Blessed with another sunny day I made my way up to the north Norfolk coast to photograph Kate’s wedding preparations. To say that the place was a hive of activity would be an understatement! Six bridesmaids! This made for a lot of hustle and bustle and provided endless photo opportunities to capture the drama of the few hours leading up to the ceremony.
The bridesmaids wore pink and sunflowers were everywhere! I really liked Kate’s twist on the usual elegant bridal footwear. Customised, sequinned trainers! Neil was going to be wearing something along the same lines. This perhaps reflected the couple’s down to earth nature. Both families were big campers and caravanners and the honeymoon was going to be at a campsite on the coast.
There was a really sense of joy and happiness in the room which made it a real pleasure to photograph!
At St. Andrews Church, just down the road, Neil arrived (wearing red trainers). Kate looked stunning in her flowing white dress.
The ceremony was full of fun. I particularly liked the minister’s stole which he told me someone had given him from a holiday in Peru. There were lots of light-hearted moments throughout, particularly when Kate had a problem getting the ring on Neil’s finger!
Straight after the wedding ceremony, Kate and Neil sped off to the beach; Jon and I in hot pursuit of the couple in their VW camper van. Time was tight as a storm was brewing out to sea. It was a blessing in many ways at it gave us a dramatic backdrop for the photos. Literally, the moment we were all getting back into our vehicles, the heavens opened. Talk about just in time!
It proved to be one of those afternoons weather-wise. Sunny/rainy/sunny again. It didn’t matter as everything was snug and dry inside the marquee at Woodhill Park campsite.Everyone was served with steaming cups of tea from a gleaming tea urn as they came in with optional sweets on the side.
The food stayed within the camping theme as two, hard working chefs churned out endless burgers and hot dogs from their camp kitchen at the back.
The speeches were kept to a minimum. I think everyone was just eager to start dancing. Kate and Neil led the way and the party started!