Hi, my name is Luis Holden and I am a professional wedding photographer based beside the Norfolk Broads and close to the fine City of Norwich. Here you will find some of my wedding imagery from the last few months in the beautiful county of Norfolk and beyond. More of my wedding imagery can be found at my main website – www.luisholden.com. Please feel free to browse through my wedding photography and get some ideas for your own big day!
I’ve always said that its the people that that make a great wedding. If the Bride and Groom are great people then it tends to be that their friends and family will follow suit. Ray and Nicola are two of the most lovely people that you will ever meet and their friends and family are indeed just the same. Nicola and Ray chose the pretty Norfolk setting of Broom Hall, near to Thetford as their wedding venue and are part of the congregation at the Church in Mundford. A typically Spring day ensued with the weather ranging between bright sunshine and rain. Nicola prepared at her parents house close by and arrived at the Church in a Citroen 2CV - a wedding car close to the families hearts as it reminded them of one of their families cars from time past. As Nicola walked up the aisle the smile on Ray was infectious. It’s great to see a couple so much in love and it makes me realise how lucky I am to be doing a job that I must admit I love. After the ceremony everybody made the journey to Broom Hall which is beautifully English country venue. The staff their are superb and Nicola and Ray chose their wedding venue very well. Ray’s daughter Ellie was another star of the Show. Rarely have I seen a father and daughter so close – I can only hope and aim to have that bond with my own daughter Amelie once she hits ‘those years’. A special mention has to go to the superb Andy Davison who accompanied me on the day – a very promising photographer setting up in the Norfolk area. Some of the images on this gallery are his. Ray and Nicola are two of the loveliest people that I have ever had the honour of capturing on their big day. I hope you enjoy taking a little peek into their perfect wedding!
Well if you haven’t been to a Nigerian wedding in England you need to get yourself invited to one! What an experience! Ola and Ade afforded me that honour at St. Faiths Church in King’s Lynn followed by a wedding reception at King’s Lynn Town Hall. Ola prepared with all of her family at Magic Moments, a large house just outside King’s Lynn. Her brother told me that if they were back in Nigeria they would all congregate around their Granddad’s house (he being the head of the family) and so that the Magic Moments house was in effect their Granddad’s home for the weekend. Ade arrived at St. Faiths with his Best Man Tien soon followed by all of Ade’s very large extended family. The Church service was beautiful (if a little longer than usual!) and it was great to see Ola and Ade dance up the aisle after the ceremony. Little did I know but at a Nigerian wedding their is a lot of dancing that goes on – great for photos! We all departed for Kings’ Lynn Town Hall where the reception was taking shape. As each family entered the room they danced through the Hall to their tables followed by the Bride and Groom. The energy in the room was something to behold, the levels just seem to go up and up and up! Their is no ‘lull’ at Nigerian wedding! If you get the chance take a look through a small selection of their wedding images from their day below to see what I mean. Olamide and Ademola are two of the loveliest people that I have come across in the perfect county of Norfolk and I was honoured to be part of their truly spectacular day.
If you like wedding venues full of character and charm then look no further than Yaxley Hall. It is just a magical setting, steeped in history and nestled just inside the county of Suffolk. Karen and Andy chose this stunning venue to get married in and what a beautiful day it was too. Karen prepared for her big day at the Hall itself whilst Andy and his entourage arrived a little later followed by all of their guests. I must say that Karen looked amazing in her wedding dress – elegance itself. Andy brushed up okay too! Karen and Andy are both twins (what are the odds?) and Karen’s twin Martin walked Karen up the aisle in front of all of their lovely guests. The ceremony room is something very different too - light and airy with a beautifully curved ceiling. The wedding butler Richard is great chap and he ensured that the day ran very smoothly – the whole day was unhurried and relaxed – just the way Karen and Andy wished it to be. The marquee was opened and the wedding breakfast began with some delicious food on show. Andy’s twin brother Rob was his Best Man and he did a stirling job with the speeches leaving everybody in fits of giggles. The Sun began to set as the evening guests arrived and the evening melted into the night with everybody having a great time. Karen and Andy are a perfect couple who made me feel very welcome every time that I saw them pre-wedding and on the day itself. Their friends and family reflect them as a couple and it was truly an honour to have captured their wedding day for them.
