A beautiful Spring tartan and purple wedding in Suffolk

Today I am thrilled to share this beautiful Spring tartan and purple Wedding in Suffolk.

The couple are Morag and Ed and they had a lovely church wedding before a reception at Priory Hall in Bentley.

Images are by Pengelly Photography.

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Kevin Pengelly is an award winning photographer noted for his unique talent for capturing stunning moments in the most captive and special way.

He specialises in reportage, creative and contemporary wedding photography in Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk.


I hand over to Kevin and Sabrina of Pengelly Photography…

“There was a little bit of a purple theme going on with the  wedding of Morag and Edward where Morag had a purple tartan wedding dress which looked amazing and suited their theme down to the ground.”

“Morag’s dress was not an actual wedding dress and she had found it in a shop while visiting Scotland and when she tried it on knew that it was the dress for her and it also complimented Edwards uniform.”

“They had two beautiful Husky dogs which were very well behaved although were not too keen to have their photos taken at the home visit to start with, a tad camera shy!”

“The families had also arranged a surprise for Morag with a beautiful horse and carriage to take her to the church, Morag used to ride a lot and absolutely loves horses so when she saw the horse and carriage she was absolutely thrilled !!”

“It was lovely to be back photographing at St Mary’s Church in Bentley, in fact the last time we were at this church for a wedding Kevin caught a horse which had wandered out from a field.”

“Luckily the rider appeared to kindly take the horse just in time before the bride had arrived, there is certainly never a dull moment being a wedding photographer!”

“After a very lovely service we all made our way to Priory Hall in Hadleigh, Suffolk which was looking as stunning as ever.”

“We then whisked the happy couple off for their together photos in the beautiful sunshine, drinks were served in the marquee and then everyone made their way into the main hall for the wedding breakfast.”

“After speeches and the meal we had a little spare time for a few more photos while the room was being changed around for the evening and the day ended with some fun dancing with the Ceilidh band.”


I now hand over to stunning Bride Morag…


How did you meet?

“We met at Ed’s works Christmas party at the Nethy Bridge Hotel in the Scottish Highlands.”

“Ed worked with my father and he brought me along to the party as one of his guests.”

Tell us about the Engagement? 

“We got engaged on the top of Painswick Beacon with amazing views toward the river Severn, the Malven hills and South Wales, half way through a walk with our 2 dogs, Mia and Nanuk.”

“It was June 2015 and despite my reservations of the logistics we set the date for the wedding of the 23rd April 2016.”

Tell us about your wedding planning journey  

“Logistically planning the wedding was a bit of a nightmare with Ed living in Gloucester, and me living and working in Cambridge.”

“Those who could assist also being geographically dispersed with the maid of honour in Northern Ireland, my family in the north of Scotland, the ushers in the north of Scotland and west London and the wedding taking place in Suffolk.”

“That said we got organised quite quickly and nearly all our first choice vendors, including the venue for the reception were available.”

“That and Ed’s parents lived local to the wedding and they and the church community (church we were married) were an absolute god send and took some of the stress out of the planning.”

What was the best bit of your day? 

“For me it was walking into the church and seeing Ed at the end of the aisle.”

“Ed says the look in my face as we got into the horse drawn carriage (which I didn’t know about) for the short ride back to his parents house was priceless.”

What advice would you give to other couples getting married?

“Do it as simply as you can, don’t go mad on the expense and if you know what you want do your best to get it but be prepared (and happy) to compromise where you have to.”

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Photographer – Pengelly Photography

Dress – Designer/Retailer – Heritage of Scotland (Edinburgh)

Bridesmaid Gowns – Designer/Retailer – Unknown, bridesmaids were given a budget and a colour scheme and went shopping to chose their own.

Suit/Kilt Hire – RAF Officers No. 1 uniform

Cake Maker  – Paulina Puxley-Pituch (one of Morag’s work colleagues)

Florist – Diane Goodwin (Florist living in the village in which we got married and a family friend)

Rings – Morag – Rare Pink & Ed – Alba Rose

Stylist/Wedding Planner – Morag

Stationery – Vistaprint – Ed’s Mum and her  printer – card from Hobbycraft.

Make up/Hair stylist – BJs Hair Salon (in the village in which we got married)

Venue (Ceremony) St Mary’s Parish Church Bentley Suffolk

Venue (Reception) – Priory Hall


To Contact Pengelly Photography

Website – http://www.pengelly-photography.co.uk/

Email – kevin@pengelly-photography.co.uk/

Phone – 01787 377503

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  1. Reply

    A lovely set of photos and a truly wonderful day.
    Come and get married in our lovely church of St. Mary’s Bentley.
    Peter (Churchwarden and Ed’s dad) 01473 310518

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