Claire and Mark have excellent taste, choosing the beautiful All Saints Church in Hollesley, followed by the luxurious Woodhall Manor in Suffolk for their wedding. Both of these unique venues offer such history, alongside their obvious beauty and provided a perfect setting for what was set to be an amazing day. The guys had exclusively booked Woodhall Manor for the whole weekend, which allowed Claire and her bridal party to enjoy all the delights that the venue had to offer on the night before the wedding, with Mark staying close by with the guys. I arrived bright and early the next day to begin capturing the bridal preparations in the wedding suite of Woodhall Manor. The main house boasts exquisite details and stunning rooms which gives for great images. I then proceeded to capture Mark's arrival and preparations in front of the house, before shooting off to the local pub to capture the guys enjoying drinks before the ceremony, just a short walk away.
You may remember I headed off to Blakeney in Norfolk for Claire & Mark's engagement shoot a few months earlier and now with the day finally here, there was a real air of excitement as the guests congregated at the church, ready to welcome the guys for their big moment. Claire chose a stunning horse drawn carriage, with her brother close by her side as their transportation to the church, which was greeted with open mouths when it pulled up onto the gravel. A beautiful ceremony followed, complimented by creative readings from close friends and sublime, atmospheric music that echoed through the historic halls of All Saints.
A short ride back to Woodhall Manor and the celebrations really went up a gear, from the laughter and tears gracing the touching speeches in the stunning dining room to the dancing and jubilation of the evening celebrations that went on right into the ealry hours.
It really was a truly marvellous day and I felt so lucky to be able to capture all the memories for Claire & Mark. They really are a tremendous couple with fantastic friends and family, who made me feel so welcome.
Guys, Wishing you every happiness as you start the next chapter of your lives together. You're amazing people. RD
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