May I present to you, the sumptuous wedding of Jess & Craig at Narborough Hall Gardens. My first visit here, and hopefully not my last. It’s up there with some of my all time fave places to photograph. I mean come on, just look at this place! It’s a true gem of a wedding venue in the fine county of Norfolk. And then, if you throw in the mix, a couple of gorgeous humans, then kerpow! The below happens. Jess & Craig tied the knot here a few weekends back and boy oh boy, was it a beauty. These guys rocked it from the start of the day to the moonlit evening, so much going on all day and so lush to get married outside. Narborough Hall Gardens has got so many beautiful places to explore, photograph and occasionally pick your jaw up off the floor. A beautiful Arts & Crafts boathouse caught my attention early on, of course I was going to gently suggest that Jess & Craig take the boat out for a spin. Little did I do know that ‘spin’ would be the operative word as Craig took his new wife round in circles, a career as a seafarer not really beckoning. I probably laughed way too much at this point (sorry Craig) but the whole experience was just brilliant from start to finish. You couldn’t hope to meet a nicer couple, and their ceremony from the vows to the speeches were charged with emotion all the way through. Jess’s wedding dress was just incredible, the bridesmaids rocked it and the boys looked dapper as can be. The owners ran the day like the clockwork, a big shout out to them. And also it was a pleasure to work alongside the super talented www.doylekilcoinfilms.com. What more could you ask for on your wedding day? I often say this, but check Narborough Hall Gardens out as a wedding venue if it’s not on your list. It might just be just the ticket! Tally ho chums, see you soon for some more epic wedding action. Have a great weekend. JP x

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Ello peeps! It’s another beautiful day in the land of James Powell Photography, and today I bring you the super sunny wedding of Hayley & James across the awesome county of Suffolk. The blog title suggest the wedding was all at the gorgeous Wood Farm Barn in Benacre, but no. Don’t be fooled as this little gem started off in one of my favourite places in the whole world, Southwold. I knew that Hayley & James had good taste (they did book me for their photography after all *winky emoji) but when i arrived I could see instantly the theme and how it would compliment the day and setting perfectly. Proper glam, full on vintage seaside dresses and scarlet red shoes and lipstick. Boom! Really, really lovely and perfectly suited for a wedding in Southwold, for which the nuptials were held at The Swan in Southwold town centre. On arrival I was greeted by the lovely happy face of James rocking a stunning three piece tweed suit, and not sweating at all. The gym does work folks, obviously I don’t go enough as I was sweating like a true champion! Hayley & James have seen the pics and love them, but Hayley said she had a ‘goofball’ face as she entered the room to see James for the first time. I’m not having any of it, that’s pure joy and excitement, as you can see from the pics they are clearly meant to be. After the ceremony we took a jaunt down the seafront and hung out by their beach hut, such a wonderful idea. There is a rumour I actually got down to my pants to get into the sea to take some pics. Just rumours people, “fake news”! Maybe. Ok, I admit it, i did go in the sea. Not my brightest idea as it was way too rough and I got soaked in all the wrong places so aborted mission to dry off! Loads of fun was had and lots of laughs and that was just half the day! Off we went to Wood Farm Barn in Benacre just up the road for the reception and food and speeches. The awesome Smallfry girls were there serving up the best fish and chips you’re ever likely to have from a van. The speeches were amazing, I won’t even mention James’s slip up which had the guests in tears. All in all it was a belter of a wedding, with some amazing light and photographic opportunities. A really wonderful family and great guests, I absolutely loved the day and continue to smugly love my job. Have a peruse at this vintage, DIY wedding and let me know what you think. I for one can tell you, it was one to remember. Much love y’all. JP x

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I’ve got an absolute beauty of a Cromer wedding fresh up on the blog today, coming straight from The Grove. Dare I say I’m running out of superlatives this early in the season, I feel I’m repeating myself and straying into the territory of just saying it because it’s what’s expected. Pretty much every wedding I’ve ever photographed though has been special and unique for a myriad of reasons, and the wedding of Ruth & Rich was right up there. This was an absolute humdinger of a wedding day with some amazing folk, and just all round gorgeousness all day long. As it happens my Sister got married here almost a year ago to the day, so I knew the venue well. The Grove is a wonderful Georgian house set in stunning landscaped gardens, with a swimming pool, amazing restaurant, award winning food, and glamping pods, you name it! It just so happened that The Grove is part of Ruth’s family, with Ruth running the glamping side of things. To be ‘chosen’ as it were, was quite an honour, to document the day at a venue so special to them. When I arrived the whole atmosphere and set up just took my breath away. The tipi itself was a wondrous sight, probably the best tipi I’ve ever seen. And all the people buzzing about getting ready, from folk practicing their musical cameos in the various rooms to people just wandering around in the glorious morning sunshine after a dip in the pool. The mood was most definitely set and I couldn’t wait to photograph the ceremony at Cromer church. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, such a vast amount of people, yet so intimate all the same. Ruth and Rich wanted to grab a few shots down by the beach post ceremony what with Cromer being where Ruth grew up, so we nipped down to the beach and then back to the Grove for the rest of the day’s entertainment. As you can see from the pics, the Grove played the perfect host to their day. An abundance of joy and laughter all day long, and some pretty special evening light for some photo’s on Cromer pier. Really, it doesn’t get much better than this. Please have a gander at their pics and if you’re considering somewhere in this neck of the woods to tie the knot, the Grove should be right up there on your list of place to consider. Enjoy their images, and have a great week everybody. Catch you soon! JP x

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