SARAH AND IAN SOUTHWOOD HALL WEDDING – NORFOLK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
17th February saw my second wedding shoot of 2016 at the stunning Southwood Hall in rural Norfolk. Ian, Sarah and Harry are a wonderful family and I’d been really looking forward to capturing their special day since the moment we met and they explained the circumstances of their first meeting. Meeting Ian and Sarah, it’s immediately apparent how they’ve completely fallen in love with each other and how happy they make each other.
Being a former RAF officer also, Ian had a few familiar faces as guests so it was great to catch up and enjoy some predictable banter (Ian is an Air Traffic Controller and hence arch enemy to my former trade of Fighter Control!). The day was just as I’d imagined with the Cartshed at Southwood Hall as busy and bursting with life as I’ve ever seen it during morning preparations. Sarah and the ladies were also in the very best of hands with Emily of Love Moi Make-up and Amy of Flamingo Amy fame delivering a just stunning vintage look to the bridal party.
As always, the staff at Southwood Hall, led by Eleanor, delivered on every level with the barn looking as immaculate as always and first class service throughout a relaxed and informal afternoon and evening. Bill Downs was also there adding to a list of the very best ‘wedding suppliers’ (I hate that phrase!) that Norfolk has to offer, playing a beautiful accompaniment to the ceremony and then braving the cold to provide an outdoor soundtrack to the post-ceremony drinks and canapes.
I really do think that Sarah and Ian managed to realise their vision for their perfect wedding day. A day packed with fun, happiness, love and emotion with everyone from the children to grandparents enjoying a perfect winter wedding day. I hope the images help to tell a little more about the story of Ian, Sarah and young Harry’s day, a day that will live long in my memory and that has set the bar high early in 2016 for perfect wedding days!
Finally, a massive thank you to the superb Gina Manning of Gina Manning Photography for joining me on the day and being such great company and adding so many great images to the final selection for Sarah and Ian.