Beth and Ant’s Hardingham and Southwood Hall wedding was utterly delicious. Two absolute soulmates surrounded by their loving family and friends who had travelled in from far and wide to celebrate their wedding then party like crazy in the evening.
They were having a church ceremony at St. George’s Church in Hardingham then their reception at Southwood Hall. I was working alongside the very talented Kelly Southby who was their videographer.
We started early at Beth’s parents a short drive from the church for a wonderfully relaxed few hours of hair and makeup (and lots of doggy cuddles!) followed by a mad dash to the church! Beth’s wedding dress was just stunning and she made it look a million dollars.
The church was almost full when I got there and a very nervous Ant was checking his watch and the isle expectantly. A moment later Beth came down the isle and took everyone’s breath away. They looked absolutely wonderful together and a perfect match for each other.
After the ceremony everyone picked up a wedding CD that Beth and Ant had made for the drive to Southwood Hall. A really lovely touch. Beth, Ant and the bridesmaids left in the super cool VW camper van they’d hired from Retro Campers Norfolk. It was a beautifully restored camper van with all the original fittings in impeccable condition.
The BBQ feast at Southwood Hall was a welcome relief as the weather had turned chilly and damp. The catering and table service for their Southwood hall wedding was excellent as usual.
After the speeches we had a few group shots outside with friends before Dirty Weekend, the evening band, kicked off. This was to be no ordinary evening party though. They had planned their own pop up photo booth in the camper and so halfway into the partying Ant and I pushed the van into position, Kelly supplied the external lighting and I did the photos inside the van. A hilarious 40 minutes later and we had a great set of images for everyone to keep.
It was after 10 pm and I about to finish up and leave when the party suddenly got a life of its own. The dance floor was bouncing, everyone was dancing and Dirty Weekend kept playing hit after hit, keeping everyone going. I couldn’t leave. Here’s a glimpse into this incredible day.