Batemans Barn Wedding | South Elmham | Suffolk

Alex & Kelly’s Wedding | Batemans Barns | South Elmham | Suffolk

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

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Lynford Hall Wedding | Norfolk

Kathryn & Frances Wedding | Lynford Hall | Norfolk

Kathryn and Frances are an amazing couple, laid back, funny and totally in love with each other.  It’s not everyday that you get asked to attend a gay wedding and I’ve been lucky enough to photograph two last year.

Two dresses, Two lots of Bridal preparations and two mothers of the bride, what else could a wedding photographer ask for! Pure Bliss.
The ladies met at work and through Kathryn’s speech on the day, I can tell you it wasn’t love at first site.  Frances did everything to try and impress her boss, even making sure she wasn’t chewing gum in her presence! Eventually Kathryn have in and agreed on a date.  A few years later they were both organising their wedding.
They chose the idyllic setting of Lynford Hall Hotel in Norfolk to host their wedding, and from a photographers view it couldn’t be any more perfect.  Mature Gardens, autumnal coloured trees, and a historic Hall to boot.
The bridal preparations for both of them were held in the bedrooms at the hall, both rooms spacious an filled with giggles and tears as they both exchanged gifts that morning. Once hair and make up was completed the ladies were all set to rock the aisle.
The ceremony was held in the billiard room at 1pm, Kathryn walked down first with dad and anxiously waited for Frances who was lead downy the red carpet by her mum.
The ceremony was perfect and finished off the seal of marriage traditionally with a kiss as their families cheered and clapped to congratulate them.
Formal photographs and informal couple shots were taken around the gardens of the hall but unfortunately cut short by the rain, but later on in the evening we managed to get outside with umbrellas to finish off the session.
 Kathryn and Frances I would like to thank you once again for having me attend your wedding to photograph such a memorable occasion, it was an awesome day! I wish you both all the success and happiness together.

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