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Froyle Park Wedding Photography

"The photos look amazing! You exceeded all of our expectations! Thank you so so much!!"

Froyle Park Wedding Photographer

Jonathan and Rhoda's Froyle Park wedding! It was the one I was looking forward to photographing for a long time.

I met the bride and groom to be some time ago to chat about the wedding and get to know each other. Therefore I knew it was going to be a great day in a good company. Jonathan and Rhoda are just such an amazing couple. Beautiful inside and outside, humble and warm. They made me feel so welcome at their Froyle Park wedding, I could hardly feel I'm at work!

Froyle Park Wedding Photos

This Froyle Park wedding photography was approached by me in the standard Blue Lily Weddings style. I simply let the newlyweds enjoy their wedding day with their family and friends while documenting it on camera without any direction or intrusion. Small exceptions were the formal group photos and the bride and groom photoshoot. All done quickly and efficiently in a fun and relaxed way. 

In the end, the bride and groom ended up with a set of photos telling a full story of their wedding day as it unfolded. By looking through them they can be transported to those moments and emotions they felt on the wedding day. Also, they could see all the little wedding moments they have missed!

Here is a short selection of images from this beautiful Froyle Park Wedding, enjoy!

Froyle Park Wedding Venue

Frayle Park is such a beautiful and complete wedding venue. Simply perfect for any wedding photographer. It is situated in Hampshire, just outside of London. This magnificent 16th Century Jacobean manor is surrounded by 80 acres of rolling Hampshire countryside, with beautiful views all the way to the horizon.

Froyle Park can host weddings for up to 300 guests and boast a great selection of beautiful rooms to cater to the needs of any bride and groom to be looking to get married in Hampshire:

The Dome

This is where our bride and groom had their wedding ceremony. It is an elegant outdoor gazebo/dome with stunning countryside views as a backdrop. It can host up to 240 guests.

The Grand Ballroom

With up to 300 guest capacity it hosts most of the wedding breakfasts and wedding party afterwards on most weddings I photographed at Foyle Park.

The Great Hall

Can host drinks receptions for up to 130 wedding guests, or wedding breakfast for up to 80 people. It is also great for wedding ceremonies. Its warm decor, large windows and oak cladding and ornamented fireplace are perfect backdrops for a wedding day photography.

The Drawing Room

Perfect for smaller weddings. It has a capacity of 40 guests for a wedding breakfast and 80 guests for a drinks reception.

Froyle Park has also a few smaller rooms which are perfect for kids play area or stunning and timeless wedding photos. It also has a beautiful oak staircase. All this makes it a truly versatile wedding venue and perfect for the more documentary Blue Lily Weddings style of photography, as well as bride and groom shoot and formal group photos.

Froyle Park Wedding Day Photography

If I was to choose the best Hampshire wedding venue to photograph, Froyle Park would definitely be on top of the list. As I  photographed there before, I knew it is going to be a good one. Fortunately, the weather was mostly on our side and the wedding ceremony took place in a gorgeous outside setting. The couple said their wedding vows surrounded by the bridal party, family and friends as well as rolling countryside hills. There were friends playing instruments and singing creating a beautiful ambience for all the gathered wedding guests.

The wedding ceremony was conducted by a good friend of the couple and was indeed quite original (in a good way!) and very personal. The favourite moment must have been when everyone was asked if they know of any reason why the couple shouldn't get married. At that moment the brother of the bride (who also gave her away) stood up and half pulled his military sword from the sheath with a loud distinct sound. I almost dropped my camera laughing, what a priceless moment!

The rest of the Froyle Park wedding day was equally great. With super high bouquet toss (impressive throw Rhoda!), mouth-watering African wedding food and crazy synchronised dancefloor moves. And of course, the wedding speeches, some 8 of them if I remember correctly. There was one speech by the groom, the best man, the maid of honour, the mother of the bride and a few extra family members. Few of them had some memorable dance entrance walks and tears and laughter lasted for a good hour!

Also, big respect for the wedding video guy Junior. Not only was he a pleasure to work with, but he was able to record for hours supporting about 20lb of equipment just with his biceps. Can't wait to see the whole footage mate!

Thank you, Jonathan and Rhoda. It has been a true pleasure to document your beautiful wedding! x


dartmouth house wedding photos

Dartmouth House Wedding

Dartmouth House Wedding Photographer

Last summer I had an enormous pleasure and honour to be a Dartmouth House wedding photographer. This absolutely beautiful London Mayfair wedding venue is just perfect for anyone looking to tie the knot with style in the capital.

Dartmouth House has so much to offer. The best thing of all is the central London location. Other than that it has a gorgeous exterior and many beautiful rooms for the use of the wedding. And there is, of course, the marble grand staircase and the French Chateau style courtyard. Both so beautiful and just perfect for the wedding photos.

Dartmouth House Wedding Photos

My approach to the Dartmouth House wedding photography on this beautiful London summers day was simple. As with all other weddings photographed by Blue Lily Weddings, the goal was to let the bride and groom enjoy their day, while at the same moment documenting it for them in a beautiful and unobtrusive way. In the end, they ended up with a set of photos telling a full story of their wedding day. When looking at them they can relive it once more, bringing all the beautiful feelings and emotions to surface. As well as going through the moments they would have otherwise missed.

Here is a short selection of photos from this stunning London Dartmouth House wedding, enjoy!

Dartmouth House Wedding Venue

When it comes to London wedding venues Dartmouth House has to be right there on top with a few others. It has simply the best location, right in the heart of Mayfair, of the most beautiful parts of London. 

It a Georgian House that now serves the purpose of being the headquarters of the English-Speaking Union. It is located just southwest off Berkley Square, at 37 Charles Street. It was built in the mid 18th century and over the years changed its owners a few times. Each one of them added something new to the now very imposing building. It has recently been upgraded to a Grade II listed building.

