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    Well hello there and welcome to Hayley Denston Photography. We are Suffolk Wedding Photographers who travel as far and wide as we can to photograph weddings and portraits (although we mainly photograph weddings and portraits in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex). Our fingers are crossed that you've either found us through a personal recommendation or whilst looking for a wedding photographer in Suffolk. If not, perhaps you were searching for a Suffolk portrait photographer or very simply Suffolk wedding photography.

    However you've arrived at our website we're pleased you're here and hope that you've got a few minutes (together with a cuppa and a biscuit) to have a look through our photos. We hope that you love what you see and that we'll get to meet and photograph you in the future.

Rachel and Paul’s Wedding at Stowmarket Registry Office photographed by suffolk wedding photographer

This next wedding was a real treat for me to be a part of.  It was a bit of a last minute one but I was delighted when Rachel (from Defining Radiance makeup) called and asked if I may be free to photograph her ceremony for her. Thankfully, I was available (must be fate) and I got to be a part of this intimate day.

I started with Rachel, her parents and her daughters getting ready which was brilliant (even their cat made an appearance).  Rachel’s girls (Lucy and Ellie) are lovely and a real credit to her, so polite and friendly and as beautiful as their mum. The girls had corsages rather than bouquet’s which were very pretty and lovely Navy and White striped dresses. It was then on to Stowmarket Registry Office for their intimate ceremony (less than 25 of us so only I photographed this day and David got a day off!). This always holds a special place in my heart as it’s where David and I got married many years ago now. Since our wedding though it has recently been redecorated and looks very plush! Paul looked handsome in his Navy suit and his son Jack (another really nice teenager!) was the bestman.

After the ceremony we went outside and took their group shots in the grounds round the back of the office (the front is beautiful but the mulberry tree had dropped all it’s mulberry’s and you definitely don’t want to get these on a white dress!). As this was such an intimate day they didn’t want the rest of it photographed which I completely understand so I left them at this stage to go on for their meal. Earlier before the getting ready though I’d had a peep in the village hall where their evening reception was to be held and it looked amazing with a lot of effort gone in. The cake was unusual with stripes and a bow and Ellie had made a flying saucer sweet tree! Here’s just a small look at their day

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Sue and Matthew’s Wedding at Kesgrave Hall photographed by suffolk wedding photographers Hayley Denston Photography

Our next brilliant September wedding was Sue and Matthew’s day. Their ceremony took place at Burlington Road Baptist Church where the entire congregation welcomed us with open arms. It was a warm, special and personal service and very important to Sue and Matthew. Sue’s son Benjamin gave her away and he looked very handsome in his suit, I don’t think either of us saw him without a massive smile on his face all the time we were with them. The only other person with a smile this big on their face the whole time was Matthew.

Matthew looked dashing in his suit and had endless enthusiasm throughout the day whilst Sue looked stunning and had the most unusual bouquet made of fabric and brooches. The weather was kind to us as heavy rain was predicted but we yet again managed to dodge the worst of it with the rain happening whilst we were travelling between the church and the reception.

Their reception took place at Kesgrave Hall in the Mess Room. Kesgrave Hall has been renovated since our last wedding here and now looks amazing. We were only with Sue and Matthew until they sat down to eat their meal but we also had a peep in the Hangar where their evening reception was going to be and it looked incredible. They also had the most unusual cake with a butterfly theme to it

This was a lovely relaxed day with gorgeous people to work with. We love the photos and are pleased you do to. We’re certain this couple have a very long and happy marriage ahead of them. Here’s a few of their photos for those of you wanting to have a peep

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Nicola & Will’s Wedding at Yaxley Hall photographed by suffolk wedding photographers Hayley Denston Photography

On a lovely autumnal day we had the absolute treat of photographing the gorgeous Nicola and Will at their wedding day at Yaxley Hall. We’d been looking forward to this day for some time as our lives have been intertwined with this family and extended family for a little while now. Sue Reeve  who is Nicola’s step mum (who used to be a registrar at Stowmarket and was involved in David and my wedding) conducting the ceremony which was really lovely, Sue’s brilliant and I wish she still conducting ceremonies for Stowmarket. It was also one of the last ceremonies that Yaxley Hall will ever have in their music room which is sad as it’s such a stunning venue. We also got to see lots of familiar faces as we’d photographed Jenny (Nicola’s step sister) and Chris’ wedding a couple of years ago so it was great to catch up.

