Emma and Paul Lincoln wedding - Martin Shelley

Emma and Paul Lincoln wedding

Emma and Paul were getting married in the city of Lincoln. Its a city full of history and beautiful buildings old and new.

The day started with bridal preparations, everyone was busy getting hair, nails and make-up done.This gives me plenty of opportunity to take plenty of photographs in my reportage style, to start to put the story of the wedding day together. Its also a great time to capture the details in the wedding dress, flowers and any other little special details that Emma and Paul had for their wedding.

Morning Preperations

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Emma and Paul had chosen to have a small ceremony at Lincoln registry office. Its a perfect size for a intimate ceremony with your family and close friends.

The reception area has a high ceiling, traditional wood panelling to the walls and large window allowing light to flood the room. As last minute adjustments were made to hair and make up Paul was waiting anxiously in the ceremony room.

Large windows and light coloured walls make the ceremony room a lovely bright room. 

As the music started and Emma started to play Paul sneaked a peak at Emma, the smile on his face said it all as his beautiful bride walked down to be with him at the front of the room.

Vows and rings were exchanged and the register signed by Emma and Paul, along with the witnesses and registrar.

It was a nice, dry, sunny autumn day and the registry office has a lovely garden. 

Confetti was thrown and family portraits were taken using the well kept garden area.                            

The Ceremony

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Having some time to spare and lovely weather Emma and Paul wanted to take the opportunity to have some photos taken outside Lincoln Cathedral. 

Outside the front of the cathedral, dodging Lincoln tour busses and sight seeing tourists we got some pictures of the couple with the historic building in the background.

The Cathedral

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The County Assembly Rooms in Lincoln was the venue Emma and Paul had chosen for the wedding reception and to party the night away. The outside of this regency building is deceiving and gives no secrets away to the large period decorated rooms inside.

High ceilings, ornate doorways and period features make you feel special in these grand rooms.

Speeches were given, thank yous made, then Emma and Paul settled down to celebrate with a few glasses of wine and a delicious meal prepared and served by the staff at the Assembly Rooms.


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For the evening everyone moved into the Ballroom. Emma and Paul had arranged everything and more to entertain their guests. Disco, photo booth, magician and sweet treat cart.

As guests arrived and waited for Emma and Paul to cut their cake and have a first dance the magician went around performing tricks and illusions in front of their eyes. This provided perfect opportunity for more photographs, looks of wonder, shock and puzzlement at the trickery being performed.

The time came to cut the cake, beautifully decorated with delicate roses in Emma's chosen colour of purple, who would have guest it was her favourite colour.

Emma and Paul took to the dance floor for their first dance as a newly married couple, showing of their moves before inviting everyone to dance the night away with them. 

The after party

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