Fulbourn Barn Wedding Cambridge, Nigel and Natasha, 24th September 2016.
Nigel and Tash’s wedding was quite the extravaganza. It was one of the busier weddings I’ve shot, with 100 day guests and a further 100 evening guests. This gave us a lot to photograph! The day kicked off as it meant to go on, with Tash and her bridesmaids a hive of frenetic activity. They all wore matching kimonos and each had a personalised coat hanger for their dresses, which was a nice touch. Nigel had very sweetly left Tash a gift to open in the morning, and tears had to be fought back, mostly so that the make-up wasn’t spoiled!
Meanwhile, the guys were getting ready in the best possible place – the pub. A couple of drinks were had to ease nerves and off they went to get the church ready for the service. The ceremony was beautiful, with Nigel and Tash choosing old primary school songs to sing as well as hymns (One more step along the world I go, anyone?).
After the ceremony, the congregation made their way to Fulbourn Barns for the reception. Of course, if you are going to invite 200 people to your wedding you better have a giant venue. And this barn was massive. Nigel and Tash managed to decorate the whole place, with lots of interesting tidbits dotted around the barn. There were old photos, quizzes, balloons, a photo booth, fairy lights and sweet stalls. A delicious punch was served as the guests arrived. Just before dinner, we had the logistical challenge of corralling a hundred people outside for the group photo. Fortunately the wind died down long enough for us to catch a photo without Tash’s veil blowing all over the place!
After the group shot, the congregation sat down for dinner. The speeches were very enjoyable, especially Nigel’s, who gave an emotional tribute to his father. Tash also cracked the cheesiest joke imaginable, with the punch line literally being ‘Nacho cheese!’ You can probably guess the rest.
The plates were taken away and the partying commenced. We were treated to lots of live music, including a rock band that blew the place away, and a friend of Nigel’s coming on to play a DJ set. Dancing went on long into the night, until approximately 2 in the morning, although I have to admit we didn’t quite stay that late!
Nigel and Tash’s wedding was a feast for the senses, and we left feeling like we were a part of something really special. So congratulations to both of you, and thank you for asking us to shoot your wedding!