I must confess to having something in common with Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter - I love collecting families. It's the greatest honour when siblings book me for their weddings and trust me time and again with their family's memories.
Meet Helen and Jon. Helen's the last of her siblings to get married and as soon as her engagement was announced she was already planning her photography. It's been wonderful to get to know the Carlson clan over the years and they're a riot to photograph. Helen and Jon wanted a low key ceremony with big awesome fun images, I enjoyed planning some key shots whilst knowing I'd keep my eyes open for the unexpected on the streets of Norwich. Helen looked stunning in a Monsoon sparkly two-piece with birdcage veil, Jon equally dapper in navy and tweed with accents of yellow.
Norwich Castle really is a great place to get married, not least because it's written on your certificate. I love the light inside the Benefactors Room and tasteful decor, plus you're right in the heart of the city giving endless background opportunities and stories to create matching the couple's personality. Their ceremony was so lovely and once the rings were finally untied from the cushion and onto their fingers, everyone threw confetti and enjoyed the sunshine and views across the city. Helen and Jon's reception was a short walk away in my favourite chippy - Grosvenors. We'd discussed the kind of images they's both like and I planned a route through the arcade, up passed city hall along to Pottergate. They were keen for a natural and creative style with minimal formal posing, we all had immense fun on the walk through. Grosvenors basement looked fab with bunting, florals, donut wall and an awesome cake by Meelie Cakes. The fish and chip banquet looked and smelt divine (and I have on good authority it tasted even better). H&J's wedding may have been planned intimate and low key - but it was awesomely big on personality and fun. Huge congrats!