NEIL SENIOR – documentary wedding photographer
A Relaxed, Intimate Wedding at Cley Windmill
Weddings signify a wonderful union of two souls, yet we can often get side tracked by the large and lavish extras that come with organising a wedding… I’m pleased to say that Samantha and Daniel certainly didn’t do this!
Their intimate wedding at Cley Windmill in Norfolk was a delightful affair filled with simplicity, relaxation, and a whole lot of fun. Let’s dive into the details of this truly special day!
A picture perfect setting.
Nestled in the heart of Norfolk, Cley Windmill served as a whimsical backdrop for Samantha and Daniel’s nuptials and an absolute pleasure to photograph. With its rustic charm and idyllic countryside views, this enchanting venue was the perfect choice for their intimate celebration, with the venue being dressed and styled by the talented Little Lending Co (newly known as Synched Events). Forget extravagant ballrooms and crystal chandeliers, these lovebirds opted for a more down-to-earth vibe that perfectly reflected their personalities.
the guest list.
Samantha and Daniel’s motto for their wedding was simple: “Happiness is best shared with those who make your heart sing.” Just twenty of their nearest and dearest were invited to join in the festivities. From childhood friends to beloved family members, the couple ensured that every guest was someone who added an extra sprinkle of joy to their lives.
fun and games.
Who said weddings are all about sitting still and looking pretty? Not Samantha and Daniel! They wanted their guests to let loose and have a blast, so they set up an outdoor mini-golf course and an array of lawn games. Everyone got their game on, ensuring endless laughter and friendly competition throughout the evening, which created the perfect opportunity for me to capture endless candid moments. It was a wedding celebration and a fun family day all rolled into one!
the ultimate playlist
Forget about expensive bands or hired DJs, Samantha and Daniel took matters into their own hands. They curated a playlist that perfectly captured their love story, filled with songs that made their hearts skip a beat. All they needed was a smartphone, a Bluetooth speaker, and voila! The air was filled with the sweet melodies of their favourite hits, setting the perfect mood for the evening.
food glorious food.
Now, let’s talk about the real show-stoppers of the night – the food! Samantha and Daniel chose to go with a crowd-pleasing classic combo: fish and chips and a sweet station. Simple, yet utterly delicious! The delicious food festivities didn’t end there… Their ‘naked’ style wedding cake by The Fat Fairy truly matched their relaxed vibe and it tasted amazing, making everyone’s tastebuds tingle with pure wedding excitement!
a day to remember.
Samantha and Daniel’s wedding at Cley Windmill was a true testament to the fact that simplicity can be the epitome of perfection. By focusing on what truly mattered to them – love, laughter, and cherished moments – they created an evening that will be etched in their memories forever. From outdoor games to a DIY playlist and delectable comfort food, every element came together to create a relaxed and joyful atmosphere.
So, if you’re planning your own wedding, take a leaf out of Samantha and Daniel’s book. Remember, it’s your day, so do it your way. Whether it’s a grand affair or an intimate gathering, the most important thing is to surround yourself with people who bring you happiness and create an atmosphere that allows everyone to let loose and have a great time.
Cheers to Samantha and Daniel, the epitome of a relaxed and memorable wedding! May their journey be filled with endless love, laughter, and many more mini-golf adventures.
Check out some of my other blogs for more real life weddings HERE and if you fancy having a chat about your wedding day plans please do say hello!