A Norton Park Hotel Wedding - Sarah and Shawn

It was another scorcher on Saturday and yes, I had to break the factor 50 out again to keep my baldy from burning!
It was all worth it, of course, and it was a pleasure to capture Sarah and Shawn’s big day at the lovely Norton Park Hotel.

Sarah got ready with her girls in the Manor House and she had a lovely morning laughing and joking with all of her besties.

She was helped into her dress by her very proud Mum.

And then we had two big reveals. The first was with the Bridesmaids, who were suitably blown away!

And the second was with her Dad - a really special moment which brought both of them to tears.

Meanwhile, Shawn was looking awfully sharp indeed, as he patiently waited for his Bride over at the barn (which, mercifully, was a good 10c cooler than it was outside).

He didn’t have to wait too long though, because before we knew it, Dora, the very special and very excited flower girl appeared.

And Sarah, escorted by her very proud Dad, followed soon after.

The Ceremony itself was really lovely. There were a few tears, lots of laughter and smiles and then before long, there was a big ol’ smooch and we had a married couple in front of us.

I love this confetti shot so much. Their guests were so keen to pelt them and it was just glorious! 

Now it was very sunny and very warm but Norton Park Hotel has loads of lovely little shady areas that worked great for couple pictures and as a resting spot for Dora.

The most excellent Bossard Quartet were entertaining everyone in the garden (and even played  a little Beatles for me). They helped make a wonderful day even more special. 

And once again I found myself leaning out of a top floor window to get a group shot. If you look carefully, there are some amazing expressions in this photo. My personal favourites are the three Groomsmen in the middle - top effort, lads! 

Speaking of group shots, how about these for some family photos!

Oh and Sarah and Shawn weren’t the only ones having the best day ever. Dora was having the time of her life, making friends and getting loved on all day.

Time kind of flew by and before we really knew it, it was time for the first dance.

And then, PARTY TIME!

Right before it was time to leave, I quickly grabbed the happy couple and took them outside for just a few night time shots which I just love!

And with that, I once again headed home to take a cold shower and drink a gallon of ice water.
What a day though. And what a wonderful couple. 

That’s all for this little preview, folks.
I’ll add one or two more pictures from this day to the Facebook and Instagram pages as I edit them, so feel free to follow along over there.

Huge thanks to all at Norton Park Hotel for taking such good care of us. 
Especially to the two Jess’s. Jess the coordinator for running such a smooth day and for keeping us updated all day long, and Jess over at the bar for making sure we were well hydrated and well fed all day. 

Thanks too to all of Sarah and Shawn’s lovely guests for making us so welcome. Special thanks to Sabina who made the mistake of helping me out once and then basically becoming my assistant, haha! 

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