There's nothing more sentimentally romantic than a wedding held in the place a couple first met.
For bookworms Emma and Andrew, this meant a return to the old Waterstones building in the Royal Arcade, which now (rather handily) is Jamie's Italian. But before I get ahead of myself, their day began at St John's Timberhill and a wonderful ceremony with Revd Christopher. Umbrellas were chosen as a central theme, such a good idea for a February wedding, with one gifted to every guest in their colourway of gold and navy to walk between venues. Each featured a wonderful passage from Julian of Norwich "All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well." Emma had chosen a Tiffany Rose lace gown and wore a vintage navy brocade velvet coat. She looked like a Russian princess. Andrew complemented in a navy three-piece from Ted Baker.
Considering storm Doris battered us only the day before, the weather smiled and we spent time outside for groups and portraits. I must say a special thank you to the ladies and bride-to-be in Prima Donna for allowing me access onto their balcony for a brilliant recreation of their invitation illustration. On the way to the reception we had a few fun shots planned, including their favourite pizzeria Donnelli's. Just before their reception we sneaked a few minutes in the Art Nouveau surroundings of Norwich's prettiest shopping arcade.
Their speeches were both heartfelt and embarrassing in equal measure (always good), before everyone tucked into a fabulous Italian banquet. The surroundings of Jamie's matched the relaxed vibe of the day perfectly and I know Emma and Andrew enjoyed every second. After the meal, everyone headed to Cinema City to a viewing of the magnificent Labyrinth. I can't think of a more fitting end to this brilliant wedding. Congratulations!