Ah, what a joy to be Alex and James’ Rectory Farm wedding photographer!
The day started at Alex’s Mum’s house with her lovely bridesmaids and brother. There was such a great atmosphere all morning. I met James & the boys at the church a little before the ceremony as guests started to arrive. It’s clear how loved this wonderful couple are from the excited buzz in the air at the church!
Alex arrived at the church in a vintage mini driven by a friend which I just loved. Sadly Alex lost her Dad a few years ago but his presence was well felt at the church with him “walking Alex down the aisle” – she’d attached a locket with his picture to the back of her shoe.
I loved the girls’ Ted Baker polka dot dresses; I think they were such a fun choice and a bit different to most bridesmaids dresses I’ve seen of late!
The ceremony was lovely and felt very in fitting with their English country wedding feel that their whole wedding had. It’s a real chocolate box church! It also felt really personal to them with Alex’s childhood priest coming to deliver the sermon while the local vicar officiated the ceremony. After the service we all headed to Rectory Farm in Cambridgeshire in red London buses (and the vintage mini) for the reception which was a new venue for me.
Rectory Farm is actually a Cambridge hotel not far from the centre of the city but the weddings take place in a beautiful marque in their exquisite gardens. It’s a huge space that they put up every summer. James and Alex had a quintessentially English summer garden wedding that suited Rectory Farm wedding photography perfectly.
Alex & James had decorated so beautifully. They are both keen travellers and I loved the travel type theme; a map for the table plan, tables named after places they’ve lived and been to, little map letters. And not related to travel but I LOVED the favours which were all lego keyrings of various characters, so cute!
It was the obvious choice with James working for Lego (how cool, right?!) so the cake topper was also a mini Alex and James Lego figurine. Plus, I was super stoked when they gave me a ninja turtle keyring as well – I love a ninja turtle!
It was just such a lovely day from beginning to end with great speeches, fun dancing, wonderful decorations. Everything about it was so fantastic! And another great venue that I got to discover.
After three great speeches from Alex’s brother, the groom and the bestman this crowd were ready to party! And boy did they party. Hands down some of the best, most outrageous dance moves I’ve seen at a wedding in recent memory!
Fireworks finished off what was a wonderful day and Alex & James headed off to Japan for their honeymoon. Hope you had an incredible time 🙂
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