Ickworth Hotel | Suffolk Wedding Photography | Nicola & Nick

September weddings are great. The colours are starting to change and the sun seems lower in the sky. So when you get a spectacular venue and and an equally spectacular couple to work with, as a photographer, you can’t wish for more.

Bride & Groom kissing with trees in the background and sun shining through

Nicola and Nick had popped over to my house for a coffee a few weeks before the wedding and Nicola had a very clear idea of how their day was going to run. Nick is a huge Marvel fan and with Nicola’s love of all things Disney, I just knew this would be no ordinary day!

So after discussing the list of must have shots, I was given free reign to capture the day as I saw fit – music to my ears!

Cue Captain America shields, Hulk fists and Thor Hammers, action hero t-shirts, Mickey Mouse balloons and even Mickey Mouse shaped bouquets!

Groom & ushers jumping in the air dressed in super hero t-shirts

So all of this fun and lightheartedness with the regal backdrop of The Ickworth Hotel, a grand, imposing former stately home on the National Trust Ickworth Estate. 

Having photographed a handful of weddings previously at Ickworth, I had a few ideas up my sleeve.

Bride & Groom lounging on sun loungers at Ickworth Hotel in Suffolk

So this called for a subtle mix of fun! Action shots coupled with the traditional, country house wedding photos, that it would have been a shame not to get at such a photogenic location.

Bride & Groom kissing in front of The Ickworth Hotel in Suffolk

The sun shone gloriously all day so there was plenty of time for the guests to sit around, drink, and play games on the lawn.

Guests at a wedding on the lawn at Ickworth Hotel in Suffolk

Meanwhile I sneaked the new Mr & Mrs Granger off for a few couple shots around the lovely gardens, which were still abundant with flowers. 

Bride & Groom sitting on a bench. Bride kissing Groom on his cheek. Groom feet up with Help Me written on the soles of his shoes

The evening celebrations were held a few miles away at West Row village hall, which was also decorated with more than just a nod to Disney! The guests enjoyed a fabulous BBQ with all the trimmings and a vintage ice cream trike was a welcome desert on a lovely hot day.

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Granger! You certainly pulled off the wedding of your dreams and it was a pleasure to capture it all for you. 

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Bride & Groom holding hands in front of a gate on a shingle pathway at Ickworth Hotel in Suffolk
Iced Donuts on a stand at a wedding
Bride & Groom linked arms eating Disney themed cupcake
N & G letters helium balloons in rose gold and hearts at a wedding
Groom & ushers in super hero t-shirts crouched down on the grass at a wedding