Godwick Hall is one of my favourite wedding venues because not only does it offer dramatic backgrounds for couple portraits, but the Great Barn is the ultimate exposed-brick-festoon-lit dream for creative couples. If you like your weddings rustic, but oh so stylish then this is the wedding for you. Amanda and Ben's big day is full of gorgeous seasonal blooms, vintage china tea cups and adorable polaroid place settings for guests, as well as lots of love and laughter. The lovely images come from Leanne Jade Photography, whose RMW debut this is. We're really hoping that she sends lots more weddings our way as we've fallen for her natural style hook, line and sinker. And I'm pretty certain you will too...

The Bride

Amanda The Bride: Ben and I were set up on a blind date by one of my best friends who instantly knew on seeing Ben that he and I would be a good fit. So when she recommended I try out The Wedding Dress Shop in Wimbledon (where she got her wedding dress) I knew it was going to be a winner. How could it not be? If she knew me well enough to pick out my husband before I’d even met him, I was sure she would know my taste in wedding dresses. And it was spot on. I chose an Enzoani wedding dress that I matched with a silk Katie Carter veil and turquoise shoes.

The Venue

Amanda grew up in Hong Kong, but since we knew we wanted our wedding in the UK, we decided to get married in Ben’s home county of Norfolk. We got married in a beautiful old church in Tittleshall, right next door to our reception venue Godwick Great Barn. The 16th century barn instantly won us over when we visited it. It’s rustic décor and rural venue were exactly what we were looking for, and played perfect host on our wedding day.

The Food, Flowers and Cake

We were keen to choose suppliers whose taste was similar to ours, since we wanted a wedding day that was a clear representation of us. We knew when we met the staff at Hatter Events, Swaffham Florists, and Buns of Fun Bakery that they would be ideal. We wanted traditional food served on vintage/rustic tables, Hatters supplied this perfectly. We wanted wild flowers that weren’t overpowering (the joy of allergies), Swaffham Florists provided the most beautiful bouquets and decoration. And we wanted a delicious red velvet cake, Buns of Fun Bakery did not disappoint.

The Photography

Another important choice you will make on your wedding day (except of course choosing who you are going to spend the rest of your life with) is who is going to capture it. Leanne Jade was our perfect choice. We felt like we hardly saw her throughout the day, and yet she seemed to capture every moment flawlessly. Our beautiful photos sitting on our coffee table are a credit to her.
Fern Godfrey

Written by Fern Godfrey

Bride: Enzoani | Boutique: The Wedding Dress Shop | Jewellery: Isabelle Rowe | Veil: Katie Carter | Florist: Swaffham & Fakenham Florist | Venue: Godwick Hall | Cake: Buns Of Fun | Catering: Hatter Events | Bridesmaids: Coast | Seating Plan: Lovely Post | Hair: Amanda Steed
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