Kirsty + Luke / The Keeper and the Dell, Norwich

This summer I got to revisit a super special Norfolk wedding venue, The Keeper and the Dell, to snap Luke and Kirsty’s festival themed wedding. Tucked away in the Norfolk countryside, The Keeper and the Dell is a unique and magical venue, with a flexible ethos, meaning every wedding held there is different.

Kirsty and her bridesmaids got ready at her parent’s house. The weather forecast was threatening rain, but on the day we lucked-out and the sun shone so I couldn’t resist taking Kirsty and her bridesmaids into the garden for some fun and creative shots before we headed on to the wedding venue. Kirsty rocked an amazing flower crown made by the uber talented Libby Ferris Flowers .

Kirsty’s dad’s potting sheds and the green house all worked perfectly as a backdrop. Even the hens made a little appearance and photo bombed a few of the shots!

Fitting in with the festival theme, guests were greeted by ushers who handed them a lanyard detailing the schedule of the day to be hung around their necks. Down in the Dell friends and family waited for Kirsty to arrive. Luke and Kirsty were then married by one of their good friends and after exchanging vows, walked up the verge holding hands with their daughter whilst punching the air with happiness.

The rest of the day was relaxed, fun and full of laughter. Guests were adorned with temporary tattoos and glitter. Watch out for the guest who applied glittered to his whole face, transforming himself into a glitter ball!

In keeping with the relaxed festival theme, delicious burgers and hot dogs were served and guests were free to sit wherever they wished. When the evening band, The Lovin’ Handful, started playing in the vintage big-top tent the dance floor was soon packed.

The Dell is surrounded by festoon lighting which at night adds to its magical atmosphere. It also made for some super evening couple shots. Luke and Kirsty were so relaxed throughout the day. Every so often I would approach them with a photography idea and they would be very happy to sneak off for a few minutes to pose for me as I snapped away.

I’m exited to add that this wedding has been featured in Norfolk Brides 2016 wedding magazine. Click HERE to see my three page spread!

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