Our first wedding ceremony at Godwick – what a memorable day
The weather just played ball for the outside ceremony with the sun coming out from the clouds at about 3.30pm brightening the leaden skies that have dominated this June, just before the ceremony started at 4pm. The couple and their families showed great imagination and went to great lengths to make the day extremely special. We laid a coconut matting aisle flanked by Godwick straw bales with a flower adorned arch framing the ruined steeple in the distance… magical.
Kate and her bridesmaids prepared themselves at Godwick Hall in our luxury rooms, doing hair, make-up, sipping Champagne and eating cup cakes!! It looked like they had a lot of fun…and Duncan Kerridge’s photos capture the mood really well.
Leaving the Hall, the stunning bride and her dad Keith made the short journey in true Godwick style, on the back of the old open top Massey tractor riding in the decorated sheep box. One of my highlights was taking four nonagenarians up to the church tower for family photos after the ceremony on the very same tractor.
Julie Abbs Catering prepared a fabulous three-course dinner that I am pleased to say included Godwick lamb – saddle stuffed with garlic, rosemary chicken mousse with Norfolk asparagus, new potatoes and seasonal vegetables, Yum! , and were a pleasure to work with as always.
Among my highlights were: the wonderful atmosphere, the team effort dressing the barn, the bridesmaids’ wellies, the tipis from Magical Camping, the guys who swam in the pool at 60 degrees (brave or foolish?), the band the “I Do’s” who rocked the house as always, and the sore heads the next day!