Earlier this month I headed off to Surrey to shoot Christabel and Joshua’s wedding at Hampton Court House. I’ve shot a fair few Hampton Court House Weddings now & it’s always handy to know exactly where I’m going when I set off on the day!
My first stop was to meet up with the girls for the bridal preparations at Christabel and Joshua’s house: one of the sweetest houses I’ve ever seen, tucked away between some plush apartment blocks in Hampton Wick. After spending a bit of time with the girls I headed off to Hampton Court House to meet up with Joshua and the rest of the wedding party.
Mary & Will had a beautiful wedding at the Bingham riverhouse hotel 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 love photographing weddings in Surrey, there are so many awesome venues, like Pembroke Lodge and Ham Polo Club – both of which are literally stones throwes from The Bingham, but this was my first time at The Bingham – it’s funny, I’ve been a wedding photographer for 14 years now, yet I’m always discovering something new!
The Bingham riverhouse lends itself to terribly sophisticated affairs, from its beautiful terraces overlooking the river to the 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.
Emma & Matt’s wedding at Hampton Court House was a lot of fun, really lovely people, a great atmosphere & an amazing location.
- The bride got ready at her parents house.
- The ceremony and reception were at Hampton Court House.
- The views over Bushy park during the ceremony were amazing.
- They had Champagne & Canapes on the lawn in front of the House.
- The meal took place in Hampton Court House’s Red Dining room.
- They danced the night away in the Conservatory.
I photograph a lot of weddings in Surrey, and a Hampton Court House wedding is always a treat – it’s definitely a top venue and one I love returning to.
Greek weddings… wow.
This was my first greek wedding & wow was it awesome, it wasn’t quite a ‘full fat’ greek wedding, as Ty & his family are from South Africa, so it was coined as a ‘Big Fat Greek South African Wedding’ – whatever it was, it was amazing!
Readers will recognize these guys from their engagement photos posted the other week, I knew their wedding was going to be cool from that day, the day when they described greek ceremonies, customs & traditions over gallons of pimms. As I’d never shot a greek wedding before it was ultra important that I knew was going to happen in advance, so I could plan ahead – but no amount of planning truly prepares you!! There was so much going on, but it was mega!
They got married at the Twelve Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Hertfordshire & then headed over to Fanhams Hall for their reception.
A massive thank you goes out to Maria & Ty, & their family & friends for having me along for the ride! I loved every minute! & would love to shoot a million more greek weddings!! We utterly love weddings from different cultures, with a lot of experience in Asian weddings and Jewish weddings, Greek weddings were a new one for us, but a truly wonderful first experience – it’s always a pleasure to learn about a different culture through the lens of a wedding day!