Our last August wedding which we photographed was Mel and David’s day which took place at St John’s Church in Bury St Edmunds followed by their reception at Blackthorpe Barn. The weather forecast for this day was not good at all in the lead up but somehow we managed to avoid the rain all together (I did do a rain dance to scare it away!). This was a busy day with a lot more groups than usual requested by Mel and David so we had quite a lot to do in quite a short space of time. Thankfully the guests co-operated though so we got through the formals as fast as we could and then on to the celebrations and fun.
For this day I started with Mel getting ready at her parents house and David started with the boys down the local pub which was a stone’s throw away from the church. The vicar was very accommodating and kindly let me stand at the front and David at the back (always the best case scenario). Back at Blackthorpe Barn Mel’s parents had organised a surprise singing waiters duo to perform between the mains and pudding. They’d kept it a complete secret and it was only down to sheer luck that David and I were in the room next door otherwise we may have missed it when we go back to the car to eat our sarnies!
Just a little note here for those of you with weddings coming up in the future who are planning surprises like this please let us know if you can, we won’t tell but it does make sure we’re there to get the photos.
The singing duo were brilliant and performed a number of songs getting all the guests involved and up from their seats. This was a great day and one which we thoroughly enjoyed being a part of. We are delighted that Mel and David love their images and Mel kindly sent me this e-mail (which I’m sure she won’t mind me sharing) after seeing their photos:
‘Hi Hayley and David,
Thank you so, so much for the photos we are so overwhelmed with them all, we love all of them 🙂 Yourself and David were so kind and all of our family and friends think the photos are beautiful!
Mel and David X’
Here’s a small look at the photos from this gorgeous day