I was at Kathy’s house to photograph her preparations while Jon close by, with Adam, photographing his.
The bride was getting ready in the conservatory. Loads of light and brilliant for photography! While the make-up artist busied herself, flowers arrived and champagne corks popped! It was a beautiful day so the doors were all open letting the welcome breeze in.
In the kitchen, food was being prepared for a pre-ceremony light lunch. Today’s wedding ceremony was going to be a bit different as Kathy’s twin sisters and brother were going to perform a few songs, live in the church. They concentrated on their rehearsals around the kitchen table.
A little later the chauffer driven car arrived. It was a beautiful, vintage, white Jaguar. A car with a lot of history as we were told that it once belonged to one of the dam busters. Amazing in itself.
Kathy looked stunning in her dress and it wasn’t long before she made the short journey to the church. Both Jon and I were there; ready to photograph her arrival with her dad by her side in the open-topped Jag! Adam and his groomsmen had arrived a little earlier from the pub opposite! The church was absolutely packed and all eyes were on Kathy as she was lead down the aisle by her proud dad.
After the ceremony we were all off to Briarfields. Briarfields is stunning location for a Norfolk wedding reception as it’s situated on the beautiful, north-west Norfolk coast. As the coast was so close, both myself and Jon drove Kathy and Adam down to the beach. They donned red and green wellies, respectively and we photographed them as they walked along the sand, watched only by a few smiling dog walkers!
Once we were back at Briarfields, it was time for a few official group photos. Adam is an Aussie and a lot of his friends and family had flown over for his special day! The guests list was impressively cosmopolitan. The couple were well travelled and to reflect this, each table in the restaurant was named after somewhere they had both visited.
The speeches were brilliant! Lots of anecdotes and stories!
It took about one second after the first dance to finish before everyone piled onto the dance floor (the Aussies, taking the lead), and the party began!