• WELCOME

    Well hello there and welcome to Hayley Denston Photography. We are Suffolk Wedding Photographers who live in a little village on the Suffolk/Norfolk Border. We travel as far and wide as we can to photograph weddings although we mainly photograph weddings 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, Norfolk or Essex. If not, perhaps you were simply having a browse for a Suffolk portrait photographer (as we do that too) or even just 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.

Elaine & Jack’s Wedding at Benhall Lodge Estate photographed by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

Our first of many August weddings was Elaine and Jack’s day which took place at Benhall Church followed by their reception at Benhall Lodge Estate. This was a wonderful day to be a part of with such a relaxed atmosphere. Elaine and Jack are a shy couple who’d planned the day to be more of a celebration than a list of formalities to complete. As there were a lot of children attending (and many big kids too!) they had an ice-cream van, sweets and cake table, a bouncy castle, plenty of outdoor space to play football and Kimmy’s Mobile Zoo …. yes I said that last bit right, a mobile petting zoo came to their wedding and the guests got to meet lots of strange and wonderful animals … such a unique and fun idea! The chilled out vibe continued all day and evening with the speeches being done informally outside before people helped themselves to the BBQ and everyone could sit wherever they wanted as there was no seating plan. This was also the first time ever that we’ve seen a blue wedding cake and (despite how that sounds) it looked so elegant and unusual.

Elaine wore a fitted lace dress and looked beautiful and Jack looked dashing in his suit (finished off with a bracelet Elaine’s son and their little boy had given him for Fathers Day saying ‘Love you Daddy’). Elaine’s flowers were stunning with beautiful colours and a lovely rustic, natural feel to them and the little flowergirls headdresses were so pretty.

This was a fantastic day with tonnes to photograph and I’m so glad that you chose us to document your wedding for you. Your friends and family were all so welcoming that we felt more like guests than just the photographers. We adore the photos from your day and we’re certain you’ll have many happy years of marriage ahead of you both. We hope that our paths may cross again in the future at some point.

Here’s a few of the many photographs from this day

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Happy Wedding Anniversary to Lucy and Tim whose wedding we photographed at Thorpeness Country Club

Many congratulations this week to the lovely Lucy and Tim on their first Wedding Anniversary. We hope that you have a brilliant day and get the chance to look through all your photos and that they help you to remember all the magical moments of your wedding. I love your wedding photos and the fact that you both smiled all day long despite the terrible wet weather we had during the reception. It sums up to me exactly what a wedding day should be and that’s special no matter what the weather’s doing. Your day really was a treat to be a part of and we wish we could do it all over again. Here’s a link to their blog story and photographs in case you’d like to look at them.

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Hannah & Carl’s Wedding at The Old Hall, Ely photographed by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

At the end of July we photographed Hannah and Carl’s lovely wedding day at The Old Hall in Ely. This was one of those days where it would have been ideal to have sunshine all day as they were really hoping for an outdoor ceremony but sadly, the heaven’s opened about 15 minutes before their ceremony time we had to be indoors for the ceremony instead. Despite this, it was still a gorgeous ceremony and the rain did clear up for us as the afternoon went on so we could get outside during the reception time to do all their group shots. The good weather then stayed with us and we had some lovely evening light to do their couple photographs after dinner.

Hannah and Carl are a lovely, relaxed couple who’ve been together a long time and have two gorgeous little girls (who were flowergirls). Hannah had put an awful lot of time and effort into all the little details and the marquee and everything looked stunning. The sweets table had a candy big wheel (which we’ve never seen before) and instead of a guest book they had a very interesting wooden frame where guests wrote on little wooden hearts and then dropped them in the top, very unusual and a unique way of recording who was at their day. The favours (for the adults) were little bottles or Sloe Gin and Sloe Vodka which were a stunning pinky/red colour. Which gets me to thinking of this years biggest nuisance for us ….. WASPS (the connection being that they took a shine to the Sloe Gin/Vodka). This was the first time this year we really noticed the swarms of wasps everywhere (and we’ve seen them at every wedding since then) pestering the guests, they seem to be an incredible pain and lots of people have been stung (my first aid kit I carry in the car with antihistamines, antihistamine cream and pain killers has never been so well used!). Sorry I’ve become side-tracked, back to talking about their wedding day ….

Hannah looked beautiful in her lace dress and Carl looked equally handsome in his suit whilst their girls looked so cute and pretty in their little flowergirl outfits

This was a fab day to be a part of and we wish Hannah and Carl a lifetime of happiness ahead of them. We can’t wait to design their photobook with them soon. Here’s a very small selection of photos from their day to have a look at

 

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Helen & Christian’s Wedding at Bury St Edmunds Athenaeum photographed by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

Our next wedding was a little different as it was David’s twin brother who was getting married. This was a small and intimate family day which took place at Bury St Edmunds Athenaeum. We were meant to be having a picnic in the Abbey Gardens following their ceremony (and their children’s naming ceremonies) but sadly the weather was one of the wettest days we’ve seen this year so it didn’t quite work out like that. Instead we all went for a meal afterwards in Bury which was very scrummy!

Helen looked beautiful and Christian scrubbed up ok (I’m allowed to say that when it’s family and he should know I’m only teasing!) whilst the children looked adorable. I especially love Ollie’s little converse trainers and Flora’s pretty dress. The flowers were all Origami and they were unusual and pretty and a different take on bouquets (as well as being great to keep afterwards)

I must confess that it is a little weird working a wedding of a family member as you see things slightly differently when you’re part of the family. Also seeing yourself in photos is another odd experience when editing!

Here’s a few photos from their day for you to have a peep at

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Happy Wedding Anniversary to Jo and Nic whose wedding we photographed at Haughley Park Barn

Heaps of congratulations this week to the beautiful Jo and Nic on their first Wedding Anniversary. We hope that you have a brilliant day and get the chance to have a break from your hectic work schedules to have a look through all your photos and relive your wedding day. You two are the most lovely, happy couple and we wish for you many more wedding anniversaries in the future. We thoroughly enjoyed photographing your day at Haughley Park Barn last summer and the gorgeous Shire Horses were a special treat to photograph as well as one of the biggest cakes we’ve ever seen. Here’s a link to their blog story in case you’d like to have a look at some more photos from this day

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