ALTERNATIVE KEEPER AND THE DELL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

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KEEPER AND THE DELL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NORFOLK – JO & JOHN

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Keeper and The Dell Wedding Photography Norfolk

Jo and John and their cool, intimate, fun wedding held under the birch trees at The Keeper and The Dell.

Jo and John got married at the Keeper and the dell in Norwich, Norfolk. For an alternative wedding photographer, this place is what dreams are made of. This was the first wedding I had shot at Keeper and the Dell. I remember doing a little jump when I found out I was getting to photograph a wedding here. Seriously, this place is special. I’m so proud to have since become a recommended photographer at The Keeper and The Dell – it’s always such a joy to go back.

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Where to do bridal prep for a wedding at The Keeper and The Dell?

The beauty of TK&TD is that the location is so easy to access the fine city of Norwich. So, even if you don’t live there yourself, there’s a whole host of hotels and Air BnB’s to get ready at for bridal prep. Jo got ready at her home in central Norwich with her bridesmaids who had flown in from all corners of the world. Fosters in champagne glasses, attempting the splits and bloody hilarious stories filled the hours before the wedding.

While Jo was getting ready, I peered out of her bedroom window and noticed a gorgeous, shabby alleyway at the back of their house. After heaving a couple of dustbins out the way (photographer life – so glam), we spent ten minutes or so together. Those guys continuing with the outrageous stories, me snapping away. I love those photos. Every time Jo looks out of her window she’ll be reminded of the hilarity on the morning of her wedding, and that’s pretty magic.

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The Wedding Ceremony in The Birch Garden

John who was nervously pacing up and down the lane waiting for Jo. The look of love on both of their faces when she arrived was something else. They hugged for a solid minute or two once he helped her out of the wedding car. Jo & John walked up the aisle together, with a guitarist twiddling in the background. Guests sat under the trees and there was a slight breeze in the air. At the top of the aisle, Jo & John stood underneath a canopy of ribbons they had made themselves saying their handwritten vows. I’m gonna pause here to just say how incredible outdoor ceremonies are.

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The things that make a wedding photography at The Keeper and The Dell unique

One of my favourite parts of the day was the surprise photo slideshow of their life together so far. The pair watched being projected on to the balcony roof while standing on the sofas downstairs in the barn, both cackling with laughter. While everyone was taking a stroll down the hill to the marquee ready for dinner, the three of us wandered around a little for their couples portraits. I know I’ve already said this place is special for a wedding photographer, but there are SO many spots to photograph in. The bell tent, the retro caravan hidden in the corner, the hygge huts, the quiet lane outside, the trees overhead, the barn…I could go on but I’ll stop there.

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The Evening Reception and The Dancing

It was time for me to leave just after tealights were dotted around by the lovely girls and guys that look after everyone at The Keeper and The Dell. As I walked up to my car, content in the knowledge I’d got the awesome dance floor shots I wanted, the lights hanging in the trees became brighter. The barn with the band in was playing at full whack, some serious dance moves being thrown and the were drinks flowing. My kinda party. Here’s a glimpse at what it all looked like.. If you love the look of the styling, be sure to check out One Curious Dream – Jo has since become a rather incredible wedding planner! x

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If you’re looking for a relaxed wedding photographer, you can find out more about what I offer here. I’d love to hear from you. For more weddings I’ve shot at TK&TD, click here!

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  1. sarah

    January 31st, 2016 at 18:27

    I’m getting married in Norfolk and hopefully at the keeper and the dell! I love these photos – I really hope you’re free on our date to be our wedding photographer! Sarah & Jim x

  2. The Keeper and the Dell

    March 11th, 2016 at 09:47

    These photos are great and really show the wonderful fun & loving atmosphere of the day. Thank you Emily for sharing. Sarah & Jim, I’m not sure we’ve heard from you yet, but if you’d like to get intouch, we can see if we have a date for you!

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