It was during the autumn of last year that I had the privilege to document the beautiful wedding of Nastassia & Richard, who are without doubt two of the nicest people I have ever met. With the day starting at the Northampton Marriott Hotel, which is where some of the wedding party were getting ready.
The room where Nastassia was getting ready was not particularly large, at one point I recall counting 10 people getting ready! This part of the day is probably my favourite and where I try to blend into the background, but on this day it proved slightly more challenging as it was a very busy space.
Nastassia & Richard had initially met through their church, so the actual ceremony was due to take place at the stunning St Michaels & All Angels Church which is located in the middle of Northampton. This was my first wedding ceremony at this church and I was amazed at just how beautiful it is inside. I must have driven past it many times without realising this hidden gem existed just a few minutes walk from the town centre.
Now I must admit right here and now, that I am not a particularly religious person and have also photographed a lot of church weddings. But this wedding day was different and a true insight to how peoples lives can be enriched by such strong values and beliefs of the church. Throughout the day, there was an overwhelming sense of love and joy, with emotions running high. It was moving to have witnessed it.
With everybody gathered in the church, Nastassia arrived and was escorted up the aisle by her very proud father. She looked amazing! Following the ceremony, everybody made the short journey back through Northampton town centre to the Northampton Marriott Hotel, which is where the reception was to take place.
Following the rather emotional speeches, guests were able to sit outside and chill with the weather being so nice. The cutting of the cake was carried out just before Nastassia & Richard’s first dance, which was slightly delayed by the most amazing sunset, as you will see in the last photograph.
Below is a just a small selection of images from the day and I hope you enjoy looking through them:
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