Dom & Gayle threw a wedding to remember at the beautiful Island Hall and The Black Bull, Godmanchester!

I have known Dom for a good few years now due to our connection in the music industry, but when he asked me to capture his wedding to Gayle, I was both excited & nervous! Gayle, who works in the wedding industry herself, could have picked any number of photographers, but the fact they both wanted me to do it, really did mean alot to me but the pressure was insane – luckily I had so much fun on the day I quickly got over the nerves and enjoyed one of my fave wedding shoots. I also knew that they would be having a really special day, as they are a couple that don’t leave anything at all to chance, and their attention to detail made for a great day of photography! The sheer emotion of the vows nearly got the better of both Dom & Gayle, but they managed to keep it together long enough to exchange vows & rings, before bursting into a brilliant rendition of The Beatles ‘All You Need Is Love’! This included all the guests and it was an unforgettable moment – perfect!

The bride & groom portraits were great fun – Dom & Gayle had a pretty clear idea of what they wanted (a mixture of styled posed shots & spontaneous natural images), and with such beautiful surroundings, it was hard to get a bad photograph! We even managed to grab a shot of Dom’s band Phoenix Calling, suited and booted, and looking far smarter then they normally do 🙂

The reception is where Gayles eye for detail really came into it’s own and not surprising either – she owns and runs and wedding venue & events company! The Black Bull has never looked so amazing – the decor was breathtaking and provided endless opportunities for photographs! It also had a lovely warm intimate atmosphere that fitted with the day perfectly – Gayle & Dom really did pull out all the stops and it showed – the food was awesome, the venue looked amazing and the day was going like clock work – you can’t really ask for more!

Speeches flew by, a couple of highlights being Dom’s heartfelt words and some brilliant personal tributes from Gayles awesome kids, before the drinks started to flow and the party really started! Dom had warned me about his confetti cannons and Gayle had no idea – her face when they went off is brilliant and is one of my favourite photographs of the day! Just when you think it couldn’t really get any better, a surprise fire works display (another secret Dom plan) keeps the whole of Godmanchester awake with a stunning night sky filled with colour & noise – a fitting end to an amazing day!

P.s. Just how adorable is little Milano? 🙂

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