Saturday was Mal and Sian’s turn to get married and I have been super excited about this wedding! This was my last booking of 2016 when they got in touch earlier in the year and although I was technically fully booked as their date was free I couldn’t resist a wedding at the incredible Holkham Hall!
Not being native to Norfolk over the 10-12 years I have lived here I have very much found my own favourite places and Holkham has to be pretty much top of the list! It is somewhere me and Rob love to go on a rare weekend off for walks, bike rides or picnics. They have recently renovated the ‘Lady Elizabeth Wing’ for events and weddings and it is incredible. The few weddings I have shot at Holkham already the couple have need to hire marquees or have their reception elsewhere but now the LE wing is ready it is the most incredible venue.
I got up bright and early to head over to start with some photos of Mal getting ready at The Victoria before heading over to Sian’s holiday home to meet the girls. The house was buzzing with the ladies having hair and makeup done, drinking champers and opening presents. As Sian got into her incredible full lace dress there were tears all round especially when Sian’s brother Phil who was giving her away arrived!
They chose to get married at the pretty Langham Church and as we arrived the boys pulled up and guests started to fill the little church. Sian arrived in the incredible Rolls Royce and walked up the path with her brother starting to look a little nervous! After a beautiful ceremony we shot some fun confetti shots and their family groups at church before heading back to the venue to capture their bridesmaid and groomsmen shots and couple shots in the beautiful grounds of the hall.
The guests relaxed, listened to the band and had drinks and canapés in the stunning Statue room before walking round to the Lady Elizabeth wing for speeches and dinner. Whilst the guests took their seats we had a little time to take advantage of the inside of the hall before a few shots overlooking the lake as the sun was just dipping behind the trees.
After 4 incredible speeches the dance floor was opened by Sian and Mal’s fabulous choreographed first dance and then it filled up in time for me to grab some awesome dance floor shots before leaving them to the party!
It was so wonderful to be back at the incredible Holkham Hall and great to work with Tom from Browns Films again this year.
Huge thanks to Mal and Sian and their friends and family for making us so welcome and being so lovely work with and to Emma for doing a wonderful job of assisting on the day. I have so many more images I can’t wait to share but for now here are my favourite five moments….