Kristina and Jamie were married on the 28th May 2016 at the beautiful Chippenham Park in Newmarket! The sun shone brightly all day which meant they could get married in a stunning outdoor ceremony on the lake.
The day began with me spending the morning with Kristina as she got ready with her girls. They were super lucky that their room opened out onto a beautiful balcony which was a great place to photograph the girls’ details. Kristina’s hair and makeup were done by the talented Ieva, and I was particularly in love with their adorable cake toppers which their friend hand painted for them!
The ceremony set up was so incredibly beautiful I think I let out a squeal… It was like something out of a movie. I love the house at Chippenham park, but the little hut surrounded by woodland, water and flowers was just incredible. I love that Kristina and her bridesmaids had a long and slow walk through the trees to make it to the ceremony spot, everyone was beaming as they came into sight!
When Kristina and Jamie booked me, they told me that their wedding day would be a Cornish/German/Russian/Jewish wedding with lots of personal touches, and it really was! It incorporated so many amazing traditions from each, some that I had never heard of or seen before! For example they both had to cut their way through a bedsheet after their ceremony and step through as a new mr and mrs, which was a lovely tradition and really got the guests hyped! I loved the fact that for their ceremony they had service cards written in both German and English so all guests could understand, and all the speeches were translated for all guests to enjoy! It was amazing and truly touching to see how many guests had travelled around the world to see them on their special day.
That evening the sun put on a show for us and we had the most beautiful light! I took Kristina and Jamie out for a sunset stroll and they got some much needed alone time. We even managed to sneek back into the house which was off limits that evening and we got told off… It wouldn’t be any fun if we didn’t break any rules like we did in their engagement shoot!