Winter wedding at Cley Windmill

20 degrees and wall to wall sunshine, perfect for a summer Cley windmill wedding day.  But hang on, it’s not summer, it’s the end of February!

Tony had been in touch a couple of months before to talk about plans for photos if we were stuck inside on their wedding day.  A reasonable concern for a February wedding you might think.  It turned out they were lucky enough their wedding day fell in the heatwave at the start of 2019!

So I turned up for my first wedding of the year to find Helen, Tony and their guests outside enjoying the sunshine before the ceremony.  Birds were singing and over the marshes, the Norfolk coastal path was busy with walkers making the most of the good weather.

Helen and Tony didn’t go for the conventional ‘groom waits as the bride walks in’ approach and walked into the ceremony room with their guests.  A quick ceremony was followed by drinks outside in the sunshine and a few family photos beside the windmill.  There was a little objection from one of their daughters but after a team effort from the rest of the family, we managed to get everyone together and (mostly) smiling.

It might have been unseasonably warm for a February wedding, but the days were still the usual length.  With the sun setting Helen and Tony and I left the guests for a while and took a few photos of them as a couple around the mill.  The low winter sunshine made for some great light.

Tony and Helen were keen that I took lots of natural shots of their daughters, especially with one of them being a little camera shy.  When we got back to the mill they had the great idea of everyone playing some games – the first time I’ve seen Cluedo brought out on a wedding day!

Congrats Helen and Tony!  Enjoy these photos from their Cley Windmill wedding.

cley windmill seen through the reeds wedding guests look up at cley windmill a detail shot of the wedding rings a flowergirl checks out the dining room the dining room at cley windmill the groom talks to the registrars bride and groom laugh as their guests enter the ceremony wedding guests at Cley Windmill a wedding ceremony at cley windmill guests look on at a cley windmill wedding bride and groom during the ceremony the wedding rings are handed over tony places helen's ring on her finger bride and groom in the ceremony room at cley windmill the bride and her daughter after the ceremony the groom signs the register bride and groom pose for guests at their cley windmill wedding the groom and guests the couple and wedding guests at cley windmill a drawing of cley windmill by the couples daughter the bride laughs with guests at a cley windmill wedding drinks outside with walkers on the norfolk coastal path in the background guests take photos of the couple a winter wedding portrait with the marshes in the background the bride and groom on the balcony of cley windmill kissing with cley windmill in the background bride and groom on the norfolk coastal path bride and groom laugh together bride and groom walking at their cley windmill wedding a sunset wedding silhouette on the bridge at cley windmill the dining room set up for the evening at cley windmill the wedding cake the bride plays cluedo with her daughter playing cluedo with the wedding guests the kids play cluedo

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