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Antonia and Freddie: Wedding at The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Updated: Dec 17, 2022


A Wedding Photographers Guide

Today our blog and small guide features Antonia and Freddie's Wedding.

Venue: The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1PR

If you’d like to book a viewing at The Guildhall please call the team on 01284 247037

Both The Guildhall (page 35) and Awaken Images are featured in the "A Suffolk Ceremony" magazine a joint publication by Suffolk County Council and Archant. A free copy is available from any Suffolk Register office or online by following the link below:-

Freddie and Antonia were kind enough to leave us the following review on Google:-

"Matt and John were the perfect photographers at our recent wedding. Not afraid to socialise and direct guests, but friendly and approachable. They were subtle in taking shots of the ceremony and reception, and personable when taking more intimate couple shots. Throughout the planning process they were always on hand for questions, and took a real interest in the day. Would 100% recommend."

Antonia and Freddie booked our Silver package, which features the two of us for the day.

The impressive facade of the Guildhall, which has a fascinating history. Well worth a visit.


Bridal Prep.

With most of our couples we begin the day with Bridal prep.Antonia got ready at the Northgate Hotel in Bury St Edmunds - a lovely boutique hotel -

Our aim is to tell the story of the day, in pictures, from the preparations to the first dance as a married couple.

And when the groom is getting ready on the same site we'll get some groom prep pictures as well.

Tradition is that Dad gives the bride away so we always like to ensure the Mums don't miss out.

The celebration room is all set for the wedding breakfast


The ceremony was held in the ceremony room at the Guildhall, a beautiful panelled room.

The ceremony was conducted by Registrars from the Suffolk Registration Service Office of Bury St Edmunds.

First kiss. With 2 shooters you get 2 different angles!

With the ceremony over it was time to head for drinks in the garden.

After the ceremony

The obligatory confetti throwing!

Our drone shot.

Some formal and not so formal shots.

Time to let it all sink in with some "couple shots".


Time for the speeches

First Dance...

Then it was time to party.

Freddie and Antonia's day is featured in the Norfolk and Suffolk Bride 2023 magazine. If you would Like to see what they had to say about their day you can read it (and watch the video) online by following the link below:-

We hope our images have helped inspire you. If you are looking for photographers who always provide 2 shooters on the day, who will get to know you and what you want for your day, and to accompany you on your wedding journey why not get in touch -

If you're contacting the venue, don't forget to tell them where you saw it.

Matt and John

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