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A Small Intimate Wedding – Lincoln – Jon & Claire

Small intimate weddings with a strong focus on close family & friends are one of my favourites to shoot.  You really get to meet everyone, and be part of a couples day.  Jon & Claire’s Lincoln Wedding really didn’t disappoint.  Recently, I posted a 2 part blog post for Mark & Caroline’s destination wedding (Day 1 and Day 2).  I was therefore thrilled, when Jon (Caroline’s brother) & his fiancee Claire asked me to also capture their wedding.  I totally jumped at the chance to spend more time with their family & friends in Lincoln.

Lincoln Cathedral Lincoln cathedral with tree in foreground

Lincoln Wedding – Jon & Claire

Jon & Claire are originally from Lancaster, but relocated to Lincoln for Jon’s work.  The historic city of Lincoln is a location that holds a special place in their hearts.   I can see why totally falling in love with the cobbled streets, small shops, and buzzing atmosphere.  Before leaving to make new memories in Oxfordshire, they decided they wanted to get married there.  Deciding only at the beginning of the year, they organised what I consider to be an amazing intimate wedding in such a short space of time. Choosing, The Tower Hotel, located in the Cathedral quarter of Lincoln, proved to be the perfect venue for their wedding day.

Mark Jeffs Hair & Beauty Salon, Lincoln Bride having her done by hair dresser Reflection in mirror of hairdresser working on Bride's hair as she smiles Silhouette of a lady as she looks out the window. Groom sat on bed opening bottle of champagne Man pouring glass of champagne Groom laughing and smiling as he gets ready for his wedding Groom hugging his mother as he's getting ready Groom smiling at camera with page boy and future brother in law Groom getting ready and putting his tie on Groom & Father getting ready before the wedding Barbados Foursquare Rum Distillery BottleMen from wedding party watching groom as he opens bottle of Barbados Rum Groom pouring 5 glasses of rum for men in wedding party Men from wedding party laughing and drinking Barbados RumGroom and best men drinking Barbados RumGroom and men from wedding party laughing Men from wedding party laughing and drinking Barbados Rum Collection of Makeup bags, makeup and brushes Bride having her makeup applied on morning of her wedding Bride toasting to her wedding day with her mother, and grooms mother Woman sat on bed drinking champagne with young daughter hugging her Bridal shoes Brides Shoes, covered in jewels Bridesmaid helping bride into wedding dress as young girl watches Bridesmaid helping bride put on her bracelet as young girl watches Bridesmaid helping bride put on her necklace Bride stood by window laughing Bride hugging bridesmaid Bride descending stairs as Bridesmaids watch

Lincoln Wedding – A First Look

First Looks, are possibly one of my favourite moments in a wedding.  Jon & Claire opted to have one on their wedding day. Unlike the traditional walk down the aisle when everyone is watching, the intimacy of the moment allows for some truly emotional photographs.  It is an experience that on such a busy day was really just about Jon & Claire as a couple.

Groom stood in front of balck arched doorway drinking beer as he waits for his bride for their first look Groom stood waiting for a first look at his bride who is in the background walking towards him Groom stood waiting in foreground for a first look at his bride who is walking towards him Bride & Groom's first look in front of a black arched doorway of Lincoln Tower Bride & Groom kissing at first look outside the arched door of Lincoln tower Bride & groom walking in garden of Lincoln Tower Bride & Groom walking along street in Lincoln

Small, Intimate Wedding with Close Family & Friends

I’m lucky enough to have spent time with both Jon & Claire’s respective families in the past.  If there is one thing I know, it is how important family is to them.  When talking to Jon & Claire about their wedding it was no surprise when they told me they had planned a small intimate wedding with family & friends, with a larger celebration in the future.

They achieved the perfect intimate wedding in my eyes.  From all the wedding guests walking to & from the ceremony together through the streets of Lincoln.  To the exquisite family meal around a stunning table filled with candles, flowers, and lots and lots of laughter.  They nailed it, I hope you’ll agree.

Jon, Claire and of course who can forget the star of the day, your dog Jeff.  I wish you all the happiness for your future adventures in Oxfordshire. It was a pleasure to be part of your day.  Enjoy your photographs.

