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Corporate Party at Addington Palace

funfair at Addington Palace at night

A funfair in front of Addington Palace at night

All the Fun of the Fair at Addington Palace

I recently photographed a corporate party at Addington Palace. The hosts, McMillan Williams Solicitors, invited their staff along to Addington Palace for an evening of food, drink and dancing but the highlight of the evening had to be the funfair that was set up in front of the palace!
There were dodgems and a couple of other rides that threw people around at dizzying speed.
Addington Palace is also a great wedding venue and I’m looking forward to shooting a few there next year.

 

all female acapella group at Addington Palace

A female acapella group perform at Addington Palace

 

a funfair ride at Addington Palace

One of the funfair rides at Addington Palace

 

women on dodgems

Two ladies driving a dodgem car at Addington Palace

 

corporate fun day at addington palace

Guests at a corporate party at Addington Palace

 

a funfair at addington palace

A funfair in front of Addington Palace

 

four women on a funfair ride

Four women on one of the funfair rides at Addington Palace

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

 

peasant pub london wedding reception venue

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!