SOPHIE AND ALEX CHAUCER BARN WEDDING – NORFOLK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
On a this cold and very wet November day, a flash back to warmer, summery times at Chaucer Barn in North Norfolk for Sophie and Alex’s superb August wedding day.
So a quintessential English summer wedding day at Chaucer Barn on the blog today. Sophie and Alex along with very lucky friends and family got to enjoy a superbly relaxed and informal wedding weekend at beautiful Chaucer Barn in mid-August this year. Like so many weddings at Chaucer Barn, Sophie and Alex along with all their guests visited from outside of Norfolk and made the place their own for a few days of celebrations. A first for me (but now on my ‘what I’d do if I was to get married again’ list, Sophie and Alex had cocktails and canapes for guests arriving before the ceremony. On a beautiful warm August morning it proved a cracking way to welcome guests to the venue and to get everyone relaxed and socialising while they left Sophie and the girls to get ready inside the barn. This part of the day really set the tone for what was to follow – just the most chilled and happy day imaginable and just as Sophie and Alex had described to me when we first met.
As you’ll see, Sophie’s looked utterly stunning in the most elegant of wedding dresses and Alex looked particularly dapper in his light and very summery suit. With a hugely fun and quite large group of groomsmen and bridesmaids, capturing candid and emotion packed fun all day was an easy task for me. I absolutely love it when couples live the day in the moment and forget about me and my cameras. Doing precisely that from the outset made the day hugely enjoyable to capture and is undoubtedly a wedding highlight for 2016 for me. As you’ll see, the day had the full range of emotions with some particularly lovely scenes as Sophie made an entrance into the barn for the ceremony and also during some superb speeches later in the day. While we didn’t get an epic sunset, we did get a break for some portraits in between afternoon downpours and the meadows at Chaucer Barn again proved an incredible backdrop for Alex and Sophie to enjoy a few quiet moments together.
With an evening party in the bar, fuelled as you’ll see by a superb range of gins (all with appropriate mixers and accompaniments), the day ended as it had started. Relaxed, hugely sociable and fun people living out their dream wedding day in the most beautiful of settings. As always, an absolute privilege to be asked to capture and a day that will live long in the memory for me.