Gemma and her bridesmaids were being pampered by Paula Tenant who was, as always, doing a superb job! Gemma chose to get ready at her parents’ house where she grew up which was really nice and adds a sentimental value to the photographs of her dress and shoes.
We first met the family when we photographed Gemma’s sister, Debra’s, wedding. We were super excited when Gemma and Ed asked us to photograph their wedding- they booked with us a couple of years ago and we couldn’t believe that time had flown by so quickly! The family were just as nice as we remembered from their wedding. Mum and dad welcomed us into the home with open arms and we definitely felt like we are part of the family!
We left Gemma feeling very excited for a short drive to the church down the road. Market Deeping is where Gemma grew up so choosing this church was a must for Gemma and Ed. After a few photographs of this beautiful church, Ed arrived in his shiny Land Rover finished with bows. It looked great and it was definitely Ed’s pride and joy. After a few jokes with the groomsmen about how the car actually made it there and whether it would survive another journey, we thought we would change the conversation! Poor Ed! We LOVED his car
The guests all arrived in the most amazing Red London Double Decker Bus- complete with a personalised bus stop sign made by the groom! What a fab idea!
As the groomsmen did a fantastic job of guiding people to their seats, the bridesmaids arrived looking wonderful but outshone by the bride who arrived in a classic car and looked AMAZING!
After their beautiful service, the bride and groom made their way, as husband and wife, outside into the glorious sunshine! The weather was perfect, and we started with a lining the guests along the pathway for a confetti photograph.
Guests boarded the bus and made their way back to The William Cecil in Stamford whilst we took some photographs with the bride and groom at the church. After a short drive, we made it back just before Gemma and Ed and made full use of their London Bus at The William Cecil for some wedding photographs.
The lawn and gardens make the perfect backdrop for group wedding photographs at The William Cecil, and today was no exception, especially in this glorious sunshine! The Best man and Groomsmen were very helpful and organised which meant we could photograph their chosen group photographs with time to spare for them to enjoy a drink with their guests.
They had chosen to host their Wedding Breakfast in the Burghley Room at The William Cecil and, wow, it looked amazing! Lily King had done a super job complete with all the little personal touches from Gemma and Ed. Family Wedding Photographs, jams, marmalades all made the room look really lovely. We were even given our very own wedding favours…. Yummy Jam which we will enjoy on our crumpets!
Gemma and Ed had asked us to put together a personalised signing book using photographs from their engagement shoot. This took pride of place and it wasn’t long till it was being admired and written in by guests.
As the night was drawing closer we popped out with the bride and groom for some wedding photographs around the grounds of The William Cecil. The rose arch gardens and Tudor fronted building makes for the most perfect wedding photographs- such a treat!
The wonderful staff at The William Cecil had turned the room around and it was ready for their evening reception to begin. The bride and groom took to the dance floor and shortly followed by guests- the party was in full swing.
It was time to say our goodbyes and after lots of big hugs from Gemma, Ed, family and friends we left them to party the night away.
Thank you guys for an awesome day and congratulations!
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