Category Archives: Pre-Wedding Meetings

Dartmouth House Wedding Photography

Dartmouth House Wedding Photography Yesterday we held this years first London pre-wedding meeting* and it was wonderful to have met up with Claire & Roger who will be getting married in a few weeks time at Dartmouth House in Mayfair, London. The original building was constructed in the mid 18th-century and what today comprises Dartmouth…

The Caledonian Club Weddings

Caledonian Club Weddings Torrential rain and thunderstorms soaked the capital today and the first sight I had of Laurie & William were of them huddled together under an umbrella making their way to Farm Street Church where we had our pre-wedding meeting. The church (The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street) lies on a small…

Garden Museum Wedding Photography

Garden Museum Wedding Photography Yesterday we had our pre-wedding meeting with Charlotte & Diego who will be getting married at the 5 star London Marriott Hotel County Hall and will then have their wedding breakfast at the Garden Museum in Lambeth. We met at the Marriott which is situated in the former London County Hall by…

10-11 Carlton House Terrace Wedding

10-11 Carlton House Terrace Wedding Yesterday we had our pre-wedding meeting with Steph & Tom together with Tom’s mum & aunt at the wonderful 10-11 Carlton House Terrace in St James’s, London. The terrace with its houses numbered from 1-17 overlooks The Mall and St James’s Park and is built on what once was part…

Inner Temple Wedding

Inner Temple Wedding Yesterday we had our pre-wedding meeting with Alice & Matt. As wedding photographers we have the privilege of visiting many wonderful places & wedding venues many of which are steeped in history so when Alice first contacted us about her London wedding and where she was getting married I got very excited –…

Great Fosters Hotel Wedding

Great Fosters Hotel Wedding Yesterday we met up with our wonderful wedding couple Laura & Tim at the equally wonderful wedding venue Great Fosters Hotel in Egham, Surrey. As it happened the hotel was having a wedding fair that day and as soon as we arrived we were served Bucks Fizz and Canapés. Nice. The…

Coq dArgent Wedding

Coq d’Argent Wedding In the City of London at the junction of Poultry and Queen Victoria Street, adjacent to Bank junction is a dominating postmodern building called No 1 Poultry. The turret above the building is sometimes likened to a ships bridge or a submarine conning tower … behind this is a breathtaking rooftop garden…

Wedding Photography Odney Club

Wedding Photography Odney Club Yesterday we had our pre-wedding meeting with Kirsten & Rob at the Odney Club that lies next to the River Thames in the picturesque Berkshire village of Cookham. To work for John Lewis (includes Waitrose & Ocado) as Rob does (and Kirsten did) comes with wonderful benefits, each employee is known…

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Wedding Photographers

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Wedding Photographers Yesterday we had our pre-wedding meeting with Kimberley & Lee at the magnificent St Pancras Renaissance Hotel which is the the frontispiece of St Pancras railway station. This current London five star hotel is the former Midland Grand Hotel designed by George Gilbert Scott which opened in 1873 and…

Wedding Photography Hampden House

Wedding Photography Hampden House Today we had our pre-wedding meeting with Georgina & Neil who will be getting married at St Mary Magdalene the 13th Century Parish Church of Great Hampden, and they will then have their wedding breakfast held just a short walk away at Hampden House that dates back to the 14th century….

Wedding Photography Eltham Palace

Wedding Photography Eltham Palace Today we had our pre-wedding meeting with Natalie & Luke at the magnificent wedding venue Eltham Palace and Gardens, a unique Art Deco mansion in a medieval setting. Eltham Palace is an unoccupied royal residence steeped in history and was initially a moated manor house from 1305. The gardens are the…

Wedding Photography Featherbed Barn

Wedding Photography Featherbed Barn Yesterday we met up with Tom & JP at our pre-wedding meeting at Featherbed Barn … we also met a rescue cat from Cyprus called ‘Princess’ that is so cute it has its own media agent. It was nice to have met up and to have had a look around their…

Cinnamon Kitchen Weddings

Cinnamon Kitchen Weddings Let us present Zohra & Dinkar whose wedding will be our first in 2014. We met up yesterday and held our pre-wedding meeting at the wonderful award winning Indian restaurant Cinnamon Kitchen at Devonshire Square in the heart of the City of London. It was lovely to have finally met up. Zohra…

Vale do Lobo Algarve Wedding Photography

Vale do Lobo Algarve Wedding Photography | Pe-wedding meeting with Lynsey & Philip On Monday we had our pre-wedding meeting with Lynsey & Philip, and yesterday evening during the Golden Hour we photographed them on the beach at Vale do Lobo on the Algarve in Portugal. Their wedding service will be held on Saturday at…

The Wallace Collection Wedding Photography

Pre-wedding meeting with Karen & Jeremy at The Wallace Collection, London. Yesterday we met up with Karen & Jeremy at the wonderful The Wallace Collection in Hertford House on Manchester Square “A gem in the heart of London”. The building was built between 1776-88 for the 4th Duke of Manchester apparently because there was a…

