On Friday 3rd June I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Chloe & Jake at King’s Lynn Town Hall.
A town hall might not sound like the obvious place to have a wedding but King’s Lynn Town Hall is a fabulous venue. An 800 year listed building with the magnificent Stone Hall for the service and Georgian period Assembly Room for the wedding breakfast it’s a great place to celebrate a big day. Having got to know Chloe & Jake at the pre-wedding shoot in Sandringham I was really looking forward to shooting their wedding.
Chloe and her four bridesmaids got ready round the corner at the Bank House Hotel. The girls were great fun and along with mum, Lauren (make-up) and Clare (Hair) there was plenty going on and lots to point a camera at. My friend Corinne from Corrine Turner Floristry did all the flowers and, as a friend of Chloe, she was a guest too. Her flowers are always of the highest standard and I could tell Chloe was delighted to see her bouquet for the first time. The girls had presented Chloe with a lovely photo album of their time together and it was stuffed with pictures of various nights out, holidays and special occasions. My second photographer, Liz, didn’t have to travel far to find Jake. He was getting ready just down the corridor with his best man Aaron. Both the boys are in the USA Air Force and it was nice to see their close friends and family who had travelled a long way for the special day.
After a lovely service in the Stone Hall there was time for pictures, drinks and lots of mingling before the wedding breakfast in the Assembly Room. The father of the bride, the groom and the best man all gave great speeches and then the newlyweds joined me for some pictures around the town. Back to the Town Hall and the party was in full swing. As usual for me much of the day is shot in a candid, reportage style so I was a fly on the wall, trying to capture as many special moments as I could. I loved the pictures of the girls drinking shots. I can’t remember what the drink was called but I hope it tasted better than it looked! It was also fun to watch Jake running around with his Instamatix camera, snapping away and producing little polaroid prints of all the guests.
The first dance rounded off a fantastic day with a lovely couple and their family and friends. Wishing Chloe & Jake all the very best for the future both here in the UK and over in the US. I hope you enjoy this small selection of pictures which will go some way to telling the story of the day.