Kew Gardens Wedding Photography, London
This is actually my second wedding at Kew Gardens this year, but I wasn’t allowed to blog the first at Cambridge Cottage, so you’ll have to imagine that one! Anjali and Owen’s wedding was the latest in a long line of hybrid weddings that I have photographed, where one half of the couple is Indian or comes from and Indian family, to be followed in a few posts by a completely Indian wedding. Lots of yummy curry makes Mark a happy photographer!
Anjali chose the Richmond Hill Hotel as the location for her preparations, in a room I had worked in before! There was lots to do with three bridesmaids in traditional Indian dress, and a western wedding dress that proved a bit tricky to button. Or maybe that was the fizz talking. Soon everyone was ready and it was time to head to Kew.
Nash Conservatory Wedding Ceremony
The wedding guests were gathering at the Nash Conservatory, a beautiful glasshouse that used to be in the grounds of Buckingham Palace! Owen did some meeting and greeting, and then Anjali and her party made their entrance. There was a brief civil ceremony with a couple of readings, and once the register was signed everybody headed outside to catch up and take photos. Next stop was the drinks reception, a short walk to a much more modern conservatory.
Princess of Wales Conservatory Wedding Reception
The Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens was the destination for the wedding reception. It contains multiple zones that cover most of the world’s climates, and is the most complicated glasshouse on site. Most of the guests gathered around the pond in the rainforest zone. There they observed the giant lily pads and listening to some acoustic music. Those that couldn’t take the humidity gathered outside. As the sun began to set, everyone slowly made their way over to the Orangery for the wedding breakfast. The tables referenced favourite albums of the couple, and the centrepiece was a big stack of very tasty looking cupcakes.
Wedding Breakfast in The Orangery at Kew Gardens
The arrival of the happy couple was the cue for the food to appear, and what food! Plate after plate of amazing Indian food filled the tables. Then, once everyone had had their fill there was time for a few speeches. Then Anjali and Owen officially opened the dance floor, with music provided by a big band with a brass section.
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