Cambridge Wedding Photographers, Invision Photography, once again at Longstowe Hall. I seem to be at Longstowe Hall every few weeks, which is great really, as it is such a beautiful venue. I originally suggested Longstowe Hall to Adam & Becky when I met them at a wedding fair, so once they viewed it and booked it, they came back to me with their date and booked me. 🙂
The day ran smoothly, starting off at St Mary’s in Eaton Socon, where I met the best vicar ever; he gave a great service and I am sure that everyone in the church thoroughly enjoyed it.
Once at Longstowe Hall, as usual, the guests had the chance to enjoy the well-manicured gardens, even though there were light showers on and off. Then came the wedding breakfast and the speeches. I really enjoyed Adam’s speech, quite often I hear the same things being said, but Adam’s was different, very personal and very funny. The day was finished off dancing to a bandeoke (karaoke to a live band!), very cool. I had never seen this before at a wedding, but I cannot wait to see it again. Becky and Adam had also booked my photo booth, so, as you can imagine, lots of fun, ‘merry’, shots in there with the props. Congratulations Becky and Adam!
Here is the wedding story told by Becky!
So we looked at a lot of venues around Cambridge but couldn’t quite find the right place for us then we attended a wedding fair at the Cambridge golf centre and met Neil and we told him of our dilemma.
He said that, and I quote, that Longstowe Hall was the ‘ultimate wedding venue’ so we went to visit and was totally blown away. With its grand hall, stunning marque and picturesque gardens we knew immediately this was the venue for us. When booking at Longstowe Hall you have to use capers caterers who did not disappoint as there food was absolutely delicious.
We went with elegance and style cars because their cars were beautiful, flowers were provided by the flower house in Cambridge and they were recommended by Longstowe and my dress was bought from shades of white in St Ives.
Our choice to marry outside of our own parish was due to close links with Tim the vicar at St Mary’s Church Eaton Socon. His service was truly a highlight of our day as he made the experience uniquely entertaining with personal touches which really set the tone for the day.
Our main wedding party was made up of mostly family with both our sisters involved, cousins from both sides of the family, Adams sisters husband and my best friend. Adams best man Tim we have both known since University and he was the one that introduced me to Adam in the first place.
Our first dance was chosen due to an argument early on in our relationship during a quiz of guess the intro. I argued that the Buddy Holly track was called True love ways where as Adam argued that it was True love waits! Of course I was right, and it has been our song ever since!
Another highlight has to be the amazing warble bandeoke band who played during our evening reception. They made the party come alive as they allowed our guests to become the lead singers of their band.
I must admit having my photo taken is not my favourite past time with many people often telling me ‘ that would have been lovely if you’d had you’re eyes open’. However Neil completely put me at ease throughout the day and blended in perfectly with the rest of our guests. It was great to have a chance to meet Neil before our wedding for a pre wedding shoot as that really helped to put my nerves at ease. His professional attitude and personal nature really helped to create a relaxed environment which meant that shots ranged from the formal to the memorably unique. His relationship with the venue made a huge difference as he knew exactly what shots to take when and where. Overall a fantastic experience!