Newstead Priory has become one of my favourite wedding venues. Nestled into a lovely, quiet part of the Lincolnshire countryside, it provides the perfect backdrop for a wedding day. Not only are the grounds, the house and barn beautifully kept; the staff are amongst the best I've seen. The service is second to non and I for one will be sad to see it no longer being used for weddings from next year onwards. However, it was a privilege to be a part of one of the final few weddings to take place there. One of the many reasons that Sophie and Damien's day will live long in the memory is the very moving speech that Damien gave about his new wife. He spoke about how upon meeting her, he had the overwhelming urge to protect and to be a part of her life. Not only was his delivery exceptional, but it hit a chord with every single person in the room.
I was really struck by how wonderfully comfortable these guys were around one another, even with a camera focused on their every move. Congratulations to both of them. Here is the story of their day.