I first met Chris at a camera club when I started out in photography, we quickly became firm friends and over time he began helping me out assisting at weddings. Kathryn and Chris have been a couple for as long as I have know Chris and although it was evident that they were a perfect match I never thought he would make an honest woman of her. So when my Facebook profile popped up with announcements of their engagement just after Christmas this year I was shocked but very delighted for them both. I knew straight away what venue they would book as 2 years ago Chris had assisted me at a particularly venue and had said 'If I ever get married, this is where I would like it to be', and sure enough only a couple of weeks later Chris called me and asked If I was available to photograph their wedding at Whaplode Manor, near Spalding, Lincolnshire on July 15th. I don't doubt that Chris and Kathryn had offers from many of our mutual friends to capture their day, so being asked to be their wedding photographer was a real privilege and honour.
The day was truly perfect in every way. Kathryn got ready at their home surrounded by her children and grandchildren, there was lots of fun and laughter and a wonderful atmosphere while Feroza from Feroza's Artistry worked her magic on everyones hair and makeup.
Kathryn looked truly beautiful as she arrived at Whaplode Manor and Chris scrubbed up pretty well too. They married surrounded by their nearest and dearest in a beautiful emotional ceremony. Considering how many weddings I have captured I still get a little chocked up watching people I care about make their promises to one another and the speeches were on another level, a massive well done to the best man for raising the bar. I'll let you know when someone tops yours.
Mr and Mrs Papworth thank you for allowing me the honour of capturing your day.