Sophie & Nick: Longstowe Hall, Cambridgeshire

mother of the groom looking through doorway to bride getting ready

Sophie & Nick: Longstowe Hall, Cambridgeshire

Longstowe Hall wedding photography. Longstowe Hall is a wedding venue that offers the true dream experience and where “nothing is overlooked”. Longstowe Hall can be found hidden in an ancient wood and it reveals itself to the splendor and glory of the venue which dates back to Elizabeth I.

Longstowe Hall Wedding Photography. The most gorgeous of settings, beauty and elegance.

The wedding of: Sophie & Nick

Date of Wedding: October 2

The Venue: Longstowe Hall, Longstowe, Cambridge

Longstowe Hall near Cambridge is a magnificent wedding venue. I have photographed at Longstowe a couple of times now. The first to a Premier Division footballer the second, Sophie and Nick. Their story is an amazing one, truly emotional and a day which spoke of unconditional love.

Their story is not just told through these images below but was recorded by an ITV documentary film crew who aired their story in a TV series “Extraordinary Weddings”. Sophie and Nick’s tale was heart warming, getting married in one of life’s toughest situations. The couple met at Univ, fell in love and planned for their special day. However, fate was to play a tragic card to them both. Nick overnight went blind, cancer was the cause. The cancer was fought in a brave fight by Nick supported by Sophie and their families. The love shown by them both was remarkable, fighting each day to recover from the cancer and to build a new life.

Planning their wedding Nick had remebered a venue where he attended once before. He wanted to have their wedding where he had a visual memory, this was at Longstowe Hall. So, the planning begun.

It goes without mention the day was an emotional one, for each and everyone. The day was beautiful, a local church service followed by the wedding reception at Longstowe Hall. The gardens which guests could use are some of the most beautiful I have seen. The Hall as a backdrop made for the most beautiful and romantic of images and a day I shall personally hold close to myself. In addition to a whole day of wonder this was topped off by a dance routine that Nick and Sophie had learnt. Truly awesome and not a dry eye in the house or marquee.

This was, for every reason remarkable wedding. We can all learn a lesson from Sophie and Nick, a wonderful beautiful couple.

Simply, thank you.