pembroke lodge wedding

Richmond Wedding Photographer

Pembroke Lodge Wedding Photography

The summer London wedding of Emma and Graeme was simply a joyful celebration of two people in love. The venue for the day was Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park. Out of many wedding venues around West London, the Pembroke Lodge must be one of my favourites. It is not too far if you live in the city and surrounded by beautiful Richmond Park, with its amazing greenery, majestic oaks and ferns, as well as a huge number of deer. I remember visiting there so many times years ago trying to get that perfect shot of a deer in a mist. My best effort can be still found online right here.
The venue itself, the Pembroke Lodge, is a unique Grade II listed Georgian Mansion which sits right in the highest point of Richmond Park. It boasts spectacular views over Thames Valley to the west with Heathrow airport and even Windsor on the horizon. And it's not only a perfect place for a wedding, but also for an afternoon tea. Especially after all day of strolling through the largest Royal Park in London.

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It was really amazing to see the bride and groom together surrounded by their closest friends and family in such beautiful surroundings. Most of the celebrations for the day were planned outside. But, as it often is with the British summer, the skies opened half an hour into the ceremony. And it kept on raining pretty much non stop until the end of the wedding day. That, of course, did not dampen the mood in a slightest and happy atmosphere dominated all the way through the wedding. Also, I really like shooting in the rain, getting the hair a bit wet with some cool umbrellas as props! And last but not least Emma looked absolutely stunning in her dress from Cutting Edge Brides!

I would definitely recommend Pembroke Lodge if you are in search of a great wedding venue. And if also in search of a wedding photographer feel free to get in touch so we can have a chat about your day. Perhaps by an afternoon tea at the Pembroke Lodge itself!

 


nelyweds kissing in the corner of the street by london wedding photographer

London Wedding Photographer

London Wedding Photographer

Amy and Lewis! What an amazing couple, surrounded on their big day by a lovely bunch of family and friends. I had such a great day being their London wedding photographer. But don't take my word for it, just browse through the photos below and see for yourselves!

The preparations, the ceremony and meal took place at the York and Albany. It's one of Gordon Ramsay's London restaurants situated in Camden. Just at the edge of Regents Park. This stunning regency townhouse was a fitting London wedding venue for our couple. And the weather through the day was just perfect, some even said it was too hot!

So, after a few shots of the venue and the bride and her party getting ready we went to the Regent's Room for the ceremony. All the decor of the York and Albany is definitely on the stylish side. Especially some very interesting chandeliers! The staff and coordinators were very helpful and efficient in the day. Because of that the whole experience was so much more pleasant for everyone.

Regent's Park Wedding Photography

The quiz with guests answering questions about the couple was a fun one with lost of laughs, as well as an emotional speech by the bride. The meal was filled with some exquisite dishes straight from one of the finest kitchens in town. After that, we did a few semi-formal group shots, and we even managed to go with the happy couple for a short walk around Regent's Park.

The second, evening venue for the day was The Botanist at the Broad Gate circle in the City of London. On the way there we planned to stop by St.Paul Cathedral for a few photos. But because it was so busy with tourists that we quickly changed the plan. We checked a narrow passage off the main road. Right inside we found this awesome staircase. I was a bit hesitant considering legalities of trespassing but before I was able to say anything the happy couple was already halfway up! This was just brilliant, and looking back at the photos makes me so happy that Amy and Lewis were so brave and easy-going.

We even hopped on the bus when we couldn't find a taxi. And (of course) managed to get lost around the city looking for the venue. Well, we found it at the end, where the whole crowd around the busy square gave the couple a big cheer!

Thank you guys for choosing Blue Lily Weddings to be your London wedding photographer.

I enjoyed it so much! x

If you enjoyed this post and are looking for your London wedding photographer, then please get in touch to chat about your plans!

 


morden hall wedding couple

Morden Hall Wedding Photography

Morden Hall Wedding

Finally, I've put myself together to post this blog from the last summer's Morden Hall wedding of Rika and Os. It was a great and unusually hot day, full of sunshine and love. Rika and Os are such a great couple. We got to know each other during our couple shoot around the city of London. Because of that I was really looking forward to the big day.

Morden Hall wedding venue is an exquisite 18th Century country house in South London. It is set within 125 acres of beautiful National Trust parkland. Renovated in 2015, it has been designed to create a unique experience for couples and their guests. 'From elegant ceremony rooms to stylish bar areas, an exceptional dining space and beautiful gardens. Morden Hall offers everything and more for your special day. I also knew the area quite well, especially the surrounding park. Simply because we frequently visited there with the family when we lived in South London.

South London Wedding Photographer

The whole day was just as it should be: relaxed and full of joy and laughter.

One of my favourite moments must have been when Rika's veil decided to separate itself and hed simply flown away in a gust of wind!

After I delivered the full set of photos to the couple I was delighted to find this online review from Rika: 'Marek is a superstar when it comes to wedding photography - he has a really artistic vision and infectious energy and passion for what he does. You'll be able to see some great examples of his natural talent on his website! Neither I nor my husband are natural models but Marek captured some great moments from our wedding day with his friendly and approachable manner. The pre-wedding shoot and Skype call beforehand was a nice touch - it meant we could get to know him a little better before the wedding day itself. If you're looking for a great, professional photographer for your special day - go for Blue Lily Weddings!'

Thank you so much guys for letting me your South London wedding photographer- it has been a true honour and pleasure!

If you are looking for a wedding photographer I still have a few dates available for 2018 bookings and 2019 is filling up quickly. Please get in touch so we can chat about your day!