Blog / Fun filled humanist wedding at Copdock Hall Barn, Suffolk {Lucy + Ted}

Lucy and Ted had an incredible wedding day at Copdock Hall Barn in Suffolk at the end of August.  And for me, my first Humanist ceremony. They had not planned on a humanist wedding, but circumstances lead them to it.  No availability on their chosen day (August bank holiday no less) for a registra. But the date was super important to them, and to have such a stunning venue booked for such a popular summer wedding date, they had to re-think.  So the option for them that made the most sense?  Have the “legal” bit a few weeks before, in secret, just family.  Then have a Humanist celebrant (the lovely Tim Bound) for the main Big Day.  And actually, you then get two awesome days to remember!  And, ahem, two dresses!

Unfortunately for me, I was unable to photograph the office ceremony, due to another wedding, but I was happy to pass on the details of another photographer I know so that they could still have lovely images from this special day.  But I was so very excited for their big day at Copdock Hall Barn.

Getting ready at her parents home in Suffolk, Lucy was surrounded by friends a family.  A flurry of activity and a hive of excitement.  Smiles (and a few tears!) all round, as it should be!  Lucy’s stunning Jenny Packham dress was absolutely perfect for her; pretty, stylish and glamorous.  And perfect for dancing later on!  Over at Copdock Hall , Ted, friends and family were getting ready for Lucy’s arrival.  The sun shone and the venue looked stunning.  The humanist ceremony was warm, emotional and heartfelt.  Different for me as the couple stood in different spots to a regular ceremony, facing forward to the guests which was so lovely.  Personal vows and lots of love.

From here a fabulous wedding day was had.  Beautiful gardens and the amazing vineyard for lots of photo opportunities.  Lots of fun and laughter, wild cheering and clapping for the groom whenever he walked by certain tables, hilarious speeches and fabulous food.  We were blessed with an amazing golden hour.  I always battle with myself over this.  If the bride and groom are relaxing, chatting and enjoying their day, I’m always a little loath to drag them away.  But I’ve not yet had a couple regret it.  I generally only do it if we’ve not had chance for couples shots before, or if the light is just soooo good.  It only takes a few minutes, but it’s always worth it.

The band for the evening were friends of the couple, and everyone had a blast.  Some fabulous dancing and joy was had!  And the addition on props and a photo booth set up allowed for some rather fabulous images from the night.  What a day, what a couple.  Really a joy to be part of it.  Thanks for having me guys. If you’re looking for a relaxed and informal photographer for your wedding at Copdock Hall or Suffolk, please do get in touch and I’ll send you a fab information guide and maybe we can have a chat.

Venue: Copdock Hall Barn

Celebrant- Tim Boud
Hair- Cutting room, Stowmarket
Makeup – Leanne Marie green
Flowers- The Flower Monger for venue and Lucy McCarthy for bouquets
Dress- Jenny Packham at Blackburn bridal
Band – Beard of Zeus

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