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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Barn Wedding Venue Portrait from Cambridgeshire, Bassmead Manor Barns created in the last light of day after their wedding, just as the sun begins to set

Barn Wedding Venue Photo - Cambridgeshire, Bassmead Manor Barns | in the last light of day after their wedding, just as the sun begins to set

In this photo, the bride and groom stand together and hold one another in the last light of day after their wedding, just as the sun begins to set.

James and Lindsay’s wedding, originally set to take place in April 2020, was an event that the photographer, Rob Dodsworth, had a special personal connection to and had very much been looking forward to. He has photographed the wedding days of all three siblings in this family in 2016, 2018, and 2020, so this last wedding would be a bittersweet moment, marking the end of an era. Unfortunately, the wedding had to be postponed.

The postponement was touch and go at several points, but James and Lindsay dodged lockdowns and Bassmead Manor Barns played host to an intimate gathering of close friends and family in early December 2020. 

However, despite all the restrictions and everything else that 2020 imposed on the world, Rob still found this day to be particularly special, saying that “this wedding was a ray of sunshine and reminded me why I have to keep going because I have a lot of love for this work and for the people it brings me into contact with.”

Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding Venue Image in Cambridgeshire UK of the bride’s mother sharing an air hug

Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding Venue Image, Cambridgeshire UK | Before the ceremony, the bride’s mother shares an air hug

Before the ceremony, the bride’s mother shares an air hug with her daughter as she prepares for the wedding.

Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding Reportage Photo of a bridesmaid sharing her phone with the bride before the ceremony

Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding Photography | a bridesmaid shares her phone with the bride before the ceremony

Because COVID-19 restrictions were in place limiting the number of guests, a lot of people could not attend the wedding. However, here a bridesmaid shares her phone with the bride before the ceremony so she can video-call some other friends and family members on this important day.

Bassmead Manor Barns Photo from a Wedding of The bridesmaids leaving for the ceremony in dark green dresses

Bassmead Manor Barns Photography of Weddings | The bridesmaids leave for the ceremony in dark green dresses

The bridesmaids leave for the ceremony in dark green dresses and face masks, carrying their bouquets as they walk in single file.

Bassmead Manor Barns St Neots Wedding Reportage Picture of the bride and groom sitting at a table

Bassmead Manor Barns St Neots Wedding Picture | Peeking around some guests, we can see the bride and groom sitting at a table

Peeking around some guests, we can see the bride and groom sitting at a table covered in flowers as they happily sign their official register.

Bassmead, Manor Barns, Staploe, Saint Neots Wedding image of the bride and groom alone together under an umbrella in the rain

Bassmead, Manor Barns, Staploe, Saint Neots Wedding Pics | After the ceremony, the bride and groom take some time alone together

After the ceremony, the bride and groom take some time alone together. The groom holds an umbrella over the bride as they walk together in the rain, and both of them hold up her long veil.

UK Wedding Reportage Image from Bassmead Manor Barns, Cambridgeshire of The bride and groom, sitting together on a chair

UK Wedding Image - Bassmead Manor Barns, Cambridgeshire | The bride and groom, sitting together on a chair,

The bride and groom, sitting together on a chair, smile and laugh as they share a joke with the groom’s parents, sitting nearby.

Bassmead Manor Barns UK Wedding Reportage Photo of The mother of the groom toasting the happy couple

 Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding Photographers, UK | The mother of the groom toasts the happy couple

The mother of the groom toasts the happy couple with a smile on her face while the father of the groom knocks back his toast in one go!

Bassmead Manor Barn Country Wedding Venue Image showing couples on the socially-distanced dance floor

Bassmead Manor Barn Country Wedding Venue Image | couples take to the socially-distanced dance floor

After the ceremony, couples take to the socially-distanced dance floor, joining the bride and groom in a slow dance.