Beth & Jez’s super relaxed informal wedding at Ladyham Hall.

A really unique wedding celebration spread over 3 days in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. Just a few miles journey from the couple’s home city of Cambridge we travelled to the peaceful green hills for an amazing, non traditional and incredibly fun wedding at Ladyham Hall (Formerly Mears Ashby Hall).

A Relaxed Informal Wedding.

The couple had exclusive access to this amazing home for the duration and the majority of their guests were staying with them the whole time adding to the very relaxed feel.

Friday evening saw close friends and family making final preparations to the decoration of the outdoor barn area were we would be coming together on the Saturday for the Wedding breakfast – the whole wedding was a collaborative DIY effort.

A few more guests arrived on Saturday lunchtime (bringing the total to 35) in preparation for an intimate and uber relaxed celebration. Beth & Jez took their vows by the houses lake before enjoying champagne on the lawn.

For the rest of the day was spent in and around the barn area. Amazing street food courtesy of  Smoke Yard Kitchen followed by hilarious speeches and bouncing on the trampoline!

The night was still very young when cocktails were carefully prepared, takeaway pizza arrived (at least 25 of them!) and finally the couple’s close friend Toddy set up in the barn for her DJ set to get everyone up and throwing some shapes into the early hours.

Ladyham Hall (Formerly Mears Ashby Hall)

Bride and her sister relaxing before bridal prep at relaxed non-traditional wedding in Cambridge


Bridal prep in one of the stunning rooms at Ladyham Hall Wedding.

Groom drying his hair in his pants at relaxed informal wedding.

Smiling child caring a glass of fizz during bridal prep.

Gents preparing for an relaxing and informal wedding in Cambridgeshire

Bride puts on her shoes before her relaxed and informal wedding at Ladyham Hall.

Bride's Dad sees her for first time at relaxed and informal wedding in Cambridge.

Black and white image of a smiling bride holding her Dad's hand.

Bride and her Dad walk down the stairs before her informal wedding ceremony at Ladyham Hall in Northamptonshire.

Guesst sit on blankets at ceremony of super relaxed and informal wedding.

Relaxed and informal wedding ceremony conducted by friend of the couple.

Drinks of the lawn of very informal, fun and non-traditional wedding

Bride and Dad approaching fun, relaxed and informal wedding ceremony. Image By Cambridge Wedding Photographer Damien Vickers.

A Friend conducts a formal exchanging of vows and informal wedding ceremony by the lake.

Groom lifts his brides as they are pronounce husband and wife

Couple walk an imaginary aisle at fun, informal and non-tradition humanist wedding.

Details of the brides hair as she relaxes on the lawn.

An empty bottle go Bollinger champagne rests on the grass.

Laughing wedding guests on the lawn at Mears Ashby Hall.

Wedding guest mingling on the lawn at Mears Ashby Hall.

Order of the day board for fun, relaxed and informal wedding

Barn set up for a very relaxed and informal wedding reception lunch at Ladyham Hall.

A bride and her friend go for a stroll at very relaxed and informal wedding in Cambridge.

Wedding guest holding a glass and bottle of bolo linger champagne.

Man grabs attention of wedding guests by tapping knife on a wine glass.

Guests carrying a basket full of booze and relaxed wedding reception.

Bride and Groom make their entrance into the barn to the applause of guests of their very relaxed and informal wedding reception.

Smoke Yard Kitchen outside caterers for relaxed and informal weddings

A very relaxed wedding reception in Northamptonshire

Wedding guests pour drinks at barn wedding reception.

Bride and Groom laughing during the speeches of their very relaxed and informal wedding.

Bride puts her hands to her face in embarrassment during the speeches

Animated groom during wedding speech with bride chuckling alongside him.

Wedding guests roaring with laughter at real fun and relaxed and informal wedding reception.

Groom looking at his wife with guest looking on at Non-traditional and fun wedding.

Best Man's speech at Humanist, informal wedding reception in a barn.

One of the best men during the wedding speeches.

Woman throws her head back with laughter. wedding speech relaxed and informal wedding.

Bride enjoys her moment during her speech at super relaxed and fun wedding reception in a converted barn.

Groom and male guests share the camera.

Bride and her friends charge the camera.

Bride and From recreated Streetfighter move for portrait at fun, informal and relaxed wedding in Cambridge

Groom carries his wife in a piggyback at relaxed wedding at Mears Ashby hall

Groom leaps over his Bride fun and relaxed wedding portrait.

Fun and relaxed wedding bride on a trampoline.

relaxed and natural bride and groom portrait at Mears Ashby Hall Wedding.

Shot glasses line up at Wedding evening party.

Wedding cake surrounded by Champagne corks.

Lady carrying pizza boxes and smiling

fun and informal wedding first dance in barn and bride in converse trainers.

Bride and Groom's friend DJ set at informal Wedding party.

Bride and Groom's friend DJ set at informal evening Wedding party.

Kind Words from the couple….

“Myself and “The Hub” (as he is now known) had a clear idea in our minds about the style of photography we were after, but also the personality of the photographer was a big factor. We had met a couple of photographers previously but Damien immediately made us feel at ease and was far more organised and forthcoming than the others we had met. Our wedding party only equated to 30 people and so we were keen to get someone who could organise some big personalities but also who would get along with our friends and family.

Damien was the perfect guy

He is chatty and easy to get along with and everyone at the wedding loved him. Damien made sure we got the shots we wanted without taking up a lot of our time, and directed our rowdy rabble with the greatest of ease. He blended into the background when he needed to to get some epic portraits, but also helped to organise the day and the people and was actually a huge help on the day!

The pics of just the two of us were a lot of fun to do and Damien was there to help us relax in front of the camera, he instantly read that we wanted them to be fun and a bit quirky and he directed us perfectly to capture some great moments between the two of us. To say I am thrilled with the end result is an understatement, the photos are full of life, fun, colour and he captured the mood of the day and the personality of our friends and family perfectly.

I usually hate photos of myself but I am totally blown away with the shots he took. He managed to snap more than just the people – he documented the character of the building we were in and the environment and ambience of the day overall. The hardest part is choosing which ones to print out! If ever I am in need of a photographer for any future events I’ll book Damien in a heartbeat. You won’t regret doing the same!”