Kitty and Rob’s Cambridgeshire Wedding

Kitty and Rob’s Wedding Photography from Northborough, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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We are so so happy with our pictures and so happy to have met you. Everything was perfect, your kind and easy going approach was exactly what we wanted and hoped for, the fun and vibe of our day is reflected in our pictures. We loved every second of it and you captured the whole thing in the perfect way. I have already recommended you to a friend and hope to have another event that we could have you at! Thank you for everything.

- Kitty & Rob

I‘ve seen a lot of couples who have put a huge amount of effort into their weddings, but I’m not sure any of them have topped the remarkable effort made by Kitty and Rob’s families for their recent wedding in Northborough, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. The reception was at Kitty’s family home, and in the year before the big day, Kitty’s Dad had laboured tirelessly, replanting their garden and moving several tonnes of earth – using little more than a spade and a wheelbarrow – to flatten a part of their garden so they could accommodate a marquee. He even built and hand-welded a truly impressive stage in the garden where a band would play in the evening. On top of this, her Mum had made one of the heaviest wedding cakes I’ve ever heard of and the marquee was decked out in handmade decorations contributed by various family members – it really was very impressive, and I made sure I captured as many of these details as possible so the family will always have a pictorial record.

After all this effort, it was fitting that contrary to the rather gloomy weather forecasts, the day turned out be a lovely one, with the sun peeping out from light cloud just enough to confirm this was very much a summer wedding. I started out by photographing some of these details and I then went and met Rob who was getting ready with family and friends near by. Everything seemed incredibly relaxed, the only hint of complication being the issue of how to tie ribbons to Rob’s late father’s beautiful vintage Morgan that Rob was going to drive away from the church.

Then it was a short walk to St Andrew’s Church, Northborough, at the gates of which the couple had placed a pair of full sized and rather heavy looking rowing oars in tribute to the rowing club where they first met. Rob continued to look and seem completely laid back, happily greeting guests and making everyone feel welcome. As it got close to ceremony time, I rushed back to Kitty’s family home to make sure I could get photos of her as she left and walked to the church with her father and bridesmaids. This was particularly important as the church has a strict no photography rule, so I made a big point of capturing as many good images of the bridal party (without needing to stop or pose them) before they entered the church which I hope would be some compensation for the lack of photography as Kitty and her Dad walked up the aisle.

From signing the register onwards I was back on duty and it was lovely to see how happy Kitty and Rob seemed together. I felt this turned out to be the big theme of the day – the love between them is plain to see and they are clearly very good at having a great time together. After a lively drinks reception in the beautiful garden that Kitty’s Dad had worked so hard on, the guests went in to the marquee for a sit down fish and chip supper. Delivered in newspaper, the fish and chips continued the laid back and light-hearted feel of the day and brought contented smiles to many faces . The speeches were the next highlight – they were all great and well received, but special mention should go to one of Kitty’s friends who delivered a highly amusing speech with the timing and finesse of a stand up comedienne.

But it was Kitty herself who had the final flourish, changing her dress for the first dance and drawing gasps from everybody, including her new husband, when she switched on some fairy lights in her skirt and literally lit up the dance floor. It was a great way to ignite the evening party spirit and as the band struck their first chords the dance floor was instantly heaving, with Kitty and Rob in the midst of it all, clearly relishing the time of their lives.

I’d like to thank Kitty and Rob for giving me the opportunity to photograph such a characterful, fun-filled day and wish them all the best for a long and no doubt very happy marriage.

 

 

 

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 Want to See More? For more of my work as a wedding photographer in Cambridgeshire, check out this stunning wedding at St John’s Chapel and Caius College, Cambridge
 Want to Know More? If you’re looking for a documentary wedding photographer in Cambridgeshire or elsewhere in the UK, please feel free to contact me via email or call me on 07870 135 986 and I’d be very happy to provide you with full details about my approach and packages.

One Response to Kitty and Rob’s Cambridgeshire Wedding

  • Catherine shaw

    Andrew! We are so so happy with our pictures and so happy to have met you. Everything was perfect, your kind and easy going approach was exactly what we wanted and hoped for, the fun and vibe of our day is reflected In our pictures. We loved every second of it and you captured the whole thing in the perfect way. I have already recommended you to a friend and hope to have another event that we could have you at! Thank you for everything. Kitty and rob. Xxx

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