Young // Child Friendly Wedding

Alyx & Cam
Stamford Register Office | Bluebell, Easton
29th July 2017

I’ve absolutely loved sorting the images for this blog. It was a special wedding for me, which I’ll come on to, but it was also a beautiful, child friendly, wedding.

The bride is my wife’s best friend, we’re also friends with the groom, which is the reason it was a special day. It’s a privilege to do any wedding, but when a friend asks to do it, even more so – it also mounts the pressure! My beautiful wife, Liz, did the hair for the bridal party, which looked stunning. She left as I arrived to get some detail and prep shots at the bride’s father’s house. With so many bridesmaid and flower girls in the house it really was a hive of activity. Then the flower lady came to deliver the flowers, and I think you’ll agree that Alyx’s reaction says it all, they were beautiful, and a pleasure to photograph. There was also a memorial image of Alyx’s mum, which was a very nice way of having her as a part of the day.

I love to take natural shots, I know it’s something everyone says, but it’s something I firmly believe, one of my favourite shots of the day, possibly the whole wedding season, was of Alyx dancing with her flowergirls in the kitchen. I hadn’t told her to do it, I don’t think she even knew I was there, but it was a moment when they were all happy, as a family, excited about what the day would bring. I love it.

Off I went to Stamford Register office to meet Cam, I mean, he wasn’t there, but I was… He quickly arrived after having a swift half (definitely only a half Alyx) and looked pretty nervous awaiting Alyx’s arrival. The ceremony took place and it was clear to see how happy and in love these two guys are. Afterwards, we had a few couple portraits on famous town bridge and town hall steps – a really great location, with a special meaning for the couple.

There were a lot of children at the reception, and they’d been well thought about! A bouncy castle took pride of place on the lawn, and there were bubbles. Now, I know I’ve said this, if you’re planning a child friendly wedding – you need bubbles, seriously. lots of bubbles! The Blue-Bell is a lovely venue, it’s small and intimate inside, with plenty of attention paid to details, white linen, and decorations. Plus, the food was amazing. Obviously my wife attended the wedding, and I flicked between shooting and attending, you may see my wife pop up in the images below, Alyx was pretty jealous of her… ahem… assets shall we say… There’s even a sneaky, lesser spotted, picture of me holding a baby in here.

A few beautiful group shots, more bubbles, some touching speeches, and an amazing cake all followed – and the day was finished off with a first dance where the song was chosen by Cam, it was a secret throughout, and I think he got some brownie points for his choice; A great acoustic version of Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’.

Overall, not only was it a special wedding for me, it was a truly beautiful wedding to capture. I love to be a part of all weddings, but especially ones where it’s a true reflection of a couple’s love for each other.

Lincolnshire photography detail shots - top left living room with stag head, top right dress hanging on curtain pole, bottom details of the top of a dress hanging on a door frame Lincolnshire photography left bridesmaid applying makeup to another bridesmaid, right, bride pretending to shave her armpits Lincolnshire photography bride's reaction to seeing her bridal flowers Lincolnshire photography bridal bouquet and shoes Lincolnshire photography bridesmaid helping a flower girl put her wedding shoes on Lincolnshire photography bridesmaid taking a picture of a flower girl Lincolnshire photography details of a bridal updo Lincolnshire photography black and white image of a dress hanging on a doorframe Lincolnshire photography top left portrait of bride's mother on bridal bouquet, top right bridal bouquet with shoes in background, bottom, bridal bouquet and bridal shoes Lincolnshire photography bridesmaid and flower girls sitting on a garden swing laughing Lincolnshire photography bride having her dress done up Lincolnshire photography bride looking over her shoulder at her bridesmaids who are fixing her dress Lincolnshire photography black and white images of detail shots from a bride having her dress done up Lincolnshire photography a gift of mouth spray for a bride with a note which says 'some breath spray to keep you minty fresh when you say "I do!"' Lincolnshire photography three shots of a bride using her mouth spray Lincolnshire photography flower girl looking at the necklace given to her as a gift Lincolnshire photography bride applying lipstick in a mirror Lincolnshire photography black and white images of a bride having her dress done up Lincolnshire photography Bridal party and father of the bride drinking prosecco Lincolnshire photography three bridesmaids laughing at their phone on the morning of a wedding Lincolnshire photography bride dancing with her daughters in the kitchen Lincolnshire photography left bridesmaid waiting for the bride, right, bride getting out of the car outside stamford town hall Lincolnshire photography black and white images during a Stamford wedding service Lincolnshire photography groom, best man and groom's son awaiting the bride's arrival Lincolnshire photography groom looking nervous before the service Lincolnshire photography bride and groom during wedding service Lincolnshire photography groom looking at bride's bouquet Lincolnshire photography father of the bride's button hole Lincolnshire photography black and white confetti shot outside Stamford town hall Lincolnshire photography confetti shot at Stamford town hall Lincolnshire photography bride with flowers outside Stamford town hall Lincolnshire photography bride and groom on steps outside Stamford town hall Lincolnshire photography bride and groom stood on the steps outside stamford town hall Lincolnshire photography bride and groom outside stamford town hall Lincolnshire photography three black and white images of candid moments at a wedding Lincolnshire photography bride and groom on stamford town hall steps Lincolnshire photography bride and groom crossing a bridge Lincolnshire photography bride and groom candid through a bus window Lincolnshire photography bride and groom walking away from the register office Lincolnshire photography bride and groom place settings Lincolnshire photography bride and groom place settings Lincolnshire photography welcome drinks on a bar and table settings Lincolnshire photography father of the bride enjoying a beer Lincolnshire photography children playing with bubbles at a wedding Lincolnshire photography children playing with bubbles at a wedding Lincolnshire photography guests at a wedding socialising, children playing with bubbles Lincolnshire photography group shot of bridesmaids and flower girls Lincolnshire photography three closeup shots of naked cake at a wedding Lincolnshire photography children playing with bubbles at a wedding Lincolnshire photography bride and groom's son eating a lemon Lincolnshire photography bride and groom's son eating lunch Lincolnshire photography young girl looking on at a bride in awe Lincolnshire photography groom giving a speech Lincolnshire photography selection of speech shots including the bride raising a toast Lincolnshire photography wedding guest and his grandma laughing Lincolnshire photography beautiful guest at a wedding in black and white Lincolnshire photography speeches from a wedding, including the bride, groom, best man and children Lincolnshire photography wedding guest and child hugging Lincolnshire photography left bride and father, right, bride groom and their children Lincolnshire photography bride, groom and their children Lincolnshire photography small boy drinking juice at a wedding Lincolnshire photography candid shot of a bride and groom interacting with their son Lincolnshire photography couple cutting a naked cake Lincolnshire photography bride and groom trying their cake after they'd cut it Lincolnshire photography young girl at a wedding in black and white Lincolnshire photography five shots of children having fun at a wedding Lincolnshire photography photographer holding a baby Lincolnshire photography groom walking across the venue courtyard smoking Lincolnshire photography bride and groom walking towards venue Lincolnshire photography bride and groom walking between trees Lincolnshire photography bride and groom first dance in black and white Lincolnshire photography epic bride and groom first dance shot

 

 

 

"Yellow diamonds in the light And we're standing side by side As your shadow crosses mine What it takes to come alive"
-Rihanna

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