Chaucer Barn | Jo & George | Norfolk Wedding

It’s been a while chums, but I’m back on the blogging train. What better way to kick off than with this wee beauty of a wedding from Chaucer Barn? I have no doubt you have missed my wedding ramblings, but a full on ramble is long overdue. So, where to start with this banger of a wedding? Jo & George, a super cool couple chose the awesome Chaucer Barn to have their reception. Living in Middlesex, a lot of folk from the home counties and London often choose Chaucer when getting married in Norfolk. It ticks so many boxes: it’s beautiful and set in stunning surroundings, has bags of charm, offers great accommodation and also has a wedding licence. However, their family have a holiday home in Mundesley, so that was the natural place to tie the knot. Mundesley Church by the way is an absolute corker too, and proudly boasts it’s own beach hut! I woke up in the morning with my usual scour over the weather reports, opting for the best looking one. Even with my half glass full, unending optimism, things weren’t looking at all rosy later in the day! Well, as I always say, what will be will be. The weather should never, ever dictate your mood on your wedding day. Looking at the photo’s you’d be forgiven for thinking it was glorious all day long, and in essence you’d be absolutely right. Aside from short, sharp downpours the weather was absolutely cracking and it allowed us to dart in and out and get what we needed. The bridesmaids were a great bunch of girls and had their own ideas for wedding photos, perhaps they had spent too much time on Pinterest? (Only joking ladies!) The girls and guys needed little direction and I simply took pics of them larking about, enjoying the wedding and each others company. Everything about the wedding was on point, from the beautiful decor, to the stunning dress and shoes. Even with their sartorial elegance, there wasn’t a hint of pretence. At the first opportunity we were romping through a field chasing sheep! Jo and George are hardy travellers, and as the mist settled on the field we quickly nipped across the field at the back of Chaucer. This became one of my fave wedding photos of the year. Not my usual bright photography style, full of colour and joy, but a moody misty, moonlit walk. I just love that frame. It was a beautiful day, blessed with amazing family and folk. If I could find someone to marry (cue violins) Chaucer Barn would be right up their on my list. Happy marriage Jo & George, I’ll leave the viewers to relive your day which falls under the heading ‘EPIC’. Much love. JP x

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Narborough Hall Gardens | Jess & Craig | Norfolk Wedding Photographers

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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Wood Farm Barn | Hayley & James | Southwold Wedding

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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