A beautiful Lincolnshire Military Wedding with a Skiing Theme

Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous Lincolnshire Military Wedding at the William Cecil Stamford with a Skiing Theme.

Images were captured by Shane Webber Photography.


Shane Webber is a photographer specialising in natural & creative Wedding Photography throughout Manchester, the UK & destinations worldwide.

Shane’s wedding photography style focuses on storytelling images. His primary focus is to capture the natural moments; striving to take pictures with true emotion and meaning.


Shane says of the couple and their day…


“Tom booked me for his William Cecil Stamford wedding photography earlier this year.”

“Being in the military he was unable to meet for a consultation beforehand, but loved the natural photographs on my website so decided to book.”

“After he emailed me their online wedding invitation I was so excited about capturing their big day. Stamford is a beautiful town just 2 hours from Manchester and it was my first time working here as a wedding photographer.


“The couple had opted for an autumn wedding, a beautiful time of year for a wedding and the array of colours are fantastic.”

“In true British style we experienced autumnal showers at their best. It pretty much rained all day except for about 10 minutes during the meal where the bride and groom popped out for some quick photographs within the William Cecil gardens.”

“Rain didn’t put a dampener on the day whatsoever. Being a very adventurous couple (the bride and groom are both experienced skiers and love to mountain bike during the summer) they just grabbed some umbrellas and laughed!”

“The bride holding up her dress made for some great photos as she walked down the Stamford high street outside of the William Cecil.”

“Couples should definitely not be sad if it rains on their wedding day. Rain provides so much opportunity for humorous wedding photos! The best images are made by the people in them.”


“Back to the beginning of the day I started photographing bridal preparation at Anna’s parents house.”

“All the girls were getting ready in their matching silk dressing gowns and drinking bubbly”

“For her wedding gown Anna  had chosen an elegant silk gown with lace detailing from Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Boutique.”

“The fact the bridal shop was owned by Anna’s friend made the dress extra special. Her bridesmaids complimented her look with lovely pastel blue dresses.”


The ceremony was held at St Andrew’s Church in Alwalton which is a beautiful stone church.”

“Groomsmen in military attire really looked the part as they greeted guests ready to witness the marriage.”

“Afterwards, they also made a guard of honour for the newly weds.”

“The saber arch was really impressive and was an important element of their wedding photography.”

“Following on from the ceremony I photographed the newly weds at the entrance to Burghley House, wth the gates creating an iconic backdrop leading up to this incredible building.”

“Once the canapés had been eaten it was then time to capture some portraits.”

“To begin, we headed for The Bull And Swan pub for some relaxed shots. We also had fun taking pictures on the zebra crossing which is a short walk away.”

“Even with the heavy rain, there are so many photographic opportunities that the bad weather didn’t affect us. Thank you to the groomsmen who were on hand to hold the umbrellas!”

“Anna and Tom selected a traditional British wedding theme for their Marquee reception.”

“This was executed perfectly with bunting and delicate flower centrepieces.”

“A naked cake was on display at the back of the marquee whilst subtle flower details were added for finishing touches.”

“Incorporating their love of the outdoors, Anna and Tom decided to name each table after a different ski resort.”

“In addition to this, a pair of vintage red skis were used as a decoration. Being an avid snowboarder myself I thought this was a great touch.”

“After dinner the bride and groom played a quick game of croquet. This quintessentially British game has to be one of the most bizarre. Watching a bride whack a ball with a mallet whilst in her beautiful wedding dress was a first!”


“Now on to the best part of the day; the speeches! Out of the hundreds of weddings I have photographed, this has to be the most embarrassed I have ever seen a groom.”

“I got some great photos of Tom at the top table squirming as the best man revealed some hilarious stories.”

“As he recalled past moments, Tom had a beer in one hand and buried his face in the other, wedding photography has never been so much fun.”

“Luckily, Anna didn’t seem to mind as she was laughing the whole way through. I’m pretty sure that the groom had to look over at one point just to check if they were still married!”

“Despite the persistent rain, Anna and Tom’s wedding was fantastic and a pleasure to photograph from start to finish.”

Supplier Credits

Venue: William Cecil Stamford

Photographer:Shane Webber Photography

Bride’s Dress: Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Boutique

Jewellery: Hearts of London

Grooms Suit: Military uniform

Band: The Gentlemen Of The Road courtesy of Warble Entertainment


To Contact Shane Webber Photography

Website: https://shanewebber.com/

Email: hello@shanewebber.com

Phone: 07500 872341

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    […] Anna and Tom had a stunning military wedding in Stamford. As Shane’s first military wedding, he was really excited to see some of the traditions associated with this type of wedding. One of the best photographs from the day is the couple being met with the guard of honour. This image is used as the first picture in our feature on Plans and Presents. […]

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