Sarah and Gavin's Wedding at Ely Cathedral and Swynford Hotel

Congratulations to Sarah and Gavin on their wedding day on Saturday 15th October 2011. The wedding took place at magnificent Ely Cathedral, my second visit here for a wedding this year. The drinks reception and dinner took place at the Swynford Hotel, a regular wedding venue for me set in stunning gardens, is still a top choice for many couples on their wedding day.

The day kicked off with the boys at Gavin's house in Witchford, then on to meet Sarah at her parents just down the road in Aldreth. The timing could not have been more perfect, both the Bride and Groom were running to perfect time, allowing me to capture all those important photographs. We headed for Ely Cathedral for a 2pm ceremony. This Cathedral is just stunning and as usual there was a fair share of tourists as we had the most beautiful sunshine and blue skies, unlike the week before that was typically autumnal. After a few family shots we headed over to the Swynford Hotel, just south of Newmarket. I love photographing weddings here as there are loads of great places for wedding photography and the light on Saturday was to die for... Enjoy the highlights

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Donna and Jamie's Wedding at Swynford Hotel, near Newmarket Suffolk

Congratulations to Donna and Jamie on their wedding day on Saturday 20th August 2011. The wedding ceremony took place at St Mary's Church in Haverhill, followed by the reception at one of the most popular wedding venues in the area, Swynford Hotel in Six Mile Bottom just outside Newmarket.

The happy couple and Donna's parents live in Haverhill so all the prep shots were nice and close together. I paid Jamie a visit and got some cool shots of the boys in an overgrown field just behind their house and then headed over to meet the bride and the girls. Donna had six bridesmaids and two flower girls, so it was busy to say the least! Fortunately everyone was running to time which allowed for some great photographs before leaving for the church. I can't remember the last time the bride was on time, but Donna was bang on time, she was obviously very keen.... After the ceremony we took some family shots at the church and then went over to Swynford Hotel for drinks and some wedding photographs of the couple. I had a fabulous time photographing this wedding, Donna and Jamie make such a lovely couple. Please enjoy looking through the highlights of the day.....

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Liz and Lionel's Wedding at Swynford Hotel, Suffolk

Congratulations to Liz and Lionel on their wedding day on Saturday 9th October 2010. The wedding ceremony , drinks and evening reception all took place at Swynford Paddocks, now known as Swynford Hotel, a very popular wedding venue in Suffolk.

Everything happened at the hotel for Liz and Lionel’s special day. The weather was very warm for the time of year, and stayed dry all day. I met the couple well over a year ago and had the pleasure of photographing them with their daughters who made fabulous bridesmaids along with a couple of Liz’s friends. It was also great to see some other familiar faces as the best men, Daryl and Bruce used to live just a few doors from me when I still lived with my parents. After the ceremony we had plenty of time for photos, and took some great shots around the grounds of the venue. I really enjoyed this wedding as I find civil ceremony’s at one location far more relaxed! Can’t wait to show all the pictures to this great couple....

Wedding photography at Swynford Hotel