Pete & Liz’s Wedding at Canterbury Cathedral
Pete & Liz had their wedding at Canterbury Cathedral and being part of this day was a pure delight! Liz’s Father is the Bishop of Dover so the ceremony was allowed to take place in the Quire. Liz was walked down the centre of the Naive which was the most impressive aisle I’ve seen with tourists and visitors all looking on. During the ceremony myself and Jen were allowed access to where the organist plays with amazing views overlooking the Quire. There were so many moments during the ceremony where I was lost for words at how stunning the setting was for this wedding. The Cathedral made this wedding feel like a royal wedding but Pete and Liz and their family and friends made the wedding feel relaxed and fun. Pete and Liz had a stroll around the grounds and I wanted to get a better vantage point so I climbed up a mound but then realised after taking a few photos that I couldn’t get down- Pete came to help with a smile! The speeches in the Chapter House were so down to earth but also really heartfelt. I don’t think I’ve heard a better Father of the Bride speech before. Liz’s Dad spoke so highly of her and with such affection that it made many quite teary-eyed around the hall. The sit down meal was at the Archbishops Palace with a marquee set up right next to the Cathedral. As the sun set on the Cathedral you couldn’t have asked for a more breathtaking view whilst you ate! The day was like a tour of the Cathedral- in the evening we all went over to the Cathedral Lodge. I’m not sure what music there’d be at a royal wedding but this wedding had a 1980’s glam rock band! Air guitars and inflatable guitars were a plenty on the dance floor! An incredible wedding that I’m so pleased I got to be part of. Jen helped me at this wedding and some of the images beneath were taken by her.
Pete emailed me to say “Hi Olly. We just got back from honeymoon on Wednesday to find your flash drive waiting for us upon our return. Looking at the pictures proved to be the perfect way to round off our wedding/honeymoon break! We are so pleased with all aspects of the service that you provided. On the day you and Jen were great fun to be around and you were certainly true to your promise of being unobtrusive (there are photos in there of parts of the wedding that we did not even realise that you were shooting!) and capturing the day as it really unfolded. The photos themselves are beautiful (as in fact is the USB drive and presentation case). You have managed to capture both the grandure of the Cathedral setting and the most intimate of details as our guests went about enjoying the day. They will provide us with the perfect record of the occasion to reflect on in the years (and decades!) to come. Many many thanks once again, Pete and Liz”