Wedding Photography Bell Inn Walberswick | Sarah & Nick’s Wedding
Sarah & Nick’s favourite place in England is the small village of Walberswick on the Suffolk coast and it was where they held their wedding reception in a marquee in the garden of the 600 year old Bell Inn “We are grateful to Landlord Nick Attfield who let us take over his pub on a Saturday in his busiest summer month” said Sarah.
Their wedding was held in St Edmunds Church in the town of Southwold situated close by on the other side of the River Blyth which separates the two places. Various forms of transport were used to get to the church, whilst some of their guests and the bridesmaids took a vintage 1950’s bus Nick and his party walked from the The Bell Inn and took the small rowing boat ferry over the mouth of the River Blyth and then walked to the church alongside the coastal sand dunes. Sarah arrived at the church in a wonderful E-Type Jaguar driven by her dad Stuart.
Sarah entered the church on the arm of Stuart to the music of ‘She’ by Charles Aznavour. The ceremony went well and afterwards everybody gathered outside the church for drinks in the glorious sunshine. I noticed there was a box full of Flip Flops which at the time I thought was a little odd … the reason why became clearer when I saw in the order of service that the wedding party were going to have a ‘leisurely stroll’ back down the beach to Walberswick – the vintage bus took the guests shoes back to the pub.
Sarah & Nick were congratulated by many tourists as they walked down the beach, it blew quite a bit but it was a very pleasant walk which was also enjoyed by their 2 Miniature Schnauzers dogs called Poppy & Wispa. Whilst their friends carried on walking down the beach we stopped for a few minutes to take their portraits, they looked very happy, “We love it here” said Sarah smiling. At the end of their walk they took the rowing boat ferry back to Walberswick.
The decorations in the marquee continued in their theme of the Seaside, they had a wonderful wedding cake in the shape of a sandcastle, deckchairs were available to sit on, seagulls hang from the roof and small crabs decorated the tables that were were named after beers & ales brewed at the local Southwold brewery Adnams. Late in the evening a fish & chip van served a late supper. The speeches went very well and were at times quite emotional, tributes were paid to Nick’s late mother Ann. A Hog was roasted all day long and Hog Roast was served to their guests by Sarah & Nick themselves dressed in aprons, it was good fun. I can vouch that the Hog Roast was delicious likewise the Fish & Chips later (we like our food).
The dancing was enjoyed by all and the dance floor was full … dancing included the line dance Macarena, as the evening progressed other dance styles can be best described as ‘ambitious & energetic’. It was good fun. Sarah & Nick had a great day surrounded by family & friends in a very special place.
Ceremony | St Edmunds Church, Southwold, Suffolk.
Reception | The Bell Inn, Walberswick, Suffolk.
Wedding Dress | Martina Liana.
Wedding Shoes | Manolo Blahnik.
Wedding Rings | Brentwood Jewellers
Wedding Cake | Cakeabella.
Florist | JC Floral Design.