Wedding Photography Walberswick – Southwold | Victoria & Matthew’s Wedding
Victoria together with her maid of honour Vivienne, bridesmaids Nicola & Gabrielle and mum Janice got ready in a rented cottage in Southwold a stones throw from The Crown where a few hours later they would be holding their wedding breakfast.
Whilst Victoria was getting ready further down the beech in the neighbouring village of Walberswick in the Bell Inn pub Matthew was getting ready with his best man Damian and ushers Mark, Neil & Alistar. It was hot and cramped with 5 people in the small room and all were relieved to get outside where they toasted in Champagne. From the pub it was a quick five minutes walk to the 18th century St. Andrew’s church – a downsized smaller church that stands in the remains of the former larger church built between 1473 and 1493.
The first car to arrive at the church with the bridesmaids & Janice was a cream coloured 1964 Rover P4 called Clara, this was shortly followed by a willow green coloured 1968 Daimler V8 called Willow carrying Victoria and her dad Kenneth.
A favourite image from the wedding was taken just as Julia the organist struck up the The Bridal Chorus (by Wagner) and Victoria on the arm of Kenneth took a deep breath. All the long planning around the wedding had come down to this moment. The entrance of the bride. Matthew was amazed.
There are few seaside towns quite so quintessentially British as Southwold with its sandy beach and beach hut-lined promenade, it is also home to the famous Adnams Brewery. Victoria & Matthew love the town and they stayed on in their cottage for a few days after their wedding. They love the beach and the view from Gun Hill looking out over the North Sea where they can also see the amazing sunsets.
Straight after the ceremony we met them at the beech to take some portraits as they walked along the promenade, we also returned to the beach in the early evening in between the speeches to catch the sunset. Victoria looked beautiful and they were both incredibly happy to be in their favourite place on their wedding day.
We left this amazing wedding shortly after the 60’s cover band got everyone up on the dance floor, the dancing was fun, full of energy and ambitious.