Jess and Matt were married on July 30th, with a ceremony at St. Mary’s Church in Great Bealings, Suffolk, and a reception at a private garden residence.
My second shooter, Sophie, and I arrived to capture Jess and Matt as they got ready before the ceremony—Jess at her parents’ house and Matt at their beautiful cottage. Before we all headed to the ceremony, Jess had an emotional reveal with her father, and then the two of them climbed into a vintage car that would take them to the afternoon ceremony.
After the ceremony, the guests formed a confetti line as Jess and Matt left the church in “Genevieve,” a vintage car that a family friend let them borrow for the day—and which Matt got to drive. That moment, and the vintage car, was probably my favourite of the day.
They held their reception at Jess’ parents’ house, where everyone had drinks on the lawn in front of the marquee. After a few pictures, Jess’ father, as well as Matt and his best man, Oscar, gave speeches before the meal service. That was followed by rum punch out on the lawn, where the party really got swinging, complete with street food, sparklers, and fireworks as the guests sent off Jess and Matt to their honeymoon in Dubai and Mauritius.
Matt & Jess, it was such a privilege to tell your story and to preserve it, forever, in your beautiful fine art albums. It was clear to see from the start how much you two are loved, and I will remember your wedding for a long, long time.