A Winter Elopement, Punting Along The River Cam

When it’s just you and your spouse to be, your celebrant and photographer at your wedding it’s as intimate as can be. Adriana and Andrew were married in a very wintery January on a punt on the River Cam, with some of Cambridge’s most famous landmarks as witnesses.

So at 8.30am on a chilly but bright Winter morning in January I got my first glimpse of the happy couple as they walked towards me. We met at Scudamore’s at the bottom of Mill Lane where a private Punt tour had been arranged. With a few tentative nervous steps, we embarked on the Punt. That was me being nervous, as I really don’t like boats at all. So I took a deep breath, embraced my fear and we sailed off. Well not sailed but you know what I mean.

As we passed under the Mathematical Bridge next to Queens College Rebecca from White Rose Ceremonies began the ceremony as we glided past well-known views of Cambridge. With Kings College to our right, Andrew read his personal vows to Adriana. It was a perfect moment, the sun appeared and cast a glorious glow over them both.

To seal their Marriage a handfasting ceremony was included to symbolize their love and devotion each other before exchanging rings. At this point we had someone else join us. A beautiful white swan glided gracefully up to us and lead the way along the River Cam and stayed with us until the end of the ceremony.

We finished with another tour of the City along the river, sipping champagne and chatting, then headed off on foot around the streets of Cambridge. I left this wonderful couple to enjoy their first lunch as Husband and Wife, and to enjoy England for the week before heading back home to tell everyone the wonderful news. I would have loved to see their faces.
— Liz Greenhalgh (Photographer)
Everything will be just fine. Focus on the bigger picture to make sure you achieve the important things, and all the little details will work themselves out
— Andrew and Adriana
Eloise Nurse