The White hart Hotel in Great Yeldham is an amazing wedding venue set in north Essex and pretty close to the Suffolk border.

I love photographing weddings here, it has a wonderful bridal suite and it also has the ‘Wedding Barn’ a stunning purpose built timber building where they hold the wedding ceremonies  and which also houses a large well lit dining hall.

It was here that I photographed the wedding of Vicky and Wayne, a really lovely couple from nearby Halstead.

Wedding dress wedding shoes bridal suet

I started off by photographing Vicky, her bridesmaids, mum and sister in the bridal suite. Vicky had apparently spent some considerable time (and money) in choosing her shoes so they were all very keen that we got lots of photos of them. She even put them on to pose for a variety of shots

Gorgeous yellow bridesmaids dresses

Vicky’s mum is a florist, she runs  Fleur de Lys a specialist flower shop in Halstead High Street, so as you can imagine she supplied the flowers for the wedding and as you can also imagine they were absolutely gorgeous, I have to say they were perhaps the best wedding bouquets I have ever seen.

I have photographed a few other  wedding lately and I just know when I’m photographing the flowers when they have come from Fleur de Lys, they are always very fresh, colourful and distinctive and when I ask the brides where they have come from – well you guessed it I have always got it right!

Beautiful wedding bouquet

The groom and his mates arrive

I had just finished photographing the bridal preparations when I suddenly heard a commotion, out of the window, at the front of the hotel, I assumed the guys must have arrived, and…. sure enough… The A team were here!

Wayne, his best man, Jason and all of the ushers had arrived in an ‘A Team’ van. (You do remember The A team don’t you?)  They were a great bunch of guys, and had were very keen to compete with each other on having the most dramatic or daring exit from van. (Boys will be boys!)

White Hart Great Yeldham = the dashing groom

The groom best man and ushers at The White Hart Great Yeldha,

Gorgeous bride gets into her dress

Bride poses in her stunning wedding dress

The bride and her dad a touching moment on the way to the ceremony

Waitng for the bride and groom

The bride and groom look so happy during the wedding ceremony

The bride and groom happily married

Bride and groom in the gardens of The White Hart

The whole day was fantastic and ran very smoothly, the ceremony was on time and was very touching, full of tears and laughter, the weather was good and they had a nice drinks reception outside before we did the formal group shots and some romantic images of the bride and groom.

I was only booked up to start of the wedding breakfast, but I have spoken with Vicky and Wayne since and I know the rest of the day, just like the first half, was absolutely wonderful.

Beautiful bride and her groom in the garens of The White Hart Great Yeldham

Sweets sweets glorious sweets

Happily married - married happily

wedding breakfast, beautiful cakes favours and decorations

My aim in photographing a wedding is to capture some beautiful high quality images, to capture all the details which have gone into the preparations for the day as well as capturing the sentiment, fun and excitement of the occasion.  Most of all I love to capture the special moments, the laughs, the smiles and the tears – the expressions of love between the bride and groom.

If you are planning an Essex wedding or a Suffolk wedding and would like to discuss your wedding photography or see some sample albums and books then please contact me Now!


Romantic Wedding at The White Hart – Great Yeldham

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