It was a bitterly cold February day on Saturday for Emma & James Ipswich wedding at Isaacs and the Mariners on Ipswich Quay. But the wedding was such a warm and happy event that it certainly made up for the weather! And England beat France in the Six Nations! It couldn’t get any better! Emma & James had planned their day to be a little different to the normal flow of events.
I started the day at Merchants House getting some photographs of Emma getting ready along with her Matron of Honour, Sophie (or Best Lady, as I think Sophie called herself). Emma looked stunning in her bridal dress. Sophie had a few problems coming down the narrow stairs as she was sporting some killer, high-heeled red shoes!
Then it was a short walk to the main part of Isaacs to catch up with James and his Best Man, Chris, before going upstairs to the Ceremony Room. The Ceremony Room in Isaccs is in the upper part of the building and looked beautiful under the old beams.
The ceremony was a small and intimate service with family and close friends. Emma looked an absolute picture as she was escorted into the room by her father, Dave. You could see from the way that Emma and James looked at each other that they are very much in love.
After the ceremony everyone made their way across to a small function room for a drinks reception before a short walk to the Mariners floating restaurant further up the quayside, for the wedding breakfast. It was certainly a very stylish wedding breakfast – the Mariners is a French restaurant and the food looked fantastic!
The speeches were led off by Emma’s father, Dave, and there were a lot of references to ginger grooms! After James and Chris had finished, Sophie said a few(!) words and I have to say that her alternative version of the Father of the Bride speech was one of the funniest and most risque I’ve ever heard!
As the evening reception wasn’t starting until 7:00 pm, the rest of the afternoon was spent watching the England vs France match (I suspect the day’s timings might have been planned for this!) By this time all the bars in Isaacs were full to bursting with people watching the rugby match.
The evening reception began with more friends and family arriving and during the evening I got the opportunity to take Emma and James away for a few photographs of the two of them alone together.
It really was a lovely day spending time with two such very nice people and their family and friends.
Emma & James – have a great honeymoon in New York!