THE BOATHOUSE WEDDING – RACHEL AND JAMES – NORFOLK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
And, we’re off…….
The 2015 wedding season was kick-started off on Saturday with a completely unexpected firecracker of a sunset and a fantastic wedding day for Rachel and James! It’s great to be up and running after a quiet couple of months – while I love the extra family time, and of course the chance to catch up with exciting jobs such as a new website and tax returns, it’s great to get back out there amongst happy couples with amazing friends and families enjoying such special times together. This year is set to be an absolute belter with weddings all over Norfolk and my first Hindu and Greek weddings, including one in the city of London – I really can’t wait!
So, back to the present, here is a little sneak peek for Rachel and James after their fabulous day spent at the stunning Boathouse, Ormesby Broad. After meeting up with Rachel and bridesmaids Susie and Emma for some getting ready photographs I joined James at The Boathouse. Rachel arrived soon after in a fantastic old VW Camper Van (in purple and matching their theme colour for the day) and a beautiful ceremony followed with the lovely vista across Ormesby Broad as the backdrop. Rachel and James share a passion for their pet labradors Hugo and Bailey so meeting them soon after the ceremony was important to them both – Hugo and Bailey were clearly very happy that their owners were now husband and wife and were on such boisterous form that this was no doubt the trickiest part of this particular wedding shoot! We did get some shots, eventually, and even managed to avoid paw prints on Rachel’s stunning dress (just!).
The afternoon and evening were very chilled with everyone enjoying the outstanding Boathouse hospitality while the absolutely brilliant Mengista worked his way around the party creating superb live caricatures of each guest – I’ve not seen this at a wedding yet but it was an absolutely superb idea and resulted in each wedding guest receiving a fun and unique gift and memory of the day; a really fantastic wedding favour idea.
As you’ve seen above, we were treated to a very unexpected and last-minute sunset after an extremely grey and cold winter day – fortunately we spotted the appearance of some colour in the sky just in time to grab a camera and flash (and a blanket for Rachel!) and with a very brave couple managed to grab some nice sunset images at the end of a freezing cold jetty! Having returned to the warmth of The Boathouse it was time for a first dance and some more quality time with friends and family. I’ll let these few taster images provide a feel for the day and sign off by wishing Rachel and James a fantastic honeymoon. I must also thank Ally England for coming along to assist – Ally was a huge help and great company all day and is working towards building her own experience and portfolio as she sets about building her own wedding photography business – I’m sure she has a bright future in photography ahead of her.