The wedding of Sarah and Oli took place at Kew Gardens and then went on to the Dysart in Petersham. I was looking forward to being the Dysart wedding photographer as I had never worked there before. I had chatted with Sarah and Oli before the wedding. They were both easy going and friendly and were very excited about their wedding day. It was very family orientated. Both brothers of the groom were best men and both sisters of the bride were bridesmaids. I really like it when brothers and sisters are best friends! It is my wish for my two little boys, to be good friends too when they are older! You could see the strong family love within both families. I have always said that wedding are a family affair, and this wedding certainly was!
I started at the Coach and Horse Hotel just around the corner from Kew Gardens. I arrived in time to get a few shots of the boys as they were leaving to the venue. I then took a few shots of the bride and her family getting ready. It was beautiful. Everyone was in great spirits there were children around and it all felt relaxed. I then headed to the venue while the bride finished her preparations and went on to meet the registrar prior to the ceremony. The same joyful spirit could be felt at the venue were the groom and ushers were greeting the guests. The groom managed to loose his balance and scratch his hand, the one where the wedding ring went on! Whilst it was far from ideal, I like these unplanned things that happen on a wedding day. They will be remembered in the future.
The ceremony was beautiful and the sunshine greeted the bride and groom as they left the Nash conservatory. We took a few family photos before departing for the Dysart.
The bride and groom wanted to do a few portraits that Richmond Park, a spot that was meaningful to them. The day was warm and there was some sun out, so it made for a lovely moment and for some nice photos. When we arrived to the Dysart, the guests had lined up for a confetti throw. The guests then enjoyed drinks and canapés before being called for the first set of speeches. The it was time for a lovely meal. The day had a really calm a slow pace to it. As I mentioned before, there was a great family feeling. All the family were sat together and the real friendship and love was clear to see. The mum of the bride was smiling all the time, the bride was constantly kissing the newborn baby, the mother of the groom was excited about this being the second wedding of three of his sons, all falling within a year! Many many stories that I was grateful to witness. After the meal, there was a second set of speeches before the first dance. I left shortly after this.
Below are some of my favourite images form Sarah and Oli’s wedding day. A really fun and pleasant day for me and a great wedding for sure. I really hope that you like these selection and I would love to hear your thoughts below! If you are looking for the Dysart wedding photographer (or any other venue for that matter), I would love to hear from you, please feel free to get in touch! Thanks for visiting my site!