Eman and Rupert got in touch with me last year regarding shooting their wedding at Kew Gardens. As a London wedding photographer I get to shoot at all sorts of venues in and around London, but Kew Gardens is right up there on my list of favourites, not to mention the fact that it is about a ten minute drive from my home!
We met up a couple of months earlier for an engagement shoot in Central London and to have a good chat about the big day in more detail. It’s always great to get to know each other before the wedding day and to get some lovely romantic pictures.
Soon enough the big day arrived and I made my way over to Kensington for Eman’s bridal preparation coverage. I love walking in to all the buzz and excitement during this part of the day. I usually start off photographing all the details then just document things as they unfold. Time flew by and before I knew it I hopped into my car and raced down the A4 to Kew Gardens which was just a short drive away.
Eman and Rupert’s ceremony took place in the beautiful Nash Conservatory – a stunning building with loads and loads of lovely natural light. After a ceremony which included some touching readings, we all made our way outside onto the lawn for the drinks reception. Thankfully we didn’t have to use the wet weather indoor option, the Princess of Wales Conservatory, which in fairness is pretty good as well!
We then hopped on the provided golf buggy and whizzed about for a couple shoot. With Kew being as massive as it is we didn’t venture too far but still managed to get a fantastic variety of pictures before returning to the drinks reception.
The reception was held in the Orangery and as always, it looked amazing. After all the guests had found their seats, Eman and Rupert entered to rapturous applause before settling down for a delicious meal. What followed were some highly entertaining speeches, cake cutting and the first dance. One of the reasons they booked me for their wedding photography, was to have some dramatic night time couple portraits. This is always a great way to end coverage of a wedding! I do a quick scout about and come up with a few concepts, then invite the couple outside for a quick ten minute session. Very well worth the effort!
That wrapped up another thoroughly enjoyable wedding at Kew.
If you are getting married and searching for a London wedding photographer, please feel free to contact me for a chat about your plans!