We’d been watching the weather for some time with this one as we really wanted to be outside and enjoy the grounds that Yaxley Hall has to offer, thankfully it only started to rain when they went in for their meal and we left them at this part of the day so we could be outside for the afternoon drinks and canapes.

Nicola and Will have four gorgeous children between them and a boxer dog called Archie (who joined us for some of the reception). I thought it may be ambitious to get four young children and a dog to sit still for photos but to my delight (and surprise) they all did fantastically well.

Nicola looked beautiful and Will very handsome, they make such a sweet couple and were a pleasure to photograph. We love their photos and are glad to hear that they do too. Here’s some for you to have a peep at if you’d like

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Leanne and Matt’s Wedding at The Swan, Lavenham photographed by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

Our next September wedding was the brilliant Leanne and Matt’s day which took place at Lavenham Church followed by their wedding reception at The Swan (also in Lavenham).  This was a gorgeous day with lots of happy, smiley guests.  Leanne looked stunning and her red shoes (with sparkly silver bottoms) and flowers were so lovely and vibrant in all the photos.  Matt looked handsome and the sunflower buttonhole really set off well his navy suit.  Lavenham Church has the most amazing box bushes in the ground that I couldn’t help but take a handful of photos of … so unusual we’ve never seen a church with feature topiary like this before!

Leanne and Matt wanted to have a relaxed day and this is certainly what we had, no rushing around and they just took everything in their stride.  The Swan was exclusively theirs for the day which really helped us out no end as we knew that everyone there was part of the wedding party (rather than taking photos of some poor person on holiday just staying at the hotel!).

Leanne’s Uncle Bill should get a special mention as he gave Leanne away at the church but also gave one of the best (slightly controversial) speeches that we’ve ever heard … it was so funny I only wish we had it on video so I could share it with you all.  The evening was equally fab and I’m sure that this lot partied way into the night after we’d left.

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Lucy and Tim’s Wedding at Thorpeness Country Club photographed by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

At the beginning of September we got to photograph the gorgeous Lucy and Tim at their wedding at Thorpeness Country Club.  This was a lovely day with lots of wonderful people.  Despite not having the best of weather (it rained throughout most of the reception) everyone still had a brilliant time and the rain kindly managed to clear for long enough for me to pop down onto the beach with them.

Lucy was a beautiful, beaming bride and looked stunning in her lace dress.  I loved joining her for the getting ready at her parents house in nearby Leiston where Lucy’s parents had made their garden immaculate with gorgeous Dahlias (among other flowers) looking vibrant against the cloudy sky!

David started at the venue with Tim and the guests arriving.  Tim looked every bit the dashing groom waiting for Lucy to arrive and was equally as smiley as Lucy.

We love the photos from this wedding and are delighted that Lucy and Tim are as pleased with them as we are.

Lucy and Tim kindly sent me the following e-mail yesterday on seeing their images which I’m sure they won’t mind me sharing:

‘Ah, thank you so much Hayley! I wasn’t expecting the photos for a couple more weeks so it’s a great treat to have them ready now.

They look absolutely fantastic – we’re both really pleased with them.  I especially love the photos of me and Tim on the beach, so relaxed and lovely.  You and David have both done a fantastic job, thank you again!

So excited to start designing the book and mini album!

Thanks again to you and David for everything.

Best wishes

Lucy and Tim’

 

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