White Dove Barns Wedding Photographer – Jade and Lee’s day


One of the best things about being Suffolk wedding photographers is getting to capture wedding photography at White Dove Barns.  Jade and Lee chose the perfect location for their autumn wedding in Suffolk and our drone came into good effect to take in the scene.

Drone aerial view of White Dove Barns wedding venue

White Dove Barns is situated in Suffolk countryside close to the market town of Beccles.  Considered one of Suffolk’s premier barn wedding venues, this beautiful grade II listed thatched barn in a farm setting offers endless choices for beautiful backdrops for wedding photos both indoors and out.  But we’ll get back to all reasons why we love returning to be White Dove Barns wedding photographers later, let’s start at the beginning of Jade and Lee’s Day.

Wedding hairdresser finishing bride's hair

On the day we got there early so we could catch up with Jade and her bridal party who were getting ready in White Dove Barns 5-star luxury wedding accommodation. 

Jade was in good spirits and in the safe hands of hair stylist Alexa and make-up artist Lucy.  There was a lovely atmosphere and a little bubbly on hand.  Perfect conditions to take those all-important bridal preparation photos.

We also took the chance to capture some great images of the barn all dressed and ready for Jade and Lee’s wedding. It looked magical.

Experienced White Dove Barns wedding photographers.

Lee and his groom’s party were ready and greeting guests to the venue so we caught up with them as well.

Lee looked very smart in a dark blue three-piece suit with a red tie.  As did his entire groom’s party, though the best dressed two were the youngest two members of the groom’s party who wore very smart bow ties.

Jade looked amazing in a figure-skimming dress with elegant lace detail and a sweetheart neckline.

Wedding photohraph of bridal reveal to her dad

This was complimented with a veil and the fishtail shape of the skirt gave Jade a perfect silhouette in all of our images.  Bridesmaids wore elegant green teal dresses and simple bouquets and we captured some great images of the Jade and her bridal party before leaving for the ceremony, including a very sweet father seeing the bride moment.

The wedding ceremony was held in the beautiful Grade II listed Barn which had been dressed exquisitely.

Groom taking his first look at his bride at their wedding in White Dove Barn, Suffolk

Barn wedding venues can sometimes feel dark but Dove Barn is bathed in lots of natural light which one of many reasons why it’s a real favourite with Suffolk wedding photographers.

Bride places ring onto the groom during their ceremony at White Dove Barns Suffolk
Bridesmaids at wedding in White Dove Barns by local wedding photographers Embrace Photography

The wedding ceremony was lovely and personal and included musical accompaniment by talented local singer-songwriter and guitarist Daniel Brewitt.

Guitarist Daniel Brewitt playing at White Dove Barn wedding
Photograph of bride and grooms firdst kiss after being married
Bride and groom walk back down the aisle after being married

Storytelling wedding photography in Suffolk

After the ceremony, we took some great group images on the lawn outside the farmhouse.  There was a little bit of light rain on the day but it did nothing to dampen anybody’s spirits.

Bridesmaids braving the rain for the group photography
Bride and groom photographs on the jetty by the pond at White Dove Barn

Jade and Lee’s wedding party were really fun to work with and we especially enjoyed the images where they let off different coloured smoke flares.  Here, take a look!

Creative smoke grenade photograph of wedding party bt Suffolk Wedding Photographers

As Jade and Lee’s guests enjoyed a drinks reception, we quickly whisked them away for a romantic mini photoshoot around the beautiful grounds of White Dove Barns.  The images on the jetty were amongst our favourites of the day.  Really romantic, here take a look!

Jade and Lee then returned to their guests and were rapturously received into their wedding reception.  Where a sumptuous wedding breakfast of Confit du Canard, beef wellington and sticky toffee pudding was served by the lovely staff.

One of the many things we love about returning to be White Dove Barns wedding photographers is that they have everything you need for a great wedding in one place and the team there are always so friendly, even to Suffolk wedding photographers!   Nothing is ever too much trouble for these guys.

Creative and natural Dove Barn wedding photography

The delicious wedding meal was followed by some very well-received speeches.

Best man Marcus delivered a very funny speech that included a hilarious video of Lee trying to ride a bike whilst drunk.

Evening celebrations started with the cutting of a delicious looking naked two-tier wedding cake that had gorgeous wild flower decoration. This was followed by a romantic first dance for Jade and Lee. But these guys weren’t on the dancefloor alone for long.

Cheers - having a drink at Suffolk wedding

Their guests were really up for a party and the Funk Soul Brothers Band were right there to see that they got one.

ade and Lee had thought of everything for the perfect celebration, there was live music, tasty food, a photobooth (who doesn’t love a photobooth) and a games area for the children.

The evening ended with a fun sparkler serenade on White Dove Barns pretty lit up courtyard. I love sparklers at weddings as they are fun and make fantastic images. And the image of Jade and Lee, sparklers in hand, surrounded by their loved ones, was the perfect fitting image to close the story of their amazing wedding day.

Fun sparkler exit photographs by local wedding photographers Embrace Photographu

A gorgeous family friendly wedding full of love at laughter at a fantastic Suffolk barn wedding venue. Congratulations to Jade and Lee for getting married and creating such an amazing day. We’ll leave the last words to them. Here’s what they had to say about working with us.

If you are considering Embrace Photography for your chosen photos….. go for it they are without doubt the best! Our wedding was made so much more special by having the best photographers we could have possibly chosen. From initial contact and rapid responses, they couldn’t have been more helpful or professional. The quality of the pre-wedding shots to the wonderful pictures we now have from our day, have made our wedding even more special. They were like having friends at the wedding with great humour and making everyone feel so at ease. Most of the time you didn’t even notice the photos being taken!
You couldn’t ask for a more qualified couple of photographers with such a proven track record and pedigree, it’s been an absolute pleasure to work with both Rob and Andy and we can’t recommend them highly enough!

Jade and Lee

Suppliers List

Wedding Photographers (Us!): Embrace Photography
Website: https:embrace-photography.co.uk
Instagram Handle: embracephotographyweddings

Venue: White Dove Barns
Website: https://https://suffolkwedding.com/
Instagram Handle: whitedovebarns

Hair Stylist: Lounge 9 Hair
Website: https://www.lounge-nine.com/
Instagram Handle: loungeninehairbeauty

Make-up Artist: Lucy Morris
Website: https://lucymorrismakeup.wordpress.com/
Instagram Handle: lucymorrismakeup

Entertainment: Funk Soul Brothers Band
Facebook: https://www.warble-entertainment.com/funk-soul-brother

Guitarist: Daniel Brewitt
Email: dannyb007@hotmail.co.uk

If you’re planning your wedding in Norfolk, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire (East Anglia) – and would like us to photograph your day, then why not get in touch.

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