MIDSUMMER WEDDING I HOLKHAM HALL I CAMBRIDGE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Midsummer Wedding I Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall View From The Lake

Holkham Hall Norfolk played host Fiona & Joe’s amazingly relaxed midsummer wedding. Holkham Hall is an 18th century country house and home to The Coke family and the Earls of Leicester. Set in 6100 hectares of beautiful Norfolk countryside Holkham is the perfect setting for your wedding day. In addition spoilt with the perfect setting and an abundance of sunshine, clear skies on this wonderful midsummer’s day.

Gin & Tonic

When I first met with Fiona and Joe I knew instantly that I wanted to be the one who would record this momentous occasion for them. Their approach to their wedding day was as is should be. Knowing that if you as a couple are having an amazing day your guests will be having an amazing time too. From the gin and tonic in their garden at their Norwich home, to the seaside pre wedding shoot to the day itself, everything was so relaxed and chilled.

Bridal Prep at the The Crown Wells Next The Sea The Crown Hotel Wells Next The Sea Bridal Prep at the The Crown Wells Next The Sea Bridal Prep at the The Crown Wells Next The Sea Bridal Prep at the The Crown Wells Next The Sea Hair Stylist The Crown Wells Next The Sea Hair Style Bride and Mother of the Bride Bride and Bridesmaids The Crown Wells Next The Sea Bridal Prep at the The Crown Wells Next The Sea Bridal Prep at the The Crown Wells Next The Sea Detail Shots Shoes and Earrings Bride Having Veil Fitted Bride at The Crown Wells Next The Sea Bride at The Crown Wells Next The Sea Bride at The Crown Wells Next The Sea First Glance With Father of the Bride Bride and Mother of the Bride Bride, Mother and Father of the Bride The Crown Wells Next The Sea

Home From Home

This amazing day started with bridal prep at The Crown Hotel, Wells Next the Sea, The beautiful private annexe of 5 adjoining rooms felt perfect. A home from home experience. Prosecco flowing Fiona was being preened, pampered and waitered on, no less than any bride deserves on her wedding day. Tanya Wollacott creating the jaw dropping bridal hair and Paris Cressy the flawless make up artistry. Fiona’s dream team of local suppliers working seamlessly together. Meanwhile my assistant photography, Vinny Smith was spending time with the boys at The Hero in Burnham Overy Staithe. Jo from Constance Rose delivered the bridal bouquet. Flowers that reflected a midsummer day were simply perfect for the occasion.

Groom Prep Shots The Hero Burnham Staithe Groom Prep Shots The Hero Burnham Staithe Groom Prep Shots The Victoria Inn Holhkam Groom Fixing Buttonhole Detail Shots Inside Marble Hall Holkham

Marble Hall

Fiona and Joe were to marry in the amazing Marble Hall at Holkham. The perfectly aligned columns supporting the breathtaking ornate ceiling rising to a height of over 50ft. This magnificent hall has the real WOW factor and was perfect for this perfect couple. The stunning staircase the ideal platform to conduct a personal, heartfelt wedding ceremony.  After the register signing Fiona and Joe made their way to The Saloon for some photos. Then sweeping back down the staircase to their waiting guests armed with copious amounts of confetti that welcomed the newly weds.

Brides Entrance Wedding Bouquet Midsummer Flowers Brides Entrance Bride and Groom Vows First Kiss Guests Inside Marble Hall Holkham Bride and Groom signing register Group Shot On Staircase Inside The Marble Hall Holkham Group Shot On Staircase Inside The Marble Hall Holkham Bride and Groom Walking Down Staircase The Saloon Holkham Hall The Saloon Holkham Hall Bride and Groom Holkham Hall Norfolk Bride and Groom Holkham Hall Norfolk Bride and Groom Holkham Hall Norfolk Bride and Groom Holkham Hall Norfolk Bride and Groom Holkham Hall NorfolkKavolini String Quarter Holkham Hall Drinks Reception Holkham Hall Norfolk Groups Shots Parents Holkham Hall Norfolk Groups Shots Parents Holkham Hall Norfolk Groups Shots Parents Holkham Hall Norfolk Groups Shots Parents Holkham Hall Norfolk Pageboy Holkham Hall Midsummer Wedding Group Shot Family Members Holkham Hall Norfolk Wedding Party Wedding Party Holkham Hall Norfolk Bride and Groom With Pageboy Group Shot Family Members Holkham Hall Norfolk

