Wedding in Nottingham
Like many couples who had planned to get married in 2020, Beccy and Ter-er had been through the mill! Postponing their wedding twice and then at the last minute, rescheduling in order to get married with their guest list of 30. Before new restrictions came into place allowing only 15. But in true testament to their fighting and competitive natures, they pulled everything together in just two days and managed to have the best wedding in Nottingham!! I got a message from Beccy on the Tuesday asking if I was available this coming Saturday, as they were moving their wedding forward to allow for the guest numbers. Luckily I was available. And absolutely delighted too! It was a wonderful day from start to finish with everyone pulling together to make it happen, and I even put my waitressing hat on during the wedding breakfast as the catering friends were a man down. It was actually really nice to get involved. Plus I was rewarded with a massive plate of Nigerian food that was super yummy! And a bottle of gin to take home (win! win!)
Beccy got ready with all her bridesmaids at the Birchover Hall apartments in West Bridgford. It was a great apartment for bridal prep, and there were bridesmaids everywhere I looked! She had 8! In fact if they had married with the new numbers, they wouldn’t have even got all their bridesmaids and groomsmen in, so I do believe they weer wise to move the wedding forward! I have since photographed weddings with 15 in attendance, and before I go on, I do want to point out and reassure anyone reading this that those micro weddings have actually been amazing too and felt super special, and strangely also like any other wedding I photograph! More of that later. Yes Beccy had a lot of girls around her. It was lovely for moral support. This time in the day is always really special. I loved taking Beccy’s portraits. Some fantastic window light in the corridor was perfect! I should mention here the amazing suppliers who all managed to be available last minute. Makeup by Hannah Finn, hair by Hannah Blinko and flowers by Passion Flowers. Dress from The Wedding Room.
The church ceremony was pretty special. Beccy walked down the aisle to a song that Ter-er had written especially for his new wife, which was super special and touching! The ceremony was beautiful. Ter-Er’s dad gave a short sermon, and I really enjoyed it. You can hear a few words on the amazing video from Sheridale Productions. I have worked with these lovely video duo a few times and they always produce such magical videos. You really must check them out!
Garden reception and Nigerian food
After the ceremony, we went to Wollaton Park for a few more portraits before going back to Beccy’s parents house for a marquee wedding in the back garden. The marquee pretty much filled up the whole garden, but the space was perfect for the numbers. Drinks and snacks followed by the afore mentioned Nigerian food, cooked up by friends and family of the groom and dished out by friends of Beccy’s mum (and myself) I have never seen so much food! There was so much and it was yummy! It was lovely hearing speeches from those that know the couple best. It is really clear that Beccy and Ter-er make a wonderful couple and are two genuinely lovely people to boot! Thanks you guys for bringing your wedding forward, so I could photograph all the loveliness! I can’t wait to finish the edit very soon! Here are 10 photos. x