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Jan and David sent 40 invitations out for their wedding day, but you wouldn’t believe how many people turned up…

Jan and David sent 40 invitations to their wedding ceremony at Bethesda Baptist Church. However, a surprise was in stall. On March 25th 2017, not only did 40 guests show up…but an extra 160 smiling faces arrived to share in the celebration of their love!

Jan and David have a strong loving connection with the church. By the unexpected turn out, it was clear to see how important Jan and David are in the church community.

Having 160 extra friends turn up was not the only wonderful enlightenment of their day. Believe or not, Jan, sadly, suffers from Motor Neuron Disease. Yet Jan and David have such a warm positive glow, and a thankfulness for life, that we would never suspect a thing. They had thought that Jan may need to be in a wheelchair for the wedding, but something sprinkled an extra bit of joy on these two and Jan had no need for a wheelchair all day long!

The couple joined in unison at their local church and headed to The Key cafe for Tea and Cake! Of course they had only expected 40 guests, and therefore had only chosen a small intimate cafe. The herds of guests formed a long winding queue outside, to each in turn get their cake! It really was quite a sight.

To conclude their day we were all joined at the Ipswich and Suffolk Club, a fantastically traditional building with a delicious menu!

Congratulations Jan and David, we wish you every best wish for the future!

To see more of Jan and David’s wedding visit their wedding album here! – Jan and David

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Joanne and Faye absolutely nailed every detail of their Same-Sex Wedding – read on to find out how!

When organising a Same-Sex Wedding, there is quite a lot of extra thought that has to go into the process. Will your suites or dresses match? in what order will you walk down the isle? Who’s dad will deliver the speech? Will there be a best man, or bridesmaids? All of the traditional things that others may take for granted, can be a difficult, time consuming deciding process.

However with the right communication, and the right services a Same-Sex Wedding can really be quite spectacular. Our beautiful loved-up couple, Joanne and Faye had some fantastic advice and stories to share regarding the planning of their wedding, so read on to find out!!

Dresses

Perhaps neither of you will be wearing a dress, or one of you is and the other a suit – but if you are, here’s a tip!
Joanne and Faye both chose the same dress stores to visit, Joanne and her bridesmaids were the first to go dress shopping and in visiting just two shops she had already found THE dress. Once it was on, many tears from bridesmaids, mum and bride, confirmed it. Joanne had found her dress at The Suffolk Bridal Company.

The ladies in the shop knew that both Joanne and Faye would be coming in to find their dress. Before Faye came in for her appointment, the girls in the shop had taken the dress Joanne had chosen off the shop floor. Faye could have no chance of seeing it or trying it on herself – phew!. Not only did the girls make sure that Joanne’s dress was safely tucked away, they had also pulled out dresses that would compliment Joanne’s dress for Faye to try – in the style Faye had asked for. Needless to say , Faye fell in love with her dress at the same store.! And see for yourself, the dresses looked incredible next to each other – good job Suffolk Bridal!

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Can we blame Joanne and Faye for falling in love with Hintlesham Hall? of course not, who doesn’t!? not only is Hintlesham Hall, a grand, elegant venue it is also well equipped with a fantastic team. Now the standard procedure for Hintlesham hall is that the bride will stay in one of the principal suites – Braganza. The Braganza suite has a door leading to a large wide staircase, at the bottom of the staircase is mahogany wooden doors that open to the ceremony room. perfect for the dramatic big reveal moment – love it! However we have two brides here, who both need a reveal! Joanna, who was in the Braganza suite, took herself and her party and waited in the bedroom. Faye then passed through the living room, on her way to the aisle. With the all clear, Joanne and party followed down the steps for her turn.

Of course once the brides were sorted it also came with the discussion of the order of everyone else! Bridesmaids, flower girls, Best men? Thankfully after Joanne and Faye had decided who was going down the aisle first, the rest just fell into place. – Hintlesham Hall, you were fabulously accommodating!

Everything Else…

We could talk for hours about the difficult decisions Joanne and Faye went through to produce their incredible wedding like, how did they choose who got the bridal suite…?! But they made decisions just like any other couple does too; selecting the music to walk down the aisle too, choosing the food, hand-making invitations, designing the centre pieces, choosing colour themes – the list goes on. (Joanne is a self-admitted pintrest addict so if you’re looking for fresh new ideas check it out!). 

