Intimate Wedding in Cambridge | Debora & Noah
It is very popular for a small or more intimate wedding in Cambridge to shoot a ceremony at the registry office know locally as “Shire Hall” on Castle St followed by a small reception at a nearby pub or restaurant. This is what bride and groom Deborah and Noah chose to do for their wedding.
One of the reasons that only close friends and family were in attendance was that Deborah is from Brazil and most of her friends and family are still there. Her best friend who by coincidence was celebrating her 30th Birthday had only travelled over to be bridesmaid for the wedding and was heading back on the 12 hour journey home that evening.
It was a beautiful September day, unseasonably warm weather and generally great for outdoor portraits albeit a little windy. The couple had suggested that after the group shots outside the registry office they would like to venture into the city to have some portraits in some typically Cambridge spots. I take a lot of pride in my home city so was more than happy to indulge them. We headed first to Bridge St, in the oldest part of the city this is the bridge from where Cambridge gets it’s name. We grabbed some portraits on the bridge and even a quick shot in the middle of the road to capture the hustle and bustle going on around us on a typical weekday afternoon.
From there we headed over to “The Backs” a well known road that runs along the river and past the back of some of it’s most iconic colleges including King’s college with its recognisable chapel. We found a perfect spot to capture a striking silhouette portrait with Kings in the background – my personal favourite shot of the day.
After some fun with the portraits and a really relaxed time chatting we headed to St John’s Chop House, a nearby restaurant, for the reception. It was a perfect venue for the occasion and the 20 or so guests and the lunch was rounded off nicely with some touching and amusing speeches.
The wedding favours and contents had all been handmade by the Deborah who has recently started her own business and all the decorations including the cake itself had a really personal feel to them which added perfectly to the intimate feel of the day.
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Damien Vickers is a Wedding photographer shooting weddings in a natural photojournalistic style across the UK.