Victoria & David’s William Cecil Stamford wedding was a real scorcher of a day, and was perfect for their outdoor ceremony. The day began over at Victoria’s parent’s house with the bridal party getting ready in Victoria’s former bedroom which was suitably spacious. Once the hair and makeup was fixed and the dress fastened everyone made their way to the William Cecil Stamford wedding garden for the ceremony, where David and the assembled guests were waiting. Outdoor ceremonies are always great for photography as the light is better and there’s more freedom to move around if required. Upon walking up the aisle as a newly married couple, David’s RAF colleagues formed an honorary sword arch as the entrance for the confetti shower. It was then time for the drinks reception in the garden and a few lawn games, and we made time for a few formal family photos and a big group from above. Guests then started to gather inside the marquee for the wedding breakfast and the superb speeches.
As the evening light approached we took David and Victoria for a stroll through the grounds of Burghley House directly behind the William Cecil Stamford wedding venue. It was great to capture a few portraits of the two of them and also allow them a few minutes away from the spotlight of the wedding day. Back at the William Cecil and the band – fronted by Victoria’s brother – were warming up for their storming set, which even had the mother of the bride briefly on the microphone. The dance floor was heaving and so I spent my time between there and the fancy dress photobooth they had hired and set up in the adjacent function room. If you’re planning a William Cecil Stamford wedding and need a photographer then please get in touch!