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Lincoln Cathedral & White Hart Hotel Wedding Photography, Lincoln.


"So lovely and professional he captured the most amazing photos. If you want candid shots and a way to look back on your day and remember those special moments, then Nick is definitely a great choice. On the day, you barely realised he was there and blended in with the day so well.'


I've lived in Lincoln now for nearly 11 years and have photographed Lincoln Cathedral many times before becoming a wedding photographer. So when I took the plunge into wedding photography I never thought id ever get to shoot a wedding there.

One day I get an email from Gemma asking me if I was free to photograph her and Christians wedding as they had just received some amazing news that they could get married in Lincoln Cathedral as you require permission from the Archbishop of Canterbury and their reception would follow at the White Hart Hotel. They had just relocated to Bristol with Christian originally coming from Lincoln and they were looking for a more candid, documentary approach for their wedding photography.

I eagerly got back in touch with Gemma to give her the news that I was free on their date and after several emails and a couple of phone calls, she and Christain decided to go ahead and book me a couple of weeks later.

A little history about the Cathedral - construction of Lincoln Cathedral commenced in 1072 and continued in several phases throughout the High Middle Ages. Like many of the medieval cathedrals of England, it was built in the Gothic style.

It was the tallest building in the world for 238 years (1311–1548), and the first building to hold that title after the Great Pyramid of Giza. The central spire collapsed in 1548 and was not rebuilt. For hundreds of years, the cathedral held one of the four remaining copies of the original Magna Carta, now securely displayed in Lincoln Castle. The cathedral is the fourth largest in the UK (in floor area) at around 5,000 square metres (54,000 sq ft), after Liverpool, St Paul's and York Minster. 

So the day began with bridal prep in the White Hart Hotel which is literally just around the corner of the Cathedral and I believe Gemma was staying in the same room where Tom Hanks stayed in whilst filming 'The DaVinci Code' some of which was filmed in the Cathedral. After an emotional first look with her Father the bridal party made their way by foot to the Cathedral just when the heavens decided to open up.

The Cathedral was still open to the public whilst the ceremony took place and I was only allowed to photograph the ceremony from one location but still managing to create some amazing images.

After such an amazing setting for any wedding, all the guests made their way back to the White Hart Hotel for what was a fantastic reception.

Thank you once again, Gemma & Christian, for asking me to photograph such a special day.

Anyway, enough of me lets let the images speak for themselves. 

 - Gemma's stunning dress is from Cheadle Bride

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