I was privileged to photograph Georgina & Pete's wedding last month (exactly one month ago tomorrow) at Shouldham church and the reception just up the road from me in Middleton.
The weather forecast for the day was a bit iffy and, as promised, started miserable and grey. As the guests began arriving, so did the rain but, fortunately, by the time the bride arrived at the church, the weather was already brightening up. By the time the ceremony finished it had got pretty hot and sticky outside and we were besieged by thunderflies (I still have one stuck in the viewfinder of my 7D).
I had never photographed a wedding at Shouldham church before, and it turns out it is a great spot for weddings, and the undulating fields made a lovely backdrop.
After the ceremony the newlyweds headed back to Middleton in a fantastic-looking vintage white Jaguar (which may well have smelled delightful too if the one or two people leaning in to sniff the interior are anything to go by!)
Back at the reception, there was a coconut shy, props for photos, a jazz trio followed by a rock/pop band, croquet, hula hoops...plenty for everyone to do, and most impressively, they had Hobgoblin on tap :)
I have to say, the bride and bridesmaids were all great, and put up with me taking loads of photos of them first thing in the morning without complaint, and I was well looked after by Georgina's parents, who also catered for the event (and made a delicious job of it, I must say!)
Congratulations Georgina and Pete, I hope you have many happy years together, and thanks for allowing me to be a part of your big day!