Chris & Kathryn
Lynford Hall in Thetford, Norfolk is an amazing location for a wedding. It’s a favourite venue of mine. It has everything going for it, lots of space, a character interior and the surrounding grounds is a great backdrop for wedding photographs. Add to this lots of personal touches makes for a very special wedding.
These are some of the images from Kathryn and Chris’s day. They both love Tolkien so it was unsurprising there was going to be a elfin theme (mixed in with some Japanese and Scottish tradition). Chris folded a thousand paper cranes and decorated the venue with them. It’s said in Japanese legend that the maker of a thousand paper cranes is granted a wish. The wedding rings are Mokume Gane and was developed by Japanese sword smiths. No two rings are exactly the same. They were resented in a wooden box with Elfin written on it.
The small place names in wood on the table in the third photograph was made from the wood of the couples first real Christmas tree sliced up. Now that’s planning ahead! Those specially made Elfin shoes are for the first wedding dance (see the final images).
The wedding ceremony was conducted by a family friend who travelled from Scotland (you’ll notice her ceilidh dancing with the brides mother below) having been granted special permission to conduct the wedding ceremony. Both Kathryn and Chris wrote their own wedding vows on parchment scrolls that they read out during the ceremony.
Kathryn’s totally unique and one off wedding dress was made by her mother (along with the bridesmaids dresses). The first dance was choreographed to “The Frog Chorus”. It was months in the making and the guests were truly entertained and appreciated the effort. This was followed by a huge ceilidh dance. The amount of preparation made before the wedding amazes me and it made the day unique. You can browse some of the photographs from this wedding below.
Some of the unquiet preparations created by the bride and groom.
Some of the one thousand cranes that were spread around decorating Lynford Hall.
A parchment scroll table plane with a touch of Elfin.
If you’re planing on getting married at Lynford Hall I can totally recommend this wedding venue.
Updated: 04 Dec 2018