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    I specialise in photographing beautiful, elegant weddings.
    I am based in the heart of the Suffolk countryside and privileged to be able to work at some of the most beautiful wedding venues ......from historic churches and stately manor houses.... to fabulous themed garden tea parties and quirky tepee marquees.
    I love to capture the abundant ways my clients choose to celebrate their special day and to show the elegance and detail that make up the quintessential romantic ‘English Wedding’.

    Please have a look through the many weddings I have covered and I hope that if you are planning your own special day, you will get in touch.


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Civil Partnership Suffolk Ceremony

You couldn’t ask for nicer clients than Monica and Gemma who held their civil partnership Suffolk ceremony at Smeetham Hall Barn in September. The day was filled with joy, friendship, totally great fun guests and a few surprises …. the first being the magical mystery route that the red London bus took to get everyone to the venue!

The brief that I was given for the day was to capture emotion, friendship and the quirky fun filled day the couple had planned and I know that both Monica and Gemma more than fulfilled their dreams. They had both carefully thought through the different elements of the day but it was their own wonderfully warm and generous natures and very welcoming families that really made this one of my favourite weddings of 2013.

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Civil Partnership wedding images
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Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
After the ceremony, Monica and Gemma literally ran full pelt through a storm of brightly coloured confetti thrown by their friends!
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Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
For Monica and Gemma, the day was really all about family and friends and all were there to celebrate, have fun and PARTY!
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
I was more than happy to agree to stay on for longer once the evening celebrations got under way. With a fun filled Photo Booth and some very enthusiastic dance moves, it was a sensational night!

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Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Civil Partnership wedding images
Thank you for letting me share your special day girls and I wish you both all the very best for the future.

For all the images taken on the day, please visit: http://www.everybodysmile.biz/cgi-bin/public.cgi?Id=188642


Jan Ware - October 10, 2013 - 12:40 pm

fabulous pics

The Bull at Long Melford

The Bull at Long Melford was the setting for the wedding of lovely Elise and Jake last month in Suffolk. This charming couple live abroad but came home to their families in Suffolk to celebrate their wedding day. Elise got ready upstairs in the tudor beamed bridal suite and looked absolutely stunning with her gorgeous warm friendly smile. She literally danced down the aisle on David’s arm to where Jake stood waiting for her. There was joy and fun throughout the day and so lovely to see long standing friendships and close families more than withstanding great distances.

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The Suffolk village of Long Melford was home to Elise and Jake before they left to live abroad and she had mentioned the little green being a particularly special place for her …. and so in the rather sparse gaps between the rain, we ventured outside for some couple shots with Elise’s lovely smile not faltering for a second!

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Elise with some of her rather unusual guests dressed in snakeskin and fur, the rather wonderful ‘Science’ themed cake made by a talented unclde and Jake with some very special old friends.

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Civil Partnership Wedding Photography Suffolk

The lovely Suffolk wedding venue of Woodhall Manor was the setting for the Civil Partnership wedding photography for Luke and Paul in early September. It was a really great day with a fun group of people and a few surprises along the way. Both got ready separately in the beautiful rooms of the Manor with Luke enjoying the attentions of a myriad of helpers whilst Paul’s room was an oasis of calm downstairs. They were lucky with the weather and were able to have an outdoor ceremony under the dovecote followed by champagne and canapes on the lawns by the beautiful rill. This charming couple were warmly supported by a host of family and friends and with more guests arriving later in the evening for some fantastic entertainment and evening buffet.

The couple had chosen a couple of sharp suits, matching ties and had specially made cufflinks from their initials.
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Sealed with a kiss, the couple walk down the aisle of friends and ready to enjoy some champagne and canapes by the cool rill in the garden. Some delicious canapes, washed down with champagne flavoured with strawberries was very welcome for the guests.
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Friends and family can view all the day’s images here: http://www.everybodysmile.biz/cgi-bin/public.cgi?Id=187891

Fabulous Suffolk Marquee Wedding

I was really looking forward to Rosanna and Oliver’s  Suffolk marquee wedding near Bury St Edmunds at the end of August. This charming couple had invited a large number of guests, many local Suffolk people and friends across all ages. Rosanna got ready at her father’s beautiful house and was well attended by four bridesmaids, flower girl and page boy. She looked so beautiful in an exquisite ivory cream dress overlaid with lace and a stunning antique veil.

Over at the nearby village church, the guests were arriving with the sea of smart morning suits punctuated by some stunning colourful outfits. The ushers were kept busy with an endless stream of arrivals and were soon joined by the very handsome groom, Oliver, arriving with his brother who was his Best Man.

I wasn’t allowed to photograph during most of the ceremony but in these few images below, you can see how beautifully the simple white interior of the church was decorated with generous arrangements of blue and white flowers. There were readings by both Rosanna and Oliver’s fathers and a big cheer went up as the new Mr and Mrs D sealed their marriage with a kiss!
I love this image below of Rosanna’s uncle and aunt sitting at the front of the church and the little cheeky glances their two boys are giving them.
Champagne and canapes were served out on the lawn at Rosanna’s family home. This sociable family’s wedding day was very much about the people they had chosen to share the day with and I was spoilt for choice with a sea of friendly, animated and characterful guests to shoot!

I had a few moments to take the couple a little way away from the party and capture some romantic pictures for them using the beautiful setting of the farm and rolling Suffolk landscape and then everyone moved into the marquee for the speeches, cutting of the cake and more champagne…

There are some weddings you really don’t want to have to leave but with another long wedding the next day, I took a couple of my scene setting ‘leaving shots’ and left them all to party on into the night. If you were a guest at this wedding:

please visit here to see all the pictures from the day: http://www.everybodysmile.biz/cgi-bin/public.cgi?Id=187581

Yaxley Hall Wedding photos for Ashley and Sadie

The weddings came in thick and fast in August this year. Having to play catch up slightly here on the blog, I am featuring the day I was the recommended to provide the Yaxley Hall wedding photos for Sadie and Ashley’s Midsummer’s dreamy wedding day. As always, a wedding located at this lovely Suffolk wedding venue went without a hitch, with simply delicious food from the resident house butler, Richard and with the slightly more hard to control issue of the weather this year, a happy balmy summer’s day. Ashley and his ushers turned up in the morning in the iconic transport of a VW Camper Van. A great start for some individual, fun wedding photographs.

I left the boys to enjoy their usher’s brunch with champagne and some very generous gifts and headed upstairs to find Sadie and her bridesmaids in the bridal suite. She had chosen the most gorgeous accessories with pastel coloured English summer flowers for her bouquet and a stunning wedding dress with a pretty lace overlay.
Sadie was a beautiful bride with a look that reminded me of Titania in a Midsummer Night’s Dream. The best photographs from the day are when I captured her lovely warm and captivating smile.
The weather held firm for an outdoor ceremony at Yaxley Hall and I loved taking all the little details that Sadie had organised including the pretty natural petal confetti and sweet smelling, English posies tied to the chairs either side of the aisle.
It was very soon evident that the wedding couple was is in fact a trio, with their absolutely adorable golden cocker spaniel completing the family pictures and very much a part of the wedding day.
Sadie had the most gorgeous details in the Yaxley Hall marquee. I had lots to photograph with their table decorations, photo station and sweet table with a selection of delicious looking cakes.
Family and friends may see all the days pictures on the Client Galleries section of my website at: www.justineferrariphotography.co.uk


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