I’d already photographed Wesley and Emma for their engagement at the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens in 2017, so I was looking forward to be their Emmanuel college wedding photographer in Cambridge too.
American Emma and Wesley from South Africa, but with Indian ancestry, were married on April 14 2018, in Emmanuel College’s chapel. Emmanuel College is right in the heart of Cambridge, with over four hundred years of history and cloisters that are just perfect for wedding photography. The spring weather isn’t always kind to couples on their wedding days, but Wesley and Emma were lucky, and I captured some great spring shots complete with daffodils and early blossom.
The bride chose a gown overlaid by lace, which flowed into a train at the back and the bridesmaids were in pink or a deep red wine colour, except for just one little flower girl in white. The mother of the bride also chose a dress in wine.
The ceremony took place in Emmanuel College’s own wood-panelled chapel. It was a very personal ceremony that reflected the couple’s beliefs as committed Christians. It was an emotional wedding day with tears never far away.
Emma had planned the day down to the last detail. Right after the ceremony, the couple surprised guests by having the first dance out on the lawn outside the chapel. During the drinks reception, each guest was given a jigsaw piece that came together to reveal one of the engagement photos I’d shot the year before. A lovely touch.
Later came the wedding breakfast, held in Emmanuel College’s Great Hall, which has Wedgewood-blue walls. The couple’s wedding cake had simple white icing and pink roses. Finally, there was dancing – including Indian dancing of course! – with fireworks to finish the day.
Congratulations Emma and Wesley, may you have many happy years together. And if you’re looking for a wedding photographer at Emmanuel College Cambridge, please give me a call, I would love to be an Emmanuel college wedding photographer once again.
Venue: Emmanuel College, Cambridge