September weddings kicked off with the delightful Elizabeth and Jono. My day began at their home in Aylsham and prep had all the feels. Elizabeth’s bridesmaids are lifelong friends who are more like sisters. It’s always a huge honour to be invited into a loving circle as this. Elizabeth is an English rose and her styling of lace gown, long veil and pretty hair garland suited her personality and county wedding so perfectly. Jono and his groomsmen also opted for a classic style with formal tails.
Whilst the groomsmen enjoyed a spot of lunch in the Bucks Arms, I journey the short distance between Bickling church and Elizabeth’s home to capture final preparations before returning to photograph the pretty church interior. The florals were everywhere and spectacular. Revd Canon Andrew Beane couldn’t have been more accommodating and his service was beautifully romantic for them both. The path down to the decorated arched gate was a long one which made for a fantastic confetti walk and it was lovely to see former bride and groom Hollie and Scott in the crowd.
E+J wanted to keep portrait time to an absolute minimum so we took a photo opportunity in the church yard and another 10 minutes on arrival at the farm. I also snuck them out for a creative night image with my coloured flashes and a very fine tree. We managed to dodge the main heavy rain showers during the meal and everyone enjoyed spending time outside. The reception decor and cake matched their styling in pastel tones and florals. The tables were named after varieties of potatoes - well what did you expect from a potato farmer? They were also eaten along with local bred sausages. The Yow Yow got everyone jumping, jiving and twisting - it was a fab end to the day. Well… not quite. There was one surprise left for Elizabeth - fireworks! The wedding really did have it all - congratulations.