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 email@example.com. I would be flattered to be considered to document your special day so that you can treasure those memories for years to come.