We had a fantastic time at Joanne and Faye’s wedding and are happy to answer any questions or queries you may have about your wedding! For now.. why not browse through their online wedding gallery!

 

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Paula and Michael blew us away with their beautiful Intimate Wedding

So you’re thinking of having an Intimate wedding? struggling to choose a location for both ceremony and reception? well Paula and Michael may just have the answers!

On the 12th of May we were invited along to capture the love between Paula and Michael on their charmingly intimate wedding day. The couple have only recently moved to a lovely Cottage in Stowmarket with their five dogs, having spent the years before in Essex. This meant that they had no recommendations for the services they used, but as said by Paula they ‘couldn’t fault’ anything on their day.

The couple said their vows in the Stowmarket registrar office, which can be found in the heart of the Town. The historical building has two Ceremony rooms to choose from, one of which has with a maximum capacity of 2 guests!. We love how relaxed and cosy these ceremony rooms are, it heightens the unison and connection in the atmosphere that we already feel.

On the day Paula and her bridesmaids were getting ready before the ceremony with a helping hand from another local Stowmarket service, Molly’s Top2Toe. The beautician’s Charlie and Amber, took their time pampering the bride’s party, designing everything from hair, to eyelash extensions! More importantly the girls of Molly’s Top2Toe made the experience so enjoyable for Paula. When we asked Paula about the beauticians she couldn’t praise them enough!

After the Ceremony,

it was time to lead onto the reception. As Paula and Michael were new to the area they had been searching for a restaurant to hold their 10 guests, in the surrounding area. Paula came across Allen Gardiner river cruise restaurant, a whole boat they could hire for their evening reception – how incredible!.The couple and their close friends sailed up the river Orwell on their own private boat for the evening, wining and dining like kings – who’d have thought such things exist in sleepy Suffolk hey!?

 

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Ceremony – Stowmarket Registrar office

Reception – Allen Gardiner River Cruise

Dresse’s  and Shoes – Debenhams

Hair and Make up – Molly’s top2toe

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See how Mary and Paul Glammed up the outback, in their Country Western Wedding

Mary and Paul transported us and all their friends and families, to a land of cowboy boots, straw chewing, tractor driving and beaming sunflowers in their Country Western Wedding. How lucky did we feel to be invited along on their journey? Incredibly.

It was a no brainer that these two western loving characters would pull off such a unique theme. There were no half hearted efforts here! Peeping out under Mary’s lace dress we caught sight of the most elegant cowboys we have ever seen. Little sunflowers grabbed our attention that were stitched on the back of the guys waistcoats. They were living and breathing their shared love of the country western world.

Paul spends the summer in America, where he works on the farm machinery. For their country western wedding, we saw he brought a little touch of his work along when a HUGE tractor chugged its way into the wedding – we couldn’t miss a photo opportunity! However, the tractor wasn’t the only vehicle hogging the spotlight. They had a classic VW Camper van parked up too, it doesn’t get much more country western than that!

There was a real sense of community at these two’s wedding. The Vicar, of the quaint church of Knodishall that they had chosen, was Mary’s mum Shelia! Though today she had passed her Vicar duties onto their good friend Nick, another Vicar. As the vows were heard, and Mary and Paul walked out of the church with paul waving the marriage certificate over his head like a golden ticket, it was time for the celebrations to continue at another local venue. With only 50 guests, the wedding stayed intimate and cosy!

At Shepards Cottage we saw the Country Western Wedding theme blossom!

I loved the fact that Mary and Paul managed to intertwine a real classic traditional wedding style, such as lots of pure white with fresh crisp dashes of colour. A small country church for the ceremony, and a converted barn for the evening, though everything had a country twist! Their tiered cake had icing flowers, and tiny little cowboy boots sitting on the top which were just too cute to handle. The bouquets consisted of Sunflowers hugged in wildflowers, and some where put in flower pots…which were actually Cowboy boots!

I could list off all of the fantastic things we saw that day, but instead why don’t you see for yourself, in Mary and Paul’s Country Western Wedding Album.

