Emily & Jonathan’s Cambridgeshire wedding was beautifully styled with green and whites. Luscious florals, a beautiful bridal gown, picture postcard locations, pugs with floral collars! and a very loved up couple. It was such a dream to photograph!
‘We thought Helen’s style was perfect for us. Not only is she incredibly talented, but we felt really comfortable around her. Having good chemistry with our photographer was important to us as it is such an intimate and special day. She was a total dream and very professional. We were thrilled and couldn’t believe how many great pictures we had to choose from for our album! The wedding ‘theme’ was quite traditional but had a pretty ethereal feel to it – it was a match made in heaven with Helen, we thought!’
Emily and Jonathan were married in the village that Emily grew up in, in the lovely local church, St. George’s at Anstey, on the borders of Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. Although it was so local to her parent’s house that Emily could have walked, she arrived in style in a classic Rolls Royce, courtesy of Jonathan’s car company. She had to look after those fabulous Jimmy Choo’s after all!
Gorgeous bride Emily looked stunning in her beautiful gown by Temperley, with figure hugging white lace, paired with a very pretty bespoke veil and hair piece from Clifford-Burr in Ware. Her ‘something borrowed’ were the same earrings her mother wore when she was married, and her ‘something blue’, a bracelet with sapphires. There was such a happy atmosphere in the family home as she got ready with her bridesmaids, all wearing beautiful floor length dresses in sea-mist green from Ghost. Other particularly dashing members of the bridal party were the family pet pugs with special flowers on their collars – so cute!
I loved how personal the wedding ceremony was to Emily and Jonathan. Emily had studied classics at university and Rev’d Kate Peacock spoke about the three Greek interpretations of Love; Eros, or sexual passion, Philia, or deep friendship, Ludus, or playful love and how they were, all three, important in a marriage. Jonathan’s mother, also sang beautifully during the service and there was a wonderful display from the local bell ringers as the newlyweds left the church.
After the service, Emily, Jonathan and I visited the picturesque moat behind the church, overhung with gorgeous weeping willows for some romantic portraits, perfect for a Cambridgeshire wedding.
Emily and Jonathan had chosen ‘traditional and ethereal’ as their theme for their wedding. They wanted it to be an English Country wedding but without any of the cliches or trends. Their green and white styling was simple and elegant and oh so on trend! It also photographs beautifully with my Fine Art style of photography, showing pastel colours at their prettiest.
Emily and Jonathan’s flowers were supplied by Through The Looking Glass Flowers. Emily’s mum is a close friend to one of the owners and so she knew exactly the style that the couple would be looking for. Classic white roses, peonies and hydrangeas complimented Emily’s dress and were offset with lots of pretty green foliage.
The flowers for the marquee reception at a private venue, Newton Hall, were particularly stunning and included an amazing hanging floral pole of roses, tulips, jasmine and trailing vines. Emily’s bouquet was also trailing, with gorgeous strands of fragrant jasmine.
The beautiful cake which perfectly fits all the styling of the day was supplied by Emily Jane Cakes.
Thank you for including me in your beautiful day Emily & Jonathan xx
Bridal Gown: Temperley Bridal
Makeup: Charlotte Kavanagh
Hair: Jo Morden Hair Design
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Veil: Clifford Burr
Bridesmaids Dresses: Ghost
Grooms Suit: Chimney Suit Hire
Stationery: Adorn Invitations
Cake: Emily Jane Cakes
Food: Carte Blanche Catering
Flowers: Through the Looking Glass Flowers
Ceremony Venue: St George’s Church, Anstey
Reception Venue: Newton Hall
Wedding Marquee: Chelmers
If you are planning a gorgeous Cambridgeshire wedding, I’d love to hear from you.