A couple of weeks ago, I photographed the beautiful wedding of Rachael and Andrew at Titchwell Manor on the North Norfolk Coast. This beautiful Manor has an enviable location set on the edge of the open countryside – the perfect backdrop for wedding photos and is well known in the area for it’s amazing and tasty food.
Rachael and Andrew had planned an intimate wedding and booked my half day package. I arrived half an hour before the ceremony in time to capture their guests chatting and having a few drinks in the beautiful eclectic bar. It’s such a cosy space, with warm colours and roaring fires for guests to gather around as they waited for the ceremony to begin.
Once the beautiful bride had arrived, the ceremony began in the bright conservatory of the Manor. Rachel looked stunning in a fishtail lace dress and Andrew looked pretty dapper too with red detailing matching the bride’s bouquet perfectly. Their son just looked adorable in his matching suit and bow tie. He made the cutest little page boy!
After the ceremony, we quickly did a handful of group shots in the gorgeous gardens and then guests came back into the cosy bar and lounge area to enjoy drinks and canapes as they chatted away.
I then took the bride and groom off for some relaxed couple portraits whilst it was still light. I absolutely adore the wide open skies that Norfolk offers, and Titchwell Manor has some great views over the marshes and down to the sea.
The couple had both told me previously that they didn’t like their photo being taken, so it was great to see how quickly they felt at ease with my relaxed, easy-going approach. I think they both ended up quite secretly enjoying it!
After the photos, we headed back inside for the wedding breakfast. The room was beautifully decorated with twinkling fairy lights, and the fabulous cake sat proudly decorated with gorgeous deep red roses. Each table was decorated with pretty tea lights in jars and vases of flowers – a really romantic theme to capture the essence of the day.
This was followed by some wonderful speeches and toasts from close friends and family, which set off lots of tears and laughter as tales were told and well wishes were given to the new Mr and Mrs.
Finally, I captured some shots of the happy newlyweds enjoying their first dance, then whisked myself away whilst everyone partied into the night…