King’s College Cambridge – Caroline & Kenan

Cambridge Wedding and Family Lifestyle Portrait Photographer

WOW! what a year I have had.  I have been so fortunate to have shot so many weddings this year and in some truly amazing settings. This time around for Caroline and Kenan who had their wedding ceremony at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel followed by a reception at the breathtaking King’s College in Cambridge.

Caroline and Kenan were married in an outdoor ceremony at the Doubletree by Hilton just further along the river from the college grounds. The day could not have been more perfect. In the un-predictable summer that was the summer of 2015, we were blessed with what could have only been described as the hottest day of the year. This made for quite a full waterway with punts gliding gracefully on the river and tourists soaking up the sun on the banks of the river Cam. It also made for an open air concert, a performance of one of life’s most beautiful re-enactments – a wedding. But this was no dress rehearsal and the leading lady, the cast and the crew played out their parts effortlessly.

Although the winter months may exclude the option for an outdoor ceremony the picture windows that overlook the gardens and the river Cam beyond makes this hotel the prefect setting for your dream wedding. The Views on offer here can not be beaten and gives you a feeling of space and luxury. With ample parking, beautiful guests accommodation, extensive wine list and fine dining in the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse it is also an ideal base for exploring this wonderful city.

After the ceremony and drinks reception on the lawn of the Doubletree it was time for main ensemble to make their way to King’s College by punt to be received by their waiting guests, who had by this time, assembled in the college grounds. Guests that lined the bridge that links The Backs with the college formed an human arch for the happy couple to walk through before taking their place in the private and secluded Fellows garden.

History records for the college date back to 1441 when it was founded by King Henry VI. In 1446 the foundation stone for the chapel was laid but not completed until several years later, in fact until 1544 was it finally fitted out for use. As if this magnificent chapel and surrounding buildings are not enough you are also treated to the beautifully well-kept lawns and tree lined avenues where planting of Ash, Elm and Walnut tress date back as far as the sixteenth century. This is truly the jewel of the crown. To find out more of the history of King’s College Cambridge follow this link. It is certainly worth having a visit to the college on your itinerary during your time in Cambridge.

In January of this year Caroline and Kenan held a religious ceremony in one the central Mosques in Sarajevo Bosnia combined with a week of skiing in the stunning Dinaric Alps that surround the city, while also taking the chance to catch up with old friends. This day gave them the opportunity to do it all over again and afforded them the chance to celebrate the union of these two families.

To round of a fantastic day guests danced the night away with tunes of The Gershwin Gang‘s laid back jazz music from the era of the roaring twenties with the likes of You do Something to Me, Can’t Take That Away From Me. Stepping Out, Anything Goes and much much more.

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.

For help planning your big day:

Wedding/Events Planning – King’s College – Cambridge

Wedding /Events Planning – Doubletree by Hilton

Venue Styling – Ambience Venue Styling – Cambridge

 

 

 

 

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