Sometimes the love between a couple is worn on their sleeve, completely palpable and there for everyone to see. Watching it, so natural and open and photographing it, bouys you up, fills you full of energy and reminds you why it is that you love your work as a photographer so much.
It was a very warm and sunny day, Norwich and Great Yarmouth were pretending they were mediterranean for the day. A bride, and her sister, parents and attendant flower girl and a little page boy were getting ready for the day in the sea-side village of Hemsby. In Norwich at Churchman house registry office a groom was waiting nervously with his best man and the couple’s son. A pair of wedding rings were put on a little necklace for the little boy to wear for his parent’s wedding ceremony, adding his own little input to a very beautiful ceremony.
I wanted to write about the emotion that you see on the face of a groom as his wife-to-be enters a ceremony room. I see it often and it’s always beautiful seeing someones exterior crack and emotion well to the surface. The groom tried a bit to disguise it, compose himself, but it didn’t work: wet eyes are always a giveaway and for good reason as his partner and wife made her way to meet him. Look at any photographs taken from the front of a wedding ceremony, boys both grooms and fathers of brides are usually trying hard to keep it all together, it’s great, so look at the photographs below if you’d like some proof.
The sun shone for all when the guests exited the ceremony, and a blue sky dominated which is always great for photographers. The blue sky hung around for the duration so that on getting to The Imperial Hotel at Great Yarmouth it was still there, ready for us not only to take some formal groups of the family, but also to utilise a great water garden area for some photographs of the bride and groom enjoying each others company whilst their little son was cared for by family.
Onto entertainment from a magician, a great meal, and a spectacular wedding cake, not forgetting great cup cake favours and a little Vodka to toast the happy union.
In the evening the Photo Booth arrived, as did the props and some great dancing, we also took the opportunity to step out for a couple of shots as the sun began to set on the famous sea fronts lesser known sand dunes. To say that it would be difficult to find a couple so in love and so wrapped up in being together that they were unconscious of the camera would be an understatement. Have a look below at some of the highlights of a great wedding day and get in touch if you need a Norwich Wedding Photography.