Vintage Vibes at The Normans

When Claire and Ben tied the knot at The Normans they brought with them some seriously cool vibes, killer decor and - later - photos that looked as if they were plucked from the pages of a glossy mag. Here are all the happenings and highlights... 

 Claire & Ben at The Normans Photo by Shutter Go Click.jpg

After saying their 'I do's in a local church, the pair arrived at The Normans in a vintage cream VW Beetle, courtesy of Vintage VWs 4 Hire.

 Vintage VWs at The Normans Photo by Shutter Go Click Photography

Happily, the sun shone on their September wedding day, allowing the light to shine through our Grain Shed woodwork - providing a rather awesome backdrop to the bridal party shots. 

 Bridal party at The Normans Photo by Shutter Go Click Photography

But allow us to zoom in on those those oh-so-pretty bridesmaids' dresses... the lace tea-length numbers are by Chi Chi London at ASOS.com (we like!).

 Bridesmaids hang out at The Normans Photo by Shutter Go Click Photography

As for the couple of the hour: Claire's stylish gown hailed from dress La Belle Boutique, while Ben opted for a slick suit from a high street chain...  

 Bride and Groom at The Normans Photo by Shutter Go Click Photography

... which he teamed with a dapper pair of Loakes. (Betty, The Normans resident pug, came along for a look - and heartily approved.)

 Loakes and Pugs at The Normans Photo by Shutter Go Click Photography

Back inside the venue, the mini photo shoot continued with the couple's nearest and dearest - who recreated that much-loved confetti chucking moment in our fairy-lit barn.  

Confetti shot at The Normans Photo by Shutter Go Click Photography.jpg

Guests next moved into The Normans Marquee, where the couple's vintage vibes and colour scheme took shape with these cool copper centrepieces, created by All Occasions

 Table centerpieces at The Normans Photo by Shutter Go Click Photography

The cake managed to sum up the feel of the day too, made by the couple's friend Dale Smith, it comprised three tiers in red velvet, chocolate and vanilla flavours. 

 Cool cakes at The Normans Photo by Shutter Go Click Photography

Place settings and favours combined, with name tags hung around the necks of miniature Jägermeister bottles... 

 Wedding favours at The Normans Photo by Shutter Go Click Photography.

... used to toast the couple after the speeches in the form of a Jäger Bomb! (Huzzah!)

 oast of the town at The Normans Photo by Shutter Go Click

Outside the sun began to set, serving up yet more stellar photo opportunities for the couple's chosen photographer, Shutter Go Click Photography

 Sun sets at The Normans Photo by Shutter Go Click Photography

While inside it meant only one thing: party time! With the dancefloor well and truly filled, thanks to Sing Ramona Sing and a DJ from Hi-Life Entertainment. (Top tunes abound!)

 Party time at The Normans Photo by Shutter Go Click

But we can't leave without sharing a First Dance photo of the happy couple... Congratulations Claire and Ben! 

 First Dance at The Normans Photo by Shutter Go Click
Choosing The Normans was probably the easiest decision we made. From our first visit - when the renovation wasn’t quite complete - we knew it was the venue for us, and every time we came back for a visit it just got better. Oliver and Laura were so welcoming and made the planning process so easy. They say it’s an all weather venue and that really is the case. I only wish we could do it all over again!
— The super cool, Claire
 Newlyweds at The Normans Photo by Shutter Go Click

All photos are the handiwork of the exceedingly excellent Ryan at Shutter Go Click Photography. To see more from Claire and Ben's big day, check out our Gallery