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A Batemans Barn Wedding – Norfolk Wedding Photographer

A BATEMANS BARN WEDDING

M A T T   &   C H R I S T I N E

Christine and Matt’s wedding was my very first Batemans Barn wedding, and I was so excited to be shooting at such a characteristic venue! It’s not very often Wedding venues are 10 minutes from my house and is also a working farm!

If I said that this bright, bold and vibrant Norfolk Wedding featured a Braai, Boab Tree and Marimba Band what Country springs to your mind? This gorgeous Summer’s June wedding took place at the idyllic Batemans Barn in Harleston – an impressive restored medieval barn, farm and farm house only half an hour from Norwich. So… if you haven’t guessed already, Christine is South African which meant lots and lots of family and friends flew from South Africa over to little ol’ Norfolk for a super fun and relaxed South African themed wedding day!

The owners (Nicole and her husband) behind this stunning, historic Norfolk wedding venue, were at hand with everything and accompanied by Nev and Christine’s amazing creative styling and the florist’s colourful flower garlands and arrangements, Bateman’s Barn became a vision of bold pinks, oranges and golds! There were so many unique and quirky little details that made the day so memorable and full of ambiance!

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lobola
ləˈbəʊlə
noun
  1. (among southern African peoples) a bride price, traditionally one paid with cattle.
    • the practice of paying a bride price.
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Venue: Batemans Barn, Harleston

Florist: New Beginnings, Bungay

Wedding Cake: Ophelia Weddings

Tables, Rug and Easel Hire:  Anthology Vintage Hire

Pallet Furniture: Gas & Air

 Food: Baytreepizza Company

Dress: Claire Pettibone Cheyenne Gown from Blackburn Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Azalea Bridal

The Wedding Map: Ben Williams (Christine & Matt’s good friend!)

Hair Styling: Paula Harvey

Make Up: Kirstie Barton-Grimley

AMAZING Wedding Stationary: Christine (Bride) & Nev aka Matt (Groom!) Printed at Wensum Print

Other Games/ Props/ Lanterns/ Hoops all made by the Bride & Groom (SUPER talented couple!!)

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A Farm Wedding – Norfolk Wedding Photographer

A   S U F F O L K   F A R M   W E D D I N G

M A X  &  C L A I R E

This stunning D.I.Y. Farm Wedding is probably one of the most anticipated outdoor weddings of the year and sums up exactly why I am an outdoor wedding photographer! Claire is a mutual horsey friend and I’ve known her for a few years now through mutual friends and competitions. I think I did a little dance after we met in Toft Monks over a drink in the Summer of 2016 to chat about their wedding plans! Max and Claire’s plan was to have the most relaxed, party vibe of a wedding that they could possibly have – farm reception, horses, tipis, fairy lights, reggae band and lots and lots of fun loving people! I knew this Suffolk Farm Wedding was going to be a blast and despite the very long day, I ended having my camera taken off of me so I could (awkwardly) join in with the dancing (I can’t dance…) It was so lovely to see old friends and everyone genuinely having the BEST day!

If you are debating on whether to plan a outdoor/ farm/ tipi/ festival styled wedding I am 100% sure that the photos featured in this blog post from Max and Claire’s big day will somewhat persuade you! The best June Summer’s day with amazing people and two of the best matched people in the world. I don’t think I stopped smiling all day!

Claire and her girls got ready at the beautifully rustic Fritton House Hotel in Suffolk, the ceremony took place at one of the most open and lightest churches I have ever photographed at and the reception took place in Blundeston at Claire’s family’s farm! Lots of locations = lots of different photos! I hope I have captured the story of the day as it unravelled and that you can gain a tiny insight into just how much fun myself and everyone had that day! More weddings like this please! #farmwedding #galleywedding #suffolkwedding

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Mr & Mrs Galley - 232

When it hits that today is THE DAY!!!

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When I got told to sit down by the vicar and to stop taking photos… There will be a blog post about rude vicars and how to handle them and how to emphasise to them just how important your wedding photos mean to you and your fiancé! It is your day and sometimes you have to lay down some ground rules! Obviously as a photographer I 100% respect their part to play in your day but I your wedding photos should not come second!

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As always the photos I take would not be possible (nor would the wedding) without the amazing wedding suppliers we have in Norfolk/ Suffolk!

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Fritton Arms, Blundeston Church, Family Farm

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Stacey Hurren – Purity

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D.I.Y Claire & Max

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Penny Bessey – Tuppence Lane Cakes

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