The Amadeus London Wedding Photography

The Amadeus London Wedding Photography Yesterday we had our Pre-Wedding meeting with Samira & Sadra at the The Amadeus. It was lovely to have met them and they had a busy day planned with meeting vendors and organising their wedding, Sadra had flown into Heathrow and came directly from the airport to our meeting. The…

Banqueting House London Wedding Photography

Banqueting House London Wedding Photography Yesterday we had our Pre-Wedding meeting with Helen & Darren at the Banqueting House in Whitehall, London. It was really nice to have met them both and to look around this amazing building that was built in 1622 for King James I. It was James’s son and successor King Charles…

Lansdowne Club Wedding Photographer

Pre-wedding meeting with Indeesh & Borge at The Lansdowne Club, Mayfair, London. Today we met up with Indeesh & Borge at the Lansdowne Club in Mayfair. The Lansdowne is one of London’s many fine private clubs, it was established in 1935 in a building that dates back to 1763. The 30’s Art Deco architecture style…

One Marylebone Wedding Photographer

Pre-wedding meeting with Sue & Matt at One Marylebone, London. Today we had our pre-wedding meeting with Sue & Matt at their wedding venue One Marylebone in London. The building is the former church of the Holy Trinity built in 1828 by the renown English architect Sir John Soane, architect and surveyor to the Bank…

New West End Synagogue Wedding Photographers

New West End Synagogue Wedding Photographers Yesterday we had our pre-wedding meeting with Gina & Darren at the New West End Synagogue in St Petersburgh Place, London. The synagogue has a Grade 1 listed status and has been described by English Heritage as “the architectural high watermark of Anglo-Jewish architecture”. The building took 2 years…

Swedish Church London Wedding Photography

Swedish Church London Wedding Photography Today we had our pre-wedding meeting with Sofia & Douglas at the Swedish Church, Ulrika Eleonora, in London. It was great to have met Sofia & Douglas, like many of our couples they had booked us on a recommendation and this was the first time we had met each other….

Weddings at Pendennis Castle

Photo taken from the English Heritage website. Weddings at Pendennis Castle Pre-wedding meeting with Aneliese & Robin before their Cornish Wedding at Pendennis Castle, Weymouth, Cornwall. We always meet our couples at least once before their wedding and we hold a pre-wedding meeting and visit the locations of the ceremony and reception together … today it was…

Weddings at Boulters Restaurant

Pre-wedding meeting with Emma & Mathew at Boulters Restaurant, Boulters Island, Maidenhead, Berkshire. On the Boulters Restaurant website they say they have been called the ‘Jewel of the Thames’ and it is easy to appreciate why. The short drive out from Maidenhead to the restaurant was pleasant and the road followed the River Thames all…

Weddings Held At The Wentworth Club

Pre-wedding meeting with Amanda & Conrad at the Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey. Today we met up with the lovely couple Amanda & Conrad at the St John the Baptist Church in Windlesham. After the Sunday service we made our way to the back of the church where by tradition coffee, tea and biscuits are…

Weddings at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel

Pre-wedding meeting with Varsh & Niz at the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel, Windsor, Berkshire. It was really nice to have met up again with the ever happy couple Varsh & Niz today. The last time we met was last september at our initial meeting in our local pub in Eton. Their Indian wedding will be…

Weddings at West Wycombe Park

A portrait of Sir Francis Dashwood (1708–1781) that hangs in The Dining Room.   Pre-wedding meeting with Lily & Rob at West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire. Today we met up with Lily & Rob at the wonderful English country house West Wycombe Park situated in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire.  After all the fantastic weather we…

Weddings at Pennyhill Park Hotel

Pre-wedding meeting with Angela & Fraser at Pennyhill Park Hotel & The Spa, Bagshot, Surrey. It was lovely to have met Angela & Fraser. We met up at St Annes Church in Bagshot, Surrey. Bagshot is known for its Rhododendrons and in times past the nursery gardens used to supply London’s Covent Garden market. The original…

Weddings at Slaugham Place

Pre-wedding meeting with Alice & John at Slaugham Place, Haywards Heath, West Sussex. Today we met up with Alice & John at St Mary’s Church in the small sleepy village of Slaugham in West Sussex. We were struck by how friendly everyone was at St Mary’s, many people came up to us with warm welcoming…

Weddings In Liskeard Cornwall

Vicky & Steven’s Cornish Wedding Today we met up with Vicky & Steven whose wedding we will be photographing in Liskeard, Cornwall in June. We really like this time of the year when we start to meet up with all our couples that have booked us in 2012. Vicky & Steven are the 2nd couple…

Weddings at The Lexi Cinema

Pre-wedding meeting with Dana & Alex at The Lexi Cinema in London “What a great location” I said to Dana’s mum as I sat down in one on the comfortable leather cinema chairs “It’s perfect for them – cosy and a little quirky” she replied with a smile. The Lexi Cinema is cosy and a…

Weddings at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Pre-wedding meeting with Izabela & David at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Today we met Izabela & David at the Mandarin Oriental, they will be getting married St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge and will have their wedding breakfast at the Mandarin Oriental. The Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge is recognized as one of London’s grandest hotels….

