Kings Lynn | Town Hall | Chloe & Jake
It was great to work with Ryan again and this time in a place i know well. King’s Lynn and in Kings Lynn Town Hall. Mr G is from Kings Lynn and works there everyday. There are some beautiful areas around the old town and docks and The Bank House Hotel, a gorgeous Grade 11 listed Georgian town house is situated with a view across the quay.
Lauren from Be Fabulous was already hard at work with Chole and her bridesmaids make up, which gave me time to photograph some of the details like shoes. There were a lot of shoes. Pumps were bought in readiness for the dancing later.
After a while i left the girls and headed to meet Jake and his Best Man who were getting ready a couple of rooms away down the corridor. I think they had had a calm morning or were hiding the nerves well. A few getting ready shots in the room and then we headed into the town and towards Customs House.
“One of King’s Lynn’s most treasured historic buildings is the iconic 17th century Custom House, overlooking the site of the town’s medieval harbour. The Custom House was built by Sir John Turner in 1683 and designed by architect Henry Bell. It opened in 1685 as a merchant’s exchange and as a place to regulate trade through the port.
Bell was a native of King’s Lynn, born into a wealthy merchant family in 1647 and served as a Mayor of the town. A contemporary of Sir Christopher Wren, Bell was influenced by Robert Hooke, who had worked with Wren to rebuild London after the the Great Fire of 1666. He designed major buildings across Norfolk, including All Saints Church in North Runcton. He also built the Dukes Head Inn, just a few minutes stroll to the north.
The Custom House was by far his most influential design, and was called by architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner ‘one of the most perfect buildings ever built”
Another link to Mr G, he was born at North Runcton
The actual wedding was taking place at Kings Lynn Town Hall. Now i have been to Kings Lynn many times, been to the church opposite the Town Hall, but i hadn’t realised Kings Lynn Town Hall was there. It’s a stunning building with huge windows in the ceremony room, a court to one side and stunning Assembly rooms where the wedding breakfast is held.
Guests arrived and took their seats to wait for Chloe. I love the look on Jake’s face as he saw her enter the room. We managed to dodge the rain showers for photos, but there is something about the Norfolk air………. it was rather chilly that day.
What a gorgeous venue for a gorgeous couple. Many congratulations to you both xx