A wedding at Bassmead Barn in the Cambridgeshire countryside
These guys were amazing. I love a wedding with a ton of emotion, and this one sure had that. During the speeches every guy on top table shed a tear (not forgetting Carly too of course, who was clearly emotional throughout all three speeches).
The morning and ceremony
The day started for me at Carly’s parent’s house, where Carly was getting ready with all of her bridesmaids. There was a great atmosphere with a mix of nerves and excitement before heading off to Thorney Abbey for the ceremony.
I think it’s fair to say that it’s the first time that I’ve ever seen a bride arrive for a ceremony in a fire engine! It was fitting though, with connections to the fire service running through both families, and it was a tradition set by Carly’s parents when they got married.
Bassmead Manor Barn Wedding
After the ceremony the rest of the wedding day was spent at Bassmead Manor Barns; a really picturesque new wedding venue in the Cambridgeshire countryside. Carly and Stuart made a noisy entrance on the Fire Engine which went down a treat with the guests.
There was time for everyone to enjoy the sunshine for a little while before we headed inside for those emotional speeches. I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again, but the speeches are always such a beautiful reminder for me of how weddings really are all about the people and the relationships. Throughout the speeches I kept an eye on Carly, watching as she gave in to the inevitable. It would have taken a heart of steel not to shed a tear while hearing those words.
With a clear sky at night we had chance to make a few portraits underneath the moon lit deep blue sky. I headed off home a smile on my face, and Carly and Stuart went back to dancing the night away.
I hope you enjoy the images. It was a lot of fun making them.