Lorna & Keanu’s wonderfully eclectic Stradsett Hall wedding, with Damien Vickers Photography
A heartfelt micro wedding in a refreshingly quirky setting, with the loveliest couple and breathtaking images from Cambridge wedding photographer Damien Vickers. We’ve fallen head over heels for Stradsett Hall, and we’re ALL about the dress & suit combo and the incredible greenery and floral styling. Lorna & Keanu are a gorgeous couple – don’t miss their interview below!
Wedding photographer’s website
How did you choose your photographer?
After browsing what felt like hundreds of websites we came across Damien’s website and social media. His bright and relaxed style seemed like they would be a perfect fit for the atmosphere we wanted on our day!
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
We could not have been more pleased with Damien and all of his photos! Every one of our guests has commented on how beautifully the photos turned out, and Damien himself was a joy to work with!
How did the pandemic affect your wedding plans? Do you have any advice to share with couples planning their weddings right now?
We ended up postponing our wedding by 2 weeks (which isn’t bad at all in the grand scheme of things) so that we could have 30 people instead of just 15, and we of course had to do any dancing outside! Luckily for us our venue had a courtyard that allowed for this. We would have loved to not have to see a sea of masks but in the end we where just grateful to be able to have a wedding at all! We would just advise to anyone planning a wedding with any restrictions still in place that in the end as long as you’re still staying true to what you want the restrictions don’t end up impacting quite as much as you would think!
Videographer details if applicable – and any thoughts for other couples about having a wedding video?
Our videographer was Mike Savory, https://mikesavory.co.uk/ Receiving our wedding videos back from Mike was one of the most exciting things ever! Reliving the day, seeing everyone and everything from another perspective was really wonderful and made the whole day come to life again! Having a videographer was something we wanted from the beginning and it was the best decision, especially choosing Mike who was amazing to work with and his work is outstanding!
Tell us about your venue – what made this place special for you?
We must have looked at every website and social media for every venue in Norfolk before finding Stradsett Hall… we immediately fell in love with the beautiful and unique orangery for our ceremony and just had to visit. When we arrived to look around the whole venue just spoke to us… it was perfect for the theme and styling we wanted. Not to big, not too small just right, as well as not being somewhere we had seen many other weddings!
Did you love wearing your outfits? How was the dress / suit shopping experience?
We both loved and enjoyed the experience of trying on our outfits and we both loved how they looked on the day. All of the guests were offering nothing but compliments regarding both the suit and dress! It was great fun and we’re both pretty sure neither of us will look that fancy again!
Did you hire a florist? Tell us about any floral amazingness
Our florist was Blooming Perfect florist and let me tell you everything was indeed perfect! Every single flower was beautiful, and something that really tied everything together. From the smallest cake flowers, to the to the biggest bouquet it was all just wonderful!
Did you hire a wedding planner?
Our wedding coordinator/event planner was Style and Joy events… The whole team was simply wonderful! They provided a great amount of relief when it came down to timings, organisation and overall execution of the day, as well as providing all our chairs, tables, custom wedding plan and signage, DJ and even a fully stocked sweet cart!
As cake lovers here at English Wedding we’d LOVE to know who made your cake, and how delicious it was?
Our wedding cake was created by Amber of Amber’s Bakes & Cakes. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. We never imagined a cake could be so perfect but it was both beautiful and delicious!
Tell us about any special personal touches, or creative projects you made yourselves
We actually ended up doing so much ourselves! We did all the centrepieces ourselves, we even made tiny clay mushrooms for all the tables. We made our own guest book and all the favours were drinks and chocolates made by family! The bridesmaids dresses were all customised by us and we chose all the ribbons for the bouquets!.
Did you personalise your vows or have any wedding readings? What were they?
Unfortunately due to covid we had a lot of restrictions when it came to our ceremony… that sadly meant not readings and no real going off script. It was still amazing to marry the love of your life, even if it did have to be a fairly quick ceremony!
What was your first dance song? Why did you choose it?
Our first dance song was “You’ll be in my heart” by Phill Collins. It was a song that both of us have loved for almost the whole time we’ve been together and we couldn’t really imagine it being anything else.
Favourite wedding suppliers
Hair and makeup- https://www.cherrieimogenmakeup.co.uk
Photographer – https://www.damienvickersphotography.co.uk
Cake maker- http://ambersbakesncakes.co.uk