Russian Orthodox Wedding in London

Wedding Reception at The Peasant Pub in London

bride and groom wearing red russian wedding crowns

The wearing of the crowns

Katerina and Jason were married in the beautiful Russian Orthodox cathedral in Knightsbridge. The bride, along with her Mother and bridesmaids, prepared for her big day at the Thistle Hotel on the other side of Hyde Park.

The ceremony took place in front of family and friends and was fascinating to photograph. The candle lit ceremony included many picturesque rituals including the wearing of the crowns that you can see below.

After the couple were married they and their guests climbed aboard a London Bus to travel across town to the wedding reception venue; the Peasant Pub in Clerkenwell. This Victorian Pub is full of character and is an excellent wedding venue for those looking for an authentic taste of London.

Before the wedding breakfast I took the couple off to nearby Northampton Square to capture some bridal portraits. Once back at the Peasant the newlyweds and their guests sat down to enjoy their meal during which they were entertained by a Russian compère and a stand-up comic.

After all that it was back downstairs to the bar area for cake cutting and dancing!

a bride adjusts her veil

Katerina makes a final adjustment to her veil


bride poses outside London hotel

The bride outside her London hotel


red russian wedding crowns

The crowns ready to be placed on the bride and groom’s heads


russian orthodox wedding in London

The wedding ceremony in the Russian Cathedral, Knightsbridge


newlyweds by London Bus

The London Routemaster bus ready to take the guests to the wedding reception


bride and groom toasting on London bus

A Champagne toast on the Routemaster


bride and groom pose in Northampton Square London

On the bandstand in nearby Northampton Square


bride and groom in Northampton Square London

A portrait of the newlyweds


bride and groom walk in London street

Walking to the wedding reception


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The dining room at the Peasant Pub ready for the wedding breakfast


wedding table flowers

One of the flower displays at the wedding reception


a wedding reception at the Peasant Pub in London

The wedding breakfast is underway


wedding breakfast of char-grilled fillet of salmon

Char-grilled fillet of salmon with garlic potato rosti


lemon meringue pie

For sweet is was lemon meringue pie!


bride and groom pose for selfie

A ‘selfie’ with one of the wedding guests


evening wedding reception at The Peasant Pub in London

The evening celebration is underway


the groom removing the bride's garter

Jason removes Katerina’s garter!


bride and groom outside the Peasant Pub wedding venue in London

Outside the Peasant Pub, venue for the wedding reception


Nonsuch Mansion Summer Wedding

Bride in Nonsuch Park Surrey

The beautiful bride in Nonsuch Park

Here’s a recent summer wedding at Nonsuch Mansion in Surrey. Emi and Sho are a Japanese couple who both live and work in London and decided to hold their big day in England. Most of the 100 or so guests came from abroad to be at the wedding, flying in from countries which including the US, Canada and, of course Japan.

The couple decided to take advantage of the good weather and hold their ceremony on the lawns of Nonsuch which was just perfect for a summer wedding.

Sho and the guys prepared downstairs with a ‘nip’ of a very fine looking Whiskey whilst upstairs Emi and her bridesmaids preferred a glass of Champagne to help them along.

Emi’s beautiful Vera Wang dress seemed to suit the backdrop of Nonsuch Mansion, inside and also out in the park too.

The newly weds and their guests enjoyed some fabulous food created by the chefs at Nonsuch. As you can see they started with a chicken liver parfait before enjoying fillet of beef. Flowers were courtesy of Michelle Rust.

After the wedding breakfast there was still time for some more photographs in the gardens of Nonsuch Mansion and even a spot of photobombing. The day was finished off with some very impressive dancing.

whiskey being poured at nonsuch mansion wedding

A nip of whiskey….

the bride and her sister at nonsuch mansion

The bride and her sister in the bridal suite at Nonsuch Mansion


Japanes child gives victory salute

A happy pageboy!


Wedding ceremony on the lawn at Nonsuch Mansion

A view of the ceremony on the lawn


wedding ceremony on the lawn at Nonsuch Mansion

Exchanging rings on the lawn


wedding guests photograph newly weds

The guests get their photographs of the newlyweds


bride and groom at outdoor wedding ceremony at Nonsuch Mansion

The bride and groom leave the ceremony behind the flower girl


Nonsuch Mansion bride smiling

Emi poses for photographs


bride and groom at Nonsuch Mansion wedding venue

The bride and groom in the doorway of Nonsuch Mansion


bride in gardens of Nonsuch Mansion

A beautiful shot in the gardens


A portrait of the bride and groom at Nonsuch Mansion

Emi and Sho in the gardens of the mansion


Nonsuch Mansion wedding photobomb

(wedding) Photobomb!


wedding sweetheart table at Nonsuch Mansion

The Sweetheart Table


chicken liver parfait at nonsuch mansion wedding

Chicken Liver Parfait with brioche


wedding breakfast fillet of beef

Rare roast fillet of beef with potato dauphinoise and spinach


bride and groom look at scrapbook

Looking through a scrapbook


Nonsuch Mansion wedding first dance

The first dance


men dancing at a Nonsuch Mansion wedding

They guys enjoying themselves!


first dance at Nonsuch Mansion

Going for the dip!

A Wedding at Winchester Cathedral and Lainston House

wedding car outside lainston house

 A lovely Springtime wedding set in the heart of Hampshire.

Andrea and Tom held their wedding ceremony in the grand setting of Winchester Cathedral followed by a wedding reception at the beautiful Lainston House hotel. Andrea, with her bridesmaids and Mother, spent the morning preparing at Lainston House whilst Tom and the boys were enjoying a lunch in Winchester, just a short walk from the cathedral.

During the ceremony there was  really amusing reading from the groom’s regimental Padre and his sister, Emma, impressively sang solo.

The newlyweds then left the cathedral through a guard of honour made up of military swords and oars which reflected both Tom’s career and his leisure time!

The couple then drove themselves to the reception in the groom’s father’s pride and joy; a 1960s Austin Healey Mark III. It looked quite at home parked outside Lainston House (above).

The bride’s gorgeous dress was designed by Suzanne Neville and her stunning bridal flowers came from The Blooming Workshop

military groom and best man

Last minute adjustments for Tom and his best man


bride and mother at Lainston House

The bride prepares with the help of her Mother


groom and best man in the streets of winchester

Tom and his best man head to the cathedral.


groom in Winchester Cathedral

The groom waits expectantly…


bride arrives at winchester cathedral for her wedding ceremony

Andrea arrives at Winchester Cathedral for the wedding ceremony


winchester cathedral wedding ceremony

A stunning view of the ceremony in Winchester Cathedral


bride and groom during wedding ceremony at winchester cathedral


newlyweds leave the ceremony at winchester cathedral

Andrea & Tom come down the aisle at Winchester Cathedral


bride and groom in the doorway of Winchester Cathedral

The bride and groom in the doorway of Winchester Cathedral


guard of honour winchester cathedral

A guard of honour awaits outside Winchester Cathedral


champagne glasses at lainston house


beautiful wedding bouquet

Andrea’s beautiful bouquet


bride and groom posing at Lainston House

A photograph of the bride and groom in the ruins at Lainston House


wedding guests at lainston house

Two of the wedding guests on the lawn at Lainston House


bride poses at lainston house wedding

Andrea looking beautiful in her Suzanne Neville dress


wedding hats hanging up in marquee

The ladies hats elegantly in the marquee


lainston house wedding first dance

The bride and groom’s first dance


bride and groom kiss on the dance floor at lainston house

A kiss on the dance floor