Anthony & Gemma’s Day
Gemma and Anthony were married at Bradfield village hall surrounded by their family and closest friends.
The wedding day began at Bradfield Hall where Anthony arrived with his family in the wedding car. He showed me around the ceremony room which looked beautiful. The ceiling was decorated with bunting, and they had a homemade sign outside. Their two wedding cakes were on show, one traditional and one decorated to show the spot where he proposed.
After spending some time in the hall with the Grooms family, I headed over to the Bridal party. They were getting ready at Gemma’s parents’ house, and were almost ready when I arrived. This gave us tonnes of time to make use of their beautiful back garden and capture everyone before they left.
Back at Bradfield Village Hall the guests had started to arrive. As everyone took their seats the wedding car pulled into the car park. The room gasped as Gemma walked down the aisle, she looked stunning.
When the ceremony was over, the guests were directed out of a door leading to a corridor, then back into the room via a second door. This meant everyone was in one side of the hall while the staff changed it around for the wedding breakfast. It also gave Gemma and Anthony the opportunity to do their line up and speak to everyone straight after the ceremony.
The arrival of two very special guests –their dogs – brought the line up to a close. We headed outdoors to capture the group photograph. As it was an October afternoon, the sun was starting to set. We went straight for the bridge we saw on the pre-wedding shoot and made it the main backdrop for the couples photographs.
For the wedding breakfast Anthony and Gemma had opted for an afternoon tea. It was relaxed and informal which led wonderfully onto their evening entertainment – a ceilidh!
The band were fantastic, they kept all the guests on the dancefloor the whole evening.
My favourite part of the day was the wedding cake. The scene looked exactly like a photo I’d seen of the proposal place, and the cake toppers were made to match Gemma’s dress and Anthony’s suit.