Suffolk Marquee Wedding – Charley & Tom

Suffolk Marquee Wedding Photographer

It’s hard to beat a traditional Suffolk marquee wedding. Just think back to the halcyon days of summer 2018. Endless sunshine with not a cloud in the sky, England were yet to be knocked out of the world cup and we all had a quiet sense that these were special times. It was against this backdrop that Charley and Tom held their wedding in the Suffolk countryside.

Personally, this was a very special day. You see, I live just a couple of hundred metres from St Peter’s Church in Theberton where the couple chose to marry. It’s one of east-anglia’s historic round tower churches (plus has a thatched roof – one of only a hundred or so across the whole of the UK), and this was my first wedding here (plus, to date, the most local wedding I’ve ever shot!) Charley’s dad is also one of the bell-ringing team at St Peter’s and couldn’t resist going his colleagues for a quick peal or two after the ceremony.

The marquee reception was held in the gardens at Charley’s parents house nearby – a really, really lovely setting with plenty of cool shade from the mature trees which lent their names for the tables; yew, monkey puzzle and redwood amongst others.

The local theme extended to the other suppliers on the day, almost all of whom are based within just a few miles. It’s always a proper treat to work with other local businesses and engenders a real sense of community.

The day itself co-incided with England’s world cup match against Sweden (which they fortunately won, ensuring a happy atmosphere all day!). You may notice one or two groups of guests huddled around phones during the drinks reception.

Above all though, this was a relaxed, happy and sunny day in a beautiful setting which brought together two warm and friendly families. Just about perfect 🙂

“Tom and I loved doing our photos with you all around garden, you made it very special for us. You didn’t rush us and you knew exactly what we wanted. We were both nervous in the morning but you made us feel calm and confident throughout the day. Everyone has said how you mingled as a calm guest, but not only that, that you were really charming and everyone said just so lovely to chat to.” Charley & Tom

Credit where credit’s due – Charley & Tom married at historic St Peter’s Church, Therton followed by a marquee reception in the grounds of Charley’s parents house. On the day I had the pleasure of working with a brilliant group of fellow wedding professionals, all of whom pulled out all the stops to ensure the day was perfect. Flowers were by Bethany Rose in nearby Saxmundham. Charley’s looked drop-dead gorgeous in her Kenneth Winston gown from one of East Anglia’s best bridal boutiques, Lavender & Jude in Bungay. Guests danced the evening away to reggae and ska band Festival Roots.

If you’re planning your own big day why not take a look at some of my previous marquee weddings for tips and inspiration.

England 1 – Sweden 0 🙂

That old Baywatch music, get your shirts off chaps thing…

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