So for the second week in a row all the forecasts predicted rain for most of the day yesterday and as Emma and I headed down in to Suffolk it was wet, with a capital W!
We met the girls getting ready in the most beautiful hotel room and it was drizzling, for most of the morning! Even though they had a marquee in a field Rachel wasn’t going to let the weather bother her and had a wonderful morning getting ready with her super fun bridesmaids and lovely mum. Dan and Rachel’s gorgeous little boy Jed joined them for a little of the getting ready and was a little star, I have never seen a smilier little guy and he loved being with all the ladies in the morning!
As times ran a little late Rachel started to get nervous but as she got in to her lace dress and veil she looked incredible. We headed over to the church and it carried on raining… the boys were pinning buttonholes on and the guests were arriving with brollies.
Rachel was due to arrive in their old camper but it had a little engine trouble yesterday and actually broke down en route… she didn’t’ let it phase her but jumped in with the bridesmaids and got to the church (almost) on time! She power walked up the church path, you guess it, in the rain!
They had the most beautiful personal ceremony at the church in her parent’s village. I loved the moment she arrived at the top of the aisle with her proud Dad Robin and her and Dan just grinned at each other so this is my first sneak peek.
When they left the church we weren’t sure if it would be rain or shine but it was DRY and we managed to get all their group photos and gorgeous confetti shots down the path outside.
Dan works as a marquee erector and back at their venue had put up a huge incredible marquee in a field, it had heat, fairy lights, clear panelled walls and separate areas for sitting, WC’s and coat and pram storage, it was amazing!
We headed out for their couple shots and took their little boy Jed with us for the first 10 mins. Having made friends with him in the morning he held my hand and was a little star, smiling in all the right places and I think having a wonderful time having his photo taken with Mummy and Daddy!
While we were shooting the sun came out and the day turned into a warm spring sunny day they really wanted.
There were some wonderful places to take their photos in the gardens of a gorgeous manor house, we were a little spoilt for choice and I found an incredible old timber barn! Back at the marquee we had the fabulous speeches followed by the most incredible meal by Brasteds who I have to say always create the most wonderful wedding food.
In the evening the sun dipped behind the clouds and trees but we managed to get out for a few glimpses of it before their cake cut and first dance.
We had a wonderful day with their lovely family and very fun friends and I can’t wait to share more images but for now here are their sneak peeks, my favourite five…
Huge thank you to Rachel and Dan for our amazing meal and all their friends and family for being fun and helpful on the day, also to Emma for doing a wonderful job of assisting as ever!