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This is the first time I’ve had the chance to share some of my wedding photography at Asia House with you. Asia House is a Georgian Townhouse in the heart of Mayfair, that Westminster Register Office use for wedding ceremonies. It is an alternative to Mayfair Library, and is just up the road.. There are a number of rooms you can choose for your wedding ceremony, but for this wedding, we are in the Library. This is a lovely room with great daylight coming in to light up the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony.

The registrars here are the usual Westminster team,  so you are in good hands. Asia House do not permit throwing confetti on their steps, unfortunately. They are concerned it might stain their marble steps. So after the ceremony. I usually take clients around the corner, to one of the cobble stones side streets so typical of the area, for our confetti throw. And regular readers of this blog know how much I love a good confetti throw!

And so here we are at Asia House for Leon and Jans’ (short for Jansen), wedding. It was a lovely February morning, and even though it was a little chilly out, the sun was doing its best for us.

The groom arrived first with his family and friends, and the bride followed with her family. The couple had decided not to see each other before the ceremony. And so the first time Leon saw his bride was when her father was walking her down the aisle. The ceremony went perfectly to plan, and we had great fun with the confetti after the ceremony. The confetti throw was followed by a little bit of mingling, before it was time for the wedding portraits.

Now Asia House does not have any convenient green space nearby, unlike Mayfair Library. No park, not even a patch of grass. But what it does have is incredibly characterful, cobbled streets surrounded by brightly coloured mews houses. They make a great backdrop for portraits, although the cobblestones can present a challenge for a bride in heels! Still, we managed – and look how happy they are!

But it was February, and there was a limit as to how long Jans was willing to be out in the cold. So we grabbed a cab and headed across to the reception venue, The Prince of Wales Feathers pub. The dining room was beautifully decorated to welcome the bride and groom. But first we had drinks in their mini marquee, where the couple mingled with their guests ahead of the wedding breakfast. After a little bit of mingling, I left them to it.

Anyway, here’s a bit of wedding photography at Asia House for you.

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Wedding Photography at Royal Holloway University.

I’ve really been looking forward to providing the wedding photography for Agi and Cliff’s wedding, as the reception was to be held at one of my favourite wedding venues in Surrey, The Royal Holloway University. But first we had the ceremony at St. Bridget’s Church in Twickenham where the groom was still busy before the ceremony, helping to bring in the guitars for the musical interlude during the service. Then it was time to await the arrival of bride Agnieska so that the wedding ceremony could get started.

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It’s rare that I get to do a photograph of the whole wedding party at the altar, but I’m so please I did in the case. I just loved the strong colours and the symmetrical setting of the pillars, the candles on the cross.

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After the confetti throw outside the church, it was time to head off to our wedding venue, the fabulous Royal Holloway University, where we used the time before the arrival of the guests, to photograph our couples portraits.

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Whilst the guests mingled in the quadrant, I snuck inside the Portrait Gallery to photograph the room setting.

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Time for the bride and groom’s big entrance followed by the speeches.

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Once the cake was cut, the couple and their guests settled down for their meal, and it was time for me to head home. Agi and Cliff will be doing it all again at their second wedding celebration in Poland next month. In the meantime, I wish them all the happiness in the world on their new path together.

If you were a guest at the wedding, feel free to leave them a comment to let them know how much you enjoyed their day.

I’ve really been looking forward to this wedding. We had such fun during Ed and Di’s pre-wedding shoot along the Southbank, that I couldn’t wait to photograph their wedding at the Manor of Groves in Hertfordshire. As a London Wedding Photographer it’s always nice when I get a chance to get out of town for weddings too.

Ed and Di had, in fact, married in church earlier in the week, accompanied by only their most immediate family. This day at Manor of Groves was what they consider to be their “proper” wedding celebration with their friends and family and was a blessing rather than a legal or religious service. Hence there was no exchange of rings and no signing of the register, but we did still have some readings.

After the ceremony, the couple and I snuck off for a few newlywed portraits, after which we had quite a long list of formal groups to get through. Then it was time to enjoy the wedding breakfast. Groom Ed had left his speech at home so had to start all over again, trying, whilst being distracted by one of his best men, to remember what he had written in the first place.

Unusually, the Father of the Bride speech, was, in fact, given by Diana’s mother and was heart-warming and funny. The appearance of the Elvis Gorilla at the end was rather a surprise and the couple at first thought the act had got lost and was due to visit the Christening next door to provide the children’s entertainment. In fact, he had been arranged by a member of Ed’s family.

Finally then it was time for the first dance, after which I left Di and Ed to party the night away. I wish them all the happiness in the world together.

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Hindu Wedding Portraits

So here’s the second of my posts on Louise and Kannan’s Anglo-Asian Hindu Wedding Celebration at the Oshwal Centre in Hertfordshire. Well strictly speaking it’s Irish-Asian rather than Anglo, given that Louise and her family come from Ireland, the location of their third and final wedding ceremony later in the month.

By the time we finished the ceremonial part of the wedding, they were both pretty tired and hungry. Both of them had had a super early start that morning. So we only spent a short time on wedding portraits in order for them to get some late lunch to stop them from fainting!

That said, I thought that they both looked so gorgeous in their colourful saris, that there was no way we weren’t going to do any portraits at all! We used the beautiful and intricate decoration and architecture of the Hindu Temple as the backdrop for our session. The soft pink colour of the stone matching beautifully with the bride’s red and gold sari.

Here are a few of them:

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There are so many images to choose from Kannan and Louise’s Hindu ceremony, I’ve decided to split the post into two parts – one for the ceremony and one for the portraits. And even then, this is still one of my longest ever posts – but I just couldn’t think of anything to take out.

The couple had a super early start and I arrived at 7am to photograph bride Louise being prepared for the first part of the ceremony.

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The men had the good sense to stay well out of the way whilst the ladies were getting ready.

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Whilst the ladies were relaxing in the changing room, the groom’s parents lit the candles upstairs and the groom’s female relatives awaited his arrival.

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Then it was time for the bride’s first arrival, in her pre-wedding sari.

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After Kannan handed Louise the new red and gold wedding sari, she had to go off and get changed as quickly as possible, to re-enter the room with her family for the final part of the ceremony.

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After the ceremony, all the guests lined up to congratulate and bless the couple and to throw grains of rice over their heads.

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Once the long procession of guests had passed the celebrations were over, and the newlyweds and I headed over to the nearby temple for our wedding portraits… part II to follow soon.

Feel free to leave a comment for Kannan and Louise to wish them well.

Just over a week ago I had the pleasure of working at one of London’s most beautiful venues – Syon Park, the London home of the Duke of Northumberland, for Becky and Chirag’s Anglo-Asian wedding. Syon Park offers Civil Ceremonies in the Great Hall, followed by drinks in the Inner Courtyard. The party then moves on for the wedding breakfast in the spectacular Great Conservatory. But more of this later.

We begin with bride Rebecca as she gets ready at her parents home in Surrey.

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Then it was time to head over to Syon Park, where Groom Chirag was chatting to the registrar ahead of the ceremony in the Great Hall.

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Then Rebecca arrived for the ceremony:

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Then it was time for the drinks reception in The Great Hall’s Inner Courtyard…

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… before heading across toward Syon Park’s Great Conservatory.

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The couple decided to have a Receiving Line to greet all their guests before the Wedding Breakfast.

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Then it was time to head in for the Wedding Breakfast complete with cake cutting and speeches.

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Once the speeches were over it was time for me to head off and leave Becky and Chirag to enjoy their wedding celebrations. I hope they have a wonderful honeymoon and a life full of happiness together.

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