Pettistree House and Butley Priory, Suffolk Wedding

You know when you meet two people and feel instantly at ease with them, because they are so happy together and at ease with themselves…well that is what happened when I met Sam and James! Plus you know when you know that two people are perfectly suited…so wonderful…like two peas in a pod! …and they pretty much spend most of the time together laughing and having fun, so it was no surprise to me that they wanted this to be reflected in their wedding day. Furthermore, when we chatted in detail about their day, it was clear that family and friends held a super special place in their hearts, and they really wanted them to feel an integral part of their day and to really really enjoy it. So, they chose the very wonderful Butley Priory in Suffolk to ‘marry’ and their celebrations pre- and post-wedding to be at the rather lovely Pettistree House – both venues were great and suited their elegant, fun and relaxed intimate wedding day fabulously.

I always say that it is the people that make a wedding wonderful and this day was a shining example of this…everyone was so lovely…friends sang beautiful songs, read heartfelt self written poems and dressed up in penguin suits…tears, oh yes there were tears – all around including me! hehe And I have to mention one particular person who really captured me and that was Grandad Percy…Sam’s Grandad – the bond between Sam and him was really rather wonderful to witness. Editing the wedding has brought back many happy moments and I smiled constantly throughout…Sam and James are not only lovely genuine poeple, but they are also very crafty! hehe in the arty sense….styling their day together rather beautifully (both being Marketing specialists I kinda thought they would)…designing and making all the signage and details you see below, and the super tasty table of cakes and biscuit treats you see were all lovingly hand made and designed by Sam herself…clever lady! ….oh and they tasted a-maz-ing!!! So now, go feast your eyes on all the pretty that they created and the lovely moments they shared together and with their nearest and dearest…


  1. sam and James

    THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH. they are beautiful, as we knew they would be, and it has been wonderful reliving it all this evening…and yes there were tears!!
    You are truly amazing and you made the day perfect. Annamarie we <3 U
    Much love always Sam and James xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Katy

    Oh how I have waited for these! {insert excited squeal}
    All kinds of amazing. Such a treat to scroll through so many gorgeous images, you have captured Sam & James’ day beautifully. x

  3. shelly

    Man that is some beautiful desert table they got going on there… nom….. Lovely work hun. x

  4. Katy Smith

    You’ve totally got the point. Love, family, friendship, togetherness. With the most amounts of wedding fabulousness without the pretentiousness. Love them and Love Love Love the damn right ‘MAZIN people in them. This wedding was officially THE NUTS! Perfect Pics xx

  5. Sue

    Amazing photos of amazing people on an amazing day – Thank you xx


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