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Happy Anniversary to this gorgeous pair! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year already but I can remember this absolute Scorchio of a day like it was yesterday.  Norwood Park is a beautiful venue in Nottinghamshire and perfect for having lots of fun on a summers day and evening.   I first photographed Liz and Rich having a bloody brilliant time at Hannah and Jono’s wedding so I knew it would be a great day! Everything was just great – chilled and fun in equal measures.  Rich is a right character so I wasn’t surprised to hear that he had had little buzzers going off all over the house in the morning with presents for Liz to find.  The personalised converse were a brilliant choice and perfect for Liz to change into in the evening to bust some serious moves.  As you can see in the photographs everyone had such a wonderful time the whole day.  I am hoping that there are still more single friends in this group so I get to hang out with them all again.

“We are so pleased we chose Melissa to be our photographer! Neither of us particularly enjoy posing for photos and we were keen to avoid our guests having to stand around for hours whilst we had photos taken. We met Melissa at a friend’s wedding and were so impressed with the natural photos she took and the moments she managed to capture so well (as well as realising she is a very lovely person). She certainly delivered at our wedding too! Thanks Melissa, you were fab x”

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couple singing on dancefloorIf you love the look of Norwood Park as your venue have a wee read below to find out all about it.  Massive thanks to the superb Peter Majdan who worked with me on the day.

Norwood Park is one of the jewels of Nottinghamshire. Based on the doorstep of beautiful Southwell, it’s been hosting weddings since the 1650s.

On their website, one of the House’s happy customers has described it as “like something out of Downton Abbey”, and they’re not wrong – the House and Park are the perfect setting for a wedding, offering grand rooms, beautiful grounds, loads of character, and almost 1,000 years of history. It’s a venue that ticks every box – plenty of nods to the classic fixtures (sprawling lawns, sweeping staircases, and more chandeliers than you can count), but loads of fun little quirks too!

It’s a really flexible venue, and the team will cater for whatever style or preference you’ve got in mind – from fairy tale weddings to Great Gatsby-style soirees! There’s a whole host of rooms inside the House, and whether it’s your ceremony or reception (or both), they can accommodate weddings of any size – from intimate gatherings of 20 in the Drawing and Dining Rooms, to 200-strong parties in the grand Gallery, and out on their gorgeous gazebo. And if you’re looking for a church service, they’ve also got a great relationship with the historic Southwell Minster – one of the country’s most famous cathedrals, based just a few hundred yards away.

Norwood Park is a great wedding venue, run by friendly and experienced people. I can’t recommend it enough. They also do a great – and generously discounted – ‘Last Minute Wedding Package’, which is rare for a venue as prestigious as this. So if you’re wanting a beautiful venue without the three-year waiting list, check them out.

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