I first met Ben at Hayley & Jamie’s Wedding at Careys Manor during the 2012 Olympics, and it was a pleasure to photograph his and Lizzie’s wedding on a return visit to Rectory Farm. The day started in the village of Melbourn at Lizzie’s family home, with a small army of bridesmaids, lots of tears and lots of fizz.
Lizzie was driven to the ceremony at All Saints Church in the village by her grandfather in a Morris Minor belonging to the family, which was then driven by Ben himself to Rectory Farm up the road near Cambridge. The glorious weather allowed for much drinking on the lawn and liberal use of the swing by the kids. Dinner in the marquee was followed by the speeches (cue more tears from the bridesmaids) and an opportunity to enjoy the last of the sunshine.
Trouserless selfies, bubbles and more swinging, then the cake was cut and the band struck up. A very full dance floor, until some of the guests spilled out to light a cigar, or a sparkler. However, it wasn’t long until they were straight back to the dancing.