We love a good Norfolk wedding! We love outdoor celebrations, relaxed do’s and soft, golden September light. When we heard from Charlotte and Edward earlier this year their plans seemed to tick all the boxes with a couple of welcome editions too!
They planned to marry at historic Binham Priory. A gorgeous priory, owned by English Heritage which is partially in ruins. Their reception was to follow close by at Edwards family home, making for a very relaxed, very sophisticated backyard style marquee wedding.
A first: Clay pigeon shooting
Our day started a little differently than usual- bright and early we accompanied the guys at a clay pigeon shooting range. It was great to see the guys kicking off the day in a super chilled way. It’s always nice to have the opportunity to shoot something new too. A while later when we arrived with the ladies, we were overwhelmed by how pretty everything was! The grounds and surroundings were stunning- definitely the perfect setting for a wedding!
Whilst Sam shadowed the guys, I stuck with the ladies who were endless fun. The up side to having lots of bridesmaids (Charlotte had 11!) is that there’s always something going on. People often forget the camera is there and as such it can make for some really beautiful moments. It was also lovely to shoot prep alongside David from Rideout Films!
Binham Priory wedding
Before long we were arriving at Binham priory- a beautiful building that is completely breathtaking inside. It’s incredibly spacious and very light. Everything you want from a ceremony really! Charlotte was beaming as she was accompanied down the aisle by her dad and it was clear to see just how happy both Charlotte and Edward were throughout. With the exception, perhaps, of a very brief moment waiting for the best man to hand over the rings. Always a tense moment!
No Norfolk wedding is complete however without a little wind. And wind is just what we got when following the ceremony a gust of wind took Charlotte’s veil on an adventure. Albeit a brief one! Much as you’d expect from these guys though, they took it totally in their stride and joined their guests for drinks amongst the priory ruins before moving on to their reception.
Garden wedding at home
Once again, upon arrival at the reception we were so impressed with everything they’d managed to pull together! Considering backyard weddings are often a blank canvas, everything looked perfect! From the hay bale seating and garden games to the boat full of drinks and a very swanky marquee, it looked like these guys had years of experience hosting weddings! They did it so well! We were also mega impressed by the attention to detail inside. The bar had actually been build by a friend and was beautifully accompanied by a huge floral chandelier above it.
Before long we were also treated to the presence of several escapees in the form of the family’s sausage dogs! There’s nothing like a few escaped furry friends to liven things up! Before long, the golden afternoon sun became night and soon Charlotte and Edward were taking to the dance floor for their first dance. Their guests needed little encouragement to hit the dance floor themselves thereafter and the night kicked off in a spectacular fashion!
Below is just a very small snippet of their day. We hope you like the photos as much as we do! If so please feel free to leave a comment at the end of this post for us or of course for C&E. You can also keep up to date with our work on social media.
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