southwood hall wedding photography

Southwood Hall Wedding Photography

Southwood Hall Wedding Photography

Natalie and James' wedding at Southwood Hall started out a little on the warm side and just got warmer and warmer from there! By warm, I mean blistering heat - this was an early afternoon wedding scheduled right in the middle of the 2018 heatwave! Fortunately, I was in shorts for the occasion. In fact, much of the weddings I photographed in the Summer meant that many a poor, unfortunate, soul was exposed to my pasty white legs. But I digress, this Southwood Hall wedding would have been a hot one whatever the weather because James and Natalie are bloody gorgeous people, inside and out! And it was amazing to share their day with them. I've known these guys for a couple of years now, ever since I photographed Natalie's brother's wedding at Hales Hall and I'm really looking forward to catching up with the family again in 2020 for Natalie's elder brother's wedding at a wonderful, Cambridgeshire, wedding venue, Bassmead Manor Barns!

"I must say, before looking I was nervous incase there weren't any I loved but looking through the entire reel I was beaming. You captured the day so perfectly and the pictures are really beautifully taken and edited. I am absolutely thrilled with what you have provided us and can't wait for everyone to see them now we're back. You are such a fun guy to have around at a wedding and have a real skill at making people feel comfortable throughout the shoots. I can't imagine it was one of the easiest weddings to capture considering how hot it was so your efforts running around all over the place to capture the perfect shots are extremely appreciated. Also huge kudos for somehow making us look non-sweaty, a huge achievement in itself ha! Thank you so much for your time, I am absolutely delighted as is James."

A Summer Garden Wedding

So, the main event, a gorgeous Summer wedding underneath a rose arch in Southwood Hall's walled garden. As Natalie came up the aisle she was beaming ear to ear catching the eye of her guests and seeing James at the top of the aisle.

When the reception hit, a few guests sought shelter inside Southwood Hall for a little cool down but the majority stayed outside to enjoy drinks on the lawn before sitting down to the wedding breakfast and a series of speeches that had them in absolute stitches!

The party didn’t stop until late into the night, giving everyone a chance to hit the dance floor a well as find time to get some of Southwood Hall's stone-baked pizzas - nom, nom!

A truly wonderful day, I had the pleasure of working alongside Mellissa Abel on make-up, Mike, from Capture Media, on video and the truly lovely, Dane and Rebecca, from Snapsation, on the Photo Booth! Props to all the team at Southwood too for working so hard in the heat to keep it all going.

Here's a few pics from an utterly beautiful day - thanks to Natalie and James for having me along for the ride!

Southwood Hall Wedding | Sneak Peek

Southwood Hall Wedding Photos | Sneak Peek

Natalie and James’ Southwood Hall wedding ticked all the boxes – amazing crowd, the best weather and one of Norfolk's best wedding venues! And to top it all, Southwood Hall is just around the corner from which, with all the travel I have done around the UK this year and overseas, meant I got to go home to my own bed!

If you’re looking for a Norfolk based wedding photographer for your Southwood Hall wedding photography, then get in touch to check your date and tell me more about what you have planned!

Here's just a few photos from this utterly gorgeous day - enjoy!


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Southwood Hall | Ellen + Tom

A Winter Wedding at Southwood Hall

I first met Ellen and Tom just before Christmas in 2015, a year ahead of their Southwood Hall wedding, to talk about their plans for their winter wedding. I was recommended to them by a friend and fellow photographer, whose North Norfolk beach wedding I would also photograph in 2016. I, unexpectedly, bumped into them at this Pentney Abbey wedding too. So by the time their wedding came around, it felt like photographing old friends.

Winter weddings might not be every photographers cup of tea but hearing what Ellen and Tom had planned, I knew I wanted in! It was going to be a party that would definitely get me in the Christmas mood.

On the day itself, a cold and misty morning, I made the short journey from my front door in Brundall to Southwood Hall. I was joined at the Cartshed Lodge, where the girls were getting ready, by Rowan from Apricot Weddings. The combined talents (something of a dream team) of Amelia Garwood, Flamingo Amy and Emily from Love Moi Makeup had already set about their work when we arrived and spirits were high. This was just one week before Christmas day, so the place was buzzing with wedding excitement, along with the prospect of the Christmas holiday too!

Ellen and Tom were wed at Ranworth Church and so, after spending some time with the girls, I drove over to Ranworth to join Tom and his groomsmen as they greeted the wedding guests. The mood was just as full of excitement here and the church looked beautiful in Christmas decoration. Ellen arrived at the church with her dad and her bridesmaids and there followed a very warm and emotional ceremony. The new Mr and Mrs Richardson then made their way to celebrate with family and friends back at Southwood Hall. And what a party! Absolutely corking speeches and quite possibly one of the most insane and full dance floors I've ever had at a wedding. These guys partied hard and late into the night! It was an absolute pleasure to be there to capture it and to play a small part in what, is still, a very, very memorable day! Thank you, so much, Ellen and Tom for having me along for the ride!

I have some winter weddings to look forward to later this year and I'm looking forward to another winter wedding at Southwood Hall in December 2019! If you're planning a winter wedding and would like to chat about your plans, you can get in touch here or, go here for more for more Southwood Hall wedding photos - enjoy!