Suffolk Garden Wedding Photographer, Winston Sanders shot of the stunning bride and groom at golden hour

Dörte & Tom actually live in New York but wanted to come home to celebrate their wedding with friends and family. Well home for Tom that is, Dörte’s family travelled across from Germany but at least it was the same continent! Suffolk is a quaint English gem of county that gets little attention from tourists much to the joy (I presume) of the locals who live surrounded by quiet and beautiful countryside. This stunner of a wedding took place at the home Tom grew up in, in the tiny village of Parham near Woodbridge. His family created a truly lovely wedding wonderland in their backgarden complete with marquee and traditional English fete games. It was a super relaxed and fun day.

I met Tom and his groomsmen first of all in a nearby house. They looked super sharp in their bow ties and had the foresight to order ones which were pre-tied! Steadying their nerves with a midday beer, they were in good spirits and keen to get on with the celebrations. I popped along to see the girls next to find Dörte looking absolutely stunning. We took some shots of her and her bridesmaids outside too before they hid from the guests who were due to arrive any second. Unfortunately the amazing sun we were experiencing at first was short lived. Dark clouds quickly came over and unleashed torrential rain as the guests arrived and ran for the cover of the marquee! Fortunately it was short lived and added a bit of excitement to the proceedings! Everyone took it in good spirits, even the poor caterer who slipped sending her tray of sandwiches flying!

Friends and family helped wipe down the chairs as the rain ended and the sun started to appear again. The rain never came back, instead it was back to glorious sunshine for the rest of the day! I was particularly impressed by the best man. Most worry about their speech, this best man however also conducted the ceremony and did a great job.

Following the confetti fun, guests were free to enjoy drinks and the garden games. We also took some group shots before the speeches and then evening entertainment from awesome covers band Arizona Sky. They were superb and had everyone dancing all night long. After the first dance the bride and groom went for a walk with me to take some photographs of just the two of them. The light was stunning – a wedding photographer’s dream!

A sparkler exit ended an incredible day. Thank you Dörte & Tom for inviting me to be your Suffolk garden wedding photographer! It was a real privilege and a whole lot of fun. Here are some of my favourite images from the day…

Wedding sign for guestswedding bowties - the boys getting ready casual shotsthe groomsmen joking aroundGroomsmen photograph before the ceremonyBride hairspray wedding suffolkbridal preparation photographybridesmaid putting the shoe on the bridephone photo of brideengagement ring detail shotsilhouette of bridehairspray during the bridal prepbridesmaids looking cute and playfulglamerous brideunposed natural photographynatural wedding photographyfather of the groom enjoying his son's weddingtraditional garden gameswet wedding!the heavens opened!absolutely tipping it down!guests enjoying the wedding regardless of the weddinga supplier falls over during the wedding but takes it in good spirit!A happy groom with his umbrella up in the rainBest man mops up the puddlesWiping down the wet chairsBridesmaid peeking form the top window of the houseGroomsmen about to play a big part in the wedding - the registrar!Pouring the rain water off the roof!Here comes the bride at a Suffolk garden weddingThe ceremony at this suffolk weddingDocumentary wedding photographyGorgeous bride during the ceremonyThe first kiss!Confetti at a Suffok weddingAfter the confettiWhole group shot at a suffolk garden weddingThe crazy photo I took of you on my phone!Laughter at the Suffolk wedding!A very happy brideGuests enjoying themselvesThe groom helping himself to drinksTraditional garden gamesAction shot during Traditional garden games at a sunny suffolk garden wedding photographyreportage photography of the guestswhack a rat!bride and her motherReportage wedding photographyRelaxed natural unposed wedding photography in SuffolkGiant jenga at this Suffolk weddingHoray! You did it!Best man speech crazy expression!Fun and laughter - the bride and groom during the speechesBride and groom walking into the sunsetBride and Groom portraits during a suffolk wedding photographer's dream weddingBride and Groom kiss - Suffolk Wedding Photography golden hour momentGolden hour wedding portraits in SuffolkSimple clean wedding photography - it's all about the emotionsWedding portrait of gorgeous coupleBest Suffolk Wedding Photographer? I love this shot of this beautiful couple.A stunning Suffolk brideGorgeous brides dress at sunset - wedding photography golden moment!Relaxed and informal wedding photography group shotThe first danceFamily dancing fun!Guests enjoying themselves during the bandGroom and his bestman enjoying the eveningBridesmaids and groomsmen group shotEast Anglia Wedding Photographer Winston Sanders shot of this stunning bride and groomBride and groom relaxed natural wedding photographSmiles on the dancefloorGroom's dad stoking the fireArizona Sky wedding covers bandThe giant jenga falls!Arizona Sky having fun!ManloveShake that tamborine!Guests dancing!The groom living the dream!Rock!!Rock n roll girlsAir guitar time!Fake moustache anyone?Crazy party wedding fun!A bride in loveDrunken best man shenanigansBride and groom dancing the night awaySparkler exit at this Suffolk garden wedding - photojournalistic wedding photography

Other suppliers who helped make this wedding so amazing:

Marquee: McNaughton Marquees
Band: Arizona Sky
Hog roast: Jolly Meat

If you’re a friend or family member and you’d like to see the whole gallery, head here. You’ll need the password from the couple.

If you’re in need of a friendly and unobtrusive wedding photographer who will blend in with your guests and capture the amazingness of your day, please get in touch. I’m currently based in Essex but I shoot weddings everywhere! UK, Europe and beyond. Some of my favourite images are here if you’d like to see more.


Most amazing wedding photos I have ever seen! Very flattered to gave made the cut in your favourites! Ellen

What amazing & really joyful photos. Xxxx

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