The Cathedral is a very special place to anyone from Norwich. Rachel and Matt planned their Norwich Cathedral wedding in not one, but both of our iconic city cathedrals. To be let loose in both, camera in hand, was a treat indeed.
My day started at St John's and I was looking forward to sharing their special day. They're a very creative and well travelled couple. I've enjoyed getting to know them through the course of the year and hearing all about their journeys to Japan. I knew their styling was going to be equally creative and eclectic. Rachel had drawn on autumn as her inspiration. From deep red berries and leaves to green succulents and thistles, a colourway which looked so beautiful against the Caen limestone.
Their ceremony was deeply emotional, especially for Rachel when her brother Chris and friend Christina sang Notturno by Donizetti. Afterwards the sun was shining as everyone headed through to the garden for confetti and congratulations. When we'd discussed their portraits, it was agreed that we would spend a little time in each location. The garden at St John's still had lots of beautiful flowers and greenery, so was used for the nature part of their portraits, with the Norwich Cathedral cloisters for the architectural elements. The cloisters were a wonderful location for their drinks reception, with canapes and guitar playing underneath the historic bosses. Rachel popped on a little fur jacket and looked every part the supermodel surrounded by the most stunning light. Upstairs in the Refectory, the Weston Room looked very autumnal. Tables were named after birds, very fitting with the peregrines nesting on the spire above. There were Japanese touches with origami menus and the cakes were mouthwateringly stunning. Alas my time was up and I left everyone to enjoy their meal as I wandered back towards the river. A truly magical day, congratulations R&M x