Like many weddings this year, Sophie and Alan had rescheduled this one from last year. So, although a year late, the wait was definitely worth it.
Essex and Suffolk Wedding
The ceremony was held in the same little Suffolk village that I had recently moved to – yes, I’m now also a Suffolk Wedding Photographer, so it was beautiful to photograph such a special occasion in my village Church.
Following the ceremony, it was over to Smeetham Hall Barn, right on the Essex / Suffolk borders and only 12 minutes from when I live.
The guests enjoyed a drinks reception, and there was a specialist gin bar for everyone to enjoy. The big group photos were taken outside the main barn, with the family photographs on the lawn overlooking the lake.
A Charming Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding
When it came to photographing Sophie and Alan, we wandered the grounds with many lovely spots and rustic features. Sophie and Alan are such a fun-loving couple and were great to photograph.
Inside, the barn was looking brilliant, with its aged exposed beams and other natural features. Following the speeches was a short period for the evening guests to arrive, and then it was cake-cutting time and then the couple’s first dance.
Even after the first dance, Sophie and Alan were keen to have a few more photos and take advantage of the summer evening light – I was not one to complain.
Congratulations, Sophie and Alan; it was a pleasure to be part of your wedding day. I wish you a lifetime of fun and prosperity.
For more information about my photography at this venue, visit my Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photographer page or call me directly on 07961 100580.