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The Barn at Woodlands Wedding of Victoria and Jon

Nov262014

Victoria and Jon's Barn at Woodlands wedding was yet another cracker!

This was the first wedding where I've worked with an independent qualified wedding planner. Emily from Emily Andrew Events couldn't have made this any more fuss free for Victoria & Jon and myself. I usually take on alot of the scheduling duties at a wedding so it was fantastic to be able to relax and concentrate on the photography. I can't recommend Emily highly enough.

Victoria commissioned me to capture the wedding in an unobtrusive and relaxed style. Neither of them are big fans of posing for the camera, so we kept the formals as fast as possible and their romantic section down to ten minutes. Consequently my day started at the church in Hoveton. I've been fortunate to have most of my weddings this year in churches all over Norfolk and St John's is yet another pretty rural parish church. The detailing and styling was exquisite. Emily had pulled together elements from various hire companies, both local and national, with the beautiful floral arrangements bringing it all together. The main colourway of navy blue was brought through the bridesmaids, groomsmen and flowers to create the relaxed country feel they were looking for, to honour their Norfolk and Devon roots. I remained low key during the ceremony keeping mainly to the back and capturing stories as they unfolded.

This family are a talented and artistic bunch. Jon's sister illustrated and designed the stationery and table plans. Jon himself hand drew the table numbers on the big black balloons. The main barn is a huge soaring space, so using the numbers floating above the tables and hanging paper pom poms, connected the spaces together. This is another wedding which should come with a pretty things warning! At previous weddings I've photographed at Woodlands, I'm always impressed with what my brides and grooms do with this versatile venue. The second barn was used for speeches and the ceilidh, the garden outside connected the two barns for the drinks reception and the main barn was used for dining and the evening band. Victoria had thought carefully about the day and her stunning lace Maggie Sottero gown was equal to the task with a removable train and bolero. Everyone got into the ceilidh dancing and then continued into the night with The Collective. This really was a cracking wedding to be a part of and congratulations again to Victoria and Jon.

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