Suffolk Wedding Photographer – Bruisyard Hall Winter Wedding
Suffolk Wedding Photographer – Bruisyard Hall – Jo & Ben’s winter wedding
When Ben and Jo first contacted me about their wedding at Bruisyard Hall, I was immediately excited. I love shooting at Bruisyard, it’s a gorgeous wedding venue. What also appealed to me was the date of their wedding. They had chosen Christmas time to get married. I think Christmas is always such a special time anyway but a wedding at Christmas is really very special. Everyone is in a great mood and there is a buzz in the air. Often your friends and family already have time off from work, so weekday weddings or weddings on a Sunday make a lot more sense.
Shooting weddings at this time of year are not without their difficulties. You cannot rely on the weather. Even if it is dry, it might be impossibly cold or windy. It also gets dark really early, so the prospect of shooting outside is also limited by the light. But couples who choose to marry in winter do so because they aren’t interested in spending ages outside. They want the inside, the cosy open fires, the mulled wine, the candles and sparkling Christmas lights. This is what makes them interesting to shoot too.
You have to be very adaptable as a photographer shooting winter weddings. Be prepared to have a plan and then to change it at a moments notice! At Jo and Ben’s wedding we did have a loose plan but the weather was truly horrible! Freezing cold, windy and it rained for a lot of the day. I see these things as a challenge rather than a negative. Jo and Ben were also very good sports. They trusted me to deliver some cool images of them despite the conditions.
I hope the images I created don’t show the cold, the rain or the wind (well not too much anyway!). I hope they show the fun, the joy and the love that was all around on their wedding day.
A huge thanks to Jo and Ben for trusting me to capture the most important day of their lives so far. It was both a pleasure and an honor.
I have so many images to share from their day, I’ve split the post into two parts. The first starts with the brides preparations and then the church ceremony. Here are my favourites…
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