I love doing our job and sharing in so many people’s wedding days as they are all so different and wonderful in their own ways. The next wedding we photographed we were back at a lovely venue which we very much enjoy working at and that was for Kate and Dan’s intimate wedding day at Spains Hall. This was one of those days where by having less than 50 guests the day stayed relaxed and enjoyable and Kate and Dan managed to spend time with everyone. Kate got ready in the Tapestry Room whilst David went with Dan and the boys for a quick drink down the local pub. Their ceremony was in the Elizabethan Hall and it was made all the more special by one of Kate’s sisters playing the piano and singing ‘a thousand years’ (instead of readings in the service). It was a slightly blustery day but dry so we then got to go outside for confetti, groups, music, canapés, drinks and time mingling in the gardens.
Once the reception time was over we went over to The Stables where they did their speeches before the meal and a mock cake cutting before we left. The cake had been decorated beautifully and even had a special little silver bike on it that Kate had arranged for Dan.
It’s so nice when you’re asked to record smaller days like this as obviously we are more noticeable to the couple and the guests (on the larger weddings we tend to go more unnoticed amongst everyone) but everyone treated us very nicely and made us feel a part of the day.
Kate and Dan weren’t overly keen on being photographed (which is how the majority of our couples feel) but they still allowed me a little time to wander with the two of them which I’m really grateful for. Kate looked radiant and Dan dashing and they make such a cute, sweet couple.
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