Thursday, 14 June 2012

Laura & Alex... {a pink, vintage, Norfolk, shabby chic, travel-themed wedding}

Wow, what a wedding! There was bunting, a stunning church, a jaw dropping wedding dress, cute children, the most chic garden venue, a stunning bride, an awesome groom, gorgeous bridesmaids and their frilly dresses.

I went to Laura's house the morning of the wedding and was met by a calm and gloriously radiant bride, her lovely parents and her friendly and hilarious bridesmaids. Laura's Sister Chloe did Laura and the bridesmaid's hair. Laura's bridesmaids also all took it in turns to do her make-up...they all did a sterling effort as everything looks so perfectly polished and put together.
Carpet for the win!! (and for the cause @Mrs Case!)
When I headed to the church I was met by the coolest and smartest looking groom, Alex and groom's men. If Alex was nervous, he certainly wasn't showing it!
I love being able to be at the front with all the action during the ceremony.
The ceremony was at Denver church, near Downham Market in Norfolk and then for the reception, the guest all jumped on a red Routemaster bus and headed to Ryston Hall, a venue that is personal to the couple as Laura's Grandad used to manage the grounds. The place is stunning and gave the most glorious backdrop to the marquee.
We stopped en-route to take a couple of photos with the car.
Alex and Laura headed in to meet their guests, but the bridesmaids and I managed to have five minutes on the bus to take some photos. Laura's bridesmaids are so gorgeous.
Then another couple of minutes in the orangery...
Then accidentally another minute on a bench...oops!
I adore this outside garden party feel.

How cute is Laura's nephew, Dexter...
The travel-theme was fab - I loved the signs! 

The marquee was decorated with miles of bunting, enamel jugs of flowers and had so many sweet little touches.

Laura's Sister and chief bridesmaid Chloe designed and made the table plan which was within a vintage suitcase...again, perfect for the travel theme.
Chloe, her other half's Mum and Laura's family also made jam in cute, little, fabric covered jars for every guest as a favour.
The travel theme linked into the table plan, as each table was named after a place that Laura and Alex have lived. I'm loving that they have lived at a Travelodge - for three months apparently! Heee
The speeches were incredibly moving. I struggled to fight back the tears during Laura's touching speech about Alex, her friends, family and about her Grandad who had sadly passed away.
After the speeches and food we headed outside for a speedy portrait session in the grounds before heading back for the arrival of the evening guests and the dancing.
Aren't the colour of the orangery walls just perfect for photos against them?!
I do love a brick wall!
I got's to get a ring shot in there too ;)
I think Laura and Alex thought I was a bit barmy when I mentioned going into the greenhouse for some photos, but I adore the tenderness in the next few shots.
Perfect timing or what?! The crepe cart opened as soon as we headed back!
The first dance was followed by the awesome band who absolutely rocked it. If I wasn't so tired I'd have stayed to dance until the morning!!
Congratulations Laura and Alex, have a lovely time in Thailand! We had the most fabulous day with you, your friends and family, thanks guys. XxX


  1. I love this. Gorgeous work x

  2. Absolutely beautiful wedding & stunning photographs xxx