As a long established professional wedding photographer in Suffolk, I have photographed many weddings at the beautiful St Mary’s church in the centre of Bury St Edmunds and I returned in mid-November for the fabulous wedding of Olivia and Lewis.

It was a cold but bright winter’s day which gave us good light to photograph right through to sunset. Before arriving at the church, Olivia and Lewis got ready at different locations and whilst I joined the bridal preparations, my second shooter, followed the boys. Lewis wore a very stylish black velvet tux ~ which has become a really popular trend over the last few seasons. Once ready, he and his groomsmen left for the church, with just enough time for a quick stop off at the Dog & Partridge near the church in Bury. Meanwhile, I was at the nearby Angel Hotel, photographing Olivia’s beautiful dress and accessories. I found a stunning art deco mirror in one of the hotel suites, which was the perfect backdrop for her gorgeous Berta wedding dress, delicately trimmed with lace and tiny seed pearls and her Valentino cream shoes. The elegant cream bouquet of winter roses was designed by Tudor Rose.

Olivia and Lewis really had thought of everything for their wedding day. From start to finish it was the most amazing, spectacular and fantastically fun celebration. Great venues, including a magnificent marquee (provided by Ed at The Great Event Company), delicious (and endless) food – immaculately served up by Milsoms event catering, free flowing champagne and designer cocktails late into the night. There were entertainments galore and the surprises just kept on coming… But the thing that always makes the very best of weddings is ‘the guests’ and boy… did Olivia and Lewis’s family and friends know how to PARTY! One of my lasting memories will be of the enormous marquee, lit up against the evening sky, as the Singing Waiters took to the floor and many of the guests took to the table tops to join in the singing…. (led, I kid you not, by several of the magnificent older generation of ladies!). Here are a few pics from their unforgettable wedding day.

The long aisle at St Mary’s was decorated all along with flickering cream candles and palest pink rose petals. It must have made a magical path for Olivia as she walked on the arm of her father to where Lewis was waiting for her.


My thanks to James Davidson for his help on the day and my warmest wishes to Olivia and Lewis for a brilliant future together.

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