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Chaucer Barn – Cute as a button Norfolk coastal wedding.

Bride and groom walking through topiary at sunset in the grounds of chaucer barn wedding venue in norfolk

We photographed Sarah and Hugh’s Chaucer Barn wedding earlier this year. It’s worth pointing out that it’s the people that make a wedding, even if the venue is absolutely beautiful. Sarah, Hugh and their guests were no exception. They’re one of the loveliest couples we’ve had the pleasure of working for. When we chatted before the wedding we asked if there was anything in particular they wanted. The couple said they just wanted us to do our thing and trusted us 100%. That really means a lot to us. It’s wonderful to feel trusted and we turned up with a real feeling of wanting to blow the couple away with great photos.

We wrote a blog recently about our favourite wedding venues . It’s no surprise Chaucer Barn in Norfolk made the cut. In fact the venue also made the Independent newspapers top 50 wedding venues too.

bride getting her meak up done on the morning of her wedding
three legged dog waits for his owner to have her make up applied on the morning of her chaucer barn wedding day
Mother of the bride has a glass of fixx whilst waiting for her daughter to get ready for her wedding

Sarah and Hugh have the cutest little Dog, she’s only got three legs but the biggest personality ever!

Groom has his buttonhole atached whilst preparing for his wedding at chaucer barn in norfolk
bride getting ready for her chaucer barn wedding
bride is nearly ready for her chaucer barn wedding in norfolk

We knew Sarah was a big bookworm, check out their centerpieces, hopefully they’ll make you ‘squee’ as much as I did. So, our aim was to get them a photo that looked like a book cover from their Chaucer Barn wedding. We’re really chuffed with the photos. Looking through them we couldn’t believe we’d not blogged them sooner!

groom waiting for the ceremony to begin at his chaucer barn wedding ceremony
bride walks to her wedding ceremony at chaucer barn, she is accompanied by her mum and dad as they come down the stairs
guests waiting for the wedding ceremony to begin at chaucer barn
bride stands with her bridesmaids at her chaucer barn wedding

One of the things that we love about Chaucer Barn weddings is that getting ready in the morning feels really comfy and homely. Where some venues are grand and impressive, Chaucer really puts everyone at ease. This a positive effect on guests and the couple.

Groom and his best man turn to look as the bride comes down the aisle at her chaucer barn wedding.
Flanked by her mum and dad a bride comes smilingly down the aisle at her outdoor chaucer barn wedding near the norfolk coast.
outdoor chaucer barn ceremony we see the rear view of the couple and the brides dad
the brides mum has a little cry whilst her daughter gets married in an outdoor ceremony
bride and groom hold hands at their outdoor chaucer barn wedding ceremony
bride and groom have their first kiss during their outdoor norfolk wedding ceremony

We really enjoyed the space (and the awesome garden backgrounds) for Sarah and Hugh’s outdoor ceremony. Though the feeling is really informal and friendly it’s often more impressive to get married outdoors than in even the grandest building. We’re big fans.

bride and groom leaving their outdoor ceremony at their chaucer barn wedding they hold hands and the topiary of the gardens is visible behind them
bridesmaids smile as they help organise wedding guests for the confetti throw
at a chaucer barn wedding we see the bride and groom laughing and walking through a funnel of their guests who are throwing confetti at them

After the outdoor ceremony Sarah and Hugh popped into the barn to sign the register. We often suggest to couples that if you want an outdoor wedding, we can help. It’s now become easier than ever as the law concerning ‘permanent outdoor structures’ has changed post Covid. Registrars are more flexible now than ever before. If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, Chaucer is a great option. Chat to us if you need a hand with the plans!

A bride and groom with all their family and their guests for an informal 'formal' wedding photo.
bride and groom ahving fun with their guts during their wedding formal photographs

We really love the gardens and open spaces at Chaucer barn. Whilst here are elements that seems very formal there is also much softer garden structures open meadows and woodlands. Throughout the day we probably squeezed three separate portrait sessions in. That sounds a bit busy but we only grabbed the couple for a few minutes at a time as we saw them standing near cool stuff!

wedding couple pose for a brenizer portrait at Chaucer bard in norfolk
bride leans on her grooms shoulder for a wedding portrait
newly married couple at their wedding breakfast laugh with their family and guests during speeches
newly married couple at their wedding breakfast laugh with their family and guests during speeches
newly married couple at their wedding breakfast laugh with their family and guests during speeches

It’s really nice that Chaucer have huge glass doors that slide open revealing practically the entire side of the dining area. It gives lots of light and fresh air and really opens up the dining experience.

bride is elevated in the air by her friends and bridesmaids during her wedding reception
bride laughs hard at her wedding reception
a guest impresses his peers at a wedding with his drone flying skills

Hopefully our photos give a good idea of the groove at Chaucer after dinner. Well fed and having had a little drink, everyone really got into the gentle party spirit. The atmosphere was all that’s best at weddings.

bride and her bridesmaids giggle during a photo at sunset, flanked by topiary bushes.
bridal party laughing after dinner
wedding party jump in the air post dinner at a wedding in norfolk

Ok, so here are some more portraits because we think Sarah and Hugh look epic.

sunset at chaucer bard as a newly married couple kiss in the meadows
sunset at chaucer bard as a newly married couple kiss in the meadows
silhouette portrait of a bride and groom at chaucer barn in norfolk

Coming in for the first dance the DJ warned us all that there was a sound limiter so as not to annoy the neighbours. Honestly we think this encouraged everyone to sing loudly and sure enough, the music turned off! Not a problem though as all the guests just carried on singing Queen’s ‘Don’t stop me now’ acapella! It was absolutely brilliant. Epic. Made Neil cry.

guests and couple dance and sing at a chaucer barn wedding in norfolk
guests and couple dance and sing at a wedding in a barn in norfolk

After lots of dancing and singing everyone went outside where the sun had set and it was a bit cooler.

guest at a wedding relaxes on a bush
guests mucking about with the couple at a wedding in the later summer evening
late evening couple portrait at a wedding, mist is beginning to envelop the meadows at a chaucer barn wedding in Norfolk .

We’re ever so pleased that the cover photo from Sarah and Hugh’s wedding was submitted to ‘Looks like film‘ . It’s a cool photography website we’ve always admired. Happily it was selected by them as one of their ‘Kick ass wedding photographs of 2019’ which made us chuffed!

If you’re planning your Chaucer Barn wedding we’d love to here all about your plans, give us a shout here.


    Lisa Plumb

    Lisa Plumb is an accomplished wedding photographer with 10 years of experience specializing in documentary-style photography. She has received numerous accolades, including the "Best Wedding Photographer in Norfolk" award from Muddy Stilettos and the title of "Most Kickass Wedding Photographer in the World" in 2018 by Lookslikefilm. Known for her ability to capture authentic and candid moments, Lisa's talent and artistic vision make her a sought-after choice for couples looking to immortalize their special day. Additionally, Lisa utilizes her skills in SEO content writing to help businesses establish their online presence and reach a wider audience.