The Cambridge Belfry Hotel – Helena & Chris Dust – Wedding Day

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It was evident from my first meeting with Helena and Chris that their small, perfectly formed family were so very important to them. I knew from the off that their children would play a very big part in their special day. The wedding held at The Cambridge Belfry Hotel awaited the arrival of Helena who was escorted down the aisle by her eleven year old son who on the day showed a maturity above his age. His ever so slightly older sister playing out the role of chief bridesmaid who demonstrated the grace and elegance of someone much more senior. The part not scripted was that of their 2½ year old son who’s charm could not help but melt the hearts of everyone present. Helena and Chris were never in any doubt that Tommy would,  just simply, steal the show!



Both young adults continued to amaze me throughout the day. The wonderfully spoken reading given by Ines was sincere, heartfelt and beautifully written in her own hand. It was light hearted, truthful and honest. A craft to blend all those emotions so seamlessly, truly a gift.

Later I knew Goncalo was to give his reply taking on the role of father of the bride on behalf of Helena’s late father. He would have been so proud. He performed his role beyond that of any eleven year old child I know which came with the innocence of youth but with the confidence of an adult. A tough act to follow. The comedy timing and opportunities afforded to him with this role gave Goncalo the chance to offer up words of wisdom to the newly married couple albeit I suspect this will be the only chance he may have for some time to come.


I love the fact that I got to the chance to step into the Helena and Chris’s world at the centre of which are their adorable children. The day these two became five was meant to be. Congratulations guys.

The Cambridge Belfry Hotel is a jewel in the crown in the city based wedding venues arena. It offers all the facilities you and your guests could ask for. If as guests your are looking for an overnight stay or combining the wedding with a mini break you will hard pressed to find an hotel that offers the complete package. Good food, Bar and Restaurant. Spa and gym, spacious rooms and ample free parking.

Looking for a wedding venue near Cambridge? Click on the link to read my recent blog post on The Cambridge Belfry Hotel.

If you are planning a wedding or special event please get in touch by using my contact me page on my website or by email I would be flattered to be considered to document your special day so that you can treasure those memories for years to come.




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