Kate&Seph’s Wedding@Shepherd’s Cottage Wantisden by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

At the very end of April, I photographed Kate and Seph’s lovely wedding at Shepherd’s Cottage in Wantisden (which is part of Wantisden Valley). It was lovely to be back at this special and unique venue for this small and intimate day. Kate at Shepherd’s Cottage made sure everything ran smoothly and it was brilliant to work alongside her again. I also got to see Emma/Mike and their team from The Food Station again (two weeks in a row which is fab …. they are one of our recommended caterers so hopefully we’ll see them at loads more too) providing as ever some rather yummy food which was all Vegan.

The cake deserves a mention all of its own as it was a spectacular creation from Fiona at Moo Moo Cakes. All the freshly pressed edible flowers on this cake looked awesome! I can’t wait to work alongside Fiona again and will be adding her to our recommended suppliers list soon.

This is the first wedding since Covid where a key person has tested positive on the morning of the wedding and sadly, this was one of Kate’s little nephews. They still came for a tiny bit of it (but kept their distance) and watched the ceremony through a window and then in the family group shots, stood socially distanced so they could still be in some of the photos.

I think it would be fair to say that Kate and Seph both hate having their photo taken and so I tried as hard as possible to make this as easy as I could. Bluebells have played an important role in their relationship and so we were delighted that there was a patch a short walk away (we avoided the ones that were amongst the cows and their calves!) that we could use for their photos of the two of them and the 3 of them (with Kate’s son too).

The colour scheme for this day was blues and greens to match in with the woodland and this is the second bride I’ve had that’s worn blue this year. Kate looked beautiful in her dress with gorgeous finishing touches of family heirloom’s and Seph looked smart in his suit. All the bluebells in their flowers too looked stunning (done by the fabulous Windmills Florist)

Although I was only with the couple from the ceremony through to when they sat down to eat I love their photos and hope that they’ll bring back lots of happy memories for them for years to come.

Here’s a very small peep at their day


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