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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.

The next wedding we had the joy of photographing was Jenny and James’ day.  They had their ceremony at the stunningly beautiful Levington Church (which overlooks the river estuary) followed by their wedding reception at Hungarian Hall (link to their website here).  I started with Jenny getting ready at her parents house in Levington.  I knew that Jenny had planned all along to walk to the church so we really had our fingers crossed for good weather and fortunately we got it so this was possible and Jenny’s school children came out to greet her on the way. David started with the boys getting ready for this one at Jenny and James’ home.

This day had lots of thought and attention to detail from the vintage crockery that Jenny’s parents had been collecting for her ever since they knew she wanted this on her day to the heart sponge inside their wedding cake.  She also had heart bouquets which were made by the very talented Judy at Tiger Lilly Flowers and this is the first time we’ve ever seen bouquets like this.

We got to work with the brilliant Steve and Ben from Sudbury Wedding Videos again and here’s a link to their trailer from this wedding which is fab

Jenny loves anything pink so this played a major part in the theming from the knitted bunting to her unusual pink bridal shoes! Her dress was handmade and even finished with a pale pink sash to match her bridesmaids.  James’ also had pale pink with his grey suit and looked dashing whilst Jenny was every bit the stunning bride.

One of the highlights of this day for me was when Sumi (their family dog) bought the wedding rings down the aisle for the ceremony – I wish our dog was this well behaved!

Here’s a good selection of photos from their day (to view more just click on the link after the first photo) with plenty of ideas for those of you planning a wedding to think about

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To look at many more of their photos please just click here

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As Suffolk Wedding photographers it’s always nice to be back in our own county at one of our favourite wedding venues to photograph a gorgeous wedding.

On a brilliant sunny day in August we had the pleasure of photographing the gorgeous Harriet and Adam on their wedding day. Harriet and Adam chose to get married at Horringer Church (one of the few churches we’ve encountered where there is a strict no photos rule supposedly to preserve the sanctity of marriage – I’m not sure I agree with this but sadly it’s not my decision) followed by their wedding reception at the beautiful Haughley Park Barn (www.haughleyparkbarn.co.uk)

What a wonderful day this was.  Lotty the little flowergirl was adorable and very talkative for her age.  When she was having her dress put on she didn’t want Harriet or the other bridesmaids to see her until the look was complete so they waited in the doorway covering their eyes. Lotty then comes out with ‘I’m watching you, I know Harriet’s a peeper!’ – what a fantastic saying and one which I intend to use as often as I can from now on.

Harriet had put so much time and effort into all the details that the barn looked incredible and Rachel at The English Rose Florists had done an amazing job with the flowers.  Truly stunning (and that feels like an understatement)!  Harriet and Adam’s day was another one which felt like I’d been looking forward to for such a long time but it didn’t disappoint in any way.  Even when the Silver Cloud broke down at the church Harriet and Adam were so relaxed we just shuffled things around and did their group shots there instead whilst they waited for a replacement vehicle which worked beautifully. The food at the reception was provided by Crossways Farm Catering and as always Tina and her team did a fantastic job … it all looked yummy!

Back at Haughley Park Barn the kitchen garden was looking incredible with all the flowers out – I’ve never seen it look so vibrant before autumn! Harriet looked beautiful in her lace dress and Adam looked very handsome.  An unusual colour choice for the flowers and bridesmaids but one that worked wonderfully and I hope to see again.

So many unforgettable memories from this day, I wish we could do it all over again.  Thank you to all the guests for making us feel so welcome and allowing us to take so many gorgeous photos of your lovely faces!  We adore these photos and will be putting many of them on the website in the future.  Here’s an initial selection for you to have a peep at. I’ve decided for this blog post to try something new and to put the images on as individual photos rather than a slideshow.  This does mean that those of you who are on a slower internet connetion or a mobile device may struggle to see them easily though.  To help address this and to make the website a good place for everyone to visit I’ve only selected the first photo to load automaticallly and will continue to do this from now on in future blog posts. Fear not though as there will also be a link for you to access more photos if you want to.  To see more photos from this day just click on the link after the photo in the post.

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Just click here to look at many more gorgeous photographs from this wedding

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Hey all, another hectic week here and I am a little behind on the blog posts. Harriet and Adam’s Wedding which took place at Haughley Park Barn will be the next one I’m writing up and the plan is to get it on here by the beginning of next week.  I then have a further two still to write up which is Jenny and James’ Wedding which took place at Hungarian Hall and Jo and Nic’s Wedding also at Haughley Park Barn.  I’d like to say I’d then be up to date but I’m sure we’ll have added to the list with a good few more weddings by the time I’ve caught up ….

Still, we are having a great time photographing all your days and have enjoyed every moment of our summer weddings as well as looking forward to our autumn weddings ahead!

This week I got sent an unexpected and really sweet e-mail from Sarah (whose wedding we photographed at The Assembly House back in June, here’s the link to their wedding blog post) which I’m sure she won’t mind me sharing.

