A Wrest Park Wedding | Cassie and Ben
January 31, 2017
A Wrest Park Wedding
One of the most emotional days at a Wrest Park wedding that I have ever had the honour of attending, Cassie and Ben’s Wrest Park wedding ceremony was just the start. Cassie’s dad was the first to succumb, in tears of joy as he saw his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time. Meaningful moments like this are the lifeblood of documentary wedding photography.
Next it was giving his daughter away at the ceremony, a moment of mixed emotions as he pressed her hand into Ben’s, and then hugged his new son-in-law. Wrest Park weddings take place in the library, a beautiful room with gorgeous light flooding in from windows all along one side. More tears from the bridesmaids during the wedding ceremony as Cassie and Ben made their promises to each other.
Their reception was at The Barns Hotel, deep into Bedfordshire wedding territory, where tears and laughter flowed throughout the speeches, as Ben’s best man Craig had everyone reaching for their hankies, with moving and emotional stories of their growing up together, and their support for each other during some very difficult times. It was his love and admiration for his best mate that had so much resonance with everyone. This is where quiet, calm and perceptive documentary photography is so valuable in telling the story of this couple’s Wrest Park wedding day to future generations of their families.
So don’t hold back – let those emotions flow, it’s what wedding days are all about.