I had met Lynne through my boudoir photography. She had wanted some beautiful photos taken of herself but was very nervous by the prospect of doing boudoir photography. However, I knew I had given her the best experience when she came back to me a few months later to ask if I would be the photographer at her wedding to Sue at the gorgeously intimate setting of Washingborough Hall near Lincoln I hadn’t done a same sex wedding at this point so I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to witness one the first proper marriage ceremonies between same sex partners. They had chosen the date particularly so they could go through the equal marriage service rather than the civil ceremony that was previously the norm.
Sue and Lynn dispensed with a lot of tradition – they both got ready together laughing and crying, and walked down the aisle together. The ceremony was incredibly emotional – in all my weddings I don’t think I have ever witnessed a more emotional and touching service – this meant so much to them, and clearly they had had to go through some difficult times to get to this point. Everybody seemed genuinely happy and relaxed .
We all had a lot of fun taking the photos – the gardens at Washingborough Hall are beautiful and even the slight drizzly rain didn’t spoil the day. Since Ive done this wedding I have taken bookings for a gay wedding at Tatttershall Castle, and one for two lovely girls in Nottingham. I can’t wait to photograph them.Every wedding is special but somehow the stories of the journey to these weddings are very emotive.
Here are a few photos from Sue & Lynn’s very special day – enjoy I would love to hear your thoughts so do please comment below..