// Norwood Park, Southwell, Nottingham, //
Chloe and Jake chose the incredible Nottinghamshire venue of Norwood Park for their incredibly hot July wedding. Having met Chloe at a past wedding of Will & Esther back in April of 2021 when she was delivering the flowers to the house, we realised that I was booked for this stunning day!
After arriving at Norwood Park I was overwhelmed by the entrance hall and the grandeur of the staircase by which Chloe had chosen for her group portraits. Their day June 17 was during the hottest peak of the year in England. This meant that we could have the outdoor ceremony which was planned by Chloe, but everyone was so hot and covered up in sun cream and sun brollies. This also meant that the groomsmen and bridesmaids were also incredibly hot in their 3 piece tweed suits and dresses respectively.
When the perpetrations were complete the first to step into their dress of dreams with Jake’s daughter, who looked and felt like a princess! Next into their dresses we’re the bridesmaids followed by the stunning Chloe, who was helped in to her dress by her mum and her girl gang. Once in and all ready after a few emotional tears dad was called into the room with the most amazing reaction to seeing his daughter for the first time.
Now we could make our way to the ceremony the lovely outdoor set up early awaited the arrival of Chloe and her dad. Jake was dripping in the heat yet still full of excitement and a few nerves. As Chloe arrived the whole wedding party swooned at how incredible she looked. The very short yet formal ceremony allowed for them both to say ‘i do’ but also wasn’t overly long it caused the guests discomfort in the heat.
Following the ceremony, guests were welcomed back to the main house for canapés and drinks. During this time we decided because of how hot it was outside to do the group shots around the stunning staircase in the entrance hall. Once we had gathered together all groups, the family and guests welcomed the chance to chill and mingle before heading to the dining room for the speeches and wedding breakfast.
Upon entering the building for the wedding breakfast guests were asked to form two lines for a confetti tunnel for Chloe & Jake to make their way though on their way to dinner. Speeches preceded dinner with words from the father of the bride, the groom and the best man. To eat, everyone had an amazing beef wellington with succulent veggies and gravy which went down so well!
Because of the hot summer sun earlier in the day we had chose to use the evening sunlight for more couple portraits, making the most of the buggy hire by heading over to the other side of the gardens to photograph in the grape vines before heading back to the house for a couple of more posed portraits. The even saw the dance floor become very busy as the dj DMDiscoss Played some old school mowtown followed by some heavy kisstory bangers.
We knew we wanted you to photograph our wedding and we are so glad you have, thank you so much again.