The Cambridge Belfry Hotel – Kimberly & Robert – Wedding Day

Cambridge Wedding and Lifestyle Family Portrait Photographer

I recall when I wrote the blog post back in June for Kimberly and Rob’s pre-wedding shoot that I thought fate had a hand in bringing the three us together. I felt it then and still feel it now. And as my wedding season draws to a close for this year I am left thinking back on all the amazing couples, not only Kimberly and Rob, that I have worked with this year.

We began the day, as usual, with the bridal prep and when I arrived Kimberly was draped in her ‘Brides’ bespoke towelling robe. The room was a buzz of excitement, nervous giggles and pre wedding chat. A survival kit bag had been prepared for my assistant Sally and I to keep us going until our meal with drinks, chocolate bars and snacks. Sally left us to concentrate on the boys prep before we headed down to the waiting guests who had gathered to celebrate this special day.

The wedding could only be hailed as a roaring success. Yes of course there were the usual things that may not have gone according to plan but for Kimberly and Rob the day was just perfect. The sun shone all day, the key people played out their individual roles effortlessly and we had tears and laughter in equal doses. Every bride dreams of their big day, putting in months and months of planning. The endless sleepless nights, the numerous weekends consumed by wedding related ‘stuff’, the checklists and the spreadsheets. Not to mention the times when lazy Sunday afternoons were spent at one of the local wedding shows. The place where dreams are made and seeds are sown of how that special day will be.

The black theme that wound effortlessly throughout may not be everyone’s choice but it worked so well with tiny accents of colour breaking through. From the attention played to the table decorations, buttonholes and floral arrangements through to the beautifully crafted cake which had been made and hand decorated by the brides sister who had set to work decorating it as she stepped foot back on English soil.

Kimberly looked radiant as she glided down the aisle on the arm of her father following behind her bridesmaids. Her two sisters, one who had flown in from Australia, stood proudly beside their sister on her momentous day accompanied by the daughters of one of Kimberly’s dearest friends. Anxiously waiting at the end of the aisle was her ever so loving groom. The bravado and jokes could not hide the pride and emotion he felt for his soon-to-be-bride and the tears of laughter swelled into tears of joy.

The civil wedding service was held at The Cambridge Belfry Hotel which is a great venue able to cater for all your needs. Ample car park space for your guests, wonderfully equipped and spacious rooms, spa, gym and pool. The food is always amazing and the breakfast comes highly recommended. The Belfry can comfortably cater for 200 diners and can recommend a host of local suppliers to help with your planning. You may want to read a recent blog post I wrote on The Cambridge Belfry Hotel and see for yourself.

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

7 Comments

  1. Robert Black

    On the day I met Mark, I knew he was the photographer for most important day of my life. Not only did he give the most prestigious service, that even the Queen would envy, Mark has become a friend and a photographer that if ever you need one, Mark is the man for you! I love what you have done for Kimberly and Me and you will forever be in our lives. Even when we pass, your work will live on to show the world.

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    • Mark Nortcliffe

      Thank you Robert and Kimberly. It was a real pleasure to not only record your day but to get to know you both. I love what I do and you both made it even more worthwhile.

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  2. Lynn

    Mark, as I sit here alone in my little university room and read your blog and re visit the photos from my sisters momentous day I shed a tear of joy. I knew from the pre wedding shoot taster images you were going to be good, but quite how good I could never have imagined. You made two people even happier than they could possibly be, you also captured all of our families hearts with your and your glamorous assistant Sallys warmth and passion. Further more you had my sister the blushing bride feeling positive and confident in front of the camera… which is an extremely rare occurrence! Words do not express our gratitude. Thank you again for not just being an amazing photographer but for fitting right in and adding extra sparkle to the day. Highly recommend you to anyone! You rock!

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    • Mark Nortcliffe

      Thank you Lynn for your kind words Mx

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  3. Chris Sole

    Absolutely brilliant photos, love them all.

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    • Mark Nortcliffe

      Thank you.

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  4. Kimberly Black

    Mark captured everything that I ever wanted from the photos, the variety, the passion and the quality. Every photo Mark took was fantastic. He is the most genuine down to earth guy I’ve ever met, and his personality and his work ethics means that Mark puts in 110% all the time.
    Never once did I feel like just another wedding couple. We were the only pair on his mind for the duration of the day, and that to me made everything he did even more special. Mark blended in with family and friends as he snapped away, making the photos he took extra special, as these were natural photos of everyone having fun and celebrating.

    Having overcome long term illness prior to our special day, these photos meant more than the world to us. I look at these photos nearly everyday and its 3 months since our wedding, but every time I do I see the passion and love that Mark demonstrated on our special day.
    Mark you did us proud and fate brought us together to share special times. Thank you just doesn’t cut it.

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