REBEKAH AND PAUL NARBOROUGH HALL WEDDING – NORFOLK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
So, 4 months after my last entry on this blog and with my final wedding of 2017 now edited and delivered, it’s time to catch up on updating my website and sharing a few of the truly wonderful weddings that I’ve been so fortunate to capture this year. 29 Norfolk weddings photographed in total, a couple less than 2016 and each and every one unique and very special. Every year I get to discover new Norfolk wedding venues and this year I finally got to work at a handful that I’d been eagerly anticipating since starting out as a wedding photographer in 2013. The first of the new venues to me this year was the incredible Narborough Hall and Gardens – I’d seen a lot of this venue in the work of fellow photographers immediately fell in love with this beautiful corner of Norfolk the moment I drove up the driveway on my venue recce a few days ahead of Rebekah and Paul’s celebrations. Met and hosted by the lovely Fen who leads the wedding team at Narborough Hall, I was completely blown away by what has to be one of the most complete wedding venues in East Anglia. From the impeccable formal gardens to the lake, the tree house and the huge variety of rustic backdrops it was way beyond my wildest expectations. The accommodation and reception rooms in the beautiful hall were equally stunning and left me reeling with the volume of ideas I could suddenly see for photographs!
The wedding day itself was, frankly, as amazing as the venue. Rebekah and Paul, an immensely relaxed, happy and loving couple surrounded by a hugely fun group of friends and family in the most wonderful of settings – I’m not sure a wedding photographer’s life gets much more straight forward and fun than this! The morning was spent visiting Rebekah in the amazing bridal prep area and Paul and groomsmen in the equally impressive cottage outside the hall. With some incredible gifts exchanged throughout the morning, it was time to enjoy their wedding ceremony with the epic backdrop of lake and hall surrounding friends and family. As you’ll see from the image above, the day was punctuated by some seriously heavy downpours, the worst of the day being when Rebekah and Paul set sail for a romantic row around the lake. At the time, I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry or simply run away in dismay but, having dried off and seen the smiles return to Rebekah and Paul’s faces and the fun being had by the guests as they witnessed photographer and videographer try to recover the boat while getting completely soaked, I could see the adventure had been worth it. No doubt the images from this particular episode will forever remind Rebekah and Paul of some of the craziness of their wedding day!
Anyway, a wild evening party followed a late evening walk around the gardens and woodland with the utterly brilliant Claypath providing the soundtrack that kept the dance-floor packed at all times.
I’ll leave the images below to tell the story of the day better than I ever could in words. In short, a wonderful couple marrying at one of the very best venues, looked after by some of the best hosts of any venue and surrounded by a cracking group of friends and family. More Narborough Hall weddings please, you’ve stolen my heart and immediately entered the list of venues where I’d get married (if I needed to marry again!) very close to the top!