Torrential rain with lashings of thunder forecast for the day, coupled with identical twin brothers as Groom and Best Man – what could possibly go wrong at this wedding I hear you say?
Bridal preparation – think being greeted with the largest bucks fizz I have ever seen (of course it’d be rude not to), a friendly and fun relaxed bride tribe and a retro playlist – I honestly cannot remember the last time I heard Aqua being played! We whiled away a couple of hours and during that time Grandma stopped by to help Jenny put on her Great Grandmother’s heirloom pearl necklace before Mum came to help with the dress (a big shout out to Wed2B for this masterpiece).
Later, Jenny arrived at the waterside venue by boat, where she was escorted down the aisle by one VERY proud Father. There were few dry eyes in the front row which soon turned to laughter as the registrar began proceedings (not quite sure where the Game of Thrones reference sprang from?), before a confetti line up formed and we saw such beaming happy faces.
My style very much lies with candid shots to capture the day in a documentary fashion. That said, I am more than happy to do group shots but I always suggest keeping these to an absolute minimum. Organising these photographs so they do not consume the day is very useful, passing a list of them to a trusted groomsmen really helps. The challenge for me here was to ensure I did not mix the Groom and Best Man up, knowing the Best Man prior to the wedding was helpful (but still they really are identical, check out their photo together)!
As we went inside the venue mid-afternoon the skies opened and the forecast rain made its spectacular appearance. We were grateful to have dodged that bullet! After some cracking speeches, the wedding breakfast was served. I was so incredibly touched to have been invited to join the wedding party for the three course feast, and the food was out of this world – being veggie I sometimes find it quite dull and somewhat lacking, but that certainly wasn’t the case (check out the paneer tian in the photos below). If you are reading this and haven’t yet found your venue I can wholeheartedly recommend The Boat House at Ormesby Broad… and I would be seriously game to return. Hint!
Shortly before I left for the evening, Jenny and Adam cut their wedding cake, no ordinary cake at that. It was handmade by the bride’s sister and the attention to detail was second to none. The three layers told the couples story to date, including the moment they met and where they got engaged. Jenny and Adam took to the dancefloor for their first dance, followed by a Father of the Bride Dance. I loved sneaking a peek at the action through the window as I left, and am sure an awesome party had begun.