Ceremony –  St Lawrence church, Knodishall

Reception – Sheperds Cottage

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The Southwood Hall, is stylistic, fun and individual -just like our couple, Kim and Luke.

The Southwood Hall is very accommodating, their relaxed approach and professional staff gives you such a sense of ease on your day. So you can put your worries down and live in the moment, soaking up everything around you!

Southwood Hall has a range of accommodation perfect for relaxing the night before the big day! The Garden Folly is the smallest accommodation that the Southwood Hall offer, but is undeniably romantic. With a beautiful princess tower leading you away to a cost recluse, it is the perfect place to spend your first night as a newlywed couple!

If you’ve got a big group the Southwood House is perfect as it sleeps up to 14 people! The house can also be split into two units with a ground floor annex for less mobile guests. This is where we found Luke on the morning of his wedding, where as Kim was lost somewhere in the huge Curtshed Lodge.

The Curtshed Lodge is complete with hot tub, steam room and own spa plus many more luxuries! It has two ensuite rooms perfect to stay the night of your wedding or for a glamorous stay the night before the wedding!

Back at the Hall Kim and Luke’s wedding was exactly how we imagined it, their individuality and quirky style was reflected in every detail. From skeleton glasses and a gothic cake, to place names on records, and pinup hair do’s – their wedding was a vision of interest. Not to mention the fun activities dotted about including a bouncy castle and a VW camper van Photo Booth – which was an absolute hit! There fun young nature brought everyone together in more ways than the traditional.

At the wedding dinner. The two had chosen to have a roast for their evening meal – an all time classic! but they also got each table to nominate someone on their table to collect the meat from the kitchen. Finished in a tall white chef hat the guest once having collected the meat then carved and served it to the table..such a phenomenal way to break the ice, and it had everyone in absolute stitches!

It is wonderful to see a wedding without restrictions – these two are the perfect way to show that no two weddings should be the same, and The Southwood hall seem to share the same belief! Check out some of the brilliant photographs we got from the day…Enjoy!

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Elena and Mike, who live in the heart of the Netherlands in Amsterdam had their beautiful wedding in Lake Como. With the fabulous help of wedding planner Sabina Domenici, it was an absolute dream wedding!

A while after the Wedding, the two travelled all the way to England to visit us in the little town of Stowmarket. When they arrived we had a much overdue catch up and heard all about their two new members of the family, Elena and Mike had had twins since the wedding!  However, it wasn’t long before the anticipated Elena and Mike sat down with us to finally view their wedding photos! Complete with snacks and wine we laughed and shared memories as the photos flicked past on the big screen in our home studio.

 Watching Elena and Mike’s face light up as the photos bring back so many happy memories reminds us why we do our job! We went through helping Elena and Mike to choose their favourites, and of course, to help put together their desired album. During this time Elena and Mike decided to ring their carpenter back home, who was making them a new unit in their house. They wanted to call and check that the central shelf would be big enough to present the album they had chosen!!

 After Elena and Mike had made such a kind gesture to travel all the way over to England to view the photos, we decided to return the favour. Even with the album securely sealed and wrapped, we decided there was no safer way for their gorgeous album to arrive than by personal delivery! So on 3rd of August we flew off to meet Elena and Mike once again, but this time – with a little box of memories in our hands.

Elena and Mike drove us to their lovely home and here they finally received the album they had waited so long for! We sat down once again and went through all of their beautiful moments. This time in their personally designed album, the pages were crisp and the pictures fully retouched. The 35 by 35 Graphi Studio Young Book design album  really did look tremendous. It was so special to be able to share this moment, laughing and reminiscing once more on the wonderful day they had had. They then placed the Album in its rightful place in the central shelf of the unit and it fit like a glove!

Elena and Mike had had a wedding videographer and we were so delighted when they asked to show it to us. Their beautiful wedding video filmed by Movie in White was incredibly professional he had captured every important moment of the day!

Elena and Mike then fed our hunger for exploration of the city! Walking around Amsterdam we can see why Elena and Mike like living here – it is such a beautiful city. We visited the Rijks Museum which is absolutely huge. It is filled with heaps of contemporary and classical Art that is sat in-between oozing amounts of History of the city – we spent 4 hours in there, and only saw two levels of the building!

