Sunny September celebrations

I had zero idea of what an incredible day Jenny & Michael had planned when they first contacted me to photograph their quirky and colourful celebration day at Hockwold Hall. What I had been trusted with, was the secret they were keeping about their 4 legged ring bearers! The look on their guests faces when the groomsman and bride’s brother appeared with them was priceless, the excitement for Jenny & Mike was very apparent and in her words “today is all about the alpacas”!

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Bride's mum fastening her wedding dress
Bride's mum button up her daughters wedding dress
Finishing touches to bride's make up
Bride holding her flowers laughing

Bridal preparations in the art-deco inspired converted barn

Jenny got ready on site with her lovely family popping in to see her throughout the morning.¬† Just before she put her dress on she said ‘oh, I’d better make my bouquet”! I think you’ll all agree her floristry skills are pretty awesome.

Bride looking out of a window
Bride with her mum
Bride's DIY bouquet
Bride with her parents

Acres of walled estate gardens for your ceremony, confetti and drinks

While Ashley added the finishing touches to Jenny’s make up and I was taking some family photographs, Mike was happily welcoming guests. The ceremony area at Hockwold Hall is very tranquil, set inside hedgerows it’s sheltered and magical. It’s lovely slow walk through the gardens, from the house, to the gated entrance towards your guests and the one you’ll marry.

Celebrant Caroline was so bubbly and encouraged the wedding party to join in with clapping, cheering and wishing the couple lots of love and best wishes for their future together. I adore a relaxed celebrant ceremony, it give people the freedom to truly make the day their own.

Groom greeting guests
Wewdding guests having photo taken
Wedding guest wearing heart shaped sunglasses
Wedding guests at Hockwold Hall awaiting bride's arrival
Groom and groomsmen awaiting bride
Bride and her dad arriving at ceremony
Flower girls at Hockwold Hall
Bride and her father arriving for ceremony
Bride's dad talking to celebrant
Dad kissing his daughter on her wedding day
Couple inviting guest to read a poem
Guest reading to couple at ceremony
Groom excited to marry his fiancee
Bride reading vows to groom
Wedding guests watching celebrant ceremony at Hockwold Hall
Groom reading vows to bride Norfolk wedding
Flower girls watching wedding ceremony
Alpacas arriving at wedding creemony
Bride and groom excited for alpaca ring bearers at Hockwold Hall
Best man with alpaca at Hockwold Hall Norfolk
Bride's brother leading alpaca to ceremony
Ring exchange at alpaca ceremony
Bride and groom first kiss at Hockwold Hall
Bride's brother reading at celebrant led ceremony
Bride and groom applauding
Bride and groom exiting aisle at Hockwold Hall outdoor ceremony
Bride and groom laughing with best man on aisle walk
Confetti at Hockwold Hall
Confetti throw at Hockwold Hall

Nestled within 50 acres of parkland this country retreat is stunning

There’s so much space and little secret gardens to explore at Hockwold Hall, the lawn to the rear of the property is wonderful for your drinks reception. Jenny and Mike’s guests were able to sit and relax on the sunny patio and wander the extensive grounds.

Hockwold Hall back gardens
Guests sitting and relaxing at Hockwold Hall
Guest laughing with groom
Bride laughing with guests

Alpacas, true guests of honour and ring bearers

The moment Jenny and Mike had been waiting for; their time alone with the alpacas! Honestly, I have never seen two people so excited for something, their adoration for them was so endearing. We enjoyed half an hour wandering the grounds with them and their owners, who were always on hand for help and advice, photographing them all was an absolute hoot.

Bride and groom walking Alpacas
Bride with alpaca at Hockwold Hall
Bride and groom walking Alpacas at Hockwold Hall Norfolk
Bride and groom walking Alpacas in Norfolk countryside venue Hockwold Hall
Bride and groom walking Alpacas
Bride and groom with Alpacas at Hockwold Hall entrance
Bride and groom with Alpacas
Bride and groom at Hockwold Hall front drive
Bride and groom walking at Hockwold Hall

The garden marquee and dance area

The marquee at this venue is very spacious and there was plenty of room for the brightly ribboned chairs and balloons adorning the tables. The beautiful wooden floor and fully serviced bar completed a fabulous reception area.

It was great to see Jenny up there with Mike making everyone laugh, along with the best man, groomsman and the father of the bride.

Dancing here is super atmospheric thanks to the designated dance space.

Colourful marquee set up at Hockwold Hall
Colourful balloons at wedding
Pinata alpacas
Groom welcoming guests at speech punching the air
Groom's speech at Hockwold Hall Norfolk
Guests applauding groom's speech
Father of the bride speech
Embarrassed bride at dad's speech
Bride, groom and guests watching bride's dad speech
Speech at Hockwold Hall Norfolk
Best man's speech
Best man speech at Hockwold Hall Norfolk
Bride and groom laughing at Best Man speech
Best man speech at Hockwold Hall Norfolk
Toast at wedding speeches
Bride and groom speech
Friend laughing at couple's wedding speech
Groom speech with bride
Bride thanking their photographer and pointing at her!
Bride and groom toasting their wedding and guests
Bride's parents applauding couple's speech

Dress boutique Wed2B
Bride’s hair and make up¬†Ashley Kay
Alpaca’s by¬†Alpaca Evolution

Venue Hockwold Hall
Caterers Shefs
Celebrant The Ceremony People

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