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Fulham Palace Wedding Photography – James & Andrew

portrait of two grooms at Fulham Palace

Fulham Palace Wedding Photography

The photographs here were taken at a recent wedding at Fulham Palace. James and Andrew held their wedding ceremony in the Great Hall at Fulham Palace in front of a full room of their family and friends.

James is Irish and the celebration was added some poignancy by the fact that, two days before his wedding, his fellow countrymen had voted overwhelmingly to legalise Gay marriages. Many of the guests had made the journey across the Irish Sea to be with the couple on their wedding day.

James and Andrew chose Jay Archer as their florist and you can see below some of the wonderful flower arrangements she created for them. The amazing cake with the couple recreated in icing on the top came from Cakes by Robin.

After the ceremony I took the newlyweds off for a quick walk around the grounds of Fulham Palace to capture some relaxed wedding portraits. As you can see, we visited the Kitchen Garden as well as the lawns before popping outside to the banks of the Thames for a few more shots.

The wedding breakfast was served in the marquee after which James and Andrew and their guests returned to the Great Hall to dance the night away.

The couple are currently enjoying a honeymoon which takes in the Caribbean and the Galapagos Islands!

 

grooms jackets

The jackets awaiting the grooms

groom and groom outside their house

Time for a quick shot before heading off to Fulham Palace

The Great Hall at Fulham Palace ready for a wedding ceremony

The Great Hall at Fulham Palace ready for the wedding ceremony

bishop terricks room fulham palace

grooms chairs at a wedding ceremony in Fulham Palace

wedding flowers at Fulham Palace

The gorgeous flower arrangements were created by Jay Archer

wedding flowers at Fulham Palace

same sex wedding ceremony at Fulham Palace

wedding flowers at Fulham Palace

same sex grooms in the kitchen garden at Fulham Palace

portraits of two grooms near Fulham Palace

A couple of portraits of the grooms by the riverside at Fulham Palace

two grooms at Fulham Palace

In the grounds of Fulham Palace

wedding guests in fulham palace courtyard

The newlyweds and their guests in the Fulham Palace courtyard

two grooms walk together at Fulham Palace

same sex wedding cake

The fabulous wedding cake created by Cakes by Robin

The two grooms during the wedding breakfast

groom and groom dancing at Fulham Palace

wedding guests dancing at Fulham Palace

Both grooms dancing at Fulham Palace

Both Grooms dancing the night away at Fulham Palace

The Savile Club; an Impressive London Wedding Venue

bride climbs the Savile Club staircase

A Chic London Wedding Venue

The Savile Club in Mayfair is one of London’s more impressive wedding venues. It can host up to 200 guests in it’s ballroom and adjaecent dining room spaces. When I shot there last summer what struck me most was the gorgeous natural light in the ballroom and on the chic, French styled sweeping dual staircase.  It’s no surprise that the club has been used as backdrop for many film and TV productions including Downton Abbey.

The Savile Club is located on Brook Street and sits between Claridge’s and Grosvenor Square. It is licensed for Civil Ceremonies and for the wedding featured here the ceremony was held in the Drawing Room.

the ballroom at the Savile Club London

The beautiful Ballroom at the Savile Club

wedding breakfast menu from Savile Club

A mouth-watering wedding breakfast menu at the Savile Club

Wedding Flowers at the Savile Club

bride on the Savile Club staircase

The fantastic sweep of the french styled staircase at the Savile Club

bride and groom on the Savile Club staircase

The bride and groom head up the staircase to the ballroom at the Savile Club

Johannes and Jane at The Museum of the Order of St John

Johannes made an ironic nod to English tradition with his bowler!

London Wedding Photographer

The thing I like most about being a London wedding photographer is that, apart from working in one of the most photogenic cities in the world, the couples that come to me quite often aren’t themselves from the UK. 

This wedding at The Museum of the Order of St John is a good example. Johannes and Jane are from Germany and Thailand respectively and pretty much all the guests were from one of those two countries. The couple met when both working in the City of London and, as you can see, were expecting their first child not long after their wedding day!

The wedding ceremony was held in the inspiring Chapter Hall “with its grand fireplace, vivid stained glass windows, chandelier from the Farnese Palace in Rome and collection of paintings from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, is an impressive yet welcoming ceremonial space for up to 100 guests….”

After the ceremony the newlyweds and their guests took a short walk to the adjacent Memorial Garden, an area, belonging to the museum, laid out with scented flowers and medicinal herbs. Here we took a few family photographs and some portraits of the couple themselves.

Whilst the guests made their way to the reception venue, a fabulous Portuguese restaurant called Portal, Johannes and Jane wandered around the local streets of Clerkenwell as I captured some more informal photographs.

Once they arrived at Portal the party began and everybody enjoyed a gorgeous wedding breakfast followed by a little (non-strenuous!) dancing.

wedding ceremony in the chapter hall

wedding ceremony chapter hall clerkenwell

Jane and Johannes arrive at the wedding ceremony

 

bride in the chapter hall clerkenwell

bride and groom holding hands

A discreet touch of hands during the wedding ceremony

bride and groom at the The Museum of the Order of St John

bride and groom stroll down a london street

portal restaurant clerkenwell wedding reception

portal restaurant clerkenwell wedding reception

portal restaurant clerkenwell wedding reception

portal restaurant wedding reception

Chickpea stew with tomato and tofu

 

portal restaurant wedding reception

Baby courgette flower stuffed with soft cheese and thyme

 

portal restaurant clerkenwell wedding reception

portal restaurant clerkenwell wedding reception

Slow cooked pork shoulder with shallots

 

portal restaurant clerkenwell wedding reception

portal restaurant clerkenwell wedding reception

portal restaurant clerkenwell wedding reception