Earlier this year Kate and Pete were married at Elms Barn in Suffolk on a perfect summers day. Does May count as summer? Let’s just say it does. Elms Barn is a perfect venue for a day like this, with the gorgeous gardens and so much outdoor space!
Kate along with her bridesmaids and a few other special guests were staying in Stackyard Lodge, one of the many lodgings at Elms Barn, and it was here where I joined them in the morning for the bridal prep shots. Laughter rang throughout the huge main room. Always a good sign when a wedding day starts with some big laughs!
With so many options of places to stay at Elms Barn, Pete and his entourage were also on site, at the not quite as big but equally lovely, Meadow cottage on the other side of the main house. I arrived to a kitchen that took me back to my student days. Minus the champagne, that is. The boys were sat around, reading Empire magazine and playing with dinosaur toys. Which sounds like a Saturday morning round at my house. Ahem.
As everyone got ready it was over to the ceremony area which was taking place in the wonderful gardens. The weather was certainly on our team for this one and it showed on the big smiles (and sunglasses) as you looked around the guests. Kate looked stunning as she walked along the garden path to meet Pete for their sun-kissed ceremony filled with some great emotional speeches and lots of laughter.
After some portraits and a handful of group shots it was inside for the wedding breakfast and the speeches, where Pete knocked his Groom’s speech right out of the park with a flippin’ amazing song that he’d written on guitar. I’m no stranger to a guitar, and Pete definitely has some serious skills!
And so, as the sun set, it was time for the evening do, and obviously powered by the sun’s energy, everybody went for it, big time! The dance floor props certainly helped. We need to see more of this. If there’s one thing besides alcohol that gets people up and dancing, it’s the chance to where a mask and a silly hat.
“I know Pete emailed you but I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the wedding day. We are so thankful for how relaxed you were with everyone and really looking forward to seeing the big reveal!
Everyone loved you too!! They said how nice and non pushing the wedding photographer was. Kudos!” – Kate
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