My first homebrew wedding! Heidi and Rob were showered with hops from above during their first dance, the tables were named after varieties of hops, and most impressive of all is that Rob brewed all of the beer drunk at this wedding himself! These beers had names like Hop Hat & Tails and The Brewed & Groom so it turns out Rob can also conjure up a pun or two. He even wore cufflinks with the beer brand logo, you can read more about his brewing experiences over on Rob’s Marchingtons twitter.

The day started with Heidi getting ready at the Mill Hotel in Sudbury with her family and friends, whilst outside some cows were having a dip in the River Stour.
The car that took Heidi to Alpheton has quite the backstory, a 1931 Bentley (registered on Christmas Eve) that originally belonged to a member of the McAlpine family, which is quite a rabbit hole to go down. I spend a fair amount of my life on motorways, so I do find it interesting how much his family were involved in building them.

Like most weddings I’ve photographed at Alpheton Hall Barns the couple and guests travelled from all over to be there. I rather love the atmosphere of a wedding where nobody lives nearby, they are not only in a wedding mood, but also on a little holiday. They make the place their own just for one day.
I’m sure you can see in the photographs how relaxed and happy they all are and how they were able to stamp their individuality on the venue.

I’m certain the day was exactly what Heidi and Rob hope for, the joy is all over their faces… or maybe Rob’s beer was really just that good!

bride at mill hotel sudbury mill hotel sudbury

bridesmaid at the mill hotel sudbury bride spraying perfume at suffolk hotel bride in mill hotel sudbury bride ready for wedding mother of the bride adjusting hat bridesmaid in the mirror wedding Bentley groom before the wedding in suffolk wedding bentley St.Peter and St. Paul's Church, Alpheton wedding ceremony at St.Peter and St. Paul's Church, Alpheton guest playing guitar in church at Alpheton wedding bride and groom walking down the aisle in alpheton black and white photograph at alpheton wedding alpheton hall barns bubbles black and white photograph of bride and groom at alpheton with bubbles kiss at alpheton hall barns Marchingtons beer wedding bride and groom photography at Alpheton Hall Barns Suffolk mingling guests at suffolk barn wedding wedding jenga wedding guests jenga suffolk Marchingtons beer at wedding photos of guests going in Bentley at wedding baby boy portrait at wedding in suffolk Alpheton Hall Barns guests wedding guests at Alpheton Suffolk wedding barns introducing the bride and groom at alpheton hall St.Peter and St. Paul's Church, Alpheton black and white photos of wedding guests guests mingling at wedding at Alpheton Hall Barns wedding guest with camera happy baby at wedding children at suffolk wedding marchingtons beer speeches at alpheton barn groom's speech piggyback bride hug at Alpheton reception first dance at Alpheton Hall barns black and white photo of first dance at Alpheton dancing at Suffolk barn wedding newly weds kissing on the dancefloor couples on dancefloor at alpheton Contraband wedding band at Alpheton Contraband wedding band at Alpheton and dancing guests guests on the dancefloor at Alpheton happy dancing guest with glass of wine at Suffolk wedding pissa at Alpheton contraband wedding band woman at wedding taking off shoes bride kissing groom in courtyard at Alpheton Alpheton Hall Barns at night