Wedding Photographs at All Saints Church Stamford
Wedding Photographs at All Saints Church Stamford ~. Tom & Kirstie chose to get married at All saints church in the centre of Stamford in Lincolnshire. Their wedding day would later resume in a wonderfully decorated marquee a few miles from Stamford were celidh would later entertain guests late in to the night.
All Saints Church is un-mistakable to anyone who knows Stamford or has visited it. Situated on a site high above the street it is a huge impressive church which looms over Stamford’s Red Lion Square. Rich with history; mentioned in the Doomesday book 1086 it retains some of the 13thcentury arches and has a very grand, almost Abbey like feel to it.
Tom & Kirstie commissioned me to photograph their entire wedding day. Living and working in Scotland both Tom; who grew up in Tallington near Stamford, (a stones throw from Deeping St Nicholas where I live) and Kirstie s a Maccallum with a Scottish heritage where looking for a hands off approach from their wedding photographer.
The wedding ceremony in Stamford at All Saints Church was scheduled for 2pm, in all I photographed over a period of 10hours on their wedding day. The couple also included to have their wedding photographs presented in a beautiful 12×8 Storybook wedding album as well as the standard Jpegs on DVD and Mobile App (download app here).
This was to be large wedding with over 100 wedding guests attending the church wedding ceremony. The voluminous interior would soon became full of family and friends excitedly awaiting the brides arrival.
Slightly unusually; but no less importantly I began my photography coverage at Tom’s family home. Kirstie had decided she would prefer the solace of her family and closest friends during her preparations. So I spent time with Tom, his best man Pete, and the ushers as well as shooting a selection of images of the Marquee a short walk away.
Here are a selection of the images I shot with the purpose of later using for the introduction pages in their wedding album.
Church – The groom Tom waiting with his best man inside All Saints Church Stamford
Kirstie arrived to church a little early, I was able to shoot a nice series of photos with the luxury of time (a seldom opportunity during any wedding day!)
The wedding ceremony lasted about an hour, due to the size and number of people I was easily able to shoot throughout the ceremony and move about a little during the hymns etc.
Vows and rings exchanged, first kiss and register signed Tom and Kirstie took to the aisle as man and wife.
I had told Tom and Kirstie during our pre-wedding phone call that once outside to forget about me and just enjoy what became quite a large and excited melee of family, friends and casual onlookers.
Because of the nature of the church and number of people we knew would be there we planned to stop a Burghley House on the way back and shoot some photos with that fabulous Jaguar you’ll have seen earlier and also give Tom and Kirstie the chance to spend a little quiet time together.
I wanted to create a country feel to the photos which would transition nicely from the town church to marquee. Again, creating and adding storyline for the collection of photographs and ultimately the wedding album.
Afternoon tea awaited upon arrival at the marquee reception. A perfect chance for me to mingle and capture plenty of shots of wedding guests and family chatting before we headed over to the manor house for family formals.
Wedding reception catered by Chef de la Maison created a wonderful buffet. Speeches followed the wedding breakfast including a rather oddly and awkwardly positioned microphone stand! Before guests filtered back outside to enjoy themselves.
I always like to give every couple I work with the chance to have a second shoot together later in the day. There are many reasons why this works, giving the bride and groom some quality time together, often they will feel very different and more relaxed. This presents my opportunity to create photographs with them in a different mood and often give a different feel to images. Check out my other blogs to see examples.
Evening Reception Celidh – With Kirstie’s Scottish roots a celidh was very appropriate. Guests got into the spirit very quickly. That said I could clearly tell there where some pro’s waiting to show their hidden talents (Best Man Pete!).
Over the years marquee wedding receptions have become more and more popular , check out other marquee weddings here for some inspiration.
If you are getting married would like to get a quote regarding Wedding Photographs at All Saints Church Stamford, talk with me about your wedding plans or check my availability please send me a quick note and I’ll get back in touch with you. Alternatively you m ay like to speak with me: 07548 514341
I am based near Market Deeping and shoot many weddings around the Stamford area each year including: Rutland, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and further afield. To see a wider selection of my work check here.