On Friday it was the awesome wedding of Jon & Gina. Gina is one of the lovely brides in my secret brides facebook group and as they booked me around 18 months ago I have loved seeing her plans come together, especially in the last few weeks.
They booked the beautiful Boathouse which is just out of this world and the perfect place for an outdoor or indoor ceremony right on the water of the stunning Norfolk Broads.
We arrived at Gina’s mum and dads house the morning of the wedding and her bridesmaids and man of honour were all getting ready together and having a wonderful time. The incredible Emily from Love Moi Makeup was making them all look beautiful. When Gina showed me her dress I fell in love! I adore light, floaty dresses that capture the movement of a wedding day and are just magical to shoot. Gina also had a Juliet cap veil which I couldn’t contain my excitement over, something I have ALWAYS wanted to shoot and it looked so, so pretty with her light dress and little lace jacket.
For Boathouse weddings the bridal party jump on a boat at the Waterside around 20 mins from the Boathouse. I can’t think of a more special way to arrive at your wedding and that 20 min boat ride as the apprehension and nerves build it is so exciting! One of my sneak peeks is as the bridesmaids helped Gina on the the boat, her veil blowing in the wind and a big grey Norfolk sky!
The weather was touch and go and ended up being cloudy most of the day but as Gina boarded the boat it was raining. We knew that meant the outdoor ceremony they had hoped for wouldn’t be possible BUT it didn’t matter one bit. In fact I thought the ceremony was even more amazing in their light ceremony room all the guests and the bride and groom facing the water of the broads with the huge doors open to the view and one of my favourites was shot through the huge windows, Gina and Jon laughing through their ceremony and the Broads reflected so perfectly around them.
After the ceremony we did some gorgeous confetti shots and then Jon and Gina jumped on the boat for a little ride up the broads. I have lots of beautiful images from this boat ride but loved the shot below as Jon helped her on her dress blowing and her gorgeous shoes peeping out!
After a yummy afternoon tea (some of the best scones I have ever had!) and some awesome speeches as the light started to get low we decided to light some candles in jars Heather and I had found earlier saved for the evening and took Jon and Gina back down on to the pier to get some beautiful shots as the night was drawing in. This has to be one of my favourites and my final sneak peek!
I have so many more to share from this wedding and we had such a good time with these guys. For now ere are my favourite 5 moments….
Huge thanks to Hannah, Steve and Lewis for being a huge help on the day, to Jon and Gina for looking after us so well and being up for any of my crazy ideas (though yours may have been crazier, can’t wait to share the slide shots!) and to all your friends and family for being so welcoming. Quote of the day has to be from Gina’s mum who as we went to leave said she didn’t want us to go as we felt like part of the family!
Have an amazing and well deserved honeymoon guys I can’t wait to share the rest in a few weeks time!