Charlotte & Patrick’s ultra relaxed Suffolk wedding, with York Place Studios
What does the word ‘wedding’ bring to mind for you? A white dress, a country house, a fancy sit down meal? When I first started in the wedding industry that’s what it meant to me as well. But now I hear the word wedding and I know the only constants are love, joy and celebration. Throwing personality into that mix is the secret recipe for an amazing wedding – remembering of course that not all weddings have a bride or a dress; not all weddings are formal – and the best ones, if I’m honest, are unexpected and characterful.
London wedding photographers York Place Studios describe their style as unposed, candid imagery with humour and heart. I think that’s pretty special – and as you scroll through the images of Patrick and Charlotte and their guests, you’ll absolutely get that vibe. Because weddings are about people: all of your favourites, gathered together to see you get wed and share your happiness. Their quirks and connections are what will make you smile when you scroll through your album in years to come. (They’re also why we recommend having a documentary wedding photographer – every time!)
Scroll slowly: there are moments which will make you grin if you look carefully; and one or two which will bring a tear to your eye. This is a day that brings me so much joy – a gorgeous couple who did their wedding their way, making it unique and amazing.
Charlotte and Patrick’s Suffolk wedding day began at Secret Meadows Glamping, with the ceremony and celebrations at Old Jet Arts Centre. If you’ve ever wondered what happens on the morning of a wedding… or how to fill the time if you’re tying the knot later in the day… well, these guys rock it just by being them. Relaxing with friends, rugby or a game of draughts and some fruit, a few beers… the moral of the story is, just be YOU! (Oh, and invite your wedding photographers to join you early on in the day… it’s still your best day ever before you get your gear on!)
Scroll all the way down to check out the party in the rather spectacular geodesic dome marquee. (It’s ok – I had to google it too!) This is an epic, free-spirited and beautiful wedding which I hope will inspire you to do your own thing, drop some wedding traditions and fill your day with personality!