We had all worked up quite an appetite when Elena and Mike suggested a popular restaurant they knew. It was the most divine fish restaurant we had ever been too! and popular indeed; their friends had set up the restaurant a little over a year ago and it had been fully booked ever since opening!

Just as they were about to head back to the airport Elena dashed into a shop. When she returned she had bought an array of Amsterdam cheeses, crackers and biscuits and gave them to us as a gift! We were so flattered and blown away by this couples generosity! it was such a lovely surprise…and very tasty by the way!

We had such an amazing time in Amsterdam even if it was just for a day! Thank you Elena and Mike for showing us your home and city surroundings, we hope you get the same happiness you did yesterday every time you open your album,

Good luck for your future..

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The Easton Grange is a fairly new venue, and it is perfect for your special day…

Victoria and Adam were one of the first couples who were married in Easton Grange. As Victorias dad had helped to build the new extension to the grange it was not surprising she was so in love with the venue! And rightly so – as it is absolutely perfect.

The venue is spacious with two barns conjoined by a long corridor which has a bar and seating area. The large facilities give you all the room you need to create your perfect wedding. This is exactly what Victoria and Adam did!  They decorated the huge Venues from top to toe with little trinkets holding a lovely meaning to them and detailed of decoration’s. Her dad even had spirit levels as cufflinks – perfect for a builder!

It was a fresh spring morning on the day of Victoria and Adams wedding, the sun was just beginning to warm up the day just as it was doing in the changing season. The Easton Grange made a beautiful spring wedding, its light interior soaked up all of the sunlight and reflected it even to the darkest of corners. The large windows that were found all along the new and old barn walls allowed the rooms to open up and feel fresh and welcoming!

There wedding theme complimented the spring surroundings perfectly. All of the bridesmaids were dressed in different colours, but all were pastel shades. From a freshly cut grass green, to a sky blue they effortlessly captured a pastoral ambiance.

Victoria’s dress was absolutely beautiful. It was in the style of a vintage flapper dress, but with delicate beading detail on each layer, hanging like fallen waves. She looked truly stunning.

Victoria and Adam were married in the new build barn which is on the left, the aisle leads down to large glass doors with large open pained windows above. The two had hung white decorations in front of the windows, including a large white woven heart, that dangled above them. The decorations again were so natural and simplistic yet looked so pretty hanging effortlessly in between the two.

These loved up newly wed’s were so fun to shoot with! They had lots of ideas, and we got so many creative fun photos of all the guests together as well as just the two of them. We nearly got carried away!

The dinner and reception was held on the right side of the building in the old barn. They had a live band who played their night away! and it wasn’t too long after their first dance that the floor was crowded with bubbling friends and family!

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Flowers – myrtle and mint
Dress – Claire Pettibone
Grooms Suit – Topman
Videographer – Alex Cameron Wedding Films

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Stephanie and Ben had a Vintage Flare to their wedding

We saw Hintlesham Hall adopt a vintage Flare from trendy Stephanie and Ben. They chose a spicy mauve, grey and white colour scheme which brought a richness of colour to their day.

We absolutely loved Ben’s suite which had a sophisticated tartan style and was fitted perfectly. He finished the suit with a Mauve tie that sat on top of light pink shirt attached to a white colour. Stephanie wore a thick v necked silk dress, with an overlap of lace. It was pulled in around her tiny waist with a sparkling belt. Her hair curled fell in ringlets down her side. Together, the two looked absolutely divine!

The groomsmen and Bridesmaids all fell perfectly into the colour scheme as bridesmaids wore ruffled grey dresses. The Groomsmen, opposite to ben were dressed in Mauve suits with grey ties. Everyone looked incredible!

After the ceremony, the two exited through the isle and back up the stairs in which they had entered. Upstairs Ben’s brother gave them a second blessing, and following this everyone was waiting for them in a line to throw confetti and celebrate this second family tradition. It was such a lovely personal touch.

