A rainy day at Lynford Hall Hotel

Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain.

After a fantastic summer and a great week of weather in early October, the heavens finally began to open........on Justine & Phil's big day!

I 1st spoke to Justine about her big day only 2 month's before the wedding, we agreed on the suitable package and then shortly after met for the pre wedding shoot on the beach.

It was a fantastic shoot, Phil and Justine radiate good feelings, Justine's laughter is infectious.

After the pre wedding shoot their big day soon came round but so did the weather.

The skies were clear at home for me in Lincolnshire but the closer I got to Mundford, Norfolk, the more grey the skies became until it was time for the window wipers.

There's not a lot you can do about it, I say embrace it and carry on, I got the feeling that Justine & Phil shared my view........phew!

Lynford Hall Hotel, dates back to the mid 1800's, its massive!!!! For anyone looking for a grand Norfolk wedding venue, I say look no further, this one's definitely got to be on top of the list for a viewing.

The ball room holds up to 250 guests, lots of room for fun and games.

The gardens are well manicured, not the we got to enjoy them as much as we wanted to though.....bloody weather!

Here comes the bride.

Spirits and emotions were high when Justine walked down the aisle to her son in law playing the guitar.

The ceremony was short and sweet but bathed in light by the large window in front of the couple.

Justine is always smiling!

So, what do you do when it's raining outside and it's time for the group shots.

Do them in doors, that's what.

Now this is a family shot and a half!

After the group shot's were done I took Justine and her bridesmaids outside for only a few minutes before the heavens opened again.

And then during the wedding breakfast there was a finally a moment where the rain slowed enough for us to go for a walk with the umbrellas.

Just look at that venue!!!

These 2 seem to enjoy each others company like I've never seen before, it was fantastic.

Whose to say that rain ruins a wedding day, it didn't touch this one.

After our walk we headed back in for the desserts, I should mention here that the food was fantastic, thank you Justine & Phil for feeding this happy photographer.

And then it was time for the speeches.

This one is my personal favourite from the day; the couple holding hands whilst Justine's son gave a speech that caused a few happy tears.

The night for me ended with the cutting of the cake and the 1st dance.

'You've got a friend in me' played as father & daughter danced.

One of the great things about this wedding was the guests. There were so many different accents from people who had traveled thousands of miles to be part of Justine & Phil's special day.

I was made to feel very welcome and part of the great vibe of the big day.

Thank you xxx

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