Will and Megan. This amazing wedding was one week ago today. Back when the advice was ‘wash your hands’. Oh how the world seems to have changed since then and I feel it would be odd not to mention that. This was my first wedding of 2020… and could be my last for sometime.
I don’t want to focus on the issues or mention the C word but I do want to touch on what a privilege it is to shoot a couples day. It is something I have never taken for granted but in this current climate I recognise now not just how special it is to capture someones wedding but how special it is to be able to gather all your family and friends in one place at one time… chat, hug, kiss, grab drinks for each other, laugh, gosh even dance!
Will and Megan’s was all this and more I loved every second of being with them and their family for this one perfect day before this changed so much.
One of the most relaxed weddings I have ever shot I arrived with the girls making the bridesmaid bouquets having already done the park run that morning with the guys! They were happy, relaxed, chatting and having a wonderful morning.
Megan got into her incredible beaded grey dress (oh how amazing to have a non white wedding dress!) and they all headed to the pub for drinks with their guests before their ceremony. Traditions set to one side Will and Megan chatted together with their guests becoming excited they were about to get hitched!
They left their guests and walked over to the registry office together before being joined by a smaller number of guests (the others staying at the pub) for a wonderful ceremony with some really special readings.
Outside their guests thew confetti and we captured a few group photos before heading back to the pub. Will, Megan and I headed to the top of a little hill… just behind the pub with the most magical view of Cambridge in all it’s glory for a few couple shots.
Everyone then headed to the city Centre, the beautiful Michaelhouse Centre (well worth checking this place out when in Cambridge, by day its a lovely cafe!). A converted church for drinks and some brilliant speeches before sitting down for a wonderful meal of pie or lasagne… proper filling wedding food!
As the evening wore on a ceilidh band started and the guests swung each other round, dancing and having a wonderful time before I headed home.
It was a perfect, relaxed, special wedding and looking back more special than I thought anyone knew at the time. What a way to get your friends and family together one last time before this all began and what a pleasure to capture it.
The lovely Megan & Will…