Out of Africa… and into Norfolk
I still can’t get over this wedding, it was unbelievable. I met Janine & Ed earlier in the year and knew immediately that this wedding would be right up my street. Ed and his mates would be riding the North Norfolk Railway from Holt to Sheringham. With a picnic collected from Byfords, one of my favourite cafe and a few cases of Wherry, my favourite beers. With my roots in Mechanical Engineering I was like a little kid riding the steam train up to Sheringham and back. Ed and his ushers were warmly greeted by the station master and directed into their private carriage.
So you ask what is the connection to Africa, well, Janine was brought up in Zimbabwe, there was many subtle details throughout the wedding that made this a very special wedding. Janine told me that she almost contacted the zoo about bringing in some zebras! I’m serious. Oh, the plane (Gipsy Moth) that was in Out of Africa, well, the vicar in conversation last year said that he owns that, sadly he sold it but he has another from the same era and could get a friend to fly it over during the drinks reception! Go on then.
The ceremony took place in the wonderful church of St Mary in Wiveton. Afterwards everyone went to the stunning 18th Century Bayfield Hall. A magnificemt country estate with the most amazing park lands. To take Janine and Ed from the church to the Hall was a 1920’s Rolls Royce, simply stunning, it was immaculate and belonged to a relative of Ed’s. Again with my engineering and my Grandad who worked at RR that makes me drool when I see them.
Anyway, on with the celebrations, we start off picking up the picnic at Byfords.
Thanks to Ken for assisting on the day and driving the van around, and a massive thanks to Janine and Ed for trusting in me to capture your Out of Africa wedding.