Dartmouth House is truly a perfect backdrop for anyone looking to create beautiful wedding photography in the heart of London. The interiors are just stunning. Dartmouth House has a grand marble staircase, a wedding ceremony room with dark oak walls and wedding breakfast room with huge Georgian windows flooding the room with light. All of the rooms are beautifully ornamented with fine details and gorgeous chandeliers. SImply a perfect setting for documentary wedding photography as well as the staged wedding couple and group photos.

Dartmouth House Wedding Day Photography

The Dartmouth House wedding I had the pleasure of photographing last summer was everything a London wedding photographer could ask for. A beautiful and so much in love bride and groom Bilio and Andrew, with a happy bunch ao wedding guest around them. 

Getting Ready

The wedding day photography started with getting ready photos of the groom in a nearby hotel. He was in the company of his groomsmen and best man, who helped with the final touches. Of those putting the bow tier on prooved especially tricky.

Then I followed the groom to the bride getting ready location. A touching moment between soon to be a married couple was when the groom handed the bride a handwritten note over a slightly open door. There were definitely a few tears when she read it.

The bride to be was getting ready in the company of her bridesmaids, the maid of honour, as well as the mother and the father of the bride. There were wedding champagne and many laughs and years. Just perfect to compliment the wedding day photography. Everyone gathered agreed Bilio looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress!

Wedding Ceremony at Dartmouth House

From there we walked to the Dartmouth House where the wedding ceremony took place. The wedding ceremony was held in the Churchill Room, It is a striking and opulent space with its antique walnut panelling on the walls and doors.

After the ceremony, we organised the confetti shot just outside on the street. That followed by the drinks reception in the beautiful French Chateau style courtyard. it is also there where we did a few formal group photographs. Then we sneaked out with the bride and groom for a quick couple shoot on the surrounding streets of Mayfair. 

Wedding Breakfast at the Long Drawing Room

On the wat back the newlyweds had a shot of traditional Greek liqueur before the grand entrance. The wedding breakfast took places in the Long Drawing Room. A truly spectacular space with Robert Adam's fireplace, full-length sash windows and French-style rococo ornaments.

After the wedding breakfast, there were the speeches by the father of the bride, the groom and the best man team as well as the maid of honour team. So much laughter and a few tears!

Then it was the first dance and cutting of the cake. The evening part of the wedding took place in the Churchill Room. There was the moving performance singing by the sister of the bide accompanied by an acoustic guitar and some amazing traditional Greek dancing right after. So much fun and so great to photograph!

All in all perfect wedding day, full of love and connection. Thank you so much Bilio and Andrew for trusting in me to document it for you!

If you liked this post and are on a lookout for a photographer for your upcoming wedding, please get in touch for a chat about your day.

Other wedding professionals who helped in making this day special:

Flowers - The Flower Appreciation Society

Cake - Hummingbird Bakery

Video - Relive It Productions

DJ - DJ Bertie 


trunkwell house wedding

Trunkwell House Wedding Photographer

"Paul and I are speechless! These photos are absolutely stunning! You have a very special talent and are an incredible photographer. I cannot wait to receive our own wedding album! Thank you so much for capturing such a special day :) "

Trunkwell House Wedding Photography

Being a Trunkwell House wedding photographer is always a great experience. I have now photographed quite a few wedding at the beautiful Berkshire wedding venue. And I have to say it just gets better and better. Trunkwell House is such a perfect wedding venue for anyone looking for a place to get married in Berkshire. It has lovely rooms very stylishly decorated and a beautiful staircase surrounded by mirrors all around. Just perfect as a backdrop to Berkshire wedding photography.

The grounds of Trunkwell House also have a lot to offer. Beautiful Berkshire countryside and rolling hills are great for a sunset couple shoot photography. And the marquee is just perfect for wedding ceremonies as well as wedding breakfasts and the wedding disco until the late hours!

Trunkwell House Wedding Photos

As a Berkshire wedding photographer, I approached the recent wedding at the Trunkwell House in my standard Blue Lily Weddings Approach. The goal was simply to capture two people in love and their connection. At the same time, the focus of wedding photography on the day was to tell a beautiful and complete wedding day story through my photographs. All without staging or intrusion. Simply letting the bride and groom as well as their wedding guests enjoy their day and capturing on camera those fleeting moments of joy and connection.

But don't take my word on it. Here is a short selection of wedding photographs from this beautiful summer Trunkwell House Wedding!

Wedding Day Story at the Trunkwell House

This summer Berkshire wedding at the Trunkwell House was simply a dream to document. A gorgeous bride and groom so much in love. And surrounded by such a lovely group of family and wedding guests. Simply a receipt for a stunning wedding day.

What is so great about photographing a wedding at the Trunkwell House is that everything takes place in one beautiful place. This is so much better for me as a wedding photographer as I don't have to worry about the logistics of travelling from getting ready location to the wedding ceremony location and then to the main wedding venue.

We started the Trunkwell House wedding photography on the day with a few photos of the bride getting ready. She was surrounded by her bridesmaids as well as the father of the bride. So a few wedding dress and makeup being applied photos and there was time for the wedding ceremony.

The ceremony took place in the outside lawn, which was just perfect for it with a lovely gazebo at the back and a beautiful wedding flower arch at the end of the aisle. The weather was on our side, even a touch too hot to my taste!

The wedding vows were beautiful, and after the exchange of the rings and first kiss, there was one of my favourite moments. Confetti while walking down the aisle as a husband and wife!

Wedding Reception at Trunkwell House

After the ceremony, it was time for the drinks reception and a few formal group photos. These are pretty much always a part of the wedding (a must for most mothers and fathers of the bride and groom).

Then we managed to sneak out for a few photos with the newlyweds. As the sun was still high up we went for a walk to the nearby woods to get some shade for better lighting for the pictures.

After that, there was a delicious wedding breakfast followed by the speeches. Starting with the father of the bride, followed by the groom himself and finished off with a hilarious speech by the three best men.

The rest of the Trunkwell House wedding day flowed in a joyful and fun atmosphere. There was the cutting of the cake, the first dance and we even managed to sneak out for a few photographs around the golden hour with the bride and groom.

