Yesterday we had an amazing day photographing the wedding of James and Kelly which took place in the beautiful Pembrooke Lodge in Richmond park, A beautiful, listed Georgian Mansion with bright spacious rooms and fabulous views to the West, the Lodge has eleven acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and is situated on one of the highest points in the Royal Richmond Park which provides 2500 acres of classic English countryside. A perfect wedding location for James and Kelly who live locally and for Jame’s family who had travelled over from Australia for the wedding.
We had the most amazing weather and we started our day with Kelly and the gals at the equally amazing Petersham Hotel which is just down the road from Richmond Park, we had a great couple of hours shooting the preps including Kelly’s beautiful Jimmy Choo shoes and her awesome dress, we then shot off up to the Roebuck Pub to meet with James and the boys for a few shots before they left for Pembroke Lodge which was only 2 minutes away in Richmond park. We then headed back to the Petersham and then onto Richmond Park and into Pembrooke Lodge for a lovely ceremony followed by drinks on the terrace in glorious sunshine. Richmond park weddings and sunshine really do go very well together 🙂
We then took James and Kelly off for a walk and bumped into Peter Crouch (footballer for those of you like me), obviously I asked him to pose with Kelly and James and he was more than happy, Diamond fella, much like all those that once play for the mighty Saints 🙂 Although to be fair James is obviously a Justin Timberlake lookaliky so Crouchy wants a copy of the photo.
After a few more shots and some family moments we headed into dinner, then after some fun speeches (just what you would expect from the Aussies) and then we whisked James and Kelly off for some amazing evening photos around Richmond Park with the Deer and a beautiful sunset. This really has been an amazing day and Sue and I adore Richmond park its as is it was created for weddings and James and Kelly let us make the most of it.
Back into Pembroke Lodge to the dancing and then a steady drive home for us,
Thanks to Dan and Ioannis the video guys for helping to make it a a real fun day.
If Carlseburg did weddings…………………….
Lastly here is Crouchy