Sunflowers, Surf & Sparklers at The Thatch Barn, Yelling

If I was allowed to keep only 3 memories from Lee & Vicky's day, it would definitely be

Sunflowers

Surf

Sparklers

But because I'm allowed more, I'll also keep

A beautiful Cambridgeshire wedding venue

Vintage bikes

Afternoon Tea

And a fantastic father of the bride speech.

The big day started for me at The Golden Lion Hotel in St Ives, in a very large suite surrounded by bridesmaids....could be worse!

I do love a lacey dress...now that might start a few rumours!

And then it was a change of scenery to the small village of Yelling, home of the Holy Cross Church, for the ceremony.

Inside I joined Perry the videographer, Perry Miller Weddings, at the top of the aisle.

Perry is a professional and a gentleman and I thoroughly recommend him!

Literally on the opposite side of the road from the church is The Thatch Barn, a 400 year old building that has been lovingly restored and converted for weddings & events.

It's surrounded by a working farm and crops. We made good use of the sunflower field, the sky had just a hint of stormy clouds.

I get to photograph some delicious looking cakes but 99.9% of the time they're served after I leave...gutted!

This beautiful creation was made by Sue Polhill Cakes of St Neots

The speeches are always packed with great emotion and just sometimes an expression that will definitely bring back some memories. Something about a boys day out......with a daughter.

The perils of being a wedding photographer, do I run or do I take the photo?

A Spice Girl pose? Oh go on then!

As evening approached Mousy Brown Entertainments set up the surf simulator and I just had to have a go.

Back inside it was time for the 1st dance to sounds of The Lightmen Band, a Mumford & Sons inspired folk band, they filled the dance floor.

Tut tut! LOL!

The day finished for me with a sparkler exit.

If you're thinking of this for your big day then make sure you get long type sparklers, it gives you & your guests plenty of time to have some fun & a few kisses along the way.

Thank you to the New Mr & Mrs Shepherd, your USB is in the post x

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