My wife has worked with Emma for around four years and so on 10th August 2018, with my wife very happily in tow, I met Emma and her bridesmaids at Deans Place Hotel for a morning of make up, hair, champagne and giggles. Although the ceremony was due to be outside, the gloomy August drizzle moved matters indoors. However the Alfriston Suite at Deans Place is so beautifully light and the two light trees that Emma just couldn't be without framed the aisle perfectly.
Emma and Cameron ensured that family was at the heart of their wedding with so many personal touches - Emma chose her wedding dress from Romantica, a family run business set up in Devon, where Emma grew up, and purchased her dress from the same shop where her mum found her wedding dress to her step dad, nine years earlier, The Wedding Collection, in Newport, Barnstaple, North Devon. Emma had two maids of honour and three bridesmaids who each wore a floor length cornflower blue dress which matched perfectly to Cameron's tartan - with a Scottish family this wouldn't have been a wedding without a kilt or two! Cam's kilt was custom made by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers in Edinburgh made from his family tartan, Ancient Farquharson. Even the flowers had a personal touch, including thistle as a nod to Cam's Scottish heritage and freesias, being Emma's father's and Cam's grandmother's favourite flowers. There was so much thought put into the simplest parts of this wedding.
With Emma's brother ready to walk her down the aisle and two families very much looking forward to greet the bride, Cam nervously waited with his two best men, brother Robert and best friend Jamie whilst a harpist played music to the guests. With readings given by Cam's grandfather and maid of honour, there wasn't a dry eye in the room as Robert handed the bride and groom their wedding rings, kept safely in his sporran! When the vows had been said and the knot had been tied a bagpiper led the new Mr and Mrs Finlay from the room.
Whilst the guests enjoyed the bagpipes with canapes and croquet on the terrace and lawns it was the perfect opportunity to spend some time capturing images of Emma and Cam around the stunning grounds and it was clear just how besotted with one another Emma and Cam are. Cam could not take his eyes off his new wife and the jokes, love and laughter coming from the two of them made my job super easy and provided a lot of fun in post production - the faces Cam can make are pretty impressive!
Emotional speeches were given by Emma's step dad, Cam's father, Cam himself and both best men - bringing the room and Cam (and my wife who should have been working!) to tears, whilst a well earning bet as to the length of the speeches took place amongst the guests.
Both my wife and I would like to thank Emma and Cam for inviting us to be a part of their day, allowing us to share with their family and friends in witnessing their marriage and would like to wish them both a lifetime of love, health and happiness. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Finlay