Rebecca and James booked my services for some storytelling wedding photography after finding me on the Hitched directory. Their wedding started in the city and then moved out into the country. The ceremony was on April 7th 2018 at St Catharine’s College, which has been in the centre of the historic city of Cambridge since 1473. Only alumni of the college can be married in the chapel there, making this a very exclusive event for this wedding photographer at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge!
Rebecca chose a traditional dress with a long veil and a bouquet with flowers in the colours fuchsia, blue and ivory. Her bridesmaids were in powder blue. The men in the wedding party went for blue suits and fuchsia ties.
After the ceremony in the wood-panelled chapel, there was champagne and cake on the lawn of St Catharine’s, plus a chance for some natural, relaxed photos. A quick stroll down the narrow streets of Cambridge later, the couple and their guests headed off to the reception at Furneaux Pelham, a village deep in the Hertfordshire countryside.
The venue for the reception was an antique barn belonging to James’ aunt, which had been carefully cleared then furnished with tables and chairs, and decorated with bunting. If you look closely you can see that some of the chairs are bales of hay! A truly rustic venue and the couple arrived in a suitably rustic wedding car – a Land Rover – decorated with ribbons and flowers, of course. As you can see, I even managed to get a shot of the couple on a tractor.
Rebecca switched her veil for a blue shrug for the cool April evening and then it was time for the wedding breakfast. The speeches were a family affair with the bride also taking her turn with the microphone.
As the sun set over the Hertfordshire fields it was time for the live band and dancing in the barn. Congratulations, Rebecca and James! If you are after some storytelling wedding photography, do not hesitate to contact me for further information.