Jaye and Danny's wedding was my last of the 2019 season and I couldn't have chosen a more perfect place to end my year. The Assembly House is one of my favourite places even on a showery, dark, autumnal Norwich day. Jaye was preparing in one of the beautiful bedrooms and there were lots of people, details and stories to keep me busy in the first few hours of the morning. It was soon time to slip Jaye into her gorgeous Rebecca Ingram gown before reveals with her family. Luckily the rain stopped and she was able to tip-toe across to the Music Room with bridesmaid Lucy.
Danny arrived in good time and enjoyed the hour before the ceremony meeting his family and friends. The ever wonderful Carrie O'Donnell played Jaye down the aisle. It was a lovely ceremony with beautiful readings. It was still dry outside so we took the opportunity to throw some confetti and take their formal group portraits. It was also my final chance to take some daylight portraits before the meal. As ever, the Assembly House kitchen had created a sumptuous banquet.
In their planning meetings they loved the idea of a few after dark portraits, and I had to photograph them by the fountain in between the meal and speeches to capture a perfect balance of exposure between building and sky. After the hysterical speeches - more on that in a moment - we ventured into the Noverre garden with some lit up foliage and back inside by the iconic chandeliers. So the speeches; I always know we're in for a good one when the best man brings out a box. Inside a whole plethora of embarrassing memories including a particular sack which brought the house down. The evening was entertained by the Lovin' Handful and I left the dance floor buzzing to skiffle beats. This one was an honour and I loved every second. Huge thanks to my wing-man Mark Hewlett and to Jamie and the AH team.