Thank you so much Kayal and Paul, for letting me document your beautiful day!

If you like this post and are on a lookout for a wedding photographer, please get in touch for a chat about your day.

Or feel free to check one of those other beautiful weddings I photographed recently:

Fun and Easy Going North London Wedding

Beautiful Summer Berkshire Barn Wedding

St Pauls Cathedral Relaxed London Wedding


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North London Wedding Photographer - Orford House Wedding

'You completely captured the atmosphere and relaxed vibe of the day. We never felt any pressure from you, and you were so good at weaving in and out of the action (at points we forgot you were even there...!). The photos really do tell the story of our wedding and we can't thank you enough for all of your hard work. We will cherish them for the rest of our lives...
...we just wanted to say thank you.
x'

North London Wedding Photographer

I love photographing weddings in North London. I think it must be one of my favourite parts of the UK capital. Whether it means being a wedding photographer in the borough of Camden, Barnet, Hackney, Islington, Enfield, or Waltham Forest.

And being a North London Wedding photographer at a recent wedding in Walthamstow in Waltham Forest was no exception. The bride and groom on the day, Jen and Nigel, as well as their families and wedding guests, created absolutely unforgettable North London wedding day. And it was such a joy to photograph it in my documentary, unobtrusive Blue Lily Weddings style!

Documenting a wedding in North London is always a joy for any photographer who likes working in urban settings. With beautiful architecture as a backdrop, for me as a Blue Lily Weddings North London wedding photographer, documenting this kind of wedding is even more special. This is such a quintessential part of the city. And being a North London wedding photographer is one of the things I enjoy most about my job.

I think especially photographing a wedding in Walthamstow (were the band E17 was born!), in the borough of Waltham Forest. This part of North London is just such a great background for wedding photography. With narrow streets and many traditional quirky pubs and shops where the local community is thriving.

North London Wedding Photos

I approached photographing this beautiful North London wedding in the signature Blue Lily Weddings style.

The goal was to create a set of beautiful and emotional wedding photos telling a full story of the day. The focus was as much on the big, key wedding moments as much as on the smaller in-between ones. They made the wedding unique and personal to the bride and groom. By looking through those North London wedding photos they would be able to feel as if they were there, reliving the moments of the wedding day and coming back to those beautiful emotions and feelings they were going through at the time.

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Orford House Wedding Venue

This North London Wedding took place at the awesome Walthamstow wedding venue - the Orford House.

Orford House is a neo-Classical building, built around 1803 on Orford Road in Walthamstow.  It has a fascinating history, documented by the Walthamstow Village Resident Association.

​In 1921 the Orford House opened as a Social Club and has played an important role in Walthamstow life ever since. The club is owned by the members and is a non-profit organization.  Members benefit from the events we host all year round, the bowls green and snooker tables, and, of course, the bar.  Their function room makes for a great space for weddings, birthdays and discos.

Orford House Wedding Photography

The wedding photography on the day started at the bride and grooms North London house. Just 5 minutes away from the Walthamstow wedding venue-the Orford House. That's where Jen and her bridesmaids, as well as the mother of the bride, were getting ready. As soon as I entered the house I felt the joyful atmosphere. I knew then it is going to be an awesome wedding day to photograph. And I was so right! This North London wedding was definitely one of my favourites in the whole wedding season.

After seeing the girls I went to see the groom and his groomsmen. Accompanied by the father of the bride they were applying the final touches and having a pint in the local pub, the Queens Arms. Then it was back to the girls to photograph the wedding dress being put on. So many beautiful emotions from the bride, her bridesmaids and mum. I think I shed a little tear myself!

A true bonus was to photograph the girls walking to the Orford House through the streets of Walthamstow with reactions from random local people on the way.

The groom was already waiting at the Orford house together with his best man by his side and all the wedding guests being seated. The wedding ceremony was beautiful. Then it was outside confetti, drinks reception and a few formal family shots. Even those were so much fun to photograph. Check out the girls orange jumpsuits, they absolutely rocked it!

After the wedding breakfast and moving speeches, it was time to photograph the first dance and the awesome dancefloor moves of the bride and groom and their family and friends.

The evening food were the Walthamstow (hot) dogs, absolutely delicious! All in all a perfect wedding day filled with love and laughter and a few (happy) tears. A true delight for a North London wedding photographer.

Thank you so much, Jen and Nigel, for letting me document it for you, you absolutely smashed it guys! xxx

Other professionals who made this wedding day special:

Hair and makeup - the bride herself!

Dress - Wed2Be

Flowers - Sam at Eddie Rose

DJ - Bex (DJTBX)

Doughnuts-local bakery Bom Pecado

Video Jess and Will - I Will Video

If you liked this post and are on a lookout for a North London (or beyond!) wedding photographer, please get in touch for a chat about your day. Or if you wish to check more London weddings that I photographed recently feel free to check them out below.

St Paul's Cathedral Wedding Photography

The Swan At Shakespeare's Globe Wedding

Chelsea Old Town Hall Wedding

London Wedding on a Barge-Alternative Wedding Photography London

Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding

Islington Town Hall Wedding


Stokes Farm Barn Wedding|Wedding Photographer Berkshire 1

Stokes Farm Barn Wedding|Wedding Photographer Berkshire

'Oh Marek these are absolutely fantastic!!! We have just finished the complete set and they are absolutely wonderful...thank you for capturing our family, friends and the day SOOOOO perfectly!!!'

Stokes Farm Barn Wedding Photographer

Last summer I had an enormous pleasure to be a Stokes Farm Barn wedding photographer. It was at a beautiful Berkshire wedding of Matt and Jess. And it was truly one of a kind. So full of love, laughter and a lovely summer vibe!

I love photographing weddings in Berkshire. And the Stokes Farm Barn is such a perfect wedding venue for anyone looking to get married in this part of the UK.

Stokes Farm Barn Wedding Photos

Photographing a wedding at the Stokes Farm Barn was indeed great fun. I approach it in a typical Blue Lily Weddings style.

