Syon House, Syon Park London Wedding | Aoife + Ali

Syon House, Syon Park London Wedding | Aoife + Ali

True story, when Aoife and Ali first got in touch about their wedding at the wonderful Syon House in Syon Park, London, they asked me if I’d ever been there before. Yes but many, many moons ago and it was a photo shoot with Sir Cliff Richard. I remember him leaning off a balcony looking wistful.. Anyway, it was nice to be back as this is a truly magnificent venue. I spotted some wedding photos of the current owners on a side table with the actual Queen in them! Yes, it’s a helluva fancy place.

The bride and groom were super lovely and they know how to throw a mighty bash. After a beautiful and personal ceremony in the main house, we made use of the interiors for photos, including one of those super long galleries that were built for having a walk about in and a gossip after dinner. Then we all headed to the Great Conservatory for the reception. This was my favourite part, the light is gorgeous and the collection of botanics is very impressive. Who knew that’s what a cactus can grow to after a few hundred years?!


I’ve been all around the world, Marching to the beat of a different drum, But Just lately I have realised, MAYBE THE BEST is yet to come …


The Asylum, London Wedding | Tara + Mido

The Asylum, London Wedding | Tara + Mido

How incredible is The Asylum in London as a wedding venue? It’s basically a photographer’s dream. So of course I was super excited to return and see what I could come up with for Tara and Mido’s wedding. They loved Gemma and Guy‘s photos and I was hoping this would be another rock n roll adventure. I met Tara and her bridal squad over at The Zetter Town House where Louise Seymour was beautifying everyone. When we arrived at The Asylum, it was beautifully lit with candles and the ceremony began with a string quartet playing a Spiritualized song.

There were performances by Robert from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and James from Temples, I did mention this was quite the rock n roll wedding, didn’t I? … There was even a Kaiser Chief thrown in as a best man! For the main reception, we all relocated to the very gorgeous Brunswick House. Despite living in New York and being super busy with work, Tara and Mido planned an incredible wedding and this pair were absolutely made for each other… Their Instagram is full of date nights. To see the full breakdown of their day head over to their feature on Rock n Roll bride.


Though I know I’ll never lose AFFECTION FOR PEOPLE and things that went before, I know I’ll often stop and think about them. In my life I love you more …


In and Out Naval Club, London Wedding

In and Out Naval Club, London Wedding

You know those super imposing private member clubs in the elegant squares around central London? Ever wish that you could peek inside? I certainly have and so when the lovely Hilary and Kevin got in touch from their home in Canada to say that they were planning an intimate wedding in London at the private In and Out Naval Club, well of course I was in!

This pair are a lot of fun and many of their friends and family flew over to join them at their super elegant wedding. It felt like a really fancy dinner party but a very laid back one. They had a proper cocktail hour.. why do Brits NOT do these? They are such a great idea! And their speeches were some of the most heartfelt that I’ve ever heard.


Fill my heart with song, and let me SING FOR EVER more. You are all I long for, all I worship and adore …


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Burgh House, London Wedding | Emma + Roxy

Burgh House, London Wedding | Emma + Roxy

Emma and Roxy held their wedding ceremony at Burgh House in London followed by a reception at nearby pub The Stag. It was such a delightful day to be involved in, so well planned and laid back. This pair know how to throw a party and they brought together friends and family from literally all over the planet for this day. How gorgeous do they look in outfits that they both chose from House of Ollichon but kept secret until the day?

 

At one point in this wedding, a slightly unusual feeling came over me. You know when they have speeches where everyone is invited up to speak if they want to? I found myself wanting to put my hand up to say a few words, I know weird right? But it was because this couple made me feel like I was also an old friend of theirs, they are that warm and inclusive! I loved spending their wedding day with them and continue to merrily stalk them both on Instagram.


This will be the day That you will hear me say That I will never run away. I am here for you Love is MEANT FOR TWO Now tell me what u’re gonna do …


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Chelsea Town Hall + Daphnes Wedding | Tanya + Tanios

Chelsea Town Hall + Daphnes Wedding | Tanya + Tanios

Crazy fact for you, but this was actually my very first wedding at Chelsea Town Hall. I even used to live near there but in all this time shooting weddings, this was the first time I have been inside that iconic London building. Another crazy fact, the bride, Tanya only choose her wedding dress two days before the wedding! She simply changed her mind on her original dress and ordered in this gorgeous pink dress from Needle and Thread.

Luckily it fit like a dream and Tanya looked utterly gorgeous in it. As a surprise for her new husband she also had matching leather jackets made. We took them with us when we wandered around the streets of Chelsea before joining all their guests at the famous restaurant Daphnes for cocktails and dinner. This was one very stylish and relaxed London wedding…


I wandered around and finally found the somebody who could make me be true, could make me be blue or even BE GLAD just to be sad thinking of you …


London Bride Shoot for Crown and Glory with Rock n Roll Bride

London Bride Shoot for Crown and Glory with Rock n Roll Bride

How have I not yet blogged this super pretty shoot for the Rock n Roll Bride veil collection at Crown and Glory? We decided to do a shoot with a very London look but the kind of London that you see in Richard Curtis movies.. all pastel coloured houses and blue skies. We wanted our model to convey a laid back urban bride and I think Tinks totally got the vibe.

 

The veils are all super cute and available here. The very lovely flowers for this shoot were provided by Amie Bone, the make up and hair was done by the brilliant Tabby Castro and most of the bridal wear is from Halfpenny London. If the location looks a little familiar, it was were Ness and Mugs took me for their London Engagement and they tell me there are always film crews there!


Every inch of sky’s got a star. Every inch of skin’s got a scar. I guess that you’ve got EVERYTHING now …


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