Hospital Club and Asylum Wedding Photography – Lucy and Richard

My third visit to Asylum, and my third different season. After doing summer and winter weddings it was time for a spring one, complete with the most amazing blossom on the big tree out front. This was my first ceremony-only visit to Asylum, and Lucy and her entourage were based at the reception venue for their preparations, The Hospital Club in Covent Garden. A perfect pair of venues for Lucy, a doctor.

With beautification complete and fancy rags (and very fancy shoes) donned we had a much more straightforward journey to Asylum than my last one! The amazing light in Caroline Gardens Chapel didn’t disappoint, and we even had a gospel choir to liven up proceedings. After the ceremony we all headed outside to add some confetti to the layer of fallen blossom, and then a short drinks reception back inside the chapel with more singing.

Then it was time for everyone to return to The Hospital Club on a pair of Routemasters, with a short unplanned walk thanks to a police roadblock. Time for cocktails before the wedding breakfast, and post-dinner J├Ągerbombs for the grandparents, before the speeches. Finally, everyone headed upstairs for some late-night dancing on a very full dance floor.

Thornton Manor Wedding Photography – Rachel and David

My last rainy wedding of the summer (up to this point) was my first ever in this area. Merseyside if you believe the map, Cheshire if you believe the venue website! Rachel and David’s wedding used every corner of the sprawling Thornton Manor estate. The bride was in the Thatched Cottage getting hair and make-up done with her bridesmaids, whilst the groom was getting ready (appropriately) in the Groom’s Cottage.

Then Rachel and party moved over to the main house for dress installation, before heading downstairs to the Dining Room for the ceremony. This was followed by drinks in the Inner Hall, and time to fill in a note for the guestbook tree (!), then into the Music Room for the wedding breakfast amongst some of the most amazing table decorations I have seen. After a few drinks everyone boarded a bus to be shipped to the Lakeside Marquee where they found that the table decorations had relocated.

The hidden dancefloor was revealed by the lifting of the dividing curtain as Rachel and David performed their first dance, closely followed by some crazy moves by the gathered masses.

Bingham Wedding Photography – Michelle and Adam

It often works out that in some years I end up with a large number of weddings in a certain area by coincidence, and this year that place is Richmond-upon-Thames. I have a couple of weddings this summer at Kew Gardens (coming soon), I had Jane & Richard’s ceremony in Twickenham back in May, and just round the corner from that a return trip for me to the Octagon Room at the Orleans House Gallery for Michelle and Adam’s wedding.

After a post-ceremony helping of fizz and welsh cakes the couple made their exit and the guests had a short wander down the road to a Routemaster bus which would take them across the Thames to the Bingham hotel. A glorious setting with great weather made for a very chilled out afternoon, with a short break for speeches, bowl food (my favourite way of serving wedding food) and some dancing as darkness began to fall.

Next up, another ‘upon’ wedding.