The Temple

At Holkham you are afforded so many photo opportunities, only time is the barrier. In reality I could shoot several weddings at Holkham Hall and each would be different because of the vast opportunities. However I am alway grateful when my couples trust me enough to steal them away from their guests. Above all taking time away allowed us time to visit The Temple tucked away in the woods. The ideal setting for photographs and a chance for Fiona and Joe ti have some ‘us time’. Returning back it was almost time for the cutting of the cake and the first dance.

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Midsummer Nights

Its true that your guests will remember the venue, food and entertainment. Fiona and Joe wanted to make sure these things were unforgettable and they didn’t disappoint. Firstly the venue is awe-inspiring. Secondly the food was delicious, beautifully presented and locally sourced. And lastly the entertainment from the soothing tones of the Kavolini String Quartet to the amazing sounds of The Joe Ringer Band fitted the day perfectly. In conclusion as the evening fell away on a beautiful midsummer wedding we left with thoughts of a truly awesome day.

Place Setting and Wedding Cake Holkham Hall Detail Shots Holkham Hall Lady Elizabeth Wing Flower Bouquet Guest Table Shots Holkham HallPicture Board Father of the Bride Speech Detail Shots Holkham Hall Norfolk Grooms Speech Top Table Best Man Speech First Dance First Dance Bride and Bridesmaids Bride and Father of the Bride Dance Floor Bride and Female Guests Bridesmaid Dance Floor Couple on Dance Floor Couple on Dance Floor Couple on Dance Floor Holkham Hall Dance Moves Couple on Dance Floor Guest at Wedding Holkham Hall Bride and Father of the Bride Dance Floor Bride and Mother of the BrideBride and Groom

Thank you Fi and Joe for having me as part of your day. I have loved getting to know you and honoured to have been able to showcase your wedding day.

If you are planning your big day please do get in touch via my Contact Me page at Mark Nortcliffe Photography or by calling 07982 077883. Check out my review of 2019 here.

In Their Own Words

I questioned Fiona a little more on their romantic journey. I very inquisitive haha!

How did you meet?

I chatted to Joe who was working on a stand for Windsor Bishop at The Royal Norfolk Show in 2014, nearly five year to the date. He sold my sister a ring but I certainly got the better deal.

How did Joe pop the question?

Joe proposed in Iceland at the Gullfoss Waterfall. In a complete contrast to our wedding day, which was so hot, it was snowing. Joe had been agitated all day was is so out of character for him. Even at the airport he wasn’t his usual calm self having to check in his hand luggage into the hold which I now know contained my engagement ring. Even worse when his bag was one of the last ones to make its way onto the carousel.

What was your favourite part of your wedding day?

Everything from start to finish. We always wanted a midsummer wedding. The most special moment was when the doors of the Marble Hall opened. I could hear the string quartet playing and we were surrounded by our family and friends. It all felt very magical.

Where did you go on honeymoon?

We went to Lake Garda and Venice two months after the wedding in September. It was amazing and gave us something to look forward to after the excitement of the wedding had started to fade.

 

Suppliers

Photography Mark Nortcliffe Photography

Assistant Photography Vinny Smith Photography

Bridal Boutique La Crème

Dress Designer Pronovias

Groom’s Suit – Bespoke David Goddard

Hair Tanya Woollacott

MUA Paris Cressy

Florist Constance Rose

Cake Designer Constance Rose Cakes

Catering Andy Parle

Venue Holkham Hall

Live Band The Joe Ringer Band

String Quartet Kavolini String Quartet

Bridal Prep The Crown Wells Next The Sea

Groom Prep The Hero Burnham Overy

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