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Granary Estates Newmarket | Emma & Andrew

Emma & Andrew

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Granary Estates, Newmarket is the most beautiful and exclusive Barn wedding venue which borders Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.  You will find it nestled on the edge of Wooditton village.  You can’t help falling in love with the flint walls, original timber beams and the surrounding cornfields, which as a wedding photographer is a dream.  Don’t forget the two swings, yes two!

Andrew and Emma chose to get ready in the Cottages at The Granary Estates. These are literally just across the road and you get a bird’s eye view of all your guests arriving.  Emma also got a great view of Andrew and his Best Man playing around on one of the swings.  Having a 2nd photographer with me on the day really helped and Rob spent time with the boys and greeted the guests before the wedding ceremony.

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This is such a great area in the Meadow Cottage for the Bride and her girls to get ready. Hidden away but near enough that you can always grab a couple of minutes more before the walk over the road to the ceremony.  As a wedding photographer, I love it when weddings are all in the one location and the Bride and her party get to walk to the ceremony location. It all adds to the excitement but makes for some wonderful storytelling photography.

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Emmas’ son had the wonderful job of helping mum into her dress and giving her away. A very proud son and a very heartwarming moment.  These are the kinds of natural and unposed photographs that mean so much.

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The Flint Barn at the Granary Estates is where some of the smaller wedding ceremonies take place. Natural daylight floods in  and the beams look gorgeous dressed with fairy lights and some very simple foliage supplied by Clare Jones

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The Granary Barn is your wedding reception area, with wonderful tall ceilings, flint walls and doors opening out to the gorgeous courtyard which looks amazing when all the lavender is in bloom.  Guests often mingle out here and enjoy a drink before your wedding ceremony takes place.

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Emma and Andrew married at The Granary Estates in the gorgeous Flint Barn surrounded by their families and loved ones.  You could feel the emotion in the room.

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The biggest smiles are the ones on your face as soon as you are married.  Emma and Andrew were beaming from ear to ear as I whisked them away for a couple of minutes for some photos while their guests left the Flint barn and headed to the gardens to enjoy the canapes, drinks and garden games.

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Emmas father provided the wedding car. Although they didn’t actually need it to drive anywhere it was a wonderful sentimental touch.  Her Dad had previously owned the car many years ago, sold it, then brought it back and fully restored it to the wonderful car it is today. I just love old cars and one with a personal history like this makes my heart melt.  I think I get my love of cars from my Dad, it’s the kind of thing he would have done.

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Family photos in the courtyard garden are great.  Everyone is close by and can be called on.  Photographing families at weddings I think is important, you are documenting the day and can look back at who was there with great fondness. Andrew and Emma have now got a brand new family unit and a wonderful wedding photo to cherish.

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Granary Estates as a barn wedding venue has grounds that provide so many backdrops for your wedding photos and it’s also great to spend some time together for a while.  The sun sets over the fields by the cottages adding a dramatic feel to some of your photos.  Wedding photography is about finding the light and with beautiful sunlight pouring through the trees we had a great time creating memories.

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In their own words

Where did you first meet?

We first met ages 16/17 at Sixth form when studying for A levels. We met again 28 years later at a school reunion. As cliche as it sounds, we clicked and haven’t looked back.

Who popped the question and how?

Andrew. After a long walk through the Yorkshire dales.

Wedding planning, the good, bad and fabulous

Leave it to the experts. They do this day in/out. I have no complaints about any of the people we used they were all totally fabulous.

How was day through your eyes?

Perfect of course!

What was your favourite part of the day

Can’t choose one as there were so many fantastic bits. We loved the ceremony and everyone being there to witness it. The first dance: making it through this! The speeches (particularly my son’s speech: not a dry eye in the house) and watching a dance-off between my sons with Ben then launching himself (dirty dance style) onto Andrew and being swung around by him

Any tips you learnt along the way which may be useful for other brides or what would you change?

Trust the experts.

Who were your suppliers?

Florist: Clare jones. Dress; Serenity from Shades of white. Hair/makeup by Cat Legg. Suit: Ted Baker. Car: My dad. Cake; me. Entertainment: pianist: Matt Carter, band: Swagger band. Venue styling: staff at Granary Barns


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Are you planning a wedding at The Granary Estates Newmarket or a wedding in a Barn?  Contact me here to tell me more about it and let’s chat about how I can tell the story of your wedding day




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