiful Suffolk country church and then it was onto Smeetham Hall Barn for the wedding celebrations. I like Smeetham Hall Barn as it’s a large 16th century wood-beamed building that is pretty much empty to start with and every couple creates their own style for their day. One of the things that stood out was the handmade chocolate tractor favours – it was a bit of a clue as to what Luke’s second big love of his life. And, although Luke was beaming with pride throughout the whole day, I think one of the happiest moments was when Clare said they could have their photo taken next to a large tractor. Boys hey! Luke did pay for it in his best man’s speech though!
Here are some of my favourite Smeetham Hall Barn wedding photos from the day.
Many, many congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Poole! Here are a few of my favourite images from the day.
And, as quickly as the storm came, it disappeared leaving behind a beautiful winter’s sky.
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Framlingham College wedding photography
The staff at the College did an incredible job of making the whole day flow seamlessly and gracefully. Kirsten looked stunning from start to finish, even late into the evening on the dancefloor – Jamie had a day of two halves, pre- and post-speech. If ever there was a groom who looked more nervous before a speech or more happy afterwards, I’ve yet to see it. Then again choosing someone from your rugby club to be your best man, is always going to add a certain element of anxiety! Jamie made up for any nerves on the dancefloor. An impressive display from all the parents as well …but I’ll let the photos speak for that! Framlingham College wedding photography. […]