Alex and Kelly’s wedding day started a little differently to many of the other weddings I am hired for, as Kelly chose to have portraits at her family home rather than the more common bridal preparation shots. As a Wedding Photographer, I love the idea of anything a little bit different so I was more than happy to change things up a bit!
The portrait shots were good fun to do and it really helped me create a vision for the wedding, having seen Kelly’s family home and met her family so early on in the day.
When we arrived at Little Plumstead Church, Norwich, the first thing that struck me was the use of colour! The bridesmaids were in gorgeous red dresses and the flowers were a mixture of red, oranges and yellows. It happened to be a bright, sunny day, which made the use of colour even more apparent – any Wedding Photographer’s dream!
Two of my favourite shots came from the part of the day that was to follow. I loved capturing Alex and his best man chatting before the Bridal Procession – the cheeky look on Alex’s face, the bright red of their ties and button holes, the flowers on the end of the pews, all held together by the guests in the background chatting and eagerly awaiting the Bride.
Kelly arrived in a Vintage car with her Dad, and her smile in the photograph says it all! Kelly looked the vision of elegance and I loved capturing the moments where her bridesmaids put her dress in to position and helped her to fix her veil down over her face. After a beautiful ceremony and some great shots of the register signing by a large church window, light pouring through on to the newlyweds, it was time for the reception!
The reception venue was spectacular and a dream to shoot. Bateman’s Barn in Norfolk is a Grade 1 listed Hall and was once a medieval Bishops Palace. The wooden beams inside and old ruins outside means it oozes rustic charm and it made for some gorgeous photographs, with the colourful flowers alongside. We went outside in to the grounds for sunset shots and I am so pleased with the results! The sun shone for the happy couple and the family and friends played games and chatted in the warm air.
The disco was a huge success and it was obvious that everyone was having a fantastic time. When I look back on Alex and Kelly’s wedding reception, two things will stand out in my memory – the wedding bunting made by the children (Kelly is a school teacher so it was a very personal touch) and…. Christophe’s Crepes!
My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Congratulations Kelly and Alex, and thank you for having me share your special day.
See their engagement shoot on the Norfolk Broads