“…it takes a special sort of person to drive all that way just to dive into a freezing stream, or walk around while I work out the best way to include the scenery when I wasn’t expecting a gloriously sunny day and it changes the landscape completely. Guys - thank you SO much for being the first. Even if nothing comes from this, I’m so grateful you said yes!”
I barely blinked during the Hindu ceremony! It was the first time I’d seen one and absolutely loved every part. Right from the moment that Alex was danced into the building and brought to the Mandap in an amazing procession, lead by the Dhol drummer. And then when Geethi & Alex’s families gathered around to support and bless them through the traditions from the change of clothes, to the tying of the Thali. I didn’t speak the language, but was so moved.
We did about 18,000 steps past the London Landmarks marathon crowds and saw a few landmarks of our own! Lilith and Andrew had such natural chemistry in front of the camera and were happy to spend time, and go all over the place (over 8 miles) on Shank’s pony alone! Their efforts were rewarded with a huge variation of shots from myself and Louise - which I’ll let you flick through right now…
PART ONE : Let’s take a trip to Twickenham Registry office with Geethi & Alex! They were married legally by registrars on a September Friday before their religeous ceremony and spectacular family celebration on Sunday. I was lucky enough to be asked to both ceremonies, and both days had me grinning from ear to ear!
Their ceremony put Jessica & Andrew at the heart of their family and friends, supported down the aisle and showered with petals as they left. With Horses crashing their photos, and posing next to a vintage tractor, it couldn’t get more ‘Norfolk’! Except perhaps, for the walk to the small church at the end of the next field. Follow them on their journey, right here. And join me in wishing the new Mr & Mrs Sewell all the luck in the world for their married life!
Daisy & David chose to get married in their own back garden surrounded by family and friends. Almost everything was chosen, made and set out by the couple and their team of bridesmaids and groomsmen and it was absolutely beautiful. Their bright colour scheme and picnic style wedding breakfast was perfect for a summer garden wedding, topped off by an incredible archway display, created by the Swaffham Florist.
This years top moments for me mostly include happy faces - smiley, laughing and teary-eyed faces. But I had to share the slow dances of grandparents that are still completely in love, quiet moments where dads practise speeches in the kitchen, mums fastening dresses, ties, buttons and buckles. Private jokes, drunk dancing, dropped cake and the reactions when the best man spills the grooms most embarrassing secrets! And SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS! Seeing how many bridesmaids I can fit in a car, bathtub, phone box or bar. Kids and animals that have no filter. Twirling dresses, royal wedding peeking, and glass-clinking. Magic tricks, special gifts, and drinks that spill over because you’re just having too much fun to care. And a driiiiiiive-through in an SUV.