“Thank you so much for these…..they are incredible and tell a fantastic story of the day!” – Ed and Kamila
Ed and Kamila’s wedding ceremony was at Stapleford church near Cambridge before going on to their reception at the lovely Rectory Farm. Those of you who know the area will realise that the two venues are a short hop down the M11 from each other and so, theoretically at least, very easy to travel between.
BUT – not on the day that the M11 is completely blocked!!! I don’t really get particularly stressed on wedding days but the one thing that always concerns me, mainly because it is essentially out of my control, is getting stuck in traffic! I always build in plenty of contingency time and check the traffic conditions before leaving home and thankfully Google maps warned me of the problem beforehand.
Everything was fine before the ceremony as I left with plenty of time in hand and changed my route but, on the way back from the church, traffic chaos ensued and Cambridge was gridlocked! Everyone was driving from the church to the reception and the worst scenario for me would have been not to have known if I was the only one stuck in traffic and to have been worried that I was missing the reception! With this in mind I glued myself in behind Ed and Kamila’s wedding car and endured a journey of nearly an hour that should have taken around ten minutes. Very stressful but at least I knew for a fact that I wasn’t missing any of the bride and groom at the reception and we were all in the same boat!
The rest of the day followed without any problems, the rest of the guests arrived bit by bit with various tales of over heating cars and traffic mayhem and a great time was had by all! I have included a few of my favourites from the day below. As ever none of the pictures are scripted or set up as I much prefer to photograph events as they happen, not interfere and direct people and photograph as naturally as possible.
If you are planning your wedding and my approach appeals then get in touch. I would love to hear from you and have a chat about your ideas further.