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Saturday 7 March - St George's Thriplow & The Manor Barn Harlton

Kathryn and Roberto

An absolutely beautiful spring day was on hand for the celebrations of Kathryn and Rob in Cambridgeshire. As I'd travelled up in plenty of time, and Kathryn didn't want any getting ready photos, I first stopped off at the reception venue and helped out with some setting up. Then it was a quick drive to the church to meet Rob and see the guests arriving followed by the bride in 'Hilda' the camper van!

St Georges Church and order of service

Rob and pew end vases

Kathryn arrives in camper van

Breaking with tradition, Kathryn walked down the aisle on her own. To many brides this would be a scary endevour but she mastered it with elegance and calm! The pew ends each had a jam jar attached filled with spring flowers adding a riot of colour to the church.

entrance of the bride

smiles during ceremony

exchange of vows

kiss and exit

exit church

With the afternoon light fading, and shadows getting longer, I captured some family groups and bridal party photos at the church. As always, a few guests got carried away with the confetti but they hadn't checked the breeze so actually it covered them rather than the bride and groom!

bridal party

confetti

church doorway and bouquet

Back at the barn the full effect of Migle's (www.yourlondonflorist.co.uk) work was on show. The daffodil tableplan ladder and table centres featuring a mix of herbs, bulbs and cut flowers worked perfectly in the rustic setting. I hope the sunflower seed growing competition has now begun in ernest amongst the families.

bride and groom at the barn

barn set up and daffodil tableplan ladder

table centres and sunflower seed favours

I've been to a couple of Italian weddings before so know full well the tradition that if everyone chinks their glasses then the bride and groom have to kiss. Thing is ... the kids cottoned onto this very quickly and delighted in hardly giving Rob and Kathryn any opportunity to eat let alone catch a breath apart from during the speeches!

wedding breakfast kiss

grooms speech

bestman speech

bride and groom laughing

The couple choose to have a 'cheese' cake which was then served with biscuits as the evening buffet, alongside a range of homemade Italian specialities. All of which proved very popular and helped ensure everyone had plenty of energy for the ceilidh dancing that followed!

cutting the cake

cutting the cake

first dance

ceilidh dancing

ceilidh dancing

barn at night

 

 

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