Last Summer I was contacted by Josh regarding his and Suzie’s wedding. They were due to be married at the Granary Barns in Wooditton, Suffolk. As the recommended wedding photographer at the Granary Barns I’m always happy to shoot there, and suggested to Josh that we meet up for a chat to go through some options. When I met Josh and Suzie for the first time I instantly knew that they were my kind of couple. We really hit it off, cracking jokes and having a great laugh. They also stressed how important the photographs were to them and we instantly started sharing some ideas via pinterest.
On the morning of the wedding Suzie and her bridesmaids had decided to get ready at Swynford Manor. This was a new venue for me and I was amazed at how opulent and stylish the rooms were. This made for some absolutely gorgeous shots of the girls and a cracking start to the day. I also managed to capture the bride’s priceless reaction as she opened a pre wedding gift from the groom. A stunning pair of red, yellow and blue LouBoutins later and we had one very happy lady.
With everyone ready and looking their best, it was down to Suzie’s Dad to provide transportation to the venue. His Range Rover Evoque was more than up to the task, especially with the custom number plate of #CLEARSONS. I quickly sped on ahead to grab some photos of them arriving. As I turned in to Parsonage Farm Lane, flanked by fields of golden wheat and green hedgerows, I had a feeling that this was going to be a really special day. As it turned out I wasn’t wrong!
The Granary Estates has two options for your wedding ceremony, the main Granary Barns or the smaller, more intimate Flint Barn. Josh and Suzie’s guests were already seated in the Flint Barn and as I walked in Josh was beaming ear to ear, sharing a joke with his best man, Gary. I quickly settled in to position and 20 minutes later the registrar was handing over the marriage license to the newlywed couple. I managed to get a really lovely natural photograph of the bride and groom exiting back down the aisle. Josh hadn’t stopped smiling, and they later made this one in to their thank you card..
After some fun group shots I took Josh and Suzie out in to the grounds of the Granary Barns for some couple portraits. As a wedding photographer I’m always looking for new ideas and Josh and Suzie were really involved in this process. They had some definite ideas of what they wanted and had brought some large white balloons along as props. All was going well with these until the wind caught one and before we knew it we were a balloon, and £30, down.
We were really lucky that in July the fields behind the Granary Barns are full of corn, and this made a really rustic, romantic backdrop.
As a lazy Summer’s day began to fade in to a beautiful summers evening, the bride and groom took to the dance floor. Suzie had styled her day superbly and another great touch were the 5ft tall light up letters spelling out LOVE. These provided the backdrop to their first dance and described it perfectly. And if LOVE was the perfect word for the first dance, a 10ft tall CRAZY summed up the rest of the night nicely…
I’ve photographed a lot of Granary Barns weddings and I can honestly say that I’ve never seen a party like this! I always stay late at weddings, usually until the end. I think a lot of the best snaps are taken when people have had a few drinks, and this wedding definitely proved my theory. I’ve even got the photos to prove it! A box of props next to the dance floor fueled the “bants”, and with the help of my able assistant, Barry Stingmore of Shuttermore Photography, we captured a number of unforgettable moments. The bride and groom crowd surfing and fighting with foam pirate swords was one of my favs!
Also a mention to Dreamwave Events for some outstanding Kisstory style dance tunes that kept the party pumping, highly recommended!
This goes to Josh and Suzy for choosing me as their Granary Barns wedding photographer. Their day was truly outstanding, and I enjoyed it from start to finish!
If you’ve seen this, are getting married at the Granary Barns, and need a photographer, please get in touch. And of course, if you’re getting married elsewhere I can help too. I travel all across the country and worldwide, so drop me a line and lets chat!
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07976 741 248
Here’s a few of their best moments…