Kate and Nick's super-chilled and intimate 2-day wedding

18th March 2017
In: News
Kate and Nick's wedding was a little different and that's why I'll never forget it.

It was spread over two days in December. Day one included 14 adults, 2 children and a Husky! One of the children was Kate and Nick's beautiful little baby 'Emma'. Emma gets involved in the story pretty early on...
We all met at Peterborough Registry office (except their Husky!) for the wedding ceremony.

A few minutes into the ceremony little Emma started to cry with a fair bit of enthusiasm. Kate, being the cool, relaxed girl she is simply asked to hold Emma so she could feed her. Yep, she was breast feeding during her own wedding ceremony. What a superstar!!
The registrar had that ruffled look of 'is this happening?'.

I paused, wondering whether to keep photographing - but quickly knew that I should. I knew because Kate looked more serene than anyone. Plus, having met her a couple of times before the wedding I knew she was more chilled than an ice bath in a wind tunnel.

Although she did sport a cheeky smile for the rest of the ceremony.
So we pressed on and sealed the wedding with a first kiss that was amusingly gate-crashed by Emma too.

Kate and Nick had said that after the ceremony they wanted some photographs at Stillwells nature reserve near their house. Before we set off I created some photographs outside the registry office too. I was rather pleased with the idea of using the trees behind the registry office because the other options are limited. The result was that they looked like they were in the middle of a forest, despite being a few feet from the car park.

We did a few family and confetti photographs by the arch outside the registry office too.

At Stillwells nature reserve we braved some light rain and a chill wind. Once again Nick, Kate and their families smiled, laughed and joked their way through everything. We then walked back to their house and my time was up for the first day.

Day 2 was at The George in Stamford. This time there were 16 people and we spent an hour creating some more family photographs in the beautiful gardens of The George. The Christmas lights and even Santa's sleigh made a lovely accompaniment to some of the images.
Pretty soon it was time for their formal dinner and I was done again for the day.

Despite being the smallest wedding I've ever photographed in terms of the number of people, it will always be one of the most memorable. As I always say, it's the people who decide whether it's a great wedding. Period. Nick, Kate and all their family were absolute stars throughout, so their wedding will always have a special place in my heart.
I particularly appreciate the lovely feedback Kate left for me on Google:

"Amazing guy, amazing photographer! Dan did our wedding photographs and did a fantastic job! It was fascinating to watch him as he was searching for the next photograph & we honestly couldn't believe how quickly our photos were ready! A week after our wedding and over 300 edits later! Amazing! Such quality and a lovely guy too!! Couldn't recommend him more!!"

Here are a few of my favs from the day.









































































































































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