Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous and colourful Cambridgeshire Wedding with a hint of 50s vibe at the beautiful Granary Estates.
Images were captured by Liz Greenhalgh Photography.
Liz Greenhalgh is a Cambridge Wedding Photographer who loves nothing more than photographing moments with loved ones.
She knows there is nothing more powerful than a photograph to have the ability to trigger every sort of emotion.”
Your wedding photography is something that is completely unique to you, telling your love story of your day in a way that is unobtrusive, natural and relaxed.
Everyone and every Wedding is different but there’s always a unique connection from two people in love, and Liz loves to capture this in a journalistic way, creating works of art and memories for each couple.
She covers Cambridge, East Anglia, the Home Counties and further afield.
I hand over to beautiful Bride Emma to tell us about her colourful Cambridgeshire Wedding…
How did you meet?
Andrew and I first met when we were at school in Upper and Lower Sixth Form in 1987-8.
We were both studying Geography A level, and the school merged the 2 years together.
We were a small 6th Form and socialised together as a large group. Andrew quite like me, but he wasn’t on my radar.
He left to go to University and then I moved onto College.
Our paths crossed at a School Reunion in 2002 and both of us were in long term relationships with young children or babies on the way.
Another 12 years past and by this time both of us were single.
There was a 50th Anniversary Celebration at the school, with all ex-pupils invited, and we were both there to catch up with friends.
In the melee I was unable to find mine, and saw Andrew across the room and thought that I would go and speak to him.
20 minutes later I was left somewhat perplexed. Having been off the dating scene for over 20+ years and never really having flirted with anyone, I walked away stunned from the experience of our conversation.
Then there was the awkward ‘what to do next’ scenario. Both of us looked for each other as the evening progressed without success.
Andrew had established that I worked, like him, in the NHS and was able to, after the reunion, send an email to my NHS email. However this was not my regular email account for work, and 3 months passed.
In the same time, I had tried to find Andrew through social media, but even with an unusual surname, could not find him.
Working on New Years Eve 2014 I needed to send a secure email to request a raised toilet seat (glamorous I know) and there at the bottom of the emails received was Andrews email.
I instantly responded, apologising for not seeing it earlier, and giving him my personal contact details.
That evening whilst hosting a friends and family celebration, I received a text asking me out on a date and that was the start of our future together…
Tell us about the Proposal…
About 3 months into the relationship, Andrew asked me if I would ever consider getting re-married.
Up until that point I would have not considered it as a possible option. My answer was ‘yes, to the right person’.
Fast forward to June 2017, we were in Yorkshire on holiday. We went out for a long walk and Andrew intended to find the right spot along the way.
However his plans were scuppered by dying rabbits (one literally hopped in front of us, had a fit and died). As the walk progressed, time was running out and he was feeling the pressure.
So we hopped over a gate to a sheep hollow (full of sheep poo) where he proposed. Believe it or not, it was very romantic!!
Tell us about your Wedding Planning journey…
I think we took a very pragmatic approach to the wedding.
The first thing we wanted to get right was the venue and we thought that things would kind off fall into place from there.
We identified 8-10 venues and visited these and ended up choosing the first one we saw.
We wanted somewhere where everyone could be part of the wedding and for it to a relaxed affair.
Once this was set it was about identifying the providers that suited the setting. Again we wanted a relaxed and simple approach that reflected us.
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
We wanted seasonal and bright colours, so didn’t choose specific colours, it was more that they chose us and the florist was pivotal in pulling it all together.
We had chosen 3 different colour bridesmaid dresses (in the sale) and Andrew his team went for electric blue suits, so it was more about having a range that complimented this.
There wasn’t a contrived theme, but there was a 50’s vibe, due to the choice of dress (my eldest son chose the dress as a laugh and once on made my Dad cry….job done!) and the car is my Dad’s and I used to play in it as a child, so wanted it as part of the day as a result.
What was the best bit of your day?
Andrew would say the ceremony because it was the culmination of time together and because our registrar was warm and personable.
I would concur but the ‘cherry on top’ for me was my son giving me away and his speech.
Our journey to this point was not without some serious bumps along the way and he blew me (and the whole wedding party) away. There was not a dry eye in the house!
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Trust your suppliers, they know what they are doing and have done this far more times (hopefully) than you have!
Venue – Granary Estates – Woodditton
Photographer: Liz Greenhalgh
Bridesmaid Gowns – Shades of White – St Ives
Cake Maker : The Bride
Florist: Clare Jones
Rings: Zelley – Bishops Stortford
Stationery: Opps a Doodle (from Not on the High Street)
Make up/Hair stylist: Catt Legg
To Contact Liz Greenhalgh Photography
Website – http://www.lizgreenhalgh.co.uk/
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – 01487 814036 – (Mobile) 07739 853413