Norfolk farmhouse wedding with a retro twist

Being a Norfolk gal’ I love an outdoor wedding, particularly one on a farm with lots of cake, woodland, acres of fields to play in, chickens at your feet and an Alpaca or two (Brian was my personal favourite!)

Last year I teamed up with a fabulous team of wedding suppliers and descended upon College Farm just a few miles from my home in Dereham. It was a cool, clear day, perfect for a photo shoot with the super talented Esther Wild Photographer in the wonderful Norfolk countryside.

Relaxed Countryside Wedding

College Farm is a beautiful Medieval House situated in 15 acres of lawns and woodland, they only hold a few weddings a year giving each couple the freedom to relax and plan their day exactly as they want.

We decided to give a cool vintage feel to this wedding with retro dresses for the bride and her maids and gorgeous suits from The Vintage Suit Hire Company

Luxury wedding cake & dessert table

I wanted to bring a touch of luxury to this folky countryside wedding so laid on a huge table full of delicious cakes and goodies. The salted caramel and hazelnut cake was polished off in minutes, closely followed by dark chocolate brownies topped with edible gold leaf (There’s a link to my recipe here)

I added dishes of butterscotch meringue kisses and praline macarons to the table which was adorned with a beautiful fresh flower garland in gorgeous rust, plum and sage tones by Oops A Daisy Florist, Norwich.

The center piece of this delicious dessert table was a four tier wedding cake with handmade ‘twigs’ roses, berries, leaves, hydrangeas and acorns all created from sugar – not gathered from the muddy border of the garden! And as a nod to the countryside location I added a sugar horseshoe to the top of a two tier buttercream cake and a couple of pheasant feathers because, well, this is Norfolk!

….and yes, that’s a pony!! Mr Jack Brock, confetti pony and he’s getting quite a name for himself, hanging around bars, photo bombing and generally getting lots of fuss from everyone he meets!


We showcased three fantastic outdoor bars including the prettiest little horse box you’ll ever see! Our styled shoot included a cigar and whisky bar with cut glass decanters and a velvet chaise lounge, perfect for reclining on with your beloved. If you’re looking for more wedding inspiration pop over to my Galleryand keep an eye on my blog for more fabulous photo shoots at some