Paula & Bill cast their net far and wide when it came to searching for a venue for their wedding. With one working in and both living not too far out of London, they would have had no end of choice had they looked closer to home but they wanted to break out of the urban sprawl and take in open skies, with a location not too onerous a distance away for their families and friends to make the journey with them but far enough away that there would be no temptation for anyone to try to make it back the same night. That way, as many as possible would still be around come the morning to make it more than a single, parenthesised day of celebration.
They cast their net far and wide and drew in the perfect catch; Godwick Hall & Great Barn in Norfolk. The county itself is as far away as one might get – in one direction at least – from the capital and its surrounds but in that direction not so far away as to be a great labour. The barn’s locale offers skies as expansive as the two ends of a protractor might encompass. Not all of Norfolk is completely flat, but this bit – bar the odd mole hill – certainly is and it has an effect on the mind and soul, at least for those conditioned to more undulating topology or indeed to the broken vertical surroundings of cityscapes and townscapes. Enormity and freedom play together in tandem. It truly does make for a breath of fresh air. The barn itself offers an equal degree of freedom, a very easy going space to make use of and shelter to boot should those wide open skies not be wearing and bearing the kind of weather one might prefer. The skies were on their best behaviour though when Paula & Bill came to town. Well, country.
So Paula & Bill brought their loved ones with them to a place that matched their temperaments perfectly; open souled and attentive people that took great care of their guests and very much too of yours truly. This is the story of their wedding day… View full post »