Last week I shot my first wedding at Cley Windmill – that of a lovely couple, Andrea and Neil. Now I’m not sure, but Cley Windmill must be one of the smallest, if not actually the smallest, venues licensed for civil ceremonies in the UK. It is a beautiful and really different location for a small and intimate wedding – situated as it is on the Cley Marshes in North Norfolk. Although the day started with overcast skies and rain, as you can see from the pictures the sun broke through and we were treated to a typical Cley afternoon with stunning blue skies and fluffy white clouds.
I started by photographing Andrea’s preparations together with her two bridesmaids, Katrina and Jodie. I then caught up with Neil and his best man, brother Ian, before moving into the lounge for the ceremony. Being a mill, this room is circular and the guests sit in armchairs and sofas around the room! After the ceremony everyone moved outside into the garden area for drinks and canapés – by which time the skies had cleared and the sun had made it’s appearance. We took this opportunity to get some shots of Andrea and Neil alone together. Andrea looked absolutely stunning in her dress and given the length and shape of the dress she made a fantastic job of negotiating the stairs when we went up onto the platform of the mill to get some shots of the her and Neil!
To avoid the climb again, Andrea threw her bouquet from the platform down to the waiting ladies – and I have to say that the young lady who made the jump and catch should have been in the England line-out at the Rugby World Cup!
Andrea and Neil – than you so much for allowing me to photograph your wedding – it was a lovely day. My best wishes to you both for the future.
As usual, a few of my favourites of Andrea & Neil’s Cley Windmill wedding in Norfolk are below. Please feel free to leave a comment or share on social media.
Nic Skerten is a North Norfolk wedding photographer covering weddings across North Norfolk as well as Norwich, Suffolk, Cambridge, Lincolnshire, London and across the UK.
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