The Sun peeked out and the day was set. A beautiful day (in March!) was ready for a bride and groom to make it their own. Jonquil and David chose the spectacular Southwood Hall as their wedding venue (and what a venue it is too!). I ventured towards the adjacent Cart Shed which has to be the perfect place for a bride to get prepared in – lots of light and lots of space. Inside, the hustle and bustle of a wedding party was in full swing as Jonquil, her Mum, her sisters and all of their small ones were getting ready for a perfect wedding. Outside, the guests began to arrive along with David and his Best Woman who was in-fact his lovely sister. A four-piece string quartet (Blythe String Quartet) ushered everyone inside and Jonquil’s Mum Jean walked her down the aisle to meet David. Although a bit fresh, the guests braved it for a lovely group shot and then Jonquil and David went off for a few photos. The wedding breakfast followed and the staff at Southwood are excellent and the food is always mouth-wateringly good. The fun continued into the night when a whole raft of evening guests arrived and the party really began with Jonquil and David’s first dance. I loved this wedding – the family feel to it provided by the guests, the fun that they all brought to it and the Bride and Groom who arranged such a perfect wedding day. A special mention also has to go Gina Manning who assisted me throughout the day – a photographer with huge potential and a sense of the natural and elegant style of photography which I aim towards myself.
Laura and Simon chose the beautiful Hunters Hall close to Swanton Morley in Norfolk for their big day. The cold weather slipped a little and the day changed by the minute between snow and bright sunshine – just another typically British day then! Laura prepared here with all her bridesmaids in the adjacent rooms to the Hall itself. Laura did warn me that it would be a little raucous in there and she wasn’t wrong! Between them all they really set the tone for the day – fun and excitement! Simon then arrived with his entourage and Best Man and three Ushers who were equally of the same ilk. As the guests arrived and filled the Hall the emotion of the day upped a level and as Laura walked up the aisle you could see how much the whole day meant to not only the bride and groom but all of their guests too. Laura and Simon bravely decided to brace themselves for a few shots outside and it was a lovely moment for them to take in the days events thus far. Night follows day and this is when the party really started. Laura loves to party (and so do her guests!)! Straight after the first dance the dancefloor was pretty much filled and a special mention must go to Dynamite who cranked the party up and up and up! Laura and Simon, I salute you! An elegant wedding followed by an electric party, they make a lovely couple and I wish them all the best in the future.
Carbrooke Church fully in the orange hues of Autumn was the setting for Jenna and Johns elegant and intimate Norfolk wedding ceremony. Norfolk in particular has some beautiful Churches and this is certainly one of them. For their wedding reception they chose the lovely Park Farm of Hethersett, Norfolk – a lovely venue with some well-kept gardens and great staff. I had the pleasure of covering Jenna’s sisters wedding at the start of the year so got to know John and Jenna quite well before their big day – and I have to say what a lovely couple that they make – completely, truly and deeply in love.
Danielle and Michael tied the knot at the always elegant Dunston Hall in Norfolk after exchanging vows at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Norwich in what was probably one of the last nice days of the year. Their children Summer and Harrison (beautiful names) were there as page boy and flower girl to ensure that the day had a really big family feel to it. The Church is absolutely superb for wedding photography – it has a real openness to it and you can sense a very real and palpable friendly atmosphere as soon as you walk in. The vicar there is a great chap and ensured that the day ran very smoothly. After the ceremony everybody departed for Dunston Hall where Miserable Man was awaiting their arrival with some very cool, uplifting vocals. Dunston Hall is great for photos – it has the option for some lovely, natural photos both inside and out and so the bride and groom decided to take advantage of this. A very relaxed, informal and fun day in the autumnal Sun with a great family.
Liling and Matt chose the stunning Southwood Hall for their perfect day in the Autumn sun. Considering the time of year they had some amazing blue skies and bright sunshine and decided on an outdoor ceremony – definitely the right choice! This really is a stunning setting for a wedding – Southwood Hall is a large slice of old world complimented by a modern touch to create an elegant Norfolk venue which is perfect for wedding photography. Liling (beautiful name!) and Matt make such a great couple, Liling is great fun and Matt is a real gent – they truly seem made for each other. Along with friends and family they had such a lovely day with the help from the brilliant staff at Southwood Hall. I don’t think I saw Liling stop smiling once! What a day! Just perfect…