An incredible uniform on a beautiful summers day in Norfolk
Back in January 2018 I had a stand at The Kings Lynn Wedding Festival and to this day I still can’t believe how successful it was. And I don’t think I’ll ever have another wedding fair like it.
Where am I going with this?
Well that’s where I 1st met Hannah & Kyle, see there was a reason for mentioning the best wedding fair ever.
After a few emails back and forth Hannah & Kyle booked me for a bit of prep up to the evening on their big day.
Taking bookings 1, 2 and even 3 years in advance can mean that in between the booking and the big day things can go quiet between the photographer and the couple. Well that’s where the pre wedding shoot comes in handy, a chance to meet up and chat and shoot what is seriously one of my favourite couple photos ever.
I’ll be using this photo for years to come.
What’s a pre wedding shoot? Boom we get photos like this!
Fast forward to June and it was the morning of the big day.
I met Hannah and her squad at her parents house in Docking, Norfolk. It’s only up the road from the church.
Lucy, the videographer, click the link (her name) to learn more, was there too and it was great to have someone to bounce ideas off throughout the day.
Hannah decided to do her own makeup on the day. It worked out real well; sitting by the window and using natural light. A perfect recipe for dramatic photos.
The bridesmaids and mother of the bride were made up by Illuminate by Lauren.
Hannah’s hair was styled by Holly Ambrose.
In between the prep and the ceremony I headed over to the marquee to grab a few detail shots.
The huge marquee was supplied by Castle Acre Canvas.
The furniture was supplied by Rustic hire.
Back at home it was time for the dress.
And the big reveal for dad.
A proud moment to see his little girl ready for her wedding
Before we left for the church there was just enough time for a few photos by the window.
I had this dramatic side lit idea in my mind and it’s spot on!
Outside we had a few shots of the Hannah and her girls and then it was time for the car.
Inside the Church, I was massively impressed by Kyle’s uniform.
So Impressed, I’m offering a 10% discount for all future uniformed services. So get your uniform on, save a few bob and buy me a beer on the big day! Well why not!
St Mary’s Church of Docking is a big place and the rules are fairly relaxed. Though do look out for the microphone stand right in the centre of the bride & groom, I did have to ask for it to be moved.
The ceremony went without a hitch apart from a roll away ring which got a few laughs.
And then it was time to head back outside for the groups and the newly wed photos.
The amazing flowers were by Sarah Coxon Floral Design
And then we made our way over to the marquee.
We had a bit of fun with all the friends.
Kyle’s and Paul’s speeches were made outside, a drink in hand, enjoying the sunshine.
Then it was time for afternoon tea supplied by Manor Farm.
I certainly enjoyed the sarnies and the cakes washed down with a bottle of beer.
And then it was Iain’s turn for a speech and all the guests were in stitches because of the embarrassing photo props.
In between the speeches, cake and dance, I did my thing of documenting the day and evening as it unfolds.
Real laughter and good times with a little friendly gambling provided by Kings & Queens Fun Casinos.
Sounds courtesy of Stardust Wedding & Events
Before I left I took Hannah & Kyle for a little walk to make the use of the quiet roads around the village.
Leading up to the wedding the weather had been proper sh… pants! I was keeping an eye on the clouds all day long, I knew what was coming.
And just as I pulled away from the playing field the skies opened……phew I missed that one!
Mr & Mrs Routley, thank you for allowing me to be a big part of your big day, I'm a happy happy Norfolk wedding photographer.
Your USB will be in the post real soon.