Granary Estates Wedding Photography – Matt and Jo’s Amazing Winter Wedding

by Peter Denness

Cambridgeshire wedding photography of couple posing at sunset at a granary estates weddingA Late Enquiry…

Last September I was contacted by Matt  and Jo regarding their Granary Estates wedding in Wooditton, Suffolk.
They were looking for a photographer and needed someone fast, as the date was only a  couple of months away. Fortunately I wasn’t booked and was happy to help. Matt and Jo are a lovely couple, and the kind of people I love to work with.

And even though it was a last minute booking we still had time to shoot a  lovely engagement session at Wandlebury County Park.

Since 2014 I’ve been a recommended wedding photographer at the Granary Estates wedding venue. This means its a venue that I’m familiar with, and one where I really enjoy shooting. I had several ideas for Matt and Jo’s wedding already planned and on the day I couldn’t wait to get started.

Getting Ready

Jo had decided to get ready at the Granary Cottage, which sits just outside the entrance to the Granary Barns on Parsonage Lane. I arrived early with my assistant, and we quickly settled in to the groove. Jo very kindly made us a cup of coffee, which was much appreciated.

Downstairs I began by shooting the details and then moved upstairs to where Jo was having her make-up done. Her make up artist, who did an amazing job, was Chelsea Lenton of Sitting Pretty. I’ve worked with Chelsea before and can highly recommend her.

Matt and his groomsmen arrived a bit later and made their way to the Granary Barns.  I met them there to take some casual  photos as they put on their button holes and shared some jokes.

Back to the Granary Cottage and Jo had just put on her wedding dress. Using a wide angle lens I shot some beautiful images of her Dad seeing her in it for the first time. This is always an emotional part of the day and the sort of natural wedding photography that I love to capture.

Dramatic Skies

The ceremony was full of emotion and was followed by some fun group shots in the courtyard. Being a winter wedding the sun was setting fast. With this in mind I quickly took Matt and Jo to the field next to the Granary Cottage.

Part of my style is to create beautiful, romantic wedding photos using off camera flash. I knew we would be able to see the sunset clearly here and it was the perfect time and location to create some stunning portraits.

Dance the Night Away

So as the evening drew in and the wedding breakfast commenced, we took a short break and prepared for the first dance. The first dance can be photographed in a number of ways. I like to set up two flashes behind the couple and shoot toward them. This worked particularly well on the Granary Barns dance floor and produced some really beautiful wedding photos.

Matt and Jo’s guests were definitely up for a party and the band they hired was brilliant. They blasted out a real mix of tunes to keep everyone on their feet and it was clear that everyone had an amazing time.

Are you planning a Granary Estates Wedding?

The Granary Estates is a beautiful rustic wedding venue, and perfect if you’re considering a barn style wedding.  As one of the recommended Granary Estates Wedding Suppliers I have a fantastic knowledge of the venue,  would love to talk to you regarding your wedding plans. Click here for details

And of course, if you’re getting married elsewhere, I’d also love to hear from you. Give me a call on 07976 741 248,  or fill in my contact form here

Granary Cottage sign and wedding details

Bridesmaids chatting at the Granary Cottage

Chelsea Lenton doing a brides hair and make up

photos of wedding dress, shoes and perfume at the Granary Cottage

A bride getting ready at the Granary Cottage

bridal portrait at the granary cottage

beautiful wedding photo of bride by window. At the Granary Estates

groom and ushers talking

groom and best man putting on buttonholes At the granary barns

portraits of groom and groomsmen. At the Granary Barns


group wedding photo

father of the bride seeing her in her dress for first time

Bride and father drinking champagne at the Granary cottage

bride and father with champagne

portrait of father of the bride

bride looking out of window at the Granary Estates

groom and parents sharing a joke at the granary barns

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house wedding,

house wedding,

house wedding,

flowergirl at the granary barns

Bride and groom at the granary estates

bride and groom at the granary barns

Beautiful natural wedding photo of bride at the granary barns

just married couple on bench

fun family group photos at the granary estates

fun bridal party photos at the granary estates

romantic wedding photography of bride and groom at the granary estates

dramatic wedding photography at the granary estates

beautiful wedding photography of bride and groom at the granary barns

creative wedding photography of bride and groom at the granary barns

romantic wedding photography at the granary estates

adorable kids at a wedding at the granary estates

bride and groom walking

wedding speeches

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wedding details

wedding cakes
beautiful wedding photography of first dance at the granary barns

romantic wedding photography of first dance at the granary estates

beautiful wedding photography of bride and groom dancing at the granary barns. With flashburst in background

beautiful wedding photography of bride and groom dancing at the granary estates. With flashburst in background

silhouette of bride and groom dancing at Granary Barns

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 bride and groom dancing at the Granary Barns

silhouette of bride and father dancing at Granary Estates

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wedding guests dancing

wedding guests line dancing

wedding guests dancing

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house wedding,

house wedding,

wedding portraits shot against chocolate buffet

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Romantic wedding Photos of bride and groom. Taken next to fire pit at the Granary Barns

grooms pocket watch

wedding rings

wedding reception

wedding guests having fun at a granary estates wedding

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