Blog / Beautiful, relaxed French wedding in Cambridge {Pippa & Simon}

This wedding at Cambridge Guildhall had a French and English mix.  Pippa and Simon were so welcoming and relaxed, I knew their day would be wonderful.

They began with drinks and nibbles inside the magnificent Guildhall.  It was so lovely to see a different way of doing things, with friends and family mingling with the bride and groom before the ceremony.  Yes you can do it any way you want, you can chuck tradition out of the window, and why not hang with your friends before?  I know traditions rise from times past, but honestly, don’t be scared to do what you want.  In this case, I loved Pippa’s explanation of the running of the day.  The fact that several guests commented on how nice it was to see them first, and to have such a relaxed start to the wedding, and was this a French tradition (Simon is French)?  Simply the answer was that they could only book the registra for later in the day, so that determined it!  They didn’t want to miss time with guests, so they just changed things round a bit.  Simple as that.  The moral to the story…..just go with it!

The ceremony was beautiful and emotional. Pippa looked extraordinary in a backless crochet top and full pleated skirt.  And Simon was wonderful with his beaming smile and peach bow tie.  We did some family groups inside the Cambridge Guildhall and then made our way outside to do some relaxed couples portraits using corridors and staircases as we went.  I love the photographs we captured, using simple backgrounds and the stunning Cambridge scenery.  We didn’t travel far from the Guildhall, but we found some little alleyways and stunning doors to use as a backdrop to Pippa and Simon’s happy just married faces.

I was only with them for a short while, but what a wonderful experience.  My favorite kind of wedding day.  Cambridge, relaxed couples, fun guests, quirky and exciting locations, and love, all around was love.  Thanks for having me guys.  Sorry it’s taken over a year to blog!  It’s been a funny old time but it’s so great to look back on these photographs and smile.

Sending love to you all.  Keep safe x

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