A FUN RECEPTION AT HOME & SUFFOLK CHURCH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
If you like the idea of really going for a relaxed wedding vibe, look no further. With a quick unplugged church service, natural photography and a reception at home with gorgeous laid back styling; you’ll adore uber cool Autumn Suffolk wedding.
Kayla and Sam had an uber cool September wedding in rural Suffolk. They wanted a wedding photographer that would be relaxed and capture candid shots throughout just a small portion of their day. Kayla is an American living in England and working in advertising, who fell for Sam who works in TV. They’re awesome fun. Guests were from all corners of the world. Kayla and Sam said the most important aspect of their wedding was their friends and family – perfect.
They didn’t want their wedding ceremony captured as they wanted it really and truly unplugged. I started capturing their Suffolk Church wedding photography quite literally as they left after walking down the aisle as newlyweds. It was a really bizarre feeling as a wedding photographer not to be capturing the actual wedding. Saying that, I totally love the fact that they wanted it entirely unplugged!
After a whole lot of confetti throwing, the pair hopped in to their wedding Jeep, freshly spray painted with ‘just married’ and drove literally just down the road to their truly Suffolk wedding reception – outdoors in their garden. Kayla looked radiant in her elegant vintage flowing bridal gown and Sam looked dapper in his navy suit and Dr Martens. As I mentioned, wedding guests were from all over and so to save them a walk, I bundled a few of Kayla’s american friends in to my car. See – sometimes I’ll not only be your wedding photographer, but your taxi driver too haha.
Carrying on their simple but very stylish homely suffolk affair, their wedding reception was in their garden. There were drinks and mingling under a tree outside the house with a marquee on the lawn. Guests chatted and listened to the old records playing on the record player Sam had set up. I then pinched the newlyweds to do their couples portraits before dinner in the elegant cloth marquee.
The Couples Portraits
I photographed them amongst the vegetable patches then we took a walk through the trees. We soon found that the neighbours cat was determined to catch Kayla’s dress. It continued to spring out on her for the rest of the day; I’m so pleased I caught him in action – see photos below! He looks rather eager, hey? What with the hunting cat situation, it seemed a safer option to do their couples portraits in the lounge whilst dinner was cooking in the kitchen next door. I think these portraits may be some of my favourite bride and groom photos of all time, so I suppose I have the naughty cat to thank for that.
Enough chatter from me, I’ll let the rest of their wedding photographs do the talking. Kayla and Sam, thank you for letting me be part of your amazing day. x