“Lolly’s own style and indeed The Keeper & The Dell venue is inspired by Frida Kahlo, her time and travels in South and Central America and Asia as well as nostalgia and vintage. It was cool and refreshing to work with a brief that brought together something more eclectic, bohemian and hippy in simple wedding dresses style”
“I called in my go-to fave photographer Joanna Millington as well asFlamingo Amy on hair and Love Moi on make up, two other local wedding suppliers who often create styling magic together. Jo Flowers is another Norwich artisan we are lucky to have so local, having just been featured in Harper’s Bazaar’s top 20, she is something very special.
The achingly cool Katy from Vintage Deli supplied the clothes, a North Norfolk treasure who’s great eye and dedication to current trends means her vintage pieces and shop often grace the pages of Vogue. Throw in some of my fave picks from the Most Curious Wedding Fair’s exhibitor list for the accessories and decos and we were away!”
“We decided it should have two sides one would be bridal, a bride with her maids, with a quite traditional feel, in the true sense of the word, with an almost old fashioned feel, with the colours and composition almost making it look like an old painting. We also shot some images of the bride with an amazing headdress by La Dame Au Beret with the backdrop of the ancient woodland behind her – kind of referencing one of East Anglia’s strongest women heroine’s Bodicea! Complete with authentic English summer’s wind!”
But what about this intriguing new wedding venue set in Norfolk? The Keeper And The Dell is a beautiful outdoor wedding venue in Norfolk that opened this month for unique weddings and celebrations. The venue marked the occasion with this beautiful photoshoot. Owner tells us more…
“The trend in the USA and Australia for beautifully outdoor weddings has begun to take the UK by storm, with couples looking for creative and more intimate ways to celebrate their marriage. But there are very few venues in this country that are able to embrace this wonderfully rustic style. The Keeper And The Dell with its beautiful collective of a vintage canvas marquee in a pretty woodland dell, an eighteenth century Gamekeeper’s barn and pretty camping gardens, is one of the most perfectly romantic of places to host a unique outdoor wedding in England.”
“The Keeper And The Dell is not a typical ‘corporate wedding’ venue but rather you get to feel like you’ve brought out the romantic side of a kindly relative and they have let you have your wedding in their country garden ~ where they just so happen to also have a beautiful old barn, a vintage marquee and plenty of room for camping to boot.
Bookings are made with exclusive use over a weekend, giving space and time to make the most of this delightful venue to create a stylish wedding, whether it be simply rustic, vintage chic, bohemian hip or country homemade. The Keeper & the Dell is not only the most perfect of settings for a wedding celebration but is also great for get-togethers of all kinds. We welcome any gathering that is looking for a relaxed & pretty outdoor venue. The Keeper and the Dell is available as a film location and is perfect for photo shoots.”
“Every wedding at The Keeper And The Dell is individual and has a wonderful ‘homespun’ feel to it; the charges therefore do vary slightly depending on what is hired and for how long. But as a guideline, full weekend hire, which includes exclusive use of the Dell, traditional marquee, birch garden, paddock, the Barn, saloon, vintage wedding dresses and camp kitchen for the Bridal Party and 60 guests with overnight camping available costs £2,500.
The venue is quietly situated on a country road on the outskirts of the rural village, Ringland in Norfolk, England. We’re just half an hour away from the Norfolk coast and within a few miles of Norwich and its railway station. Surrounded by a medieval grove, The Keeper And The Dell offers the bride and groom and their guests a pretty venue with the wonderful chance to celebrate & sleep under the stars, all within a beautiful country setting.”