Narborough Hall Wedding Photographs Of Andy & Carolyn
A Narborough Hall wedding is certainly a celebration that any wedding photographer would look forward to. The prospect of an outdoor ceremony situated in the Halls garden beside the lake in the glorious Norfolk sunshine is any photographers dream. I was fortunate enough to photograph this couples day.
I arrived at Narborough Hall’s guest car park and in the distance I could see the rustic styled hall standing in its wild flowered graveled drive with unfortunately dark rain clouds behind. The hall glistened with glimpses of sun that kept emerging from the darkened skies. I was keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that these clouds were moving away from Norfolk and the outside ceremony would definitely take place.
As I walked in the Hall I could hear Carolyn and her bridesmaids upstairs in the bridal suite, the preparations for the day ahead had begun with the excitement building as more of Carolyn’s friends arriving by minibus as hair and makeup were being done.
Whilst the girls were being pampered Andy and the boys played a traditional game of cricket on the front lawn, with them donning their cricket white’s (shorts and t-shirts) this made a perfect opportunity to photograph them until all the balls were lost within the long grass and gardens around the Hall.
With the skies clearing and the sun shining the final preparations were being placed in front of the lake, A willow arch covered with wild flowers picked from the Halls garden was centered with aisled seating creating the perfect setting for the outside ceremony.
Andy and his Groomsmen were getting ready within the rear cottage of the Hall, swapping their cricket whites for tailored shirts and suits these lads were ready to meet their guests and usher people to their seats when they arrived.
Whilst Andy and his boys met with arriving guests Carolyn and the girls enjoyed their last glasses of champagne and were now ready to finalise their hair and makeup and be ready for the big moment of Carolyn stepping into her dress.
Carolyn looked amazing, Gasps were taken as she stepped out of the changing room and into the main bridal suite focusing on her friends I could see tears flowing as Carolyn twirled into the center of the room. Unknowing to me, Carolyn’s Dad entered the room and hugged her (luckily I noticed from the corner of my eye and managed to capture it) everyone was now ready to head down stairs and to the lake for the ceremony.
Andy and Carolyn’s outdoor ceremony was perfect, Carolyn made the long walk through the landscaped gardens of Narborough Hall with her bridesmaids, Paige boys and dad to the lake and met Andy under the willow arch beside the lake, the couple exchanged their vows and rings whilst the sun shone upon them and sealed the ceremony with a loving kiss, then headed back inside the Hall with just immediate family to finalise the legalities to become officially the new Mr and Mrs Brown.
After a few family formal photographs within the garden, Andy, Carolyn and I walked around the grounds of the Hall to capture some couple photographs of just the two of them. Narborough Hall’s gardens are perfect for this with so many different areas you can use it’s a photographers dream.
The formal wedding breakfast and speeches were held in the halls marquee and the tables were decorated to perfection using candelabras and wildflower decorations scattered with lucky 5 pence’s with the couple’s unique engraving.
Desert was back in the garden for ice cream from the traditional ice cream bike, whilst the truly awesome Lee Vann provided background entertainment.
The first dance was held in the Halls garden acoustically sung by Lee Vann in the open air surrounded by their loved ones. An amazing way to finish your day.
I’d like to thank Andy and Carolyn for having me attend their wedding, their friends and family who welcomed me into their lives for the day and all the staff at Narborough Hall for hosting another superb day.
Also special thanks to Rich and Ellie from VT Films for being awesome to shoot with whilst they captured the day on film.