‘Hi Hayley,
No particular reason for emailing today, although what made we want to is that we have just been given the first sneak peek of our photos from the US side! As soon as we get the files I will send them over so you can see how our 2nd celebration went! 
I guess I just really wanted to say thank you again, it’s odd but out of all the people we contracted for our wedding day, the cake, the venue, the musicians etc etc you’re the one I miss talking to about it all! 
You and David were so amazing on the day and both me and Jeff still talk about how we have no idea how we would have coped without you, not only did you do a fabulously outstanding job of taking gorgeous pictures of our ugly mugs but we felt like you effectively ran the whole day for us, guiding us by the hand through all the pitfalls of the day! (Which we so needed and are so grateful for!)
I am so excited to finally have all of the evidence of all the celebrations and as soon as Jeff gets over here we will start organising our favourites together. Anyway, plenty of me blabbing on for no reason, thank you again and many times more and I will send you those photos to take a sneaky peek! 
Sarah x’

 

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Our next wedding was Alice and Tristan’s day which took place entirely at Woodhall Manor in Suffolk. Woodhall Manor is a stunning venue with the opportunity for the ceremony to be held in the gorgeous walled garden in the dovecote if the weather’s looking good. Well, the forecast for Alice and Tristan’s day was not looking good (rain all day) right up until the morning of the wedding when it all changed so, we could have the ceremony outside  … yippeee!

I was really looking forward to the outside ceremony and it didn’t disappoint.  The only thing I’d say that I was a little sad about is that due to the current laws and legislation (according to the registrar conducting) I was not allowed to stand at the front during the ceremony so please note this if you’re planning an outdoor ceremony! Still we got some lovely photos from the back and it was nice to be allowed to take the shots from here whilst basking in the glorious sunshine.

After the ceremony we went through to the main gardens for drinks and a few group photos followed by going off for a little wander with Alice and Tristan to do their photos. Alice and Tristan looked amazing on their day.  Alice’s dress was beautiful and she looked radiant in it whilst Tristan looked dashing in his suit.  Both are a shy but really sweet couple who dislike having their photo being taken so I was honoured that they’d let me take them away for some photos on their own.

I love this set of photos, they’re natural and relaxed which is exactly the days we like photographing best. The flowers were beautiful although I’m not at all surprised as Rachel at The English Rose Florist is one of our favourite florists to work with.

In the evening I got to have another little wander with Alice and Tristan as we didn’t get the chance to cover all the beautiful grounds at Woodhall earlier in the afternoon. This is the first time ever that I’ve had my bride change into a pair of white fluffy slippers before going for a wander … brilliant idea and made me smile the rest of the evening knowing they were hiding under her dress!

Wonderful day and lovely people, here’s a small peep at their day

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Alice and Tristan have seen their images and they kindly sent me the following e-mail which I’m sure she won’t mind me sharing:

‘Hello,

The photos are wonderful, you’ve really captured the day well.  We wanted to say a big thank you for how brilliant you were on the day, everyone commented on how friendly you both were and you definitely made us feel a lot more comfortable than we thought we would be!

We’re looking forward to showing the photos to all our friends and family  🙂

Alice and Tristan’

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Our last wedding in July was the wonderful Laura and Wayne’s day. Ever since I met Laura last year this has been a day that I’d been very much looking forward to it and it didn’t disappoint in any way. Laura had put so much time and effort into all the details and finishing touches that Athelington Hall was barely recognisable as just a marquee venue – it was stunning. Pastel colours everyone, scrabble letters galore, tequila bar, sweets, bouncy castle, inflatable volley ball, skipping …. there were just so many things that made this special I hope that the photos can do it all justice! Laura put scrabble letters on the dresses coathangers, she chose different pastel colours for each of the bridesmaids and even added buttons to both the little flowergirls dresses and the ring cushion which helped complete the look for the day. Laura looked absolutely radiantly beautiful in her lace dress whislt Wayne scrubbed up well too and looked dashing in his suit with an unusual buttonhole.  The flowers were rustic and informal but none the less amazing and lifted the marquee at Athelington to a whole new level!

We were lucky that we had brilliant weather …. it was hot and sunny all day with smiles and laughter throughout. In fact it was so hot we decided to do all their couple photos in the golden hour of light in the evening when it was a little cooler … boy did that pay off with some lovely photos of the two of them. Laura had warned me prior to their day that Wayne is never smiling and always pulling weird faces (her words not mine) in photos but on the day I don’t think I saw a bad face at all (other than a tequila face and I don’t think that counts!). They even hired comedy duo waiters (Spanner and Works) as a surprise for the guests and they livened up the wedding breakfast with their comedy antics including wigs, hair pieces, vacuuming crumbs and singing to guests.  They were incredible and the singing of Bohemian Rhapsody at the end of the meal was so much fun.  We hope to see them at future events.

Laura and Wayne are one of the nicest couples you could ever wish to meet and their day was a joy to photograph and be a part of. We’re certain they have a lifetime of happiness ahead of them. Their friends and family all made us feel very welcome and we adore your photos.

I’ve just realised I could talk endlessly about this day and still not mention everything so here’s some of their photos for you to peep at … I’m certain when things are quieter that a lot of these will be added to the galleries on here

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Laura and Wayne’s images were put online in a password protected gallery a couple of days ago and Laura kindly sent me the following e-mail today which was lovely:

‘Hi,

Back to work yesterday morning a bit depressed but had a lovely treat to see all the photos so cheered up! Wow Hayley! The photos are amazing! We really want to thank you so much, you made it so easy for everyone to relax so the photos look so natural.  You’ve caught all the emotional moments and funny ones (love Natalie skipping) I just keep looking at them over and over again =0)

I can’t wait to get the USB stick and start printing although I have no idea how I’m going to choose which ones to go in frames and albums etc and can’t wait to show everybody!

Thank you 🙂

Laura and Wayne x’

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