Weddings at The Hush Restaurant

Pre-wedding meeting with Nicole & Ian at The Hush Restaurant We have been in email contact across ‘The Pond’ for the past few months so it was really nice to have finally met up. Nicole & Ian flew in from California late yesterday and they had a busy day ahead of them meeting with their…

Weddings at Capesthorne Hall

Pre-wedding meeting with Sri & Iain We had our pre-wedding meeting with Sri & Iain yesterday – we actually met up 183 miles from where they will be getting married in Cheshire. Sri & Iain had picked a wonderful place for our meeting, the 100 year old iconic Michelin Building in the fashionable district of…

Weddings at The Caledonian Club

Pre-wedding meeting with Kiera & Blane at The Caledonian Club in Belgravia, London As its name implies The Caledonian Club is a club for Scots and most members are Scots. Membership requires at least one Scottish grandparent, or to have served, in the opinion of the club’s committee “in an important capacity in the public…

Weddings at Penshurst Place

Pre-wedding meeting with Clare & Dan at Penshurst Place, Kent. Kent is widely known as “The Garden of England” and it was really nice to have visited Penshurst Place and its gardens on the hottest day of the year so far with a temperature of 16ºc. It was a perfect day with the sun shining…

Weddings at Sunbury Court

Pre-wedding meeting with Ellie & Mark at Sunbury Court Sunbury Court was built in 1723 by John Witt, it changed hands many times over the years and was purchased by The Salvation Army in 1921. The mansion was standing empty and derelict and only the Army’s acquisition of this fine building saved it from almost…

Weddings at St Martin’s Lane Hotel

Pre-wedding meeting with Sarah & Lee at St Martin’s Lane Hotel, London Yesterday we had our pre-wedding meeting with Sarah & Lee. They will be holding their wedding ceremony at St Martin’s Lane Hotel situated in Covent Garden, London. St Martin’s Lane Hotel is a magical boutique London hotel. There are many synonyms that can…

Weddings at Tower Bridge London

David & Megan’s Pre-Wedding meeting at Tower Bridge, London Today we had our pre-wedding meeting with David and his best man Simon. David’s fiancee Megan is currently abroad visiting her family. David & Megan have picked 2 absolutely amazing iconic London locations for their wedding day – Tower Bridge and The Tower Of London –…

Weddings at Notley Abbey

Pre-wedding meeting with Nicole & Jonathan at Notley Abbey This lovely couple will be getting married at St. Mary Magdalene church in Great Hampden. Like most churches this church has had various structural works carried out over many centuries. The doorway in the south aisle is from the 13th century and other works continued during…

Weddings at The Bull Hotel

Pre-wedding meeting with Pam & Reg at The Bull Hotel, Gerrards Cross It was lovely to have met them again. The last time we met them was at Pam’s daughter Philippa’s marriage to Ian which we photographed in July. We never expected to photograph the mother of the bride a couple of months later –…

Weddings at One Whitehall Place

Pre-wedding meeting with Farah & James at One Whitehall Place Today we had our pre-wedding meeting with Farah & James at One Whitehall Place, adjacent to The Royal Horseguards hotel in London. It was lovely to have met Farah again. The last time we met her was at Alexandra & Martin’s wedding in 2008 when…

Weddings at Bisham Abbey

Pre-weddding meeting with Philippa and Ian at Bisham Abbey Today we met up with with Philippa and Ian. Walking around Bisham Abbey on this glorious sunny Spring day we came across a lot of ladies in sun hats from the local painting club … in fact they were everywhere and we even found one drinking…

Weddings at The Wentworth Club

Pre-wedding meeting with Jo & Neil at The Wentworth Club We met up at the Church of the Assumption in Englefield Green in Surrey. It was a lovely Spring day with the sun shining out of a clear blue sky. Standing outside looking at the church building you would be forgiven if you thought you…

Weddings held at The Caledonian Club

Pre-wedding meeting with Vita & Joseph at The Caledonian Club Today we met up with with Vita & Joseph, they are a lovely couple and it was really nice to have finally met them. They will be holding their wedding ceremony and reception at The Caledonian Club in Belgravia, London. Their guests will be celebrating…

Weddings at 30 Pavilion Road

Pre-wedding meeting with Felicty & Matthew at 30 Pavilion Road With temperatures at 10º it felt like Spring had come to London today – there was that special spring crispness in the air, and as we walked through Knightsbridge we even noticed daffodils pushing themselves up out of a window box. Felicity and Matthew are…

Weddings at Le Château De Reignac

Le Château De Reignac, Reignac-Sur-Indre, Val De Loire, France. Pre-wedding meeting with Louise & Ross Yesterday we met up with Louise & Ross for a drink at a pub in Eton. It was really nice to have met them both again – it was last May when they booked us and when I met them…

Swedish English Wedding

Maria & Chris’s Swedish – English Wedding The dismal motorway services on the M6 outside of Wolverhampton are perhaps not the ideal setting to meet a wedding couple – but today it worked well for us. Maria & Chris are a Swedish-English couple living in New York, they were in northern England this weekend so…