After the Bridal preparations had taken place at Mum's, Claire and Andrew's actual wedding took place at the parish church in the sleepy Norfolk village of Aylsham, it was a church that I had seen many times from a distance but never had the pleasure of going inside. It's an amazing space and well worth a visit if you're in the area. Andy was there with the guys, posing for the odd one or two photos in between greeting guests and getting the minute preperations done inside. Claire arrived in style with Dad and the bridesmaids. A long walk down the aisle, Andrew was met with a truly stunning sight, Claire looked fantastic in her dress, it was just perfect for her. Claire and Andrew are involved with a choir, who sang their hearts out at the church, as did Claire (I guess it helps if you are a singing coach! Check out Claire's page below)
After the ceremony, we stopped for some group photos outside the church before heading off to The Assembly House in Norwich. We managed to squeeze a few more photos in before the amazing food was served, it was then onto the speeches. As I recall, in 25 years of wedding photography, this was the first time that dancing took place during the speeches (Groom and Best Man!) and certainly a first where it involved tea towels as dancing props..... Yes really!
Claire and Andrew went out of their way to accommodate my suggestions with photo ideas, thank you so much guys, hopefully those few moments away from your guests were worth it? The Christmas lights and decorations were just TOO good to pass off, it was cold but the they were totally up for some Christmassy pics!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to cover your AMAZING day guys. What fantastic friends and family you have too, it was an honour to have spent the day with you all. Thank you also to the amazing team at The Assembly House in Norwich, the service is second to none and nothing is a problem for them. Hats off to you all, you did an amazing job to ensure that Claire and Andrew's day was as they wanted it to be.
Big Love xx
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