College Farm Norfolk Wedding

College Farm Norfolk
Laura, Adam…. and Jack Brock – Confetti Pony

Here is Laura and Adam’s big bash from early May at College Farm in Norfolk, there’s a lot of photos here, but there’s so many great ones I had to leave them in!

This was my first time at College Farm, it’s a wonderful country venue with several distinct garden spaces around it, the whole site is very secluded.

I started my day with Laura at Vicarage House just down the road in Great Hockham. It’s more of a mansion than your typical house though and there was a massive amount of space for everyone to get ready before leaving for the farm.

Once at the farm Laura’s father parked alongside the field of Alpaca’s and the bridal party started to walk down to the outdoor ceremony area where the guests were waiting for the blessing to take place.

This wasn’t a strictly human wedding party, we had several instances of floof as a part of the procession and once they were all in place Laura’s father rowed her across the lake down to an teary eyed Adam.

After the blessing I had the pleasure of being part of the most epic confetti experience I’ve ever had. Confetti was handed out en masse via Jack the confetti pony who stayed around for most of the reception and with 140 guests there was a LOT of confetti to be thrown. Honestly, I’ve never seen so much confetti in. my. life. With a confetti dump of the remaining amounts at the end. Perfect!

 

Laura and Adam wanted their reception to be like a village fete, so after the initial meet and greet with canapes along with some family photos at the back of the house the Fete was officially announced with a ribbon cut and everyone was treated to a Coconut Shy, Splat the Rat, Space / Pony hopper racing, Welly Wanging and a Ferret run along with other things.

Halfway through this Laura, Adam and family headed into the house for their legal I-do’s and then we went for couple photos, speeches (where Adam’s mum started rapping) and then dinner followed.

We were there for most of the night, the band killed it and everyone was high on life the rest of the night. A perfect, high energy and free spirited wedding full of love. As it should be x

Asia House Wedding Photography

Asia House & The Amadeus Centre
Clare & Sanj

Clare & Sanj at Asia House and The Amadeus
Ha, where do I begin with this one. Ok details. So here is Clare and Sanj’s wedding which took place at Asia House with their reception at the Amadeus Centre in London.

So those are the main details but here’s the real stuff. One of Clare and Sanj’s main requests from me was that they had a nice photo of each other as anything they had was taken years ago and we got plenty of them because of who they were and how much they gave me so much to shoot.

Good wedding photos are not just because of the photographer but the sum of the wedding itself. The couple, the guests, their personalities, the venue and so on.

I like to say to couples that the reality is I’m only 50% of the resulting photos. What goes on during the day, where people are emotionally, how much time I have to do everything and how I fit in with the crowd is paramount to what they’ll get at the end of the day.

Clare & Sanj at Asia House and The AmadeusEssentially I hold a mirror up to a wedding and go ‘This is what it looked like’ – I can’t tell fibs and make a wedding something it’s not. I’m fortunate in that the right couples book me and I’m given a huge amount of awesome each time.

At Clare and Sanj’s wedding it was clear I was welcomed and I had a lot of fun during prep as well as donning my seamstress hat to fix a small tear in Clare’s dress before heading off with them to Asia House where Sanj was waiting with his family greeting the guests on arrival.

I could tell Sanj was excited, as all great guys would be and because of the London traffic we had made sure we were there early. This meant there was a bit of a wait. It doesn’t help knowing the person you’re about to spend the rest of your life with is waiting downstairs!

Clare & Sanj at Asia House and The AmadeusThe ceremony went ahead, they kissed and we left for The Amadeus Centre where on arrival we took a 5 minute walk to Elnathan Mews which is one of those typically cute London back streets and had some photos there.

Royal Geographical Society Wedding

The Royal Geographical Society and St Barts Brewery in Smithfield
Wendy & Jack

Royal Geographical Society WeddingHere, let me introduce you to Wendy and Jack. You’ll like them a lot.

This dynamic duo made their vows at the Royal Geographical Society in London this October and had their reception at St Barts Brewery in Smithfield adjacent to the market there.

Wendy chose to get ready at the Montcalm in London City before leaving by cab for the RGS

Royal Geographical Society WeddingSometimes things go wrong at a wedding. Best laid plans can go to waste and despite your sincerest efforts stuff doesn’t go according to plan.

Wendy and Jacks wedding took a slight misadventure when a huge part of London was closed off due to a (SURPRISE!) protest march. So London being London on a Saturday it took Wendy’s cab 90 minutes to do 4 miles.

I was caught up in it too and at one point was SERIOUSLY considering dumping the car and using a Boris bike. I kid you not. A wedding photographer not turning up to the ceremony? Not. Going. To. Happen.

But I got there 10 minutes before Wendy’s cab. Result.

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE : 0

TWO SAT NAVS AND A SCARED PHOTOGRAPHER : 1

So we were well and truly back on track. Wendy and Jack said their vows in the beautiful Royal Geographical Society building and we used the other room for family photos and some nice shots of the couple after.

With the protest over and the route sorted we headed to St Bart’s Brewery.

Royal Geographical Society WeddingI’d not been to St Bart’s before and it’s a lovely space, wooden flooring, nice bar….good beer and I loved the upper level.

Wendy and Jack had goody bags for the guest on each table. There were masks, conkers, toy planes and some plasticine for the ‘Mould the best Wendy and Jack’ competition.

We all went over to the Smithfield Market for some photos with the groomsmen and bridesmaids and then they all settled for dinner.

Afterwards, when it was dark, myself Wendy and Jack headed back over to Smithfield Market for some more couple shots and then they returned for their first dance. The tune to which was sung by their friend and it was Crowded House’s ‘Fall at your Feet’.