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Wedding Reception at the Belvedere

London Wedding Venue in Holland Park

bride and groom in Holland Park

The bride and groom in the colonnades at Holland Park

This is a wedding reception at the Belvedere in Holland Park. One of my favourite London wedding venues, the Belvedere’s graceful elegance was the perfect location for Mona and Radek’s celebration.

Mona is originally from Canada and Radek from Poland so the guest list was a fabulous blend of the the two cultures. Mona prepared, with her sisters and her mother, at the luxurious Baglioni Hotel opposite Hyde Park and then left and travelled to the Belvedere with the groom.

The weather was gorgeous in Holland Park so we spent some time capturing photographs of the bride and groom alone and with their guests.

The couple enjoyed a fabulous wedding breakfast at the Belvedere and then finished the evening with some dancing.

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The bride’s dress hangs in the window of her suite at the Baglioni Hotel

 

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The bride’s Louboutins

 

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The Bride in her hotel suite ready to leave for the reception

 

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The bride and groom leave the Baglioni hotel

 

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The Belvedere restaurant dining room set up for the wedding reception

 

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Beautiful henna painting on the bride’s hand

 

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Beautiful wedding flowers in front of the Damien Hirst artwork at the Belvedere

 

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The groom helps his bride as they walk in Holland Park at sunset

 

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The main dining area of the Belvedere with the wedding guests sat down for the meal

 

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The newlyweds outside the Belvedere Restaurant

 

Nonsuch Mansion in Surrey

Wedding and Engagement Shoot

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The arbour at Nonsuch Mansion

Because I’ve had my busiest summer since I started wedding photography my usual practise of blogging each wedding within a few days of the event has had to be put on hold. However this does mean that I can now blog one or two weddings along with the couple’s engagement shoot.

Here we have Rebecca and Ben who chose to marry at Nonsuch Mansion in Surrey. The wedding venue is set in hundreds of acres of parkland and the mansion itself has a completely different feel when not set up for a wedding. Because of this it makes an obvious location for an engagement shoot if the couple is also going to marry there.

I thought it might be a nice idea to create a set of diptychs that contrast the couple on their engagement shoot with images from the wedding captured in similar locations in and around Nonsuch Mansion.

The final photograph below is a (pseudo) selfie that I took of the bride and groom with all of their guests.

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Same smile, same place, different day!

 

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The bride poses at Nonsuch Mansion; with her fiancé and then with her Father

 

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Ben with his fiancée and on his wedding day with the Best Man

 

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A ‘Selfie’ with all the guests!

 

Diamond Wedding at the Belvedere Restaurant

Anniversary lunch in Holland Park

Here are a few photographs from a Diamond wedding celebration at the Belvedere restaurant in Holland Park. The happy couple, along with their family and friends enjoyed exclusive use of the Belvedere which is an excellent venue for parties, weddings and celebrations.

There were around 90 guests made up of several generation of family and friends. Whilst the adults were seated in the main dining area downstairs, a special table was set upstairs on the Belvedere’s mezzanine floor to accommodate the children.

You can see from these photographs how photogenic the venue is with its Art Deco interior offering a sympathetic backdrop for the contemporary art that is hung there. Although most of my work here is capturing the Belvedere as a wedding venue it also makes an elegant location for other celebrations too.

elderly couple kiss outside the Belvedere restaurant

Outside the Belvedere, time for a kiss

 

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The menu for the guests

 

 

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The table for the younger generation

 

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Time for a chat before lunch

 

elderly couple underneath Warhol artwork in Belvedere restaurant

A couple take a seat under the Andy Warhol artwork in the Belvedere

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elderly couple outside the Belvedere restaurant