The goal was to document the wedding day in a natural and beautiful way and to make the photographs reflect that. All the big moments, but also all the small in-between ones. They are often even more important, bringing out the uniqueness of the wedding day and making it special and personal.

This set of photos should make everyone looking through them feel as if they were there. And for anyone who attended the wedding to bring them back to those unforgettable moments and feelings, reliving them all over again.

Berkshire Wedding Photographer

Here is a selection of ninety-something photographs from this gorgeous Stokes Farm Barn wedding. Enjoy!

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LOOKING FOR A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?-START HERE

Berkshire Wedding Photographer

Photographing weddings in and around Berkshire is pretty much always a great experience. Berkshire is, in fact, the county where I photograph most of the weddings I work with. It must have something to do with a good number of beautiful wedding venues dotted around this lovely county. And also a large number of relaxed couples looking for someone to photograph their wedding day in a documentary and beautiful way. And that is how Blue Lily Weddings usually gets found!

Stokes Farm Barn Wedding Day Photography

Matt and Jess's summer wedding day was everything a wedding photographer could ask for. A beautiful, loving couple surrounded by a bunch of relaxed and fun-loving wedding guests and families.

We started the photography on the day with a few photos of the groom getting ready with his groomsmen and best man in a nearby hotel. Funnily enough, I was able to tell where the groom's hotel room would be by following the sounds of laughter form a few minutes away! So, even before meeting the groom and his groomsmen I knew it going to be a great wedding day with many photos to show for it. And I wasn't mistaken!

After seeing the boys and a few fun photos of them just having a pint and putting the buttonholes on, off I was t see the bride and her bridesmaids.

The atmosphere in the bride's parents house was also joyful and full of laughter. Jess, the bride, was getting ready surrounded by her maid of honour, her bridesmaids as well as the mother and father of the bride.

After a few photos of putting the makeup and the beautiful wedding dress on, we were on our way to a nearby church for the wedding ceremony. The church where the wedding ceremony took place was a modern one and really great to photograph with its interesting shapes, lines and angles. But most importantly the atmosphere was beautiful and emotional. After the vows, exchange of the rings and of course the first (and second!) kiss the newlyweds signed the register. Then it was the confetti part which is always great to photograph and off we were to the main wedding reception venue of the day-the Stokes Farm Barn.

Stokes Farm Barn Wedding Venue

The rest of the wedding day celebrations took place at the beautiful Berkshire barn wedding venue, the Stokes Farm Barn.

The Stokes Farm Barn is a family-run venue situated in Wokingham, Berkshire. The cosy and gorgeous Victorian timber barn is full of character and embraces every occasion. The beautiful oak beams and a neutral colour scheme complement every party theme. The barn is set on a fully working farm with various animals in the surrounding fields - a real attraction for younger guests! There were duck and geese in the nearby pond and cute and curious ponies in the paddock next door. The Stokes Farm offers all of the guests exclusive use of the barn and prides themselves in excellent service.

The weather on this Berkshire summer wedding day was just perfect-sunny and warm. As soon as we arrived to the Stokes Farm Barn we started with photographing the drinks reception. Then it was a few group photos with the bride and grooms family and friends. The wedding breakfast, which was a roast, was also great to photograph. Especially all the funny aprons that each carver received and other wedding guests reaction to them!

Then we moved to the wedding speeches, first by the father of the bride, the groom himself and the best man. I have to say that, at least, in my opinion, the father of the bride toped it. I haven't seen so many wedding guests laughing so hard in a very long time!

After that, it was the traditional cutting of the wedding cake and the first dance, both always great to take photos of. And of course the party with so many crazy dancefloor moves!

All throughout the day, the Stokes Farm Barn served as a gorgeous backdrop to the wedding photos, making my job that much easier.

We even managed to sneak out for a few minutes with the bride and groom to take a few photos of just the two of them in a soft late afternoon summer light. And they absolutely rocked it!

Other awesome people who helped to make this day special:

Hair and Makeup-Liz Tattant

Wedding Dress-Carina Baverstock

Wedding Cake-Bride and Groom's Parents!

Thank you, Jess and Matt, for letting me document your beautiful Berkshire summer wedding. It was a true honour and pleasure, and so much fun!

Berkshire Wedding Photography

If you like this wedding feel free to check those other summer weddings I photographed recently around Berkshire and all over the UK.

Lillibrooke Manor Wedding

Colville Hall Wedding

The Great Barn Rolvenden Wedding

Pitt Hall Barn Wedding

 


st pauls wedding

St Paul's Cathedral Wedding-St Bart's Brewery Wedding Reception

'The photos are absolutely perfect, thank you so much! You really did such a great job we are so happy with them! Thank you!!'

St Paul's Cathedral Wedding Photographer

Recently I had an enormous pleasure to be a St Paul's Cathedral wedding photographer. Photographing a wedding at St Paul's Cathedral has been one of the things I wanted to do as a London wedding photographer ever since I started shooting weddings. This iconic London building is one of the grandest and most beautiful cathedrals in the world. And, as a wedding venue to photograph, I think is high on the bucket list of most wedding photographers shooting weddings in London and the UK.

When Natalie and Luke contacted me some time ago to ask whether I would consider documenting their St Paul's Cathedral London wedding, there was no hesitation on my part. 'Yes' could be the only answer!

I photographed this wedding at St Paul's Cathedral as I would with any other wedding I document in London and beyond. The Blue Lily Weddings approach is to document the wedding day in a natural and beautiful way. The resulting set of images tells the complete story of the day with all the 'big' important moments as well as all the small interactions between the bride and groom and their wedding guests. The goal was to document people simply being people with all the emotions, laughter and tears of the wedding day. Anyone looking through those wedding photos should feel as if they were there, transported back to this beautiful day.

St Paul's Cathedral Wedding Photos

Wedding at St Paul's Cathedral is such a grand occasion. And to photograph one is a great honour and privilege. There are some restrictions and taking photos during the wedding ceremony is not allowed. But there are still plenty of opportunities for wedding photography showcasing the splendour and beauty of this magnificent London wedding venue, just before and after the ceremony, which we took advantage of as much as we could.

