A winter wedding at the Octagon Barn, Norwich

Just a day before Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve-Eve, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the winter wedding of Araminta and James at all the The Octagon shaped buildings in Norwich – the Octagon Unitarian Chapel and the Octagon Barn! Safe to say that these guys have a weird thing going on for 8 sided buildings but I’m not judging. They made perfect venues for these wedding celebrations.

Araminta and James had been booked for ages and I was seriously excited about their wedding – not least because I was all giddy with excitement for Christmas as well!

We got really lucky with the weather on their special day, clear and crisp. Araminta used to be a wedding planner and so she’s clued up about winter wedding planning and to make the most of the light, she and James had a 12pm ceremony, giving us plenty of time to make a few portraits along Elm Hill, just a short walk from their ceremony venue.

Their ceremony was really magical, bursting with love. They were both so relaxed and it was clear for everyone to see, they were each marrying their best friend.

Over at the Octagon Barn, mulled wine and mince pies were ready for the taking and partake I did, before enjoying a wonderful afternoon of speeches, drinking, more food and dancing. This was just a short drive home for me and a wonderful end to my year in weddings – perfect!

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