Claire and Aaron getting ready

As with most weddings, I started the day photographing the bride and her bridesmaids and family getting ready, Claire chose to get ready in a suite at the sleek and elegant Chelsea Harbour Hotel, the height of modern luxury in the city with incredible views, a perfect start to her wedding day. Claire was helped by her 5 bridesmaids, make-up artist and she had arranged for Zoe Norris to style her hair. Claire wore a stunning Shanna Melville design; a sweetheart neckline gown with button detail down the back and a delicate lace sleeved top. She completed her outfit by wearing a matching veil and pearl jewellery attended by her three best friends as bridesmaids  looking stunning in beautiful powder blue dresses.

Not only did Claire have me documenting this special morning of preparations at Chelsea Harbour her aunty a professional artist  was also there sketching the scenes as they unfolded as well.

The groom got ready at his friends flat overlooking London  Bridge with my second shooter Steve capturing the moments as I followed the bridal preperations at Chelsea Harbour Hotel

Aaron  the groom wore a dark blue  suit, grey waistcoat and matching  blue tie, whilst the groomsmen wore three piece grey suits .


Bride and Groom at Fulham Palace


The story of their day

After the short drive from Chelsea Harbour Claire took the short walk on her dads arm and with a solo musician playing she glided across the lawn and up the stunning rose pettaled Isle aisle lined with Indian style umbrellas to her waiting groom, Aaron.

The couple had a combined faith service at Fulham Palace with both a vicar and a Jewish rabbi, with an archway/chuppah to take their vows under. Claire and Aaron symbolised their vows to one another by lighting a candle, and Aaron completed the ceremony with the Jewish tradition of stamping on the glass.

A reception with canapes and prosecco followed for their guests whilst a small number of important formal family groups were taken along with some beautiful portraits of Claire and Aaron together in the Fulham Palace Botanical Gardens

The couple started the wedding breakfast with traditional Jewish dancing to The Jazz Prescription Band, before sitting down to a three course meal with their 250 invited guests.  After the traditional speeches Claire and Aaron took to the dance floor to the sounds of Fitzgerald.

We finished the evening with some night time London wedding photography shots of the bride and groom at London’s Prince Albert Bridge.


60 Fulham Palace Wedding Photographs

Fulham Palace wedding venue

The couple had their wedding service in the grounds of  Fulham Palace, London, the historic palace and gardens, once the Bishop of London’s palace, it now draws visitors from around the world to stroll in the beautiful gardens and have lunch in The Drawing Room restaurant, and has become a sought after venue for weddings. Claire and Aaron hired top wedding planner Katie Cressner to help them create their special day and ensure the day ran smoothly.

Fulham Palace has Four beautiful rooms that are licensed for civil ceremonies.It also boasts The Victorian Chapel at Fulham Palace which is an incredibly special place and remains the private chapel of the Bishop of London.

Fulham Palace is one of those perfect wedding venues with two beautiful courtyards, a purpose built marquee and stunning botanical gardens for your wedding photographer to capture some stunning wedding photographs of you both

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