A stunning Downing College Wedding with lots of Italian flair in the heart of Cambridge.

Rosetta looked elegant and serene from the very start to the very end of her and John’s beautiful, and perfectly planned wedding at the gorgeous Downing College, Cambridge.

Photographing weddings in any of Cambridge’s Colleges is a real honour.

Most of the colleges have thee most amazing backdrops and no matter how many times you shoot at a college, they change dramatically with every season that passes.  I’ve photographed at many of the colleges here in Cambridge, please look through the blog for more College Weddings.

Bridal pep was a relaxed affair in a room, tucked away in a tiny corridor, off a tiny staircase in one of the many rooms at this college.

Rosetta’s Italian influence flowed through out her wedding, and her day and every aspect of her decorations and wedding themes.  Even the gorgeous flower decorations reminded me of huge scoops of Italian ice creams.

Rosetta had a short walk with her father and bridesmaids from their suite to the ceremony room, where the ceremony was conducted by the loveliest of Celebrants, Becky at White Rose Ceremonies, and it was just powerful. At times I had to remind myself to photograph, not just listen to Becky’s beautiful words.

Then to a sunken courtyard for the drinks reception, before going to the beautifully decorated Great Hall for the wedding breakfast.  The food at Downing was amazing, and because of Rosetta and John’s Italian hospitality, I had a place at table with the other guests.

No matter how many weddings I photograph, there’s always a new tradition, and at this wedding the Bride would have to be kissed (by John of course) every time a a chorus of clinking wine glasses chirped up.

And a the sun started to set over Cambridge, and the spires and other old building, the wedding party moved out onto the perfect lawns and I had the opportunity to photograph the happy couple with Downing as their back drop.

The evening celebrations started with a mix of Italian music and a lot of amazing dancing!  It was the perfect end to a truly perfect wedding.

There are weddings and couples that I wish I could photograph every week… This would make me so happy, and Rosetta and John’s wedding falls into that joyful catergory.

So to the lovely couple, molte grazie e felicità a tutti e due.

Thank you to your guests, to you both and to the team at Downing College for a truly spectacular wedding!

Venue: Downing College, Cambridge.

Celebrant: White Rose Ceremonies

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