The Reading Room wedding venue in Alby is a little gem and was the ideal venue for Yasmin and Bill’s intimate wedding.
Yasmin’s morning started at The Black Boys Hotel in Aylsham where she was having her prep with her mum, sister and best friends. There was lots of tea, coffee and champagne to celebrate her wedding and settle some nerves. It was a fun filled and busy morning and the time just slipped by.
The Reading Room wedding venue is a short drive from Aylsham and I arrived ahead of the bridal party to photograph Bill and the rest of their guests arriving.
I hadn’t photographed a wedding at The Reading Room before and I was shown round by the lovely owners who couldn’t have been more helpful all day. The Reading Room is a beautifully restored chapel set in formal gardens that are beautifully maintained. The whole space is wonderfully serene and is exclusively yours for the whole wedding day.
The wedding ceremony kicked off and everyone burst into laughter as the Registrar forgot Bill’s name! It took me a split second to process what she’d said and I held my nerve and giggles as everyone burst out laughing.
Yasmin and Bill threw the wedding speech book out and had their speeches in the beautiful gardens. This was wonderfully inspired and everyone gathered round them making it very intimate.
Later in the early evening the garden games were adapted and took on a whole new dimension: Three-in-a-row was now had to be played blindfolded. And to make it more difficult a couple of cunning guests moved it about making it almost impossible to play. It was quite hilarious to watch.
But this was nothing compared to the timed blindfolded obstacle course that had to be navigated. There were some seriously competitive people who risked arm and limb to get the winning times!
As the night came to an end everyone gathered on the dance floor and Yasmin and Bill had one final dance surrounded by their wonderfully loving family and friends. Moments like this are why I love shooting weddings and why I stay to the end of the night.
I adore photographing intimate weddings like Chloe and Ben’s wedding at Voewood. If you’re planning an intimate wedding please get in touch, I’d love to hear all about it.
Here’s Yasmin and Bill’s beautifully intimate wedding at The Reading Room in Alby. Enjoy.