I’ve been fortunate enough to work at some beautiful venues, such as Amberley Castle, Fulham Palce, Fawsley Hall, Chateau les Crayeres in France to name but a few. But few encompass the history and splendor of Hampton Court Palace, the venue of Sara and Chris’ recent nuptuals.
It was a gloriously sunny day that saw the lovely Sara being helped into her dress by her mum and bridesmaids
whilst pensive dad John considered giving his daughter away.
With all the hustle and bustle Sara took a few moments out to collect herself, before making her way downstairs to head off the ceremony.
At St. Mary’s Church in Barnes, groom to be Chris, was eagerly awaiting his bride’s arrival, and he wasn’t disappointed.
After the ceremony it was time to sign the register,
and then we headed over to Hampton Court to frolick around the grounds.
Sara, Chris and I had previously headed to Hampton Court for our pre-wedding shoot, which we mostly shot in the gardens, so this was our opportunity to use the beautiful historical building as our backdrop. I could have spent hours and hours here, but sadly we ran out of time.
In the meantime, the guests were enjoying their reception in the sunshine with garden games such as Jenga lined up to keep the guests amused during the formal photographs.
You’ll have guessed by now that the groom was Scottish, and the tartan influence was everywhere.
The speeches were lovely, emotional and a bit unusual in that this time the bride was making a speech too!
Then it was time for the first dance
and time for me to head home before the rest of the crowd kicked off with some Cailidh dancing. But they already looked to be having a great time when I left!
Chris and Sara, I wish you a long and happy life together!