Fulham Palace Spring Wedding

same sex wedding portrait by river thames fulham

Fulham Palace Wedding

This spring wedding at Fulham Palace was a the setting for the marriage of two beautiful ladies. Helen and Kristina arrived together in a fabulous white vintage Rolls Royce and were then accompanied into their wedding ceremony by their respective fathers.

The ceremony was held in the Great Hall at Fulham Palace which looked fantastic with the cherry blossom displays produced by Mary Jane Vaughn. Mary Jane was also responsible for Kristina’s gorgeous bouquet and the buttonholes too.

After the ceremony I took the newlyweds to the Thames which runs alongside Fulham Palace to capture some natural looking portraits. The pair are keen rowers so really excited about having some of their wedding photos alongside the river. They had both chosen dresses designed by Twobirds and the wedding frocks billowed in the river breeze as the couple strolled along together.

Whilst we were out shooting the staff at Fulham Palace had transformed the Great Hall from ceremony room into  dining room and it was now ready for the wedding breakfast. The food was up to the Palace’s usual high standard and, as always, was beautifully presented. The guests certainly seemed very happy with all three courses!

To finish off a fabulous day Helen and Kristina led their guests into the Bishop Terrick’s room for a night of dancing.

great hall fulham palace

wedding car arrives at fulham palace

The ladies arrive in their vintage Rolls Royce

newlyweds at same sex wedding in back of rolls royce

wedding buttonholes

same sex wedding ceremony fulham palace

same sex wedding ceremony fulham palace

same sex wedding portrait by river thames fulham

A stroll alongside the River Thames


newlyweds embrace in courtyard of fulham palace

wedding breakfast in the great hall fulham palace

wedding breakfast in the great hall fulham palace

wedding flowers fulham palace

wedding cake in the great hall fulham palace

The wedding cake was made by Helen’s Mum


wedding food fulham palace

Wild mushroom ravioli with a truffle veloute and micro shoots


wedding food fulham palace

Sea bass, lemon risotto, char-grilled Mediterranean vegetables, basil crisps and herb oil


wedding food fulham palace

‘Trio of desserts’: Chocolate profiterole, salted caramel cheesecake and a crème brulee (and raspberries)


first dance at a fulham palace wedding

first dance at a fulham palace wedding

A Wedding at St Mary’s Church in The Boltons

newlyweds in st marys church the boltons

A Church Ceremony Followed by a Reception at Fulham Palace

A couple of weeks ago I photographed this church wedding at St Mary’s church in the Boltons, Chelsea. The church is like many in London in that the interior seems a lot larger than looking from outside would have you believe. The church also benefits from a lot of natural light which is a bonus when photographing a wedding ceremony.

Katy and Tom had chosen a 3pm ceremony and the bride, along with her bridesmaids and  Mum, were getting ready at the nearby Cranley Hotel

As you can see below, Katy’s gorgeous wedding dress was ready and waiting. It was made for her by Morgan Davies Bridal and looked even more gorgeous once she had put it on.

Meanwhile, at the church, Tom and his best man and ushers weren’t really showing too much in the way of nerves. They seemed more intent on displaying their bold choice of socks!

After the ceremony the newlyweds and their guests headed to Fulham Palace for the wedding reception. The wedding breakfast was served in the Chaplain’s Walled Garden Marquee and below you can see the tables laid out ready for the guests. The fabulous flower arrangements are by my good friend Mary Jane Vaughn.

It’s always a pleasure to be photographing a wedding at Fulham Palace, it’s one of London’s best kept (wedding) secrets!

wedding dress hanging in doorway

Katy’s stunning Morgan Davies wedding dress


groom and ushers display their union flag socks

The groom and ushers display their socks with pride


st marys church the Boltons Chelsea

St Mary’s Church in the Boltons in Chelsea


bride and father arrive in church at St Mary the Boltons

bride and groom exchange rings in church

newlyweds first kiss in church

newlyweds leave st marys church the boltons London

The Newlyweds walk down the aisle as man and wife


tables set for a wedding breakfast at fulham palace

The tables in the Marquee at Fulham Palace ready for the wedding breakfast


Christmas Wedding at Nonsuch Mansion

bride and groom kiss by christmas tree

A kiss in front of the massive Nonsuch Mansion Christmas tree

A Winter Wedding in Surrey

This winter wedding at Nonsuch Mansion actually started for me in Wimbledon. Our bride, Victoria, along with her Mum and her three bridesmaids, was getting ready at Cannizaro House before setting of for Nonsuch Mansion for her 2pm date with the groom, Iyran.

I think that falling on the 12th of December makes this a Christmas wedding; well that’s how it felt at Nonsuch which had, its now traditional, large Christmas tree on display.

The brides Morilee dress was the kind of beautiful frock that would look good any season but the dark Dune shoes were a definite nod towards the winter solstice.

The bouquet deserves a mention, beautifully imagined and created by Jay Archer who’s becoming a regular floral contributor on this blog.

Love the food too which was creatively presented by the brilliant Nonsuch Mansion catering team. The menu comprised of a starter of ravioli followed by chicken and then, for those with a sweet tooth pear tart tatin with ice cream.

Those yummy calories were well and truly burned away however as the newlyweds and their guests danced all night to the fabulous Milestones.

There’s nothing better than a bit of winter sun and the Maldives is the honeymoon destination for Victoria and Iyran.

A Christmas wedding at Nonsuch Mansion is always a great way to kick off the festive season!

bridal preparation at Cannizzaro house

bride at Cannizzaro House Wimbledon

bride at Cannizzaro House Wimbledon

The bride leaves Cannizzaro House


wedding ceremony orchid room nonsuch mansion

The Orchid Room at Nonsuch Mansion ready for the wedding ceremony

bridal suite nonsuch mansion

wedding buttonholes on bark

A quintessentially Jay Archer touch; buttonholes presented on a piece of bark


bridesmaids at nonsuch mansion

The bridesmaids are on their way….

father of the bride and bride

christmas wedding ceremony at nonsuch mansion

wedding flowers

Christmas wedding table layout

jay archer wedding bouquet

The beautiful bridal bouquet


wedding breakfast food

Ricotta and tomato ravioli with salsa verde and Parma ham wafer


wedding breakfast food

Breast of chicken marinated in lemon and thyme, crushed new potato cake, roasted vegetables and finished with a lemon cream sauce


wedding breakfast food

Homemade pear tarte tatin with salted caramel ice cream served on a ginger crumb


dune wedding shoes

Those dark Dune shoes


wedding band

The groovy Milestones!


wedding first dance at nonsuch mansion

wedding first dance at nonsuch mansion

The first dance was the Al Green classic ‘Let’s Stay Together’