A Hindringham Hall wedding is a very special occasion as this is certainly not the norm! So as a Norfolk wedding photographer this was a very rare treat to work in such a beautiful location in North Norfolk. Hindringham Hall is a Grade 2 listed building, dating back from the 1100’s. Apart from being a magnificent house in its own rights, it is set amongst beautiful gardens which are open to the public on Wednesday’s and Sunday’s during the Summer months. Hindringham Hall also has three self-catering cottages and a tennis court which makes this a stunning holiday location too in the awesome North Norfolk countryside.
A Hindringham Hall wedding that offered stunning backdrops and the perfect wedding venue
The romance of this Hindringham Hall wedding for Becca + Phil can clearly be seen by the stunning gardens their wedding was set in. A 16th century frontage with a 12th century moat made their day perfect for me as a Norfolk wedding photographer.
The wedding of: Becca + Phil
Date of Wedding: September 19th
The Venue: Hindringham Hall, Blacksmiths Lane, Hindringham, Norfolk, NR21 0QA
Now, this location holds a particularly special memory for me as I used to live in Hindringham and almost daily I used to walk past the Hall peering over hedges to grab a glimpse of the beauty of this beautiful building. So when on meeting Becca and Phil for their wedding consultation I learnt that they were to have a Hindringham Hall wedding I knew that this was going to be a very rare privilege.
Their wedding ceremony took place at Hindringham church, a short walk away from the venue. As a rule, I love church weddings but at times I do get somewhat disappointed when one learns from the vicar that NO wedding photography is allowed throughout the service. My disappointment is more aimed at the couple who are not allowed to have photographs taken during the service, therefore those special moments not recorded, gone for always. I could understand this ruling if this was a rule for all churches but thankfully it is just the odd vicar that imposes this dictate to wedding photographers. Sometimes we are offered a reason often citing that in the past “rogue wedding photographers” have behaved in a reckless and inconsiderate manner. Understandably these so called wedding photographers should not be allowed to document and record such a special moment in the couple’s life but a blanket ban on all photography except entrance and exit is taking things a tad too far, especially when the guests are allowed to take photos and videos with smartphones and iPad’s etc!
OK, moan over, well almost, almost forgot the signing of the register. How many times have I been told that one is unable to photograph the signing of the register live as this is in breach of the Data Protection Act? I really try to photograph this live as with the cutting of the cake, set up shots seldom work when photographing in the style of documentary wedding photography. I’ll save this rant for another blog on another day.
So, back to Becca and Phil’s wedding photography coverage – A beautiful couple and a simply beautiful wedding in an awesome setting. This is just one of the wedding highlights as a Norfolk wedding photographer. I sure am lucky to be based and work in Norfolk, Suffolk the surrounding counties and not forgetting, destination weddings.