Norwich Castle & Geldeston Locks Wedding – Gemma & Ian

Beginning my documentary photography coverage ahead of the Norwich Castle Benefactors Room wedding ceremony, we had time to capture a few special photos of Gemma with her Dad & Bridesmaids around the Castle grounds before heading inside… where Ian was waiting nervously with two of Norfolk’s wonderful Registrars for the formalities.

After tying the knot, the brand-new Mr & Mrs were quickly whisked back out into the sun to be drenched in bucket loads of confetti before sending their guests off to the reception and escaping with me for a little walk around Norwich city centre.

As a documentary wedding photographer, Norwich City Castle weddings are always great fun! We’re right in the city centre so it would be rude to not take a bit of a stroll through town, right?

Heading off to the Castle Gardens to start with we opted to walk towards Elm Hill, which is possibly one of Norwich’s most photogenic streets. It also has the massive advantage of being right next to the river with lovely gardens and greenery a stone’s throw from the cobbled street. Bliss when it comes to capturing a few relaxed wedding photos as we can escape from all of the noise & bustle of the city centre for a few quiet minutes with the new Mr & Mrs!

Photos safely in the bag, next stop was the rather off-grid Geldeston Locks Inn, right on the banks of the river Waveney. With the day’s light reaching its peak, we took a stroll around the grounds to create some extra-special photos and dashed up the road to a nearby field full to the brim with beautiful oilseed rape – just in time for one of the most stunning Norfolk sunsets of the year.

Returning to the party in full swing, much dancing & fabulous celebrations swiftly followed suit although we did nip back outside after dark to play with smoke grenades and lights for something a little unusual!

One fabulous Norfolk Wedding – and it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your special day!!


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About Tim

Tim Stephenson is a multi award-winning creative Norfolk wedding photographer based just outside the beautiful city of Norwich, Norfolk. He photographs weddings across the East of England including of course Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex,  Cambridgeshire and is always happy to travel further afield.Tim specialises in photographing weddings in a relaxed, natural style without any need for formal posing or awkward moments. Get in touch to check his availability or to have a chat about your fabulous plans!