London has so many great wedding venues, and I’m always finding myself at new ones. Faye and Will had chosen Kenwood House in Hampstead for their big day, and although the main house is undergoing major renovation work, the old kitchen provides a great (if a little cramped!) space for the meal.

After getting ready at home the bride, and many many bridesmaids, headed to St Mary’s Catholic church. In a ‘blink or you’ll miss it’ location, this great building feels much bigger once you are through the deceptively small entrance. After confetti and a short walk through Hampstead, everyone was transported up the road to Kenwood. Drinks were enjoyed outside thanks to the usual fantastic September weather, then it was time for the meal, a few speeches and the shape-throwing.

A few firsts: orange, stripy bridesmaids dresses (very cool), rather spooky masks for the kids and a father-of-the-bride speech that began with a Usain-style lightning bolt!