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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 gorgeous June day was Rebecca and Will’s wedding which took place at the stunning Haughley Park Barn. We loved this couple from the moment they came to talk to us at one of Haughley Park Barn’s Open day’s. Their happy natures and excitedness about their day meant we knew we wanted to be a part of it immediately and were therefore incredibly delighted when they chose us to be their photographers.

Everything about this day sounded fantastic and it didn’t disappoint in any way. I was overly excited that Reggie (their gorgeous labradoodle) would be joining us and he featured in a lot of their photos. Rebecca and Will also fitted Reggie with a video camera for the day; ‘Reggie-cam’ which I can’t wait to see some of the footage from!

Rebecca and Will had put in so much time and effort into all the finishing touches that nothing was overlooked. Rebecca and her bridesmaids did all of the flowers which had a gorgeous mix of colours and country, rustic charm to them. Will’s mum did hanging baskets for the barns which looked brilliant, they had lots of garden games (including badminton and tennis) and a Mimosa bar and delicious food by Jamie Lee Smith Caterers, Will’s dad made a post box for them (fabulous!) blankets for the evening, a homemade photobooth and candy bar and neon face paints for the party!

The bridesmaids wore the same dress but in different pastel shades and Reggie wore a pink bow tie!

Rebecca could throw a plastic bag over her head and she’d look stunning, she didn’t however she wore a beautiful dress and looked sensational in it. Will looked very handsome in his suit and the two of them are two of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet.

In the ceremony they’d written their own vows and they were the most gorgeous words you could ever wish to hear. I had to try to stop myself from crying (as there was barely a dry eye in the place!) and even the Registrars shed a tear!

During the speeches we also had a tea ceremony for Rebecca’s dad and her heritage which was special. The cake was a masterpiece and even Reggie made it onto it.

For their first dance Rebecca and Will had secretly been taking dance lessons as a surprise for their guests and it was lovely to see them Waltz their way round the floor.

Rebecca and Will are a beautiful couple, very much in love with a gorgeous dog and brilliant family and friends to be on their married life journey with them. We wish them nothing but happiness for their future together and are really hoping that our paths will cross again at some point. Here’s just a very small selection from their day

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click here to look at rather a lot of photos from this day

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The next wedding I photographed was the smallest wedding I’ve photographed to date. There was just the bride and groom (Sue and Andy) and Sue’s parents as witnesses. I obviously photographed this one on my own and I was honoured that I was chosen to be part of such an intimate day.

Sue and Andy’s ceremony took place at Stowmarket Registry Office and the lovely team of Lynn’s there conducted the ceremony. Sue and Andy smiled and laughed throughout their service which was so sweet. It’s clear to see that they love each other very much.

After the ceremony I then took a handful of photos at the Registry Office for them in the grounds to mark the occasion before I left them and they went off for their evening meal at The Butt and Oyster pub.

Sue and Andy are such a happy couple that I hope they have many, many years of happy married life ahead of them and that our paths will cross again at some point.

Here’s just a handful of photos from their day

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just click here to look at their photos

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Our first June wedding was Abi and Matt’s day which all took place at Woodhall Manor. When you come into June you really hope for sunshine and warmer weather but it wasn’t to be for this day. Fortunately, the rain stayed away though so at least we could be outside in the gorgeous grounds Woodhall Manor has to offer even if the sun didn’t shine on us it definitely didn’t dampen the day at all.

Abi and Matt are a happy, sweet couple who are quite clearly adored by their friends and family. One of the many things that’s lovely about Woodhall Manor is that David could start with the boys getting ready in one of the rooms whilst I started in another room with the girls. So many lovely little touches to this wedding, I especially liked the Kiwi on Abi’s garter to represent their honeymoon they’re planning for New Zealand and the tiny Jam’s as wedding favours. At Woodhall you can opt for an indoor or outdoor ceremony, Abi and Matt decided they wanted an indoor one so it wouldn’t matter what the weather was doing and it was a lovely ceremony. We then went outside in the gardens for drinks, canapes, confetti and games. In the evening we had a disco with confetti cannons going off half way through their first dance (which Matt’s mum had organised as a surprise) which was great. It was also fab to see so many people on the dancefloor enjoying themselves!

Abi’s dress is one of the biggest I’ve seen this year with a gorgeous full skirt to it. She looked beautiful in it and beamingly smiled all day. Matt looked equally dashing in his suit and they just make such a gorgeous couple.

Here’s a very small selection from their day to have a peep at

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have a click here to look at a selection of photos from their day

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Our last May wedding to write up for this year was Emma and Danny’s day which took place at Tuddenham Mill. This was a wonderful day to be a part of with lots of gorgeous finishing touches. Skyla their dog featured heavily in their day and I just love it that they had a little sign made up which we sat next to her and it read ‘ My humans are getting married!’ … so sweet! We adore dogs at weddings and we’ve been lucky this year to photograph lots of couples who love their dogs just as much as we love ours! Skyla is just the friendliest dog you could hope to meet with a very waggy tail!

We were blessed with good weather for this one which was great as all the guests could mingle outside for their drinks and canapes by the Mill Pond. It was such a chilled and relaxed day that it was a pleasure to photograph. I started with Emma and her bridesmaids (her sisters) getting ready at the Mill whilst David captured Danny and the boys arriving in their retro mini’s. There was even a designated parking area they’d created for the mini’s! In the evening the fabulous Dave at Dreamwave Events DJ’d and was brilliant as always, you guys always know how to rock a good party! We also had ‘smores’ made on the fire in the evening which are a first for us and looked delicious!

Emma looked stunningly beautiful in her fitted lace dress whilst Danny looked very swish in his suit. All in all a gorgeous, well-suited couple who we’re certain will have many happy years ahead of them. It’s not often that you get to photograph couples who’ve been together since school but Emma and Danny are this couple and are quite clearly still crazily in love with each other which is touching to see.

Here’s a small selection of photos from their day for you to have a peep at

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Another little thank you note today and this time it’s from Belinda and James whose wedding we photographed last month at Greshams. Belinda and James have done so much in such a short space of time (moving house, changing jobs and having a wedding all in a couple of weeks!) that we’re touched they took the time out to send us a few words as we know their lives are hectically busy right now. If you’d like to read their blog story and look at some photos from their day just click here.

So here’s a few of their kind words:

‘Good evening Hayley,

The photographs you and David took on our big day are stunning and we are thrilled with them. We are going to struggle when it comes to choosing pictures to go on the walls!

Thank you so much for all you and David have done.

We will keep in touch with all our exciting news in the future.

Kindest wishes

Belinda and James’

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