To say that we have been so lucky with the weather this year is an understatement, 11th November and the sun is shinning (cold but sunny) for the wedding of Chloe and Marcus at Ketton church and then on to the wonderful location of Normanton Park Hotel for the reception.
We had met Chloe at the Bridge Hotel in Thrapston wedding fayre and you could say that we hit it off right from the start (it felt like we were old friends who hadn't seen each other for a while), we then met up with Chloe and Marcus to run through our services which again just felt so right we couldn't wait for the wedding day itself.
The day started with us speeding of to Peterborough for Chloe and her ladies hair and makeup at the multi award winning Burghley Academy where Emma and Alexa worked their magic to make Chloe, her Bridesmaids and her Mum look even more wonderful once completed they all returned to the family home to finish off the bridal prep, giving Gaby time to get creative with the photos of the Dress and all the details that go into the wedding day, shoes, perfume, jewelry Etc.
Meanwhile Martin was busy capturing Marcus and his Grooms men getting ready for the day ahead (3 piece tweed suits really fitted in with the time of year and looked fantastic!) one of the many highlights were a very thoughtful present basket provide by Chloe with all the essentials that Marcus would need for the day, including Captain America cufflinks and tissues!. once all suited and booted so to speak it was off to the Church via a small local Public house to met and greet the Guests.
Gaby was at the same time just finishing off her feminine side of the day for the journey to the church also, the Bridal car suited the couple perfectly, a split screen VW camper (we always say that it is the Bride and Grooms day and their style and personality should show through).
Sadly for us the Vicar wouldn't let us take pictures during the ceremony, so instead of of normal coverage where one of us is standing at the front and one at the back in order to capture both the bride and grooms first look we had to stay just at the back of the church. we were still able to capture Chloe's arrival and also Marcus's first look at her and their first walk together down the aisle as Husband and Wife!, we then just had time for a small selection of Group photos before the cold weather got to us all and we beat a hasty retreat back to Normanton Hotel for the reception.
Having been greeted by their waiting guests, (allowing us to capture as many natural photos as we could) Chloe, Marcus and the whole of the Bridal party allowed us to take them to the nearby Normanton Church for some more dramatic,creative and romantic photos around the Church itself (we can't thank them enough for this, sun was setting and by now it was getting very cold! you guys were rock stars!) once finished we made sure we got them safely back in time for the evening meal.
Having refueled ourselves with a superb meal provided for us by Chloe and Marcus (for which we thank them very much as we normally don't insist on the Bride and Groom feeding us as they have already paid us enough to photograph them), the food here is fantastic and we can't recommend it enough. we then returned to the reception room in time to capture the speeches, we always aim to capture as much of the speaker as well as the crowd on these occasions and love to document the genuine emotions that occur.
We then moved onto the first dance which also included a emotional Father and Daughter dance before stepping seamlessly into the cutting of the cake (which again reflected the Brides elegance as well as Marcus's love of the world of Marvel comics), the evening was then finished by each and everyone letting their hair down and getting on the dance floor!.
we thank you all so very much for allowing us to play a small part in your big day and wish you both a love ever lasting!