Hannah & Jason's college wedding, Cambrige
Being Hannah & Jason’s wedding photographer felt like stepping back in time into the wonderful glamorous era of 20s. I suddenly found myself being a part of an old movie classic! Historic city of Cambridge is well known for its colleges and was a perfect backdrop for their vintage themed wedding. They even had a dixie band playing in the garden during the afternoon reception in the college gardens which was absolutely fabulous.
Hannah & Jason tied the knot in the college where they met, but didn’t want to hold the whole day at the Pembroke College as they felt the wedding day shouldn’t be all about looking back. They were lucky enough to be able to hold the wedding reception at the Christ’s college that the groom is currently connected with instead. This allowed them to enjoy romantic city walk between the two. Walking through city centre on bustling Saturday afternoon was great fun. Both colleges are so beautiful that the decoration could stay minimal and nicely understated. Hannah & Jason loved the fact that after the official reception had ended they could head out to a club too.
I couldn’t get enough of Hannah wedding dress! It was called ‘Jayne’ by Eliza Jane Howell. Hannah had originally been looking exclusively at lace, “but the shop assistant pulled this one out because she thought it might suit my small frame. I loved how glamorous I felt in it, the satisfying weight of all the beads, and that it matched the style of veil that I had fallen in love with.”Hannah was sent over a gorgeous bottle of perfume from the groom when she was getting ready. She had likewise sent over a pocket watch as a surprise for him. The groom wore a light grey and blue tweed 3-piece hired from Jack Bunney’s. Jason didn’t want tails but still wanted it to be something more special than a normal morning suit. He had a small cluster of the same flowers as the bouquets for his boutonniere. The bridesmaids wore a navy dress from ASOS with lace detailing on the sleeves. They kept the accessories to a minimum, just wore some of their own jewellery for a bit of individuality. The bouquet were a lovely mixture of corals, yellows, pinks with plenty of texture.
The centre pieces were made of roses, hypericum and eucalyptus. Hannah & Jason did their own table flower arrangements (in some simple glass vases from IKEA) as it was fun and cost-effective. All I have to say about this is that those two have some serious flower arrangement skills as I personally loved the centerpieces. ! Hannah’s sister made some bunting for the garden where the guests had drinks and the groom’s brother and sister did a great job of decorating the dancing room with lots of giant pom-poms, fairy lights and a big banner. Hannah’s dad had also augmented the childhood photos that were put in the garden with a lot of extra ones that he thought might embarrass them a bit more! J
Their wedding cake was in fact a cake/macaron tower hybrid, which was made for the couple by Hannah’s sister and a couple of their friends.
Venue: Pembroke College and Christ’s College Cambridge
Florist: The Flower House Cambridge (http://www.theflowerhouse.co.uk/) and Triangle Nursery (https://www.trianglenursery.co.uk/)
Dress: The Tailor’s Cat (http://www.thetailorscat.co.uk/)
Groomswear: Jack Bunneys (http://www.jackbunneys.co.uk/)
Hair: Becks Simpson at Thairapy (http://www.thairapy-freelance.co.uk/)
Makeup: Dani Rose (http://www.danirosemakeup.com/)
Veil: Kelly Spence (http://kellyspence.com/)