Every Hengrave Hall wedding is a treat to photograph but there was something just that little bit special about Claire and Nick’s gorgeous wedding day.

I had never met them before as they live in Australia, but from the phone calls with Claire I knew this lady was a truly lovely person with an energy that was infectious! This was apparent throughout the day with a lot of smiles and giggles from both bride and groom. 

On arrival at the bridal suite that morning, Claire embraced me like an old friend before I got to work shooting her bridal details including a stunning Pronovias gown, sparkly Christian Louboutin shoes, pretty Lilly of the Valley bouquet and Jo Malone perfume.   

The wedding itself took place at St Mary’s Church in Bury St Edmunds which boasts the second largest aisle in the country.  It is such a stunning space made all the more special with some impressive floral displays created by the super talented Tolly’s Flowers. 

Back at the venue, seeing the grey clouds looming, we worked quickly to get the formal photos and couple portraits done before the rain came down. However, a few showers didn’t detract from their day as there are so many lovely rooms to explore at a Hengrave Hall wedding. 

For the wedding breakfast, Tolly’s Flowers had decorated the Long Gallery with some beautiful tall floral arrangements and the whole room looked breath-taking, with a stunning cake from Appletree Designs taking pride of place at the end of the room.  After some great speeches, the guests partied the night away to one of the best bands I’ve seen at a wedding.  Dressed in afro-wigs and skin-tight catsuits, Uncle Funk put on an amazing show.

Thank you Claire and Nick to you both and your families for your kindness and warmth.  It was such a joy to be part of your day.

Love Clare x


Suppliers on the Day:

Hair Stylist: Kasia Fortuna

Make up Artist: Ausra

Florist: Tolly’s Flowers

Cake: Apple Tree Cake Design

Band: Uncle Funk


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