Jono x

Man holding 2 bouquets outside of the Tower Hotel, Lincoln Intimate Wedding party walking to ceremony through streets of Lincoln Wedding party laughing as they walk to ceremony through streets of Lincoln Guests walking through streets of Lincoln Pageboy poking head through car headrests looking out of the boot and laughing Woman taking a picture of Groomsmen with phone Flowergirls and page boy walking down the aisle Flowergirls waiting for arrival of the bride holding their bouquets Little boy laughing and grinning at the camera as he sits waiting for arrival of the bride Father walking bride down the aisle Father giving away his daughter Bride and Groom laughing during ceremony Mother of groom watching as her son marries Bride & Groom holding hands during wedding ceremony as guests watch Bride clapping and laughing during her wedding ceremony as groom smiles Husband and wife laughing during wedding ceremony Dog watching from outside as his owners get married Bride & Grooms first kiss as people clap in background Bride, Groom and their dog walk through a confetti procession Guests greeting the bride & groom's dog Bride & Bridesmaid laughing as they walk from ceremony in Lincoln Intimate Wedding party walking through streets of Lincoln with Bride & Groom in foreground and guests behind Intimate Wedding party walking through streets of Lincoln with Bride & Groom in foreground and guests behind Father & Daughter laughing as they walk to wedding reception Intimate Wedding party walking through streets of Lincoln with Bride & Groom in foreground and guests behind Bride & Groom walking through streets of Lincoln Little flowergirl walking through streets of Lincoln with grandmother wrapped in her Dad's jacket Grandmother holding up flower girl who is wrapped up in her dad's dinner jacket Bride & guests walking to Lincoln Cathedral Small intimate wedding party photo on steps of Lincoln Cathedral Bride & Bridesmaid laughing on steps of Lincoln Cathedral Dog sat with owner the groom Bride & Groom kiss under arches of Lincoln Cathedral with their dog. Bride, Groom & their dog outside the doors of Lincoln Cathedral Bride & groom outside arched doors of Lincoln Cathedral Bride & groom kissing Bride & Groom walking through streets on Lincoln, with the groom holding and umbrella laughing Outside of the The Tower Hotel, LincolnDirectional sign for wedding Flower Girl sat with bouquet grinning at the cameraBeautiful moment of Groom and sister hugging prior to the ceremony Little girl sat at wedding table 'squidzing' the butterLittle girl laughing during a wedding Wedding guest with arms wrapped around a little girl stood on a chair Best man clinking a glass to get guests attention Best Man giving speech during a small intimate wedding dinner Groom smiling during best man's speech Guest clapping at small intimate wedding dinnerGroom sat smiling during wedding breakfast Bridesmaid giving her speech at wedding Bride laughing at small intimate wedding dinner Bride toasting bridesmaid and best friend during speech as groom smiles Father of Bride giving a speech Little boy in bow tie at wedding leaning on table with hands together Bride & Groom laughing during father of the bride's speech at small intimate wedding dinner Bride & Groom laughing at small intimate wedding dinner Bride & Groom laughing at small intimate wedding dinnerMother of groom giving speech to a small intimate wedding party Mother of groom raising glass in toast to happy couple Bride & groom toasting mother of the groom during her speech Groom giving a speech as his wife looks up at him Bride & Groom laughing at small intimate wedding dinner Bride & Groom laughing at small intimate wedding dinner Groom kissing his bride at small intimate wedding dinner Bride & Groom laughing at small intimate wedding dinner Bestman giving his speech at small wedding dinner Best Man giving his speech at small intimate wedding Bride & Groom laughing during speeches at small intimate wedding dinner Bride & Groom laughing at small small wedding dinner during the speeches Bride & Groom toasting during wedding dinner Two flower girls laughing Flower Girl wrapped in shawl with headband made of gypsophilaGroom's button hole - pink rose with gypsophila Bride & Groom laughing and hugging Bride & Groom hugging and smiling Bride & groom laughing and hugging Bride & Groom laughing & hugging outside of Lincoln tower

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