Colin and Helen’s wedding will always stay strong in my memory because of the intimate ceremony. Being a Wedding Photographer at a small wedding makes me feel like part of the family, and this was certainly true of this brilliant day!
The day began with Bridal Preparations at Colin and Helen’s house just on the outskirts of Kings Lynn, Norfolk. The sun was already shining through the windows and in to the house. The atmosphere was so happy and bright and Helen’s smiling face when I arrived told me that this was going to be a day full of fun and laughter. Her gorgeous red hair against the ivory of her dress made for stunning shots and the giggles from her mum as I took the garter pictures will stay with me forever! After a relaxed morning, it was time to make our way to ceremony!
I then met Colin at the Bank House Hotel in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. He was pint-in-hand and cool as a cucumber. He and his best man were full of banter and the colourful, unique furniture made for some great pictures, which are some of my favourite from the day. A short walk along the cobbles and we all arrived at the Town Hall in Kings Lynn, Norfolk where guests were eagerly arriving.
Helen drew up in a maroon VW splity and looked beautifully vintage as she walked toward the Hall with her Dad on her arm. With only 22 guests, the ceremony was emotional, personal and unique. Looking back, it was definitely one of the most relaxed ceremonies I’ve had the pleasure of attending. The red carpet made for great shots of the Bride and Groom leaving the room as Husband and Wife and the picture of Helen and Colin at the door afterwards really captures how relaxed this couple are!
After the ceremony and a glass of fizz (or two!) we did some couple shots on the Quay at Kings Lynn. It was a bright day despite the cloud and this particular place really added to the vintage feel of the wedding day. It was easy to photograph Helen and Colin, if nothing else because they were so happy and in love!
The Wedding Breakfast was at Strattons Hotel in Swaffham, which was music to my ears, since it’s such an interesting and beautiful venue. The green leaves and red berries of the trees outside made an excellent backdrop for some romantic, giggly pictures and inside was no disappointment either. Simple but obvious ttention to detail was paramount and the tables looked effortlessly chic with flowers in clear jam jars and white place names.
I could almost forget I was a Wedding Photographer at all on this special day. It really reminded me of what a wedding is all about – two people in love and the joining of two families. It is so easy to get caught up in the wedding and forget the marriage, and this marriage is one that I will never forget.Thank you so much to Helen and Colin, for a lovely, lovely day.