Babz & James’ Bateman’s Barn Wedding by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

We must apologise that with everything going on we’ve got a little behind with our blogging. Today’s wedding we’re sharing is Babz and James’ fantastic day which took place at the beautiful Bateman’s Barn which is a lovely local venue near us – thank you to Nicole and John who own Bateman’s Barn for making us so welcome.

Babz and James are a couple who are an absolute joy to be around and we couldn’t wait for their day, their booking came about through a recommendation by Becky and Guy whose wedding we photographed previously and it was lovely to see them both too to have a catch up. After the cold spring we’d had it was wonderful that the sun (and heat) made an appearance for their day and the blossom trees in front of the Hall were in full flower. Just to top it all off we also had an amazing sunset!

There was so much to love about this relaxed and chilled out day that I fear I could talk about it for a really long time. The daffodils injected some gorgeous colour to the barn, the marquee looked beautiful with all the bunting and their DIY photobooth was awesome. The cake looked incredible (and I can confirm tasted scrummy) and the caterers food (Funnells kitchen) was delicious. We were also entertained by the fabulous Scintillo String Quartet who played fantastically as always (and even played me ‘Tale as Old As Time’ from Beauty and the Beast – not sure it’s called that but that’s what I sing!). Then there’s Babz and James themselves who are brilliant and clearly adored by all their friends and family and it’s not hard to see why.

Babz looked beautiful in her dress, I loved the fuller skirt to it and James looked every bit as handsome. They both didn’t stop smiling at each other (and everyone else) all day.

We hope that Babz and James have a lifetime of happiness ahead of them and that our paths will cross again in the future.

Here’s just a small peep at their day

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