Here is a selection of eighty-something photos from this gorgeous St. Pauls Cathedral wedding, enjoy!

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LOOKING FOR A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?-START HERE

St Paul's Cathedral Wedding Venue

St Paul's Cathedral must be one of the most amazing wedding ceremony venues in the world. For a wedding photographer, it really doesn't get much better than this.

I remember arriving for the first time in London over 20 years ago and falling in love with this impressive building as a budding architect and photographer.

Its beautiful dome is visible from so many different places, like the south bank of Thames river or even Richmond park which quite a distance away!

St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It is located on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London and is a Grade I listed building. It is over 1400 years old and was a central point in the city of London for many hundreds of years in the past.

It's a facade, gorgeous interiors and impressive dome are truly one of a kind. Such a beautiful backdrop for wedding photography in London.

St Paul's Cathedral and ST. Bart's Brewery Wedding Day Photography

Now, about the wedding day itself. The bride and groom on the day, Natalie and Luke, are just such a lovely couple. Beautiful inside and out and so down to earth. Together with their wedding guest, the family and friends, they created an unforgettable wedding day full of happiness and joy. And so much laughter!

Despite the wedding ceremony taking place at the grand St. Pauls Cathedral, the atmosphere was very relaxed and joyful from start to finish.

We started the wedding photography on the day with a few getting ready photos of the bride and groom to be at a nearby hotel. It was great to document the build-up before the wedding ceremony and photograph the precious moments between the soon newlyweds and their family, groomsmen and bridesmaids. And of course, the moment when the father of the bride sees his girl for the first time in her wedding dress, was a must!

The famous London wedding white cab took the bride and the father of the bride to St. Pauls Cathedral, where the groom, his best man, as well as all the guests, were already waiting. The wedding ceremony was beautiful, and when it finished everyone was off to the wedding reception venue-St Bart's Brewery located right by the London Smithfield Market.

St Bart's Brewery Wedding Venue

St. Barts Brewery is such a perfect wedding venue for anyone looking to get married in close proximity to the City of London. It is a traditional English Pub, with high ceilings and chandeliers, often hosting comedy and live music upstairs.

With plenty of space outside and inside, and lovely light coming in through the large windows, it was a great pleasure to photograph a wedding at ST. Barts Brewery.

Most guest simply walked from St Paul's to the wedding reception as it was not far. We even bumped into one of my favourite comedians, Hugh Dennis, on the way. What a nice surprise!

As soon as everyone arrived at St Bart's Brewery the bride and groom greeted everyone with Champagne and the wedding guest were seated at their tables. The wedding breakfast was delicious. It was followed by the speeches by the father of the bride, the groom and his brother, who was also his best man. They were funny and moving, just as should be.

The rest of the wedding day flowed in a joyful and fun atmosphere. There were the traditional parts of the wedding day, like cutting of the cake, the first dance and the awesome party which lasted way into the evening. Some of the dancefloor moves by the bride and groom and their guest were simply off the charts! We even managed to sneak out for a few minutes with the new husband and wife to get a few photos of just the two of them around the Smithfield Market and the surrounding area.

Thank you so much, Natalie and Luke, for letting me document your beautiful wedding day. It was a true honour and so much fun!

If you like this blog post and are currently looking for a wedding photographer please get in touch for a chat about your day. Or feel free to check these other weddings photographed by Blue Lily Weddings in and around London:

The Swan At Shakespeare's Globe Wedding

Chelsea Old Town Hall Wedding

London Wedding on a Barge-Alternative Wedding Photography London

Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding

Islington Town Hall Wedding

 


lillibrooke manor wedding

Lillibrooke Manor Wedding

Lillibrooke Manor Wedding Photographer

It always is such an enjoyable experience to be a Lillibrooke Manor wedding photographer. One of the most favourite places for Blue Lily Weddings to work at. And the recent wedding photography at Lillibrooke Manor in Cox Green near Maidenhead was just perfect. As a Berkshire wedding photographer, I couldn't have asked for much more. Grace and Sam are just such an amazing couple. And they were the perfect bride and groom.

We met a few months before in Richmond Park in London where we did their engagement shoot photography. The atmosphere was fun and relaxed and we got some beautiful photos as a result. Because of that, I knew that their Lillibrooke Manor wedding day will be just as good, if not better!

Lillibrooke Manor Wedding Venue

Lillibrooke Manor is one of those wedding venues that photographs just perfectly. The weather on the wedding day was quite typical for an Autumn wedding. Overcast and a bit chilly, but we were lucky enough to get a tiny bit of sunshine just before the sunset.
The Lillibrooke Manor itself is just a great wedding venue. It is grade II listed with medieval manor house and 15 acres of historic barns and gardens. One of the main features is the Great Barn, where the reception took place. It is one of the largest of its type in the south of England. With a grand beamed ceiling and wrought iron chandeliers, it is truly impressive space.

Wedding Photos at Lillibrooke Manor

This Lillibrooke Manor wedding was so much fun to photograph and be a part of. All the gathered family and friends were just a happy bunch of people, which made the atmosphere joyful and relaxed.

We started the wedding day photography in the Cottage Room, with some getting ready shots of the bride to be. She was surrounded by her bridesmaids, the maid of honour, as well as the father and the mother of the bride. There were lots of laughs and a bit of healthy nervousness. The soon to be bride looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress! I just love the Cottage Room getting ready photography, the light there is just perfect for gorgeous portraits.

The wedding ceremony took place in the Lillibrooke Manor Small Barn. It was beautiful with the wedding vows, exchange of the rings and of course the first kiss. I thought the groom is going to faint when he saw his bride for the first time!

The food at the wedding breakfast, which was held at the Great Barn in the Engine House, was delicious.

But before that there was one of my favourite wedding day moments to photograph - the confetti shot! Wedding speeches were moving and funny. Some favourite moments were when the best man and Sam's brother did his speech, dressing together with the groom as Batman and Robin. In the end, he even gave the groom a present, which was his entire collection of Pokemon card beautifully framed for future generations to admire!

