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    SUFFOLK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

    I am a professional female wedding photographer and I specialise in capturing beautiful, elegant and above all 'natural' wedding photographs.

    I photograph the story of your wedding day as it unfolds, with a strong focus on people .... your family, your friends and the 'joy' of the celebrations!

    I am based in the heart of the Suffolk countryside and privileged to be a highly recommended wedding photographer for the top Suffolk wedding venues.

    If you are planning a wedding in Suffolk, Norfolk or Essex, please have a look through the many weddings I have covered and contact me to have a chat about your own plans for wedding photography.

    Justine

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Woodhall Manor Wedding on Midsummer’s Day

Woodhall Manor wedding venue was the perfect setting for Katy and Nolan’s midsummer wedding. The weather was perfect, allowing the outdoor ceremony to go ahead as planned. Katy had done a fantastic job coordinating a spectacular celebration for the many family and friends who joined them. There was a lovely theme of the Sun and the Moon echoing throughout the day and the longest day of the year allowed the guests to enjoy the warm summer evening until late. They would probably have stayed out on the terrace for longer if there had not been the most spectacular First Dance by the newly married couple!

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Katy was a beautiful bride and provided me with fabulous bridal shots!

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The setting at Woodhall Manor is fantastic and the wedding guest enjoyed the gardens with the cooling rill running down the centre of the lawn.

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The Sun and Moon theme continued throughout the day with the table settings, cake decorations and wedding favours.

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I love the time between dinner served and the expectation of the speeches. Everyone is very relaxed, old friends have been found and new friends have been formed. Katy’s father set the bar high for the set of speeches to follow….

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The long, warm summer’s evening allowed the guests to linger outside and they would have probably stayed there enjoying the evening buffet and Photo Booth entertainment if Katy and Nolan hadn’t put on such a spectacular show for their First Dance!

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For all the day’s pictures from this beautiful wedding, please visit the Client Galleries page of my website.

Summer marquee wedding in a Magical Garden

For someone who absolutely loves gardens, Laura and Mark’s summer marquee wedding at the family home near Harwich was a heaven sent commission. Laura’s mother, Gilly is a very keen gardener and the setting for the wedding was the most beautiful English country garden filled with gorgeous summer flowers. The weather was anyone’s guess – even for a seasoned Suffolk farming family, and we were all kept on our toes as to what the day would bring!

I started the day at the family farmhouse, where the party atmosphere was in full swing already.

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This was the entrance to the beautiful flower filled garden!

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And then it was off to the beautiful church in the centre of the old town of Harwich. I had not photographed here before and it was lovely to see such a glorious Suffolk church with high arches spanning the interior. I found the many guests milling around outside with many old friends greeting each other and Mark looking very relaxed and well supported by his group of ushers.

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The old church in Harwich has a balcony at one end, giving a birds eye view of the ceremony without any intrusion. The wedding service included a selection of carefully chosen readings and the beautiful sound of a string quartet accompanying the soloist singer whilst Laura and Mark signed the register.

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Back at the family house, the guests enjoyed the spectacular setting of the beautiful gardens during the champagne reception.

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The large marquee was decorated with more beautiful flowers and the very original table plan was a perfect English country rustic tableau.

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Laura had told me how special the family farm and its setting was to her. We spent a while in the evening sun to wander down through the fields and take some beautiful couple portraits. I could certainly see why the spectacular view of the coastline of this part of Suffolk was so special to Laura.
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The evening continued with some great speeches, interspersed with much toasting of the sloe gin favours and then the First Dance.

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Kentwell Hall in Suffolk, wedding photography

Another visit to one of my absolute favourite Suffolk wedding venues, Kentwell Hall in Suffolk. Lucy and Christian, together with the dedicated team at Kentwell, managed brilliantly with planning most of their wedding day from abroad. Guests arrived from all over the world and there was a lovely Austrian flavour to the day. Beautiful girls in authentic costumes, delicious Austrian wines at lunch and a great display of colourful dancing in the evening.

A wedding day at Kentwell Hall just works perfectly. Lucy and here bridesmaids got ready in the rooms at the top of the house while Christian and the guests assembled on the front courtyard where a Maze is woven into the old bricks. After the ceremony in the vast baronial hall, the couple emerged into a cloud of bubbles blown by their friends and then sped off for a few moments alone in Christian’s very flash car. Wedding guests are encouraged to explore and enjoy the fantastic gardens which surround the house, including the stunning ornamental orchard the other side of the moat. Lunch was held in the light and airy Overcroft building and then afterwards, there was plenty of time for garden games, magic tricks and lots of dancing. This fantastic celebration was finished off with fireworks shooting up into the night sky above Kentwell Hall.

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Easton Grange Wedding

Easton Grange is a wonderful addition to the wide variety of great Suffolk wedding venues. This superbly designed wedding venue, is set in the heart of Suffolk and is perfect if you would like to keep your day all in one location. Abi and Ian were one of the first couples to have an Easton Grange wedding ….. and wow – they really did kick it off with a fabulous day!

I arrived with Abi early in the morning and found her thoroughly enjoying herself amongst as sea of stylists and bridesmaids in varying stages of readiness. I photographed her gorgeous wedding dress, overlaid with delicate lace and beautiful accessories in a very pretty bedroom and then caught up with the action downstairs in the ‘conservatory/salon’…..

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It’s always a very special moment when the bride’s father sees his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time and Abi’s jolly dad pulled this off in style!

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A splendid vintage Rolls Royce took Abi to the nearby church which was beautifully decorated with summer flowers. Sometimes a great vicar can make all the difference to the memories of the wedding ceremony and the Rev Geoffrey Grant did a superb job.

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Easton Grange, was an idyllic venue for the guests to enjoy the warm sunny afternoon. The gardens run right down to the river and there is plenty of space for children to run around and explore. The guests enjoyed the champagne and canapes on the spacious terrace and the whole afternoon was relaxed and chilled – just as Abi and Ian had planned.

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The wedding breakfast at Easton Grange takes place in a lovely light filled barn. The delicious food by The Galloping Gourmet was very well received and then Abi’s father stood up with his big red book! A very revealing half hour later, both his and Ian’s excellent speeches had the guests roaring with laughter but also left everyone in no doubt as to what a warm and fun family Abi and Ian are a part of.

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There were yet more guest arrivals after dinner and the long, warm summer evening allowed everyone to spend more time outside and adults and children alike enjoyed larking around. Eventually, a friend of Ian’s took to the stage as lead singer for The Guilty Pleasures and the couple kicked off the evening entertainment with their First Dance.

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If you were a guest at Abi and Ian’s wedding at Easton Grange, please visit the main website Client Galleries for all the pictures from the day.

Dress: Pronovias from The Wedding Shop, Colchester

Make Up: Aleksandra Zych at Suffolk Make-up Artist

Florist: Triangle Nursery

Cars: Le Baron Wedding Cars

Band: The Guilty Pleasures

Videographer: Cameron Films

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