Magdelene College Cambridge Wedding – Sam & Richard
An amazing Harry Potter-esque location for the beautiful Cambridge wedding of Samantha & Richard
Magdelene College Cambridge Wedding – Sam & Richard: Following one wedding a few years back, which led on to another wedding through a referral, then on to another through a referral, I was so pleased when Samantha & Richard were referred to me for their own wedding. Although they both live in Aylesbury, Samantha’s Mum has a prominent role looking after the Magdelene College in Cambridge, so it was a dream fulfilled having their wedding here.
There was a very familiar face during bride prep, one of the most fun (and historically most drunk ever) bridesmaids was here for Samantha and although not drinking on this day, she brought along that hilarious party vibe I remember from when I met her before, turns out not sure that a drink is really needed though, she was such a laugh all day sober!
Walking around the college to re-familiarise myself with it all, I was absolute taken aback as to how beautiful it all looks. It has that very traditional college feel that we may all be so familiar with not just from TV dramas but also films like Harry Potter (of which Sam is a massive fan). I felt absolutely privileged to be here to photograph today’s wedding.
From bride prep in one of the rooms of the college it was only a short walk to the beautiful chapel and with an oh-so-nice vicar allowing me to stand at the front just out of the way to photograph from a very unique position, to capture all the moments of the very emotional marriage of Samantha & Richard. After the ceremony the newly weds had a moment to themselves before walking though a very long confetti line to the gardens for drinks, nibbles and formal photos. Following all of this we went in to the banquet room which is only lit by candles for the wedding breakfast and speeches. I have to say I haven’t seen so many tears during the grooms speech, everyone was having a moment!
We walked from the main college over to Cripps Court for the evening celebrations where DJ Dan Blaze had set up to welcome the bride and groom with their first dance and evening celebrations. Dan always knows how to help any couple celebrate their wedding and it was hard to leave such an amazing party!
Photographing this wedding for Samantha & Richard, I’m so glad they chose me to be their wedding photographer to provide them with these happy memories.
If you enjoyed reading this blog and you are planning your own wedding day at Magdelene College or anywhere else in the country (or abroad), I would love to hear from you!
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