A Cosy Winter St John’s College Wedding Photos in Cambridge with the Super Talented Hannah & George

My first wedding of 2018 and what a way to kick off! Hannah and George’s winter Cambridge wedding at St John’s College was enchanting. There’s something really homely and cosy about winter weddings, especially when wearing a GOT styled fur.

When I used ‘super talented’ above I was not exaggerating. Hannah personally created so many of the beautiful details on the day and George performed alongside the incredible Gentlemen of St John’s. The quality was like none I’d heard before. I felt very fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy such an amazing experience.

What was your favourite part of your Cambridge wedding?

The whole day was magical from start to finish, and we loved every second of it. One of our favourite moments was when we met alone in the ante-chapel before the service. We had a moment to ourselves to let everything soak in before the organ started the processional and we walked in together to get married.

What made you choose St John’s College as your wedding venue?

We got married in the place where we first met as students, and George sang with the St John’s College Choir in the chapel every day for several years, so it was a no-brainer really!

St John's Chapel wedding photos in Cambridge

What made you choose the details and styling for your Cambridge wedding?

In general, we wanted everything to feel simple but elegant, with a touch of 1920s glam.

In keeping with a winter wedding, we chose a colour scheme of white, silver and dark green, and decorated simply with gypsophila (Hannah’s grandmother’s favourite flower) and lots of candles.

We loved bringing a personal touch to the details. For example, Hannah made both George’s tie and pocket square as well as the flower girl dress in matching green silk, and Hannah’s sister made fabulous cakes, which were displayed on rounds of oak cut from their mother’s garden.

We also hand-embossed all of the stationery and place name cards, which were tied onto homemade sloe gin favours – the afternoon spent decanting the sloe gin into small favour bottles was particularly merry…!

Do you have any advice for other couples planning their wedding?

The clichéd but excellent advice we were given was to make sure that the day was exactly what we wanted it to be, and this made it all the more special.

A wedding will always involve a huge amount of planning, but do make sure that you can handover all the ‘thinking’ to your bridesmaids and ushers on the day so that you have no worries and can just enjoy the moment.

Did you have any Entertainment on your Day?

The Gentlemen of St John’s led us in the hymns in chapel and raised the roof with their rendition of Parry’s I was glad. They also performed an arrangement of Wagner’s Prieslied from Die Meistersinger which was specially arranged for the choir and organ by George.

They also charmed our guests with renditions of songs such as The Way You Look Tonight, It’s Not Unusual, and Blue Moon at our wedding breakfast.

At the evening reception, we shimmied to the fabulous 1920s and 1930s jazz outfit led by Champagne Charlie together with the Bubbly Boys who ensured everyone filled the dance floor until midnight.

Finally, a big shout out to all the other suppliers that made Hannah and George’s Winter Wedding so Amazing!

Wedding Venues: St John’s College & Westminster College | Makeup & Hair: Cambridge Makeup Artist | Evening Wedding Dress: Judy Mott | Cake Artist: Molly (aka Hannah’s Sister) | Band: The Gentlemen of Saint Johns & Champagne Charlie & The Bubbly Boys | Flowers: Perfume Zone | Verger: Stephen Stokes

If you’re planning your wedding and looking for a wedding photographer I’d love to hear from you!