The Norfolk Mead Hotel, Wedding Photographs Of Mike & Rachel
The Norfolk Mead wedding of Mike and Rachel will be certainly one I won’t forget for a while. Awesome and down to earth couple, welcoming families, fantastic Bridesmaids and superb Groomsmen set in the luxurious grounds of The Norfolk Mead Hotel made this an ideal day to photograph. This was a wedding photographers dream.
I arrived at The Norfolk Mead and was greeted by an excited Rachel, putting the final touches to the garden room within the walled garden with her three bridesmaids. The florist had just arrived with their bouquets and table center pieces. The day was starting to unravel just as Rachel had planned.
Rachel and her bridesmaids had spent the evening before in the Norfolk Mead Chestnut Cottage. This beautiful quaint English cottage also was home for the Bridal preparations.
Laura Hughes was working her magic with the girls hair, and all were doing their own makeup.
Mike and his Groomsmen arrived to set up the garden games and dress in his wedding attire within the hotels bridal suite and greet the guests with welcome drinks an hour before the wedding ceremony was due to start.
Whilst Mike was playing host a stones throw away from his future wife, Rachel and her Bridesmaids were enjoying that last sip of Champagne (straight from the bottle) before it was that time when they needed to finalise all the preparations and step into their dresses.
Rachel looked amazing, I could feel the apprehension within the air as soon as her dress was on, her Dad entered the room and eyes quickly filled with tears of joy the bridal party were ready to make their grand entrance.
Rachel and Mikes Ceremony was perfect, filled with emotion as Rachel’s Dad gave her away, and laughter as Mike had to repeat his legal vows a few times to get them legally correct. They sealed all the hard work and made themselves officially Mr and Mrs with the perfect first kiss.
After a few family formal photographs in the walled garden, Rachel, Mike and I walked around the grounds of the Hotel to grab some couple photographs of just the two of them, the grounds are perfect with little pockets of light in every part. Certainly great for any wedding photographer.
The guests enjoyed an informal bar-b-q with a selection of salad for the wedding breakfast were each table went up and helped themselves returning back inside to be seated.
With Rachel being half Italian, Mike recited a few heart felt messages to his wife in her native language and proving his love to her halfway through his speech by eating a tomato for the very first time in his life. You could tell the dedication as he clearly didn’t like it.
The first dance was choreographed to Dean Martins That’s Amore to the guests surprise and they nailed it completely.
Once again I’d like to thank Mike and Rachel for having me attend their wedding, Their friends and family who welcomed me into their lives for the day and all the staff at The Norfolk Mead Hotel for hosting another superb day.