Early in September I was lucky to be the chosen as the wedding photographer for Mike and Marianne’s stunning Emmanuel College wedding. Its graceful proportions are a perfect backdrop for a classic elegant English wedding.
The surrounding streets of Cambridge provided a great urban backdrop for documentary style photography as I captured Mike, his ‘best woman and man’ and ushers making their way to the ceremony, whilst the vivid hue of the blue and pink colour scheme that Marianne had chosen tempered a typically British grey sky.
With a grand entrance across the black and white chequered floor of the magnificent 17th Century Wren Chapel, Marianne made her way toward Mike for them to take their vows at the stunning altar complete with magnificent painting by Giacomo Amiconi. One wouldn’t expect anything less than magnificent architecture and stunning art within the historic walls, and certainly the College architecture always appeals to my inner ‘architectural photographer’.
With the ceremony over Marianne and Mike exited to a plethora of bubbles and guests with cameras, before taking a moment to celebrate in the gardens with them all with fizz and canapés. At an opportune moment they crept away for a few moments to take a walk around the gardens by themselves and enjoy the late autumn colours and peace of the garden; the blazing orange leaves juxtaposed with the still lush and verdant landscape providing texture and colour for some stunning relaxed romantic shots. Returning via the Chapel Cloisters I captured a beautiful image of Mike and Marianne enjoying a light hearted moment with each other. It was one of those moments when I was able to get a really relaxed image that was also romantic and beautiful. No direction, no posing, just a gorgeous and natural.
Smiling and happy they re-joined their guests to enjoy good food, good memories and many laughs as the speeches got underway and to start the evening celebrations with an elegant first dance……….after which this wedding photographer took the final shots of the day and exited stage left. Enjoy the images………
Are you planning your Emmanuel College Wedding?
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