The two had chosen vintage singer Nina Rae to perform in the day time of their wedding. Her resonating notes filled the room. She had such an incredible range and the tones in her voice really did send us back in time. What a perfect alternative sound to have for the background of your wedding! and what an incredible feeling, to be back in the ballroom dancing era. There is nothing more romantic!

We loved the vintage flare of Stephanie and Ben’s wedding take a look at the pictures to see their impeccable style throughout the day!

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Suits (Groom, best man and ushers )- Jack Bunneys
Dress – The Bespoke Wardrobe
Dress designer – Charlie Brear
Day time Singer – Vintage Miss Ray
Cheese Cake – The Cheese Shed
Visage Silhouette Cutting – Sarah Goddard

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The beautiful Hintlesham Hall brought Sarah and Andrew together

At Hintlesham Hall Ex Ballet Dancer Sarah and comic lover Andrew, who described himself as her batman, came together to start their happily ever after.

The autumn sun rose over Hintlesham Hall and thawed the cool touches of frost from the night before.  Inside, anticipated Sarah and Andrew prepared themselves for the most important day of their lives. The hall was dressed with whites and creams and touches of soft pink flowers within an ivory bed. The flowers dressed on the isle matched Sarah’s incredible bouquet which sat in her arms next to her ivory dress.

Sarah’s is so petite and her dancer background gives her an air of elegance in the way she moves. The dress she wore amounted that, decorated top to bottom with lace it was so sweet. Sarah finished it off perfectly with a lace shawl that hung delicately over her shoulders.

Through the weaving corridors of Hintlesham Hall we found a very nervous Andrew. He was slipping into his violet shirt tucked beneath a grey suit jacket and matching waistcoat. Finished with brown brogues, Andrew looked super handsome.

The staff at Hintlesham hall are so professional and made the day transition with ease. After the ceremony we managed to grab a few minuets with Andrew and Sarah to take some gorgeous photos! The two radiated love and it was safe to say Andrews nerves had vanished now he had beautiful Sarah in his arms.

The guests came back together for the wedding dinner. We are always amazed at how quickly and efficiently the staff at Hintlesham Hall change over the ceremony room to dining room to dance floor. They always accommodate guests in the lounges during this time with such care. It gives a great opportunity for Bride and Groom to mingle with their guests in a relaxed environment, before moving onto the next part of the celebrations!

Another wonderful Wedding at one of our favourite venues, Hintlesham Hall, take a look at some of the beautiful pictures from this sweet couple’s day;

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Planning a Winter Wedding in suffolk? Try out the Barrandov Opera..

If you’re thinking of having a Winter Wedding Ali and Flo really did nail it! from the Barrandov Opera Venue to the dress to their quirky cake and table layouts their christmassy theme weaved throughout the whole day and we loved how magical it was!

Their location was perfect for a Winter Wedding, with light wooden beams strung across the ceiling in-between splashes of cream and brick this old converted barn in Needham Market could not feel more cosy! Topped with Ali and Flo’s detailed decorations it was a true winter wonder land. Each table was named after one of Santa’s reindeer, and by the glass door entrance there was an illuminated tree light with the list of guests who were on each table dotted on the tree like baubles…who said seating plans were boring hey!?

We absolutely fell in love with Ali’s dress. It was so unusual, but she was the absolute definition of christmas beauty. The silver dress was covered in sparkle, it had a line pattern on it that helped to visually shape the dress, and a beautiful dropped neck that brought an elegance to this outstanding dress. Standing next too the most adorable bridesmaids, Nieces of Ali and Flo, the girls together looked an absolute picture! We are so glad Ali and Flo withstood the cold long enough for us to grab a couple of portrait pictures of them both, they have such fun and lively personalities and we were desperate to catch the essence of them in the photos.

It was impossible to not grab Flo’s personality on camera, once before we had met Flo at another wedding where he was the best man. All day we desperately tried to take some natural photos but anytime Flo saw the camera he would turn and give us a thumbs up! needless to say – this became a bit of an inside joke on the day of their wedding!!

Have a look through this brilliant couples photos and spot the thumb! but also, check out their beautiful venue and style..

Ali and Flo’s Wedding Photography Gallery

Oh yeah one more thing!…they had a gingerbread house for a cake – Love it. 

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