I love creating wedding photos at Grange Farm because of the stunning countryside and the extremely friendly staff. From the moment I started Adam and Natalie's engagement photos I knew their wedding would be a doddle because they were complete naturals.
They were totally relaxed with each other and with the camera. Most people are a little apprehensive, but for these two I barely needed my magnetic charm, charisma and hilarious jokes (cough)...
Here are a few of their engagement photographs to show you what I mean:
Natalie got ready in a lovely suite at The Great Northern Hotel in Peterborough before jumping into a vintage Rolls Royce to be taken to St Paul's Church, nearby. After a wonderful ceremony by the lovely Reverend Ron we all shot off to Grange Farm, near Wansford.
Adam and Natalie did a fantastic job of creating a celebratory, fun-fair feel with their decorations and entertainment.
There was bunting and lots of garden games, including a bucking bronco which got used well into the night... ...by some people who could barely stand (not mentioning any names Sarah.)
I'd created a musical, animated slideshow of their growing up photographs and engagement photos which we played in the bar area to everyone's amusement. You can't beat photos of bad teenage haircuts and toddler pics for optimum humiliation! The photographs were also used as centrepieces, which was a lovely idea and showed how important happy memories are to Adam and Natalie.
The cake was amazing and the speeches were text book (Dad was emotional, the best man was funny but fair and Adam was charming).
Grange Farm's open spaces let the golden sunlight flood across the warm evening air just in time for our romantic photographs.
By now the bridesmaids and groomsmen were nice and tipsy so we had enormous fun doing crazy group photographs with them.
Sparkarama did I great job of lighting the disco for the first dance and the guests carved up the huge dance floor with mountains of enthusiasm. None more so than Adam himself, who seemed to be having a dance off with an old university buddy. And I made a few of my own friends on that jumping dancefloor.
After a 15 hour day I popped Adam and Natalie into their wedding car as they disappeared into the night.
I drove home shattered but delighted.
And finally, a big thanks to my mate and second photographer Alan Howe from Alan Howe Photography.
Here are a few of the many highlights at the wedding...