I had been really looking forward to Bertie and Guy’s wedding for some time as, not only are they a couple of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, they were also having their wedding at Rectory Farm near Madingley. This was to be my first visit there, it’s always nice to photograph in new locations and this one certainly didn’t disappoint!
As you will see from the images below I also photographed both Guy and Bertie getting ready before heading off to OLEM for the ceremony. I really enjoyed this as generally I tend to only photograph the bride’s preparations so it was nice to photograph some ties and cuff links shots as well!
OLEM is situated at one of the busiest intersections in the whole of Cambridge and, at the time of the wedding there were major roadworks taking place right outside the church! I knew that the traffic would probably be horrendous and, as is often the case, this was really my only stress of the day. I always worry about getting stuck in traffic on a wedding day and allow plenty of time and check out my routes etc – it really is the only thing that stresses me out about photographing a wedding these days!
After the ceremony we headed down to the backs for some photographs of the bride and groom (I love the one with the avenue of trees in the background) before heading off to Rectory Farm. The venue itself is hidden away in trees and the marquee set in beautiful grounds. There was a drinks reception with ample opportunity for me to get some great candid shots of everyone enjoying themselves before we went through into the marquee for the wedding breakfast. We managed to just about avoid the rain and have the group photographs outside although this did take a couple of attempts due to the weather.
I have included some of my favourite photographs from the day below. Most of them are little moments and interactions that I really feel make the day special to Bertie and Guy. I love the image of Bertie in her veil just before the ceremony and the one along the backs is one of my favourites as well.