This venue is just down the road where I live and I pass it everyday. It's hidden off Stoke Road just outside of Norwich and is the perfect setting to hold such a special day with 32 acres of grounds and woodland in a grand Georgian hall.
I met up with Rebecca in the morning to catch some bridal prep and detail shots. I enjoy grabbing details as lots of thought has been put into this so I make sure try capture everything the bride brings with her. Rebecca also kindly let me take her dress to the main staircase where I was able to take a gorgeous shot of it hanging over the banister with the handrail leading to the main focus of the image. Finished in my black & white edit it gives a classic yet contemporary look.
A rare occasion that I was able to meet with the groom and capture Dale getting ready. I've always loved the idea of grooms getting ready at the venue, this means I can capture both moments of preparation, anticipation and laughs.
Rebecca and Dales ceremony was held in the newly refurbished Palm Court located on the left side of the main building. A cool and light finish to this room along with large windows that floods the room with natural light gives a perfect balance for ceremony shots.
Their wedding date was the Saturday before wedding restrictions got even tighter which allows only fifteen people to attend so a lovely sit down meal was enjoyed by all their guests to fuel up and relax before a drinks reception. This was held in The Ball Room & Garden Room situated in the main house with its high ceilings and garden views. The weather decided to be stormy with rain and high winds so my plans for a stunning sunset walk in the meadow was unfortunately off the cards.
Having hired out the whole hall meant that there was no shortage of space which included my favourite room, The Whisky Room! This had gorgeous comfy sofas and chairs to unwind in, just a shame the bottles on the shelves were all empty :-)