Luckily just before the sunset the sun poked out just for a few minutes and we managed to snap a few golden hour wedding photos with the newlyweds. As a Lillibrooke Manor wedding photographer, I couldn't ask for much more!

Bride and groom cut the cake on the stage in the Lillibrooke Manor Great Barn. After that we went straight to the first dance and the wedding disco.

The after-dark wedding sparklers were great, with a nice warm glow in the photographs against the dark backdrop of the evening. In the end, I finished shooting a bit later than planned. The atmosphere on the dancefloor was so electric (please check above!) that I just had to stay longer!

If you are looking for a wedding photographer in Berkshire and like this post, then please get in touch so we can chat about your day!


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Wasing Park Wedding

Wasing Park Wedding Photographer

Oh, how I enjoyed being a Wasing Park wedding photographer! Last summer Berkshire wedding season was definitely a one to remember. Full sunshine and not a cloud in the sky at most weddings. And the recent Wasing Park wedding photography was no exception.

Wasing Park Wedding Venue

Wasing Park is an absolutely gorgeous wedding venue, situated in Berkshire in Wasing. It is just around the corner from Aldermaston. It has quite a nice mixture of buildings who are slightly different architecturally, yet fit together well. I have shot a wedding at the Secret Walled Garden (also belonging to the estate) before. It can be found here and the weather there was so completely different. So I was truly looking forward to photographing the wedding in Wasing Park.

So many wedding guests were approaching me saying I must be really pleased to be photographing a wedding on a day like this. Well, to be honest on those hot days being a Wasing Park wedding photographer is a bit more challenging. The heat is slowing you down as well as the bright sunshine in the summer in the middle of the day are not ideal when it comes to wedding photography. Luckily there is always a bit of open shade to be found on site. Or, even better, we can use the harsh sunlight to create lovely silhouettes with rim light around them.

The Wasing Park wedding venue certainly doesn't disappoint. It has a beautiful barn, which is a perfect size for an average to large wedding breakfast. The wedding ceremony can be held in three different places: the Parish Church, the Victorian Summerhouse, or the elegant Garden Room. Today the ceremony took place in the Garden Room which was perfect for the weather, with all the windows open the draft kept the wedding guests cool. Having the church within the grounds was great as it is really a picturesque one and we could use it as a backdrop for some of the couple photos.

Wasing Park has also plenty of accommodation, so many of the wedding guests can stay the night, which definitely is a great bonus. Another thing worth mentioning is the food served at the wedding breakfast. Not only was it delicious but also really beautifully presented.

The whole day was run smoothly by Gemma, who was just brilliant on the day.

More info about the venue itself and its history can be found here.

Feel free to check this short selection of the photos from the recent Wasing Park Wedding, it's worth it!

 

 

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Wasing Park Wedding Day Photography

Now about the happy couple themselves, Rob and Sam. They both looked absolutely stunning on their Wasing Park wedding day. They are also a couple so down to earth and up for a laugh kind of people, a true pleasure to have around and to photograph.

So after a few getting ready photos (Sam looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress!), I went to the ceremony place where the wedding guests were slowly gathering.

The wedding ceremony at the Garden Room was beautiful and emotional. After that, it was canapes, photos and garden games. Then it was off to the barn for the wedding breakfast. The wedding speeches were great, moving and funny as they should be. The cake cutting and the first dance were also an important and fun part of the day to capture on the camera. The whole wedding day was just lovely. Great couple, beautiful wedding venue and grounds and we certainly made the best out of the light!

Other professionals who made this day awesome:

MakeUp http://www.makeupbyelisa.com/

Dress https://www.sassandgrace.co.uk/

Flowers http://www.cherubsfloraldesign.com

Band Smith and Sons

Catering Galloping Gourmet

If you are looking for a wedding photographer for your upcoming wedding (in Wasing Park or anywhere else!) and like the vibe in this blog post, please get in touch for a chat about your day!

Or you can check another Berkshire wedding here.


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Colville Hall Wedding

'They are absolutely perfect thank you so much! You really did such a great job we are so happy with them! Thank you!'

Colville Hall Wedding Photographer

It was so much fun to be a Colville Hall wedding photographer at a recent Essex wedding of Louise and Bobby.

Colville Hall is such a beautiful wedding venue. It is simply a complete package for anyone getting married in Essex. Colville Hall has beautiful buildings and rooms, full of character and a rustic barn charm. The wedding venue is also surrounded by lovely grounds with wheat fields, gardens and water features.

All of those make for a perfect backdrop for anyone looking to create beautiful wedding photography at this stunning Essex wedding venue.

Wedding Photography Essex

I love photographing weddings in Essex, it is such a beautiful part of the UK. With its beautiful landscapes and so many different wedding venues, Essex is a perfect county to choose for your wedding celebrations.

The recent Essex wedding of Louise and Bobby was a perfect example of what a great wedding day should be about. And that is simply a celebration of love and connection of two people surrounded by their families and friends.

I approached my Colville Hall wedding photography on the day in typical Blue Lily Weddings style. I focused on documenting the events of the day in an unobtrusive way, photographing all the big moments as well as the small ones in between. The key was to create a complete story of the wedding day.  One where the bride and groom as well as the bridal party and all the wedding guests just enjoy their day and have fun.

The goal was to tell a story with a beautiful set of wedding photographs that will make everyone looking through them feel as if they were there, bringing back memories and emotions from this beautiful wedding day.

Other professionals who helped in making this wedding awesome:

Makeup and hair: Essex Hair and Makeup

Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero

Flowers: Clare Jones

Catering: Limeberry

Band: The McKeens

Cake: Auntie Alex (and what a smashing Wedding Cake!)

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Colville Hall Wedding Photos

Here is a selection of photos from this gorgeous wedding at Colville Hall in Essex, enjoy!

