• 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.

Today we send our congratulations out to Sophie and Max who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary. Theirs was the most glorious, hot and sunny day imaginable at Copdock Hall and the first time ever we’ve seen umbrellas used as sun shades (click here to read about their day and see some photos)!

We hope you are celebrating today the first of many wedding anniversaries to come.

 

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Our last May wedding (that I’ve been given permission to blog about) is Laura and David’s day. They both got ready at All Saints Hotel, Fornham St Genevieve where their wedding reception was to take place. They had an early ceremony at West Stow Church and a horse and carriage to take them between the two places.

The weather was sunny and warm which was a nice change in amongst all the rain this spring. Laura looked beautiful in her dress with oodles of layers and David had the most unusual colour suit on (as he wanted something different to what he has to wear to work each day) and looked handsome. At the church the vicar kindly allowed me at the front and my David at the back which was lovely so we could get both angles for them. There were so many beautiful finishing touches to this day from feather hearts to another stunning cake by the fabulous Hannah (at Bakerlicious Boutique) which made a stunning centre piece in the wedding breakfast room and had 5 layers!

In the evening the venue took us out in the golf buggy which was a treat and meant we could get to some great spots on the golf course for photos.

Laura and David are a sweet, happy, loving couple who we enjoyed photographing. Thank you for trusting us both to capture your day for you and we can’t wait to see you again at your sisters wedding in Cambridge next May.

Here’s a small peep at their day

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This weekend our congratulations go out to Katy and Danny whose wedding we photographed at Haughley Park Barn last year (click here to read about their day). We hope that you two get to celebrate your first wedding anniversary this weekend and remember all the wonderful memories from your day by looking at your photos.

 

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Wedding favours these days are so varied from the traditional sugared almonds we used to see at every wedding. Here’s just a few ideas for you below on what you can do that’s a bit different.

The wedding favours I’ve liked best over the years are those where the couple haven’t invested lots of money but instead their time. A few ideas which really have captured my heart all are similar in a way that they are all heartfelt and truly individual to each guest.  At one wedding the bride had written out a recipe for each guest, at another wedding their centre pieces were second hand books all chosen for the guests. In each book on each table was a message written to that guest in the front of it from the couple saying why they thought the book was for them. The last one was a simple white envelope on each guests place setting and inside the bride and groom had written them a note telling them why they loved them and wanted them at their day (there wasn’t a dry eye in the house for that one).

So hopefully here’s some inspiration for you

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Our next wedding was Amy and Sam’s day whose whole day took place at the stunning Haughley Park Barn. Again not quite the glorious sunny day we had hoped for but we embraced the weather and did a windy and wet confetti run followed by their formals underneath one of the many large trees to keep them dry (thank you to Janice at Haughley Park Barn for helping with this). The weather broke in the late afternoon and evening which was great but I often think that unless you tell people it was a wet day you wouldn’t necessarily have known this from the photos which is great.

So many lovely finishing touches to this day with Suffolk Marquees providing the chair covers and hanging lighting decorations (all looked beautiful), the very talented Helen Newman did the flowers (beautiful and creative as always) and Hannah (at Bakerlicious boutique) made the incredibly tasty wedding cake. For the catering Tina did this over at Crossways Farm Catering (delicious as always) and Bay Tree Pizza had their Pizza’s in the evening with some early evening entertainment by Adam Thomas who was fab. A great selection of suppliers to work alongside.

We’d been waiting for this day for ages since we photographed Sam’s brothers wedding a few years ago (they now have two gorgeous little boys one of whom was a pageboy whilst the other just a few weeks old) and it was gorgeous, we love following families through in this way.

Amy looked so radiantly beautiful in her dress and Sam looked dashing in his suit. These two are so smiley I could have photographed them for days. They are also both so relaxed and chilled out just letting us do our job and capture their day as it happens which I always think makes for the best photos. We hope our paths may continue to cross in the future.

Here’s a small peep at their day

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