A chilled afternoon wedding on a hot June Saturday
A couple of weeks ago before it started raining (and it hasn't stopped since), I had the serious pleasure of photographing an amazing wedding in Broughton near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
As a Cambridgeshire wedding photographer I visit some lovely locations and venues but this one will take some beating; a bright church in the middle of a small village and a marquee slap bang in the middle of a farm.
I 1st spoke with Louisa via Facebook in October last year and then 1st met with her & Dalton in April this year for their pre wedding shoot in Sandringham woods. A fantastic pre wedding shoot too.
Being a couple that loves to spend time together walking and having mini adventures they weren't scared of anything when it came to getting a memorable shot.
June 1st soon came round and it was time for me to jump in the car and to head over ready for the big day. Now I'll admit that I drove passed the farm once and completely missed it, on my 2nd drive through the village I passed the postie and asked her for directions.....it was 2 doors up......with a massive sign!
I drove round a couple of sheds and was met with the sight of the huge marquee.
This day was going to be great!
The quality marquee was supplied by County Marquees East Anglia as well as the tables etc
After getting the detail shots I followed Dalton to the church, that's only round the corner.
Now Dalton said he wasn't nervous. He might not have been but I'm sure I saw a few nerves hiding behind that poker face. But after all, when you've met your soulmate, what's there to be nervous about?
Louisa walked from her parents house to the church. I wish all brides could walk to church through their home village. It makes for a great story telling image.
The ceremony went without a hitch at the All saints church.
It's the little things!
During the signing of the register a couple of Louisa's pupils performed a few songs. Well done girls, there was smiles and tears of joy all round.
More of Louisa pupils were waiting outside to cheer on and congratulate the new Mrs Brandon.
The sun was out and was beaming when it was time for the confetti.
And then Dalton & Louisa made the short walk back to the farm followed by all of their guests, what a great story to be able to tell everyone.
Shortly after I took the newlyweds for a walk.
It sounds dangerous (it really isn't) but I love standing couples in the middle of the road.
Pedestrians and drivers alike never mind and always see the fun side.
Back at the marquee it was time for the wedding breakfast prepared by The Cown Inn of Broughton.
An absolutely superb roast dinner followed by a selection of 2 deserts...I admit it, I had both.
Whilst people were still eating I took the bouquet and rings for a few detail shots.
The rings were handmade by Louisa and Dalton at The Quarter Workshop of Birmingham.
After the food was served, the sun had lowered in the sky and was hidden by a little cloud, perfect for some couple shots.
During this little shoot, Billy, Dalton's future brother in law !hint hint! flew his drone around the couple and the fields that we were shooting in.
It was a great half an hour full of romance, laughter and a couple of almost face-plants on the floor.....almost!
Followed by a quick run lol
When we got back to the marquee it was only a short while before it was time for the cutting of the cake, which was made by Louisa's nan, a lovely moist fruit cake.
And then the 1st dance to the sounds of the Daddy O's.
But just before the dance I was asked if anyone ever takes a photo of me......oh go on then!
And don't tell the wife but one young lady wanted to have a photo with me.
Back to the 1st dance.
And then the boogieing afterwards where there was a serious flossing rally followed by a splits competition.
Louisa & Dalton; The new Mr & Mrs Brandon, thank you so much for letting me capture your wedding day. It was an absolute privilege and I know I'm going to be showing these images off for years to come.
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