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Colville Hall - the Essex Wedding Venue

Colville Hall is such a perfect wedding venue to photograph. It has anything a bride a groom could wish for. Especially when organising a medium to a large wedding. It is located in the village of White Roding on the Essex/Hertfordshire border.

The ceremony barn is very spacious and can host a wedding ceremony for up to 250 guests. With that in mind, it still has a cosy feeling to it with gorgeous wooden beams and timber wall. It's also great for a drinks reception in case it's raining outside.

The wedding barn is another lovely space at Colville Hall. It is fairly large and with plenty of light coming through big windows.

Colville Hall also offers guests accommodation and first-class catering for their customers.

Wedding Day Photography at Colville Hall

Louise and Bobby's wedding at Colville Hall was such a pleasure to document. We Started wedding photography on the day in the Saracen Hotel in a nearby village. That is where the bride and groom were getting ready.

So a few photos of the groom to be with his best man and ushers and off I went to photograph the girls. The bride to be was getting ready with her bridesmaids and flower girls in the atmosphere of joy and laughter. There were also a few tears, especially when the father of the bride saw her for the first time at her wedding dress-such a beautiful moment!

Then everyone moved to the Colville Hall-the main wedding venue for the day. The wedding ceremony took place at the Ceremony Barn with just over 100 wedding guests.

Then it was drinks reception outside and the wedding breakfast as well as the speeches at the Wedding Barn. We were so lucky with the weather as it was raining most of the day but the sun just came out for a few minutes before the sunset. We used that to get a few golden hour couple shots-perfect timing.

The wedding day finished with the cutting of the cake and the first dance. And of course, some crazy dance floor moves by the bride and groom and all their wedding guests. But don't take my word for it, just look at the photos!

Wedding Photography Essex, the UK and Destination

If you liked this post and are looking for an Essex (or beyond) wedding photographer, please get in touch to check my availability.

Or feel free to check on of these beautiful weddings I photographed recently:

Colourful Kent Wedding Photography at Oxon Hoath

Alternative Wedding on a Barge in London

Beautiful Multi Cultured Wedding at Northbrook Park

 

 

 

 


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Oxon Hoath Wedding

'Thank you so much Marek, these are beautiful, started us all off crying again'

Oxon Hoath Wedding Photography

Oh, how I enjoyed being an Oxon Hoath wedding photographer! Oxon Hoath is such a beautiful wedding venue. In my opinion one of the best wedding venues in Kent. It is simply perfect for wedding photography with its beautiful grounds and gorgeous exteriors as well as interiors.

As I am a wedding photographer based in Kent it was even better to know that the wedding photography on the day will take place close to home, which is always great. Kent is such a lovely county for wedding photography with so many wedding venues to choose from. No wonder it is called the garden of England.

Wedding Photographer Kent

I approached wedding photography on the day in a typical Blue Lily Weddings style. Simply documenting the wedding day as it unfolded, catching all the key moments as well as the small ones, often as moving and important.
I made sure the bride and groom look great in their wedding photos as well as all their wedding guests. Then it was all about photographing the love and connection as well as all the fun moments of the wedding day. The goal was to create a set of photographs that would make anyone looking through them feel as if they were there, bringing back memories and emotions.

Oxon Hoath Wedding Photos

Here is a selection of photographs from this beautiful Oxon Hoath Kent wedding, enjoy!

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Morning warm-up with the groom and his friends, so much fun!..

And on the same day just a few hours later at the beautiful Oxon Hoath...

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Oxon Hoath-a beautiful wedding venue in Kent

Oxon Hoath is just one of those wedding venues that offer a truly complete package for anyone planning a wedding in Kent.

This Grade II* listed Châteauesque-style former manor house is as gorgeous outside as it is inside. It has many beautifully decorated large rooms. All of them with good size windows letting in a lot of light, which is just perfect for wedding photography in Kent.

The 73 acre Oxon Hoath estate with its beautiful gardens and views all the way to the horizon completes this stunning wedding venue so well.

Oxon Hoath Wedding Day

The wedding of Tracey and James I had a pleasure to photograph at Oxon Hoath was everything I love about weddings. Bride and groom celebrating their love surrounded by a bunch of fun-loving wedding guests.

We actually started the photography on the day with the groom and his groomsmen and a few other friends doing a few laps at a nearby go-karting race track. It was so much fun to witness and photograph.

Later we continued with getting ready photos of the bride and her bridesmaids. Not missing the moment where the father of the bride sees her for the first time in her wedding dress. Must be one of my favourite happy and emotional parts of the wedding day.

The theme of the wedding, as clearly seen from the photos, was lots of fun and colour. Just check all the balloons around the staircase and during the wedding ceremony! There were many extra activities for the wedding guests, with a bouncy castle being favourite!

The wedding ceremony was beautiful and moving. The confetti was so much fun. The wedding breakfast was delicious and the speeches personal and emotional. The love was in the air!

If you like this set of photographs and are planning a wedding in Kent or beyond, please get in touch for a chat about your day.

Or feel free to check this other wedding I photographed recently in and around Kent:

East Quay Venue Wedding 

The Old Kent Barn Wedding

Mount Ephraim Gardens Wedding

 


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Alternative Wedding Photographer London-Barge East Wedding

Alternative Wedding Photographer London

I love being a London alternative wedding photographer! Its so much fun photographing weddings that are a bit different from your standard wedding setup. Weddings that are a bit different, more hip and edgy but still focused on what's most important in all this, the love and connection between two people tying the knot as well as their family and friends!

It just makes it so much more special when the bride and groom want to organise their wedding day in more original and true to themselves way.

It's weddings like this that have more personality in them, reflecting who the newlyweds are and what they like and represent.

And what better way city to organise a wedding like that in than London. London has just so much to offer for anyone looking to organise a more alternative wedding or looking for an alternative wedding photographer.

Especially a little bit outside of central London, where old canals and industrial areas are being refurbished and modernised. That in result makes them trendy ann desirable often creating a perfect for anyone looking to plan a wedding that is slightly different and more personal.

