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    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.

April was a very busy month for weddings for us and the next one we photographed was Claire and Sam’s enchanting day which took place at Haughley Park Barn. This was a day filled with lots of love, laughter and a fair few children running around so it was great that the weather was sunny for us for most of the reception time allowing us to be outside and the children to enjoy the bouncy castle!

I started with Claire getting ready over in the Farmhouse and it was great to see the very talented Rachel at Defining Radiance doing the make up and the equally talented Karen (at Karen’s Beautiful Brides) doing their hair. David started over at the barn with Sam and the boys arriving. The ceremony involved a fairly long procession of bridesmaids, flowergirls and a pageboy which was great. It’s always lovely to also see the registrars from Stowmarket as they make the ceremony personal and are all so great.

For most of the reception we were outside enjoying garden games, the bouncy castle and drinks and canape’s supplied by Tina and her team at Crossways Farm Caterers  (they always produce scrummy food and we love working with them).

Claire looked radiant and beautiful in her fitted dress which had a stunning back to it and train. Sam looked equally as handsome in his suit and the two of them are quite clearly a very well suited couple.

The Spring was still behind a little for flowering plants but we managed to find a lot of gorgeous areas of Haughley to use including the beautiful Camellias that were in flower. (you’re always spoilt for choice at this venue which is one of the reasons we love working here … Janice, Ellie and all the staff who work here are also a joy to work alongside!).

There were so many beautiful finishing touches to this day including a cake table with lots of delicious cakes on and a wedding cake that was made and put together by one of Claire’s bridesmaids.

We love the photos from this day and are delighted that you all love them as much as we do. Here’s a small selection to look at from their day

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Our next April wedding was Amber and Joe’s day. This was another one that we’d been looking forward to ever since we first met Amber and Joe as they’re such a sweet, happy and lovely couple so we were delighted when they booked us to share in their day. This wedding was a meeting of two families from either side of the world. Amber is from Australia and Joe is from England so there were a lot of family and friends who came over from Australia which was fab. We did feel sorry for the Australians though when instead of being greeted by a lovely warm spring day they were met with cold, wind, rain and grey skies, it must have been extra chilly for them as they’d come from very warm weather, they were all in good spirits though and smiled and enjoyed the day regardless of what the weather threw at us!

Their ceremony took place at St John’s church in Ipswich and it was beautiful. Their pastor kindly let me stand at the front and David at the back of the church so we could get photos from both angles which was brill. We then came out for confetti and I honestly don’t think we have ever seen such a range (all provided by the couple) or such a mass throwing which was so much fun! They then had an afternoon tea in the Church Hall before heading on to their wedding breakfast at Jimmy’s Farm. We had planned to take some photos at Nacton Shores on the way to their reception but when we got down there it was very wet, cold and windy so we literally took a couple of shots and then moved on to Jimmy’s Farm but I do secretly love the photos that were taken down at Nacton Shores as Amber continues to grin away whilst Joe grimaces – they make me laugh everytime I look them (in a good way and I know they make them smile too!).

Amber’s dress had come all the way over from Australia and it was very different, it fitted her like a glove and she looked beautiful. I personally think it’s one of the most beautiful dresses I’ve ever seen! It was also touching that despite being heavily pregnant Amber’s bestfriend came over from Australia to be her bridesmaid! It just shows how loved this couple are that people wanted to travel half way round the world to be a part of their day. Joe looked handsome in his suit and you could see all his nerves melt away as soon as Amber came up the aisle and stood by his side.

Here’s a small selection from their day for you all to look at

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Many congratulations go out today to Amy-Jane and David whose wedding we photographed last June. This wedding had lots of happy people and the most unusual pair of bridal shoes I’ve ever seen! These two are a lovely couple and we hope that you may also have your bundle of joy to celebrate with today! Happy first Wedding Anniversary you two!

Here’s a link to their blog story in case you’d like to see those shoes and read about their day!

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Congratulations today to Becky and James who are celebrating their first Wedding Anniversary. We had a wonderful day with you all last year photographing your day at Copdock Hall.

We hope that you get to celebrate over the weekend and that you’ll look back at your photos with lots of fond memories

To read Becky and James’ blog story and to see some more photos from their day just click here

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Our first wedding in April was Claire and Andy’s day that took place at The Tudor Barn in Belstead which is a stunning venue. The weather was still cold but we did see the Sun and the blossom was starting to appear on some of the trees which was great. Kindly everyone braved the cold to get outside for some photos.

Claire’s bridesmaids all wore different colours (I really like this trend we seem to be seeing more and more) and the finishing details to this day were gorgeous, I especially liked the Sea Holly buttonholes and the bridesmaids having tiny daisy bouquets (I’m no florist so I can’t tell you what these are called I’m afraid). Claire and Andy also have two gorgeous little boys who played a big part in their day and were both adorable.

Claire looked stunning and her dress was so beautiful with a big, full skirt and gorgeous detailing. Andy looked dashing in his smart, blue suit and they both smiled all day long.

This is a day we’d been looking forward to for a very long time and it was a complete pleasure to photograph. Thanks to everyone who attended for being so welcoming to us. It was clear for us to see how very loved this couple and their children are by everyone who knows them. We’re certain they’ll have a very happy marriage ahead of them.

Here’s just a small peep at their day

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