added by Claire
August 14, 2011
Following on from my previous post showing the gorgeous photograph of the conservatory at London's Syon Park, finally, here is my post showing some photographs from Katie and Brendon's wedding last month.
I loved this wedding!! Katie and Brendon were fantastic to work with, their guests were all lovely, lovely videographer - Dan from From the Hip who was great to work with - fabulous venue and no rain!! I didn't want to leave and could quite easily have stayed longer despite the fact that I was already well past my contracted time.
We started with the preparations at the Waldorf Astoria hotel within the grounds on Syon Park.
Just look at Katie's shoes...
Katie looked gorgeous in her beautiful bridal gown, the way it flowed from the back reminded me of the soft waterfall pictures that you sometimes see - where the waterfall looks like cotton wool. Obviously the dress wasn't cotton wool, but it flowed beautifully!
Brendon looked very smart - despite the mad rush to get ready after his shopping trip to Westfield just a couple of hours earlier - to buy his shirt, tie and bridesmaids gifts!!! Nothing like leaving it to the last minute!! Still, with a little bit of encouragement from me, Brendon was ready in plenty of time to get to the church!
The ceremony went smoothly, it was a mad rush afterwards as there was another wedding waiting to get into the church as our wedding was coming out. I don't know why churches allow this to happen, it's not fair on the couples getting married plus it can be confusing for the guests.
We got back to the beautiful Syon House where we started taking the bride and groom portraits straight away. I love this venue! It's in my top 5 favourite wedding venues.
Once all the guests were back to the venue we did the requested groups, candid shots and detail shots in the stunning conservatory.
Katie and Brendon led their guests across from the house to the conservatory where they all tucked into what was a delicious meal!! It's always a treat when I get served a meal, and I honestly appreciate it because I'm usually starving! This was one of the best meals I've had - I can still taste it as I write this, yummy!!
Anyway, enough dribbling. Speeches were next on the agenda, the best man embarrasing Brendon with childhood tales - which involved a kitchen fire, don't ask!! Their poor mum!
Speeches over, it was time to cut their black and white cake, which smelt delicious. During this time, guests mingled, relaxed and generally enjoyed themselves before the dancing started with the fabulous Micheal Buble act. Talking to him before he started I found out he came from Essex so it was strange to hear him speak in an American accent during his set!!
The dreaded first dance went well and got everyone in the mood and onto the dancefloor.
Finally, it was time to leave but I couldn't leave without doing some final portraits with the cloudy night sky over, which is, in my opinion the best venue in London.
Leading the way to the stunning conservatory...
Gorgeous wedding flowers by Louise at http://www.thecrackedpot.co.uk/ - such a great name!!
Different corsages, with a touch of bling, again by Louise.
Congratulations and thank you for looking after us, we had such a great time working with you!!
Now onto the album design....