Narborough Hall Gardens Wedding Photographer – Simone & Nick
Narborough Hall in Norfolk is one of the most romantic venues that I’ve ever photographed at. Having spent a whole day photographing the perfect English summer wedding here, I drove away feeling that I could have stayed for a week, and still not have finished capturing all of the stunning aspects of this pretty pretty venue.
NARBOROUGH – A VENUE “QUINTESSENTIALLY ENGLISH”
Simone moved away from Norfolk quite a while ago, but she knew her wedding would always be under Norfolk’s big blue skies – the place that she calls home. She wanted her wedding to have a relaxed feel, with guests able to enjoy the sense of a lazy day in the countryside, but with an abundance of things to see and do within the grounds. Narborough has it all. Set in traditional English gardens, you walk around and have a sense that you could be in any age or era. Busy lives are left at the gate, and you easily forget time, with options to stroll in abundant flower beds or take a glass of champagne out in a rowing boat on the lake from the pier.
WEDDING THEMES AND DÉCOR
Simone had such a clear idea of the perfect country wedding.
“I was keen to get a good mix of both our personalities in the décor and we agreed to go for peach, white and green inspired by the florals and foliage of the venue, with natural materials such as woods and metals. We really wanted a country, rustic feel with a few elegant ‘wedding’ touches.
We also now have lots of lovely pieces from the wedding dotted around our home, as little reminders of our amazing day.”
CHOOSING A RELAXED DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
“This was always going to be a challenge for us! I had a really specific idea of how I wanted our wedding photos to look and how the photographer would fit into the day. I looked at numerous websites and just wasn’t clicking but then stumbled across Rachel and felt relieved! We instantly felt at ease when we met to look at her work and loved her natural style of photography. On the day Rachel completely worked around us in an unobtrusive way, gently guiding with how to get the most of the photography. It was like she was a guest and happened to be taking our pictures! The results blew us away, capturing every detail of the day we planned together and we are so grateful to have such beautiful memories of our wedding.“
Nick and Simone’s wedding was featured on Rock My Wedding.
Here are a few of my favourite photos from the day. And if you love Simone’s details, she was kind enough to share her suppliers:
Shoes: Rachel Simpson
Tailoring / Suits: Jack Bunneys
Floristry: (I get asked about Simone’s stunning, loose-tied bouquet a LOT!) Starlings were the talented florists.
Cake: Katie’s Cake Box supplied the white lace and peony cake.
Videographer: I meet a lot of videographers during a wedding year. Most brides tell me that they want a videographer to record truly candid moments, and then curate them into a reel that evokes memories of the day in the weeks and years to follow. This was the first time I met Gione. He has since been awarded Videographer of the Year 2017 at the Wedding Industry Awards.
You can see Nick & Simone’s highlight reel here:
Norfolk Wedding Photography