I was so excited to photograph this wedding of Claire and Andy. Not only because Claire is a good school friend of my fellow photographer buddy, Sara Dalrymple, but because I was photographing a wedding by the sea!
It was the first time I had been to the Suffolk Coast, and it didn’t disappoint. It was full of the old English seaside charm, and with a practically empty beach, I along with my trusty sidekick, Michael O’Sullivan, were able to really use this impressive backdrop to its full potential.
Claire and the girls, and Andy and the boys hired a couple of lovely period properties to get ready in. As it was May, the Wysteria was in full bloom. It was then down the road to the lovely Thorpeness Country Club for the ceremony, reception and party. Claire and Andy opted for a first look, which was really inmate and special. They then walked each other down the aisle. After the ceremony, Pimms was served on the lawn, overlooking the beach and then it was onto the reception in a beautiful light and airy room in the Country Club.
Claire and Andy had chosen a nautical theme, so the tables were named after things from the ocean. All in all, it was a beautiful day, and to top it all I took my husband and kids with me so we enjoyed the rest of the weekend at the beach!
Huge thanks as always to my second photographer, Michael O’Sullivan, who took some really wonderful photos (some of which are included).