A wedding on the grounds of Culford School near Bury St Edmunds was the most perfect day for Will and Bella, both attended the school and meeting there it was an obvious choice of venue for them as it held fond memories for them both.
My day started off in Bury St Edmunds for bridal preparation with Bella, her family and bridesmaids. Champagne flowed as the girls had a face mask, and then make up applied we were ready to go to Church.
I met Will and his groomsmen at St Mary’s church, which is situated within the grounds of Culford School for some quick shots before the guests arrived. St Mary’s was beautifully decorated and hosted some of the most amazing light for any wedding photographer.
With all the guests greeted and seated anticipation grew for the arrival of Bella.
With the short walk from the gravelled road to the church Bella and her bridal party were ready to make their grand entrance, whilst Will waited patiently at the front.
After a short ceremony and some hymns, Will and Bella were now confirmed as the new Mr and Mrs Jolly.
Will and Bella walked out of Church through the confetti throwers and made the short walk to the south terrace of the school were the rest of the celebrations were had.
Te wedding party congregated on the terrace and enjoyed a jazz trio before seated in the adjacent marquee situated in the beautiful gardens.
With a difference to the normal wedding etiquette, the speeches were before the wedding breakfast, Bella’s dad started off with childhood memories of his attendance at Cullford School and then fond memories of Bella’s up bringing. After the father of the bride speech it was Will’s turn who was slightly emotional whilst talking about his new bride, but the tears turned to laughter after refusing water from the toastmaster replacing it with a beer.
After the formalities I was able to capture some amazing couple shots within the golden hour within the gardens, this also gave Will and Bella some alone time as I photographed them.
The party started with the first dance and then the awesome Scratch The Cat band had the crowd partying to their amazing sounds.
Once again I’d like to thank Will and Bella for allowing me to be a part of their day and photographing one of the biggest days in their lives.