It’s always good fun (and sometimes a bit of a logistical challenge!) when weddings take place over two venues and when the two venues are St John’s College and Anstey Hall in Cambridge it has to be a combination that’s hard to beat! Rebecca and Alex chose to have their wedding preparations and ceremony at St John’s before driving to Anstey Hall for the reception. I didn’t realise it but it’s possible for a car to come right into the grounds at St John’s and that’s exactly what happened!
The chapel at St. John’s is amazing and there is some lovely light in there if you know where to look! The grounds are fairly much unbeatable and have the river Cam running through them as well as the famous Bridge of Sighs. Rebecca and Alex got married in the chapel and there is a nice shot below of them walking over the Bridge of Sighs together. They had a drink reception on the lawn before being whisked away by car to Anstey Hall. These really are two of the best wedding locations in Cambridgeshire.
Anstey Hall has a great terrace at the back (the smell of lavender was fantastic) as well as giant chess for guests to amuse themselves with! This is always a favourite time of the wedding for me. As everyone is chatting away and sipping champagne, I like to wander around looking for moments of interaction and people enjoying themselves. It’s good fun making portraits of people just being themselves, enjoying the atmosphere and looking natural in front of the camera.
I have included a few of my favourites from the day below.