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!
When everything comes together a winter wedding can be awesome. Chris and Joanne chose massively cool Chaucer Barn, situated in north Norfolk near Holt for their wedding reception (easily one of my favourite wedding venues in the UK) and Baconsthorpe Church close by for their wedding ceremony. The Sun decided that today was the day to make an appearance (no doubt prompted by Jo’s infectious smile) and during the daylight hours we had big blue skies all the way. After the bridal preps with the lovely Emily of Love Moi we headed across to Baconsthorpe for the happy and fun service with their son Henry playing piano as Jo walked up the aisle. A little mention has to go to the vicar here who is a real character! Shaun of Vision Videography covered the video aspect and he, as ever, was great to work alongside. Guitar George was also playing throughout the day and if you are looking for somebody to provide some amazing acoustics look no further. Chris isn’t too bad either and after a rendition from the balcony of Chaucer Barn to his lovely Jo he had his guests calling for an encore! Another great thing about Chaucer Barn is that you have it for a few days so I was able to come back the day after and do a lifestyle portrait shoot with Jo, Chris and Henry and capture them again with a bit more daylight. This is one of those weddings that I could probably write a couple of pages about but I’ll let the imagery do the talking from here on…enjoy!
What makes a truly beautiful wedding? For me, the people, always. When you have friends and family like Nia and Graeme then you will always have a truly epic day. And when you throw in Wymondham Abbey as the magical setting to make your vows then it is guaranteed. In the last throws of Autumn and amongst the spectacular hues this time of year brings Nia and Graeme brought all of their loved ones to Norfolk for a beautiful wedding. Nia began her day at Barnham Broom Hotel with the superb Laura Hughes on hair duty. After the ceremony everybody headed back to Barnham Broom for their reception and it was amazing to see all of the effort that had been put in, including some big hints towards some of their passions including triathlons and cycling (see below!). Nia and Graeme, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your perfect wedding day!
What better way for a girl to celebrate her birthday than to have her wedding on the same day! Amy and Neil chose elegant Southwood Hall in Norfolk for their stunning twilight wedding in the last throes of Autumn. Amy prepared in the Cart Shed at Southwood Hall with the lovely Emily of Love Moi Makeup. As with a late afternoon wedding at this time of year light was at a premium and indeed after their ceremony the natural light was pretty much extinguished for the evening. I had the superb Andy Davison accompany me and together we planned out some shots the day before for Amy and Neil using flash lighting and some of the pretty pics below are his. Amy and Neil are actually part of a foursome with their children Finan and Neve making up the quartet. Together they make such a lovely, warm family and the day perfectly reflected their relaxed and fun outlook. A beautiful wedding with a fabulous family!
Katie and Scott chose the stately Lynford Hall in Norfolk for their beautiful wedding day, a venue full of character and lovely details. I love this time of year when the colour of Autumn is still vivid and the nights begin to draw in. However, you never know quite what the weather will be like and indeed we seemed to have all four seasons within an hour at one point! Katie, Scott and their friends and family put so much effort into their big day and its always an honour to capture all the pretty details such as the chalkboard place settings, the engraved photoframe, the sparklers and so much more (see below!). The lovely Gina Manning also assisted me on the day and some of her pretty pics are also included in the imagery below. Enjoy a few of my personal faves from their scrumptious wedding day…
Sophie and Mike had the most epic day at The Great Barn at Hales Hall in Norfolk. The weather forecast had it down to rain pretty much throughout but the God’s were shining on them as we hardly had a drop all day! Sophie and Mike planned out every little detail and it was just amazing to be a part of it all. From the atmospheric singing of Helen Ashton as Sophie walked up the aisle to the incredible party atmosphere provided by Agent Orange long into the night. I could go on and on about their awesome wedding but instead I’ll let a few of their amazing highlights do the talking…
I got to know Adam and Paula heaps more at their pre-wedding shoot at the stunning (and secretive) Plantation Garden in Norwich. My initial suspicions were confirmed – I was going to be capturing an amazing day with a bride and groom who are just perfect for each other. Kind, generous and beautiful (the last bit mainly about Paula). Another wedding at the stunning Southwood Hall that I didn’t want to end!