Nick and Vicky’s wedding at Eltham Palace

June 29, 2010

Vicky and Nick’s wedding must have taken some serious planning. I was bowled over with all the amazing floristry and loved the bright colour scheme.

I started the day with Vicky and her bridesmaids getting ready whilst my second shooter Rosie was with Nick and the boys. It’s great to be able to capture both the Bride & Groom getting ready and it’s one of the main benefits of having a two photographer team.

The ceremony took place at Holy Trinity Church, Eltham and was followed by a reception at Eltