Mary & Will had a beautiful Bingham hotel wedding in late November. The Bingham is a lovely boutique hotel in a Georgian townhouse (With lovely bow windows, as I was informed by Will’s dad!) tucked away in Richmond-upon-Thames, in fact it’s literally on the banks of the Thames – I hadn’t shot a wedding here before, so it was a nice treat. I love photographing weddings in Surrey, there’s so many awesome venues, like Pembroke Lodge and Ham Polo Club – both or which are literally stones throwes from The Bingham, but this was my first time at The Bingham – its funny, I’ve been a wedding photographer for 14 years now, yet I’m always discovering something new!
The Bingham weddings are terribly sophisticated affairs, from its beautiful terraces overlooking the river to it’s sophisticated decor, to its impeccably styled food – every last detail was taken care of. Mary & Will wanted to celebrate with their family and friends and know that everything was completely under control, so the Bingham was the perfect venue. As their wedding took place in late November at 4pm – we didn’t get much of a chance to head outside, but with the abundance of wonderful indoor space at The Bingham, we had plenty of options.
Our coverage started a little before the ceremony in a gorgeous suite at The Bingham, where Mary got ready, wonderfully assisted by her Mum and two best friends – who also had the none-too-small task of affixing ribbons to the many favour baubles – a treat for the guests just in time for Christmas.
Mary wore the most stunning Jenny Packham dress, paired with a gorgeous pair of silver shoes and you could tell Will was holding back the tears as Mary walked down the aisle.
After their lovely, intimate ceremony everyone headed out onto the now dark terraces, to enjoy an evening of beautiful live music, amazing company and immaculately present canapés – all under the warm orange glow of the patio heaters.
Mary and Will are unbelievably friendly, relaxed people – it was a pleasure to get to know them, and alot of fun to be a part of their day.