“…a big thank you for photographing our wedding day so beautifully. You captured the essence of the day so well, were so lovely to have around and just blended in. It’s always a bit of a gamble when picking people to be a part of one’s Big Day, but we, along with our families could not have been more happy with our choice in Wild Weddings and will continue to spread the word to friends and family. Thank you so much again.”
Nick’s sister lives in Suffolk, so we are always happy to have a good reason to head up to the beautiful Suffolk coast and photograph a lovely country wedding in one of its architecturally outstanding flint churches, such as Fressingfield. Our clients came via personal recommendation and so were already familiar with our photographic work and unobtrusive way of working which always helps establish mutual trust and respect from the outset. As is often the case on popular dates in the wedding calendar, we have more than one booking on any given Saturday so are very used to working alone to achieve far-reaching coverage of the day’s events. Very often the ushers lunch, the bride getting ready, the church and the reception venue are in close proximity to one another which helps enormously. On this occasion, I whizzed about from the Low House Pub in Laxfield to the bride’s grandmother’s saffron-yellow Suffolk long house with its sweeping lawn and beds of fragrant garden roses, before moving onto the church and then onto the reception – my final destination. Even though the ceilings were low by modern standards in the bride’s granny’s house, shafts of natural light filled the rooms and I was able to shoot some flattering portraits of the bride and bridesmaids in the final throes of getting ready. After a few relaxed but more formal shots in the pretty rose garden, I left for the church so that I was there with time to spare, to capture the guests arriving and find my vantage point at the back of the church. Often working from this one spot is rewarding as one has a great viewpoint while causing minimum disturbance to the congregration. After the church service, the well-dressed guests waved off the happy couple in their open-top car and then it was back to Pear Tree House for the drinks reception. Although it had been raining heavily the day before, the ground drained well and the outdoor reception went ahead as planned and couldn’t have been more lovely. The warm late afternoon sunshine cast a golden light on proceedings and I moved about capturing the sense of celebration and outpouring of goodwill for the couple. So as not to interrupt the bride and groom while welcoming their guests, I took a moment before the family group shots, to go inside and capture the exquisitely styled marquee interior. I really like the move towards a suspended canopy of trailing flowers and foliage above the tables and this was a lovely example with delicate fresh green leaves and white as well as pale and blue spires of delphinium and other summer garden blooms. While the lime green glassware and candles added to the fresh summery feel so did the wedding cake with its tiers of fresh roses. The speeches came before dinner and as is our way here at wildweddings.co.uk I focussed on putting the words spoken into unforgettable images. The response of the couple, the father of the bride, the best man. I captured the events as they happened around me. The mood then shifted a gear after dinner, as the sun went down and the dancing began. It was another memorable night and a joy to be a part of.
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