I was very fortunate to visit Narborough Hall Gardens, a superb venue, to take some wedding photographs. On the longest day of the year James and Elodie married at St Margarets, Burnham Norton. Their reception took place at the magnificent Narborough Hall. Set in the valley of the River Nar, near Swaffham, this is one of Norfolk’s most beautiful and romantic private houses.
James and Elodie Gallery
It was a fabulous day. The weather was perfect, sunny with a temperature of about 20 degrees Celcius. The family and guests were also delightful.
About a half mile north of the town of Burnham Market is St Margarets church. It is located on a hilltop and is one of the most beautiful of round tower churches on the North Norfolk Coast. There are some superb views looking towards the salt marshes and the coast.
It was a good job that I always allow an extra 30 minutes of travel time to get to my destination. About 5 miles from the church I came across a road traffic accident and the police prevented any vehicles from continuing along the road. I retraced my journey back to the main road and tried a different route. Fortunately I arrived in good time.
Included in his list of requirements, James asked for images of the church, views of the surrounding marshes and the most notable feature of the church, a heptagonal wineglass pulpit with 6 painted panels.
The church also has an art deco east window containing images of the 2 St Margarets. There is a roll of honour in the church. The most famous name associated with this parish in Horatio Nelson. His father and later 2 of his brothers were Rectors here.
The couple also requested some formal and candid images capturing the events of their special day.
In the white garden the guests, enjoyed drinks and canopes. With Elodie and her side of the family being French, the venue was the perfect setting. Elodie looking stunning in her Rouland Mouret designed dress. In keeping with the French theme the cake was a croquembouche, a dessert consisting of choux pastry balls filled with cream, piled into a cone and bound with threads of caramel. Unfortunately I didn’t get the opportunity to eat some.
The gardens are also French in style. There are varied habitats including meadow, wetland, woodland and ancient parkland. Hanging from a tree is a swing made from wood and rope. Dressed with flowers it made for a lovely photo opportunity with the bride and groom.
In the grounds there is a large marquee ideal for a reception. My job finished as the guests sat down for dinner. With it being Summer Solstice it was the perfect time with lovely evening light for me to enjoy the flowers and grounds. I spent about 2 hours with no one else in sight, as I wandered around the different habitats. It was the most enjoyable way to spend a warm summer evening.
I would like to wish James and Elodie a long and very happy marriage.
James said “David these photographs are fantastic – great job! We are thrilled by them. You captured exactly the right blend of formal and informal, people and landscapes which we wanted. Thank you so much.”
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