Annlouise & Raphael's Wedding

They really wanted to keep me on my toes, no other couple have literally ran at me down the aisle after the ceremony and this was not the only highlight. 

The speeches were thoughtful and significant; Annlouise's mum had some moving words and one of the bridesmaids read out this wonderful extract from Plato's Symposium.

It was such a relaxed, fun, and stylish wedding, with moody skies and some fantastic dazzling displays on the dance floor. The perfect start.

Everybody was Kung Fu fighting, those kids were fast as lightning and they did in fact have expert timing!
In a very well planned first dance Annlouise, Raphael and the younger guests put on quite a show for the first dance!

It was an unseasonably windy July day at Alpheton Hall Barns near Sudbury. Annlouise, Raphael and guests had all travelled in from London for an idyllic wedding in the countryside.

Wedding details on tables.
People arriving at Alpheton Hall Barns. An older man has a huge scarf and looks very dapper.
Bride standing outside in the wind before the wedding.
Bride and groom take their vows in the West barn at Alpheton Hall Barns.
Bride and groom holding hands and raise them in the air to celebrate just getting married.
Wedding guests throwing confetti at bride and groom.

Candid photographs at a wedding. Just after the ceremony everyone has gone outside. A woman hugs a girl wrapped in a blanket. Children climb the tree trunk.
Three girls sat up on a tree trunk in the wildflower arboretum at Alpheton Hall Barns. Two girls are looking at the camera and the wind is blowing their hair around.
A group photo in the sunshine at Alpheton Hall Barns.
Groom has his hand in his pocket as he stands with his new wife in a grassy lane in the Suffolk countryside.
Newly married couple portraits in woodland of Alpheton Hall Barns.
Older couple catch me taking their photo and laugh at the camera.

A group of girls are sat in the wedding garden by a hedge. Adults are in the background. they are at Alpheton Hall Barns.
Candid moments out in the stack yard wedding garden at a venue in Alpheton in Suffolk. Bride is laughing with a friend. A little girl is twirling in her dress.
Boy with a camera looking at the photographer.
Documentary style photography showing guests making their way indoors for the wedding breakfast.
Father of the bride giving a speech as the newly married couple clink their champagne flute glasses together.
A picture of a wedding guest's phone as they film the speeches.
Bride and groom kiss during speeches.
Wedding guests standing at a long table toasting with their drinks. The ceiling of Alpheton Hall Barns is decorated with round paper lanterns and lighting.
A man laughing at the horn he is holding.
A boy leaning against a wooden post in a barn. A natural moment at a wedding.
People dancing and chatting at an evening reception.
A small girl is watching a man in a sparkly hat dancing at a wedding reception.

Woman holding a glass of wine and her other hand is in her pocket.
A flash mob dance at a wedding reception at Alpheton Hall Barns. They are dancing to the song Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas.
A flash mob dance at a wedding reception.

A man in a kilt and sparkly hat is dancing behind a woman in a dress and there are lights shining behind them. A candid style photograph at a wedding reception.
Black and white reportage photographs of a wedding reception. A man is putting a hat on a dog, an elderly woman is sat on a chair whilst guests dance around her. The band are playing at Alpheton.
A couple expecting a baby are dancing at a wedding together.
A woman with long dark hair is dressed in a Japanese street style fashion. A doll style dress with a puffy petticoat underneath. It is dark and she is outside the Alpheton Hall Barns wedding venue.
A woman with long dark hair is dressed in a Japanese street style fashion. A doll style dress with a puffy petticoat underneath. It is dark and she is outside the Alpheton Hall Barns venue.
In the dark outside at the Alpheton Hall Barns venue. A woman is sitting on the fence while another woman leans against it and looks up at her.
People drinking tea outside in the dark whilst people dance inside at a wedding reception.
Nic of Alpheton Hall Barns with wedding guests flipping pizza dough in the air.

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