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A Cambridge wedding with a difference – Katy and Garry

Cambridge Wedding outside King's College | Small weddings | Intimate Weddings

Looking at this picture, you’d think we’d gone back to the 1950s! We had so much fun shooting Katy and Garry’s vintage-styled Cambridge wedding, and we’d love to tell you about it.

Katy and Garry had a particularly touching story, having met via an organisation called  WAY – Widowed and Young. They wanted their day to be different from many weddings – they kept it relaxed, intimate and focussed on the things and people they love. At the centre of everything was the love of their family, who’d supported them both through really tough times.

ChiChi London Wedding Dress

Irregular Choice Blue Wedding Shoes

Bride getting ready - Lina and Tom Cambridge Wedding photographers

Bride and Mother of the Bride - Lina and Tom Cambridge Wedding Photography

We started the day with Katy, shooting her and her mother getting ready for the ceremony. Katy looked chose a tea-length ChiChi London dress, increasingly a firm favourite amongst alternative brides, along with colourful Irregular Choice shoes. We also loved her matching blue button bouquet; a really unique idea and you can keep it forever. Garry had a matching button buttonhole with Star Wars pin too!

Button Wedding Bouquet - Wedding Ideas

Tom then dropped in on the boys getting ready, a little surprise that Katy had arranged for Garry as they initially booked a short coverage package. Tom took some relaxed photos of them at home, getting suited and booted for the day. Garry had some similarly amazing shoes too, black and metallic Irregular Choice boots to go with his blue suit, which had Tom rushing to look them up the next day only to find them no longer available 🙁

Groom getting ready - Lina and Tom wedding photography

Pets at weddings - Lina and Tom wedding photography

Groom and groomsmen getting ready

Button buttonhole! Groom ideas

Groom getting ready - Irregular Choice men's shoes

The first part of the day was in Cambridge, with the ceremony at the Registry Office with their nearest and dearest friends and family. After the couple tied the knot they took a jaunt around the city in a vintage VW Beetle, taking in the sights in style. We particularly love the shots near Kings College – Cambridge always puts on a good show, especially on a fine Spring day!

Cambridge Registry Office Wedding - Lina and Tom Wedding Photography

Bride and vintage car - Lina and Tom wedding photography

Bride arriving at a wedding - Lina and Tom

Groom's first look at the bride - Lina and Tom wedding photography

Cambridge registry office wedding

Cambridge registry office wedding

Cambridge Weddings - The Senate House - Lina and Tom wedding photography

Cambridge colleges - Cambridge wedding photography

As their guests headed off to the pub, we took Katy and Garry away for some couples shots in the city. Tucked away between centuries-old Cambridge colleges, we found this gorgeous slice of light! Absolutely perfect for capturing our Cambridge-loving newlyweds.

The beautiful weather meant we were able to enjoy a casual stroll around Cambridge – we even made some friends on the way round! Well Katy did, this lad didn’t necessarily want Garry in the shot!

Cambridge city wedding photography - Lina and Tom weddings.

Cambridge colleges wedding - Lina and Tom wedding photography

Spring blossom wedding photography

Fun bridal photography - Lina and Tom weddings

The reception was held at the chocolate-box Three Horseshoes in Madingley, and the venue was decked out with their very favourite things. We had gaming and comic-inspired décor, a thousand paper cranes and Game of Thrones Cocktails.

Three Horseshoes Madingley wedding reception venue, Cambridgeshire

Spring wedding photography - Lina and Tom wedding photography

Origami paper crane wedding table decor

Cocktail menu at a wedding

The most special part of the day was the speeches – so emotional, not a dry eye in the house. It was so heart-warming to see Katy and Garry start their new life together with their family and friends beside them.

Three Horseshoes Madingley Wedding Reception

Mother of the Bride Speech

Emotional speeches at a wedding - Lina and Tom wedding photography

Top table at at wedding Emotional speeches at a wedding - Lina and Tom wedding photography

The guests tucked into a fab lunch and then it was time to cut the cake! A simple white cake, made by their good friends and with a Star Wars inspired topper, hid a vibrant rainbow centre. Delicious and stunning to look at! Check out their site at Quality Cake Company.

Three Horseshoes Madingley - Wedding Reception

Star Wars Wedding Cake

Origami cranes ring holders for a wedding

Cutting the cake - wedding reception

Rainbow wedding cake! Bride and groom eating the cake - Lina and Tom wedding photography

Then it was time to hit the road again – Katy and Garry were so up for trying something new and Katy in particular adores a sunset, so we planned a special photoshoot for the end of the day. We headed over to our friends at Childerley, who’d kindly let us use their grounds, to capture our newlyweds as the sun was setting. We took some gorgeous simple sunset shots followed by these dramatic photos featuring coloured smoke. We all had so much fun

Sunset couples photos - Wedding photography by Lina and Tom

Coloured flares - Sunset couples photos - Wedding photography by Lina and Tom

Dramatic wedding photography - coloured skies - Lina and Tom wedding photography

Dramatic wedding photography - coloured skies - Lina and Tom wedding photography

After our evening photoshoot they headed to a local pub where guests had gathered for evening drinks. This was a super cosy end to a superb day.

Wedding reception hugs! Lina and Tom wedding photography

Wedding reception photos - Lina and Tom wedding photos

Congratulations Katy and Garry – we were delighted to celebrate with you! The moral of the story folks, don’t ever be afraid to do things your way.

Sunset couples shots with coloured flares - Lina and Tom wedding photography - Childerley

Venue: Cambridge Registry Office and The Three Horseshoes, Madingley

Car: The Little Vintage Car Company

Evening reception: The Three Tuns, Fen Drayton

Evening photoshoot: Childerley

Dress: ChiChi London

Headpiece: Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride for Crown and Glory

Shoes (bride and groom): Irregular Choice

Button bouquet: I Heart Buttons

Hair and make up: Cambridge Make Up Artist



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