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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.

Our next April wedding was Justina and Nick’s day. They got ready in Beccles and had their ceremony at the Catholic Church (also in Beccles) followed by their reception at Langley Abbey. This was a very windy and slightly chilly day but the sun shone and her veil blew beautifully! The Church were really kind and allowed us both to take lots of photos which was great. Back at the Abbey the reception drinks were moved indoors which was a sensible move given the weather conditions. Langley Abbey has some stunning, unusual and beautiful rooms.

The bridesmaids all chose their own dresses in shades of dove grey and the flowers were beautiful green and whites. Justina looked absolutely stunning in her fitted dress (although I suspect she could have worn a bag and she’d have still looked lovely) and Nick very handsome in his tails!

One of the bridesmaids made some gorgeous biscuits for people to have during the evening which was a special finishing touch and I got to try one of her beautiful lavender shortbreads which was divine! For the evening both Justina and Nick had a change of outfit ready for their Salsa Dance Routine to Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie! I don’t think we’ve ever seen a first dance like this one before, well done to both of them for achieving this!

These two are a lovely couple to be around and it is clear to see that they are adored by all their friends and family and it’s not hard to see why. We wish them a very happy marriage ahead of them and hope that our paths will cross again.

Here’s a little peep at their day

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Sometimes those finishing touches you put into your wedding day can make it just a little bit extra special. Sadly, we often have weddings where not everyone you would have liked to have been there can be, the most common reason being that the loved one is no longer here with us. We know you’ll be thinking about them on the day and wish that they were there with you. It’s therefore  always nice when we see ways that couples have still incorporated these people into their days from memory trees to rings to handkerchiefs and photos.

We also see very different ideas like couples having tattoos together or special gifts for those key people on your day like cufflinks for your dad of him holding the bride as a baby!

Here’s just a few sweet ideas we’ve seen

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Towards the end of April we photographed Justine and Allan’s Wedding at Haughley Park Barn. This was a beautiful day to capture and the very sunny day was just the icing on the cake. Justine and Allan had hoped that the bluebell woods may be in flower for their couple photos but in the almost 15 years we’ve been doing this I’ve only ever once seen them flower this weekend (it’s usually the two weekends after), turns out luck was on our side though and the spell of warm weather in the middle of April brought them all out a little early which was a real treat.

Their entire day happened at Haughley and was just beautiful. I love the different pastel colour bridesmaids dresses Justine had chosen and all the lovely finishing touches. The cake was made by Hannah over at Bakelicious Boutique who is one very talented lady. As always, Hannah made a stunning cake (not only do Hannah’s cakes always look incredible but they taste divine too!). Some of the room decorations (including the beautiful paper lanterns) came from Ian and Michelle over at Suffolk Marquees who also did a beautiful job.

One little story for you, when we went up to the Bluebell woods in the evening all the sheep were in the Parkland and most of them had got their fluffy baby lambs with them. As we went across the cattle grid into the woods a mummy sheep came running up with her lamb bleeting furiously at me. Being a lover of all animals I went over to investigate and her second baby lamb had got trapped underneath the Cattle grid. With a little bit of manoeuvring  I managed to reach through and gentle ease the lamb out and give her back to mum. They quickly all went off together and the little lamb immediately fed … always nice to do something good even if I did smell of sheep for the rest of the time at the bluebells (sorry Justine and Allan).

Justine looked beautiful in her fitted dress and Allan looked handsome in his navy suit. These two make the most sweet, adorable couple! We are certain that they will have a very long and happy marriage ahead of them.

So many things to love about this day but I’d rather the photos do some of the talking so here’s just a small peep at their day

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Just a quick post today to thank everyone who took the time to come and see us at Hungarian Hall’s Open Day yesterday. It was lovely to talk to so many people and we hope to be photographing many of your days soon.

Thank you also to Hungarian Hall for organising this Open Day which we loved being a part of and we hope to be a part of your future ones as well.

 

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The next April wedding I photographed on my own as it was Helen and Steve’s intimate day at Ufford Park. They only had a handful of family as their guests and it was such an honour and privilege to be allowed to capture their day for them.

The weather was kind to us and although it wasn’t really blazing sunshine the whole time (slightly hazy day) it was warm so they could all enjoy being outside and the grounds that Ufford Park has to offer. Helen and Steve have the two most gorgeous of children who were a pleasure to photograph, all their family were a joy to be around and they all embraced having their photos taken which I really love.

Helen looked stunning and Steve every bit as handsome. They are a wonderful couple who’ve already spent many happy years together and I can see this continuing for many more happy years to come.

If you’re having a small and intimate wedding and don’t think you need a photographer hopefully these photos will make you think twice about considering one so you’ll have memories to cherish forever.

Here’s a little peep at their beautiful day

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