Peterborough Cathedral wedding

Peterborough Cathedral wedding photography – Simone & Charles.

I’m originally from Peterborough and have taken various photographs of the beautiful Cathedral over the years. My first job in photography was working at the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, firstly in the darkrooms and then later as a press photographer. It was lovely to return to my home town to photograph Charles and Simone’s wedding recently.

Peterborough Cathedral is described as one of the finest surviving Norman buildings in Europe, the gothic west front is a well known landmark in the area. The original church dates back to around 655 and was one of the first centres of Christianity in Central England, this was largely destroyed by the Vikings in 870 and rebuilt as a Benedictine Abbey in 960. This survived until 1116 when it was destroyed by fire. The present building was constructed between 1118 and 1238. It became the Cathedral of the Diocese of Peterborough in 1541.  Catherine of Aragon was buried in the Cathedral following her death at nearby Kimbolton Castle, Katharine was cast aside by Henry VIII for being unable to provide the Tudor dynasty with a male heir.  Mary Queen of Scots was also buried here after her execution at Fotheringhay Castle, although she was later moved to Westminster Abbey.

Charles was in the Cathedral Choir, so the Cathedral was first choice for his wedding to Simone.

My coverage started the evening before the wedding with photographing the rehearsal. This also allowed me time to take some photographs of the Cathedral architecture in the evening light. On the morning of the wedding I arrived to photograph Simone getting ready at her parents house in Stanground, Peterborough. Then it was on to Peterborough Cathedral for the wedding ceremony.

The wedding reception was about 40 minutes drive away at Rushton Hall near Kettering in Northamptonshire.

If you are getting married at Peterborough Cathedral, please get in contact and I can show you the full wedding.

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