Oxnead Hall was the perfect backdrop for Harriet and Rory's big day. Captured by Recommended supplier Carrie Lavers Photography, this wedding oozes romance! Looking absolutely divine in her Martina Liana lace cold shoulder wedding dress, the bride celebrated with her groom at the venue nestled in the beautiful countryside in Norfolk . Pink bridesmaids, faux fur shawls and an iconic sparkler exit made for an unforgettable Winter wedding. And you have got to see the bride's evening dress that was perfect for dancing the night away in. All we will say is tassels!

Oxnead Hall wedding with the bride in a lace cold shoulder wedding dress

We're musicians so music from our friends was really important to us and a big part of the day. From opera singers singing Harriet down the aisle to a choir singing during the signing of the register. We also had Rory's early music lute band during the canapés , a pre-dinner musical theatre cabaret, and a 12-piece band for the party! A connection with family and history was also important. Harriet wore her grandmother's veil from 1946 (which had been smuggled into the country in diplomatic bags!)! We also had honey from Harriet's parents' bees as favours, and Rory's father delivered the ceremony address.

Harriet & Rory

The vibe of the day was romantic wilderness; it was a winter countryside wedding at Oxnead Hall so we didn't want to fight it! We really wanted suppliers we could trust. Harriet had been obsessively listening to the Rock My Wedding podcast, so RMW was a natural fit. Carrie (photographer) and Rich (videographer) were too good to resist, even though they were on the other side of the country!

Harriet & Rory

Winter wedding with church ceremony in Norfolk

The church ceremony felt really special as we felt very 'in the moment' with all our closest friends and family. Rory's father gave a wonderful address and all our friends sang for us. We also had sex-neutral language instead of the traditional CofE wording for the ceremony ("marriage is between a man and a woman", changed to "two people") so all our guests felt included. Our vicar has spoken to the bishop after, and it will now be used in all ceremonies in the area going forward. We're really pleased.

Harriet & Rory

Not only did this couple at Oxnead Hall have an incredible photographer, but they also used our curated list of Recommended suppliers to pick Prezola for their gift list and an insane videographer, Time & Oath! And while we think having a wedding videographer is a must, you may still be undecided as to whether or not to spend the money on one for your big day. Well, if you are then you can take a listen to our wedding videography podcast that will help you decide!

Imogen Read

Written by Imogen Read

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Photographer: Carrie Lavers Photography | Videographer: Time & Oath | Entertainment: The Joe Ringer Band | Florist: Rachel Wade Flowers | Cake: Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese | Hair & Makeup : Amanda Steed Makeup | Bride Dress Designer: Martina Liana | Evening Dress: Nadine Merabi | Bridal Boutique: Clifford Burr Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS | Flower Girl Dresses: Next | Jewellery: Honey Willow | Faux Fur Wraps: Coast via Thrift+ | Suits: Buckleigh of London | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Transport: Lotus

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