This was certainly one of the more unusual wedding venues that I’ve worked at – a privately-owned, semi-restored mill on the outskirts of Sea Palling on the Norfolk coast. The mill is owned by Julie’s brothers and for weeks leading up to the wedding Julie’s family had been strimming, mowing and digging to cut pathways and clearings for the marquee and bouncy castle in preparation (Christian’s family live in America so it was a bit of a stretch for them to come and land a hand!). To add the finishing touches a bar was set up in the mill, lanterns and fairy lights were hung in the trees, straw bales were brought in for seating and a ‘honeymoon tent’ erected to create a really unique and beautiful venue. The fact that we had some beautiful cornfields and wonderful Norfolk skies¬†was the icing on the cake.

Bride and groom in Norfolk cornfield

Julie’s bridal preparations began at her parents house in Norwich with bridesmaids Louise and Jenny.

Bride getting ready with her bridesmaids

Bridal bouquet

Bride and bridesmaid hug

Bridesmaids fasten bride's wedding dress

We then headed off to Ingham church to meet up with Christian and the rest of the boys. As you can see, Christian was extremely well organised (much to the amusement of everyone else)

Groom and groomsmen before the wedding

Groom and groomsmen outside the church

Ushers outside the church

Julie and Christian have a young son, Nate who sadly wasn’t on top form for the wedding having gone down with a bug. He did enjoy plenty of the day however

Page boy outside the church

Groom's mum, brother and son outside the church on wedding day

Bride arrives at church on her wedding day

Bride sees groom at church on her wedding day

Mum looks at bride on her wedding day

Bride and groom exchanging vows on their wedding day

Bride and groom singing hymns on their wedding day

Bride and groom look at each other on their wedding day

I love this picture, it just oozes emotion and love

Bride's family and bridesmaids in the church

Wedding ring exchange

Wedding register signing

Confetti in the church – ¬†someone’s going to be in trouble with the vicar (not me this time thankfully!)

Bride and groom walk back up the aisle

One of the highlights of the day. Unbeknown to Julie and Christian, one of the ushers had arranged to ring the bells as they walked back down the aisle – Julie has just spotted him

Wedding at Ingham church, Norfolk

Usher rings the bells on wedding day

Guests greet bride and groom outside church

Guests greet bridesmaid outside church

Wedding guests enjoying a Norfolk wedding

Guests greet groom outside church

Back at the mill – so much effort had been put into the preparations and the place looked fantastic

Sign to wedding venue

Guests arrive at wedding venue

Guests arrive at Norfolk wedding

A very unique table plan

Wedding table plan

Bride jokes with guests at her wedding

Guests share a joke at wedding

Guests joke at wedding

Guests hug at wedding

Guests chat to bride at wedding

Midway through the afternoon we headed off into the fields and around the mill for some bridal portraits

Norfolk bridal portraits

Couple kiss at their wedding

Bride and groom in Norfolk cornfield

Bride and groom in Norfolk windmill

Just before the speeches Nate perked up (and ate the biggest bowl of strawberries ever)

Bride and son at wedding

Father of the bride's speech

Groom's wedding day speech

Best Man's speech

Christian’s Dad presented a Samurai sword to cut the cake (possibly a bit of overkill for a cake)

Cake cutting

Wedding first dance

First dance at wedding

 

The full slideshow from Julie and Christian’s wedding can be viewed here…