Fun, edgy and a bit different Wedding Photography London

Here are a few of my favourite wedding photos from the day. Thank you so much, Fang and Jamie, for letting me document your awesome alternative London wedding. You rocked it guys!

Other professionals who helped to make this day special:

Hair and Makeup: Whip Hackney

Dress: If&N

Cake: Luminary Bakery

Canoe: Moo Canoes

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Stratford Wedding Photographer

Last summer's awesome wedding of Fang and Jamie in Stratford in East London was just a perfect example of that. When the bride and groom to be got in touch with me asking whether I'd be interested in photographing a bit more alternative London wedding the answer could only be one: hell yea!

And what a great and different wedding it was! Just perfect to blow a bit of freshness to my London wedding photography portfolio.

The whole day took place on a barge on one of East London canals in Hackney Wick called Barge East. The post-industrial area is now so full of life with new projects sprouting all around, from Olimpic village stadiums to new blocks of flats right by the water.

Barge East Wedding

The whole wedding day photography on and around Barge East was just perfect. The bride and groom to be both started early preparing the wedding venue for the day with a help of a few wedding guests.

All the wedding decorations were full of personal touches, the balloons, the flowers and also the cake.

The bride's outfit was also more on a non-traditional side. Instead of a typical wedding dress, she wore a two-piece outfit with awesome pants, wide enough to look like a dress anyway!

The wedding ceremony took place on a lawn nearby, right by the canal, with people and barges passing bay and waving to the newlyweds. The wedding day weather was nice and crisp, and also quite windy. Just perfect for a wind swept hair in the wedding photos.

Most of the wedding day like drinks reception, first dance, wedding breakfast and cake cutting took place on the Barge East itself. Luckily we did manage to sneak out for a few photos with the bride and groom in the area. It was great using the canal as well as local art and architecture as a backdrop to the love and connection between Fang and Jamie.

Oh, and we even managed to borrow a canoe fro next-door neighbour Moo Canoes for a few photos of the newlyweds canoeing through the canal (with a close encounter with a massive barge too!).

If you like the vibe in this wedding feel free to check these other weddings I photographed in and around London:

London Wetland Centre Wedding

Chelsea Old Town Hall Wedding

Islington Olt Town Hall Wedding


The swan at shakespeare's globe wedding photography london

The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe Wedding

The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe Wedding

Last summer I had an enormous pleasure of being the Swan at Shakespeare's Globe wedding photographer. The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe is such a beautiful London wedding venue. It is perfectly situated on the south bank of the River Thames.

The room in which the wedding ceremonies take place, as well as the wedding breakfast and wedding disco, is the Balcony Room. It has a beautiful balcony overlooking the Thames and St. Paul's cathedral, as well as Millenium Bridge to the left and the Southwark Bridge to the right. It is hard to imagine a better setting if you are looking for a perfect London wedding venue for small to middle size wedding. With the light streaming in through the large windows, The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe makes for an ideal backdrop to wedding photos.

London Wedding Photographer at the Swan at the Globe

As a wedding photographer at Shakespeares Globe in London, I approached the wedding photography on the day in a typical Blue Lily Weddings style.

I simply focused on photographing the wedding day as it unfolded. The goal was to document all the big moments as well as the small ones in an authentic and emotional way. To capture all the love and the fun of the wedding day. As well as beautiful and relaxed portraits of the bride and groom.

In the end, the bride and groom received a set of wedding photos telling the complete story of the wedding day. By looking through them they were able to relive the day in vivid detail, bringing back the memories and the emotions. They were also able to see all the moments of the day that they would otherwise missed.

Other proffesionals who helped making this wedding day so awesome:

Make up/hair: The Vanilla Room Hornchurch

Dress:Ted Baker Bridal adapted by Jennifer Pritchard

Flowers: Wild Event Productions

Band/DJ: Flip Flop Fly through Stormont

The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe Wedding Photos

Here is a small selection of the favourite wedding photos from this beautiful wedding at the Swan at Shakespeare's Globe. Enjoy!

 

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The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe Wedding Venue

The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe is truly a perfect London wedding venue for anyone looking to get married in such a location.

The setting couldn't be better or more central. Shakespeare's Globe is situated right by the river Thames. That gives a nice feeling of space with The Balcony Room overlooking the Thames and Millenium Bridge as well as the beautiful and grand St.Pauls Cathedral. Interestingly, I have photographed another wedding at St. Pauls just a few weeks later!

The Swan's Balcony Room is perfect for wedding photographs, bright and airy with beautiful views. It can hold a wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast and disco for up to 70 guests.

For larger weddings, the Shakespeare's Globe offers the dramatic Underglobe which can accommodate for up to 350 guests. It has a full-size model oak tree as well as a grand sweeping staircase, ideal for a grand entrance!

Wedding Day Photography at Shakespeare's Globe

The wedding day of Jen and Aaron at the Globe was just perfect and such a joy to photograph. We started the wedding day photography with some getting ready photos of the bride. Jen was accompanied by her bridesmaids as well as the proud mother nad the father of the bride.

After that is was off the Swan at the Globe, where the wedding guests were already gathering. They were greeted by the groom as well as his best men and ushers.

The wedding ceremony took place in the balcony room. After that everyone moved downstairs for the drinks reception when the ceremony room was quickly changed for the wedding breakfast.

After the meal, there were some very funny and equally moving speeches by the father of the bride, the groom and his best men.

The wedding photography finished with the traditional cake cutting, the first dance as well as some crazy dancefloor moves!

In between the official parts we managed to sneak out with the bride and groom take some beautiful photos of just the two of them while strolling along the Thames South Bank Tate Modern and Millenium Bridge.

Thank you, Jen and Aaron, for letting me document your beautiful wedding day. It was a true honour and pleasure!

If you like this wedding photography blog post and are looking for a wedding photographer, please get in touch to have a chat about your day.

Or feel free to check these other weddings I photographed around London:

Alternative Wedding at a Barge in London

The Shard, Londo Bridge and Chelsea Old Town Hall Wedding

Old Marylebone Wedding Photography

London Wetland Centre Wedding