Emily and Dominic's Rainy Suffolk Barn Wedding with an Irish Twist | Barrandov Opera House | Grace Elizabeth, Colchester, Essex Alternative Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer


‘Get to work and work hard today’ my astrology app told me yesterday morning. How accurate that would be, as I’d find out!

Everyone has the worry of rain on their wedding day (whether they actually do, or just because Alanis Morissette made a song about it, who knows!), but I like to think of it as confetti from the sky. A little good luck, before you tie the knot (the idea being that rain creates a knot impossible to ever untie.) But you know what? A rainy wedding day can be a lot of fun, if you embrace it, and Emily and Dom did just that.

After ten years of being together, these highschool sweethearts finally got married! The couple are spookily similar to myself and my other half and I in terms of being together since basically school, plus they also share our similar ridiculous foot height difference, which I rarely see in a couple! I adored everything about their rainy wedding, and try as it might to dampen our spirits, it didn’t have a chance with us!

Funnily enough, the first time I met Emily and Dom, the day was almost exactly the same as bit like their wedding day. It was a cold, wet evening in earlier this year. I remember buzzing with excitement to meet them, driving along the motorway in horrendous rain and wondering what plans they had for their big day. Their wedding day felt almost the same, I remember driving back along almost the same roads to their wedding venue, nervous with anticipation about what was to come, and excited to get going. It’s kind of cool when you think about how almost identical these two days were. Their initial meeting marked the first chapter of their little journey with me, and the wedding itself was the final chapter. Maybe rain was just meant to be.

They wed in a really intimate ceremony at the Barrandov Opera House, with only their nearest and dearest in attendance, many of whom had travelled from across the globe to be with them. Having moved to Suffolk from ‘up north’ a few years ago, it made sense to hold their wedding here, to share their love for the new place they called home, with those they love the most. Everyone seemed to have a whale of a time celebrating with them, and don’t even get me started on the ceilidh dancing, which was honestly one of the most incredible experiences! I even ended up getting on the dancefloor with the wedding party, after all, to get the best photos, you’ve got to be a part of the experience, right? ;)

It was such a joy to see two wonderful humans get married, and always leaves me feeling on such an emotional high. Thank you Emily and Dom, for having me be a part of a lovely day. I hope you’ll love these!

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Much love as always!

Grace xo 

Suppliers | Venue: Barrandov Opera | Shoes: Dune | Dress: Wed2B | Suit: TM Lewin | Flowers: Helen Newman | Hair: Cara Hubbard Hair Artist | Donuts: Pump Street Bakery |

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