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White Dove Barn, Norfolk – Real wedding.

Not so long ago we shared an engagement shoot we’d really enjoyed with and in no time at all we were at their wedding. It was great to see them both, and to meet all of their family and friends, genuinely a great day out! Kelly has kindly given us some insights into the day which we’d like to share. 

‘I’m a little bit of a freak when it comes to planning things I really love it and research everything to make sure I’m getting the best and it’s exactly what I wanted ! I knew to get the ball rolling we needed to find a venue and set a date and then everything else would fall into place ! ‘

‘When we saw White Dove Barns in Suffolk, we instantly fell in love! But me being me and as it was the first venue we looked at knew we should look around and have a look at a few more venues before making the final decision! We looked at a few around the country but kept comparing it back to White Dove Barns! So we knew we had found the one !! We then wanted it to be in April 2018 as it’s a special month to us, as we were going to be celebrating being together 10 years ! The 7/4/18 was then booked !

After choosing the venue and date we then went on to find photographers ( where we found our perfect amazing Photographers Lisa & Neil ! ) We had a few booked in to see but for some reason just didn’t feel a vibe, Whereas when we met Lisa & Neil ( in Burger King 😍) we instantly felt a connection and luckily loved their work! Their work and vibe was just what we were looking for ! (Thank you guys 😊)!
After having the two main things booked everything else just slotted into place and it was generally a smooth process ( thankfully everyone I wanted was free as I started the process early on ! )’

What made you cry?

‘This question was made for Ehab! Now Ehab doesn’t normally shed a tear unless we watch Marley & Me ( so sad 😢) however on our wedding day his emotions were not holding back. He had a few tears when I walked down the aisle which was so beautiful and made me even more proud and fall in love with him even more ( how is that possible ).
The speeches were also a tear jerker moment, Ehabs Brothers and my Dad both had everyone laughing but also wiping away the tears, they were lovely, so thank you ! Ehab also did a beautiful heartfelt speech, which made the room grab their tissues, no matter how many times you practice your speeches it’s always different when you actually say the words to each other !’

Any advice for other couples?

‘Take a moment to digest everything as it really does goes so fast ! But to also remember that no matter what happens to you both it is still the best day ever and you are so wrapped up in your own little happy love bubble, that despite any mishaps on the day it doesn’t actually impact you as you think it might !’ 

The Honeymoon 

‘Ehab booked a surprise mini mini moon as my wedding gift, to Norfolk for two nights straight after the wedding. This was lovely as we caught up on sleep, we were both exhausted and emotionally drained ( I also had all my tears on Sunday and couldn’t stop) so this was well needed, even if we didn’t do much except for eat and sleep haha ! 

Then a month later (7th May ) we went to Dubrovnik, Croatia for 9 days which was the complete dream ! It was hot, beautiful and just what we needed! We stayed in a lovely apartment and ate, swam in the sea and drank cocktails overlooking the sea and sunset! Perfect !’

Credit where credit is due   

Suits: https://www.slaters.co.uk/

Bridesmaid dresses & men’s ties: http://forhimandforher.com/

Flowers: https://www.facebook.com/Fresh-and-Silk-Flowers-of-Beccles-434423473305101/

Make up: http://www.lm-makeupandbeauty.com/

Hair: http://kirstywoolnough.co.uk/

Band: https://www.facebook.com/GoldBeatBand/

Venue: http://www.whitedovebarns.co.uk/


“Wow, where can we start! From our first email to Lisa & Neil we knew they would be our photographers! They made us feel so relaxed and welcome and we just knew we could trust them to capture our special day. Firstly if anyone is thinking of having an engagement shoot then please do, Lisa & Neil make you feel so at ease and also produce the prettiest romantic photos ! It’s a great way to relax on the wedding day ! And wow what can we say about our wedding photos, we are speechless!! Lisa & Neil were on hand from getting ready right until our sparklers to finish ! They have captured and encased every moment of our special day and didn’t miss a thing ! The photos relay our story perfectly and not one thing is missed ! The photos are stunning and look like film! They are amazing professional photographers and every picture is a work of art ! We are so thrilled that you shared our special day with us and we will be able to relive our wedding day, every time we look at your photos ! Highly recommend, the best of the best ! Thank you again for everything ! Kelly & Ehab 7.4.18”