Newmarket Racecourse Wedding Photographer – Emily and Stu

Newmarket Racecourse Wedding Photographer – Introducing Wedfest!

I had already been to the races at Newmarket  but this was my first time as a Newmarket Racecourse Wedding Photographer! I’d visited the course before with Em and Stu for their pre wedding shoot (click here to view)  so come the wedding I was nicely familiar with the place. The beautiful couple got married in an event that would come to be known as WEDFEST where they teamed a wedding ceremony in The Hong Kong Suite at Newmarket Racecourse with their very own wedding festival in Isleham. There’s a lot to commend about racecourse weddings, not least getting to take pictures on the track itself.  I was lucky enough to photograph the all important Bridal Party Half Furlong on The Rowley Mile course with the winners (Emily and Stu of course :) posing victoriously at the winning post. We got everyone together for a group photo in the winners enclosure before heading back to  Isleham.  Emily spends her days as a visual designer so, unsurprisingly, all things Wedfest looked good. The day was a triumph of both form and function with camping, marquees, a superb ice cream van courtesy of Sweet Ally Scoops, Dan’s Bar and Ely’s best fish and chips.
There was a Lego sponge cake (not actually sponge made from Lego although with the proliferation of Lego products I suspect it’s only a matter of time..),  games, live music and enough bunting to stretch from Ely to Dover. And donkeys. Donkeys are cool. They were actually Em’s family donkeys just in case I give the erroneous impression they hired donkeys for the event! The pair also were clever enough to rehearse a first dance routine and elevate theirs way above the ordinary. As I packed up for the evening, walking back to load various bits and pieces into my car,  I noticed the fabulous night sky. At that moment I decided to get my tripod and capture a picture of the stars as they looked on Em and Stu’s wedding night for all eternity.  You could scroll to the bottom now to see the shot but I’d suggest you get there at the end of viewing their fabulous wedding . I recommend a pinch of salt when you read that a photographer had a “..wonderful day!” photographing a wedding  but I suspect my day was about as good as it gets :)

SUPPORTING CAST (all great films have one)
Dress: Amy Hare Couture
Flower headband: Crown & Glory
Hair: family friend
Make up: Flash Kate
Shoes: Red Or Dead / Converse
Brooch bouquet: made by the bride
Groom’s suit: Reiss
Groom’s waistcoat and usher’s ties: bride’s friend
Skull ornaments: bride’s own
Bunting and decorations: made by the bride and bride’s mum
Flowers: arranged by the bride
Fish & chips:
Ice cream van: Sweet Ally Scoops
Marquee: Eclipse Marquee Hire


 If you are planning a Newmarket Racecourse Wedding and are  looking to commission a Newmarket Racecourse wedding photographer, please get in touch to discuss your requirements further. Call me on 07939 232347 or email me at Thanks.

Here is a slideshow telling the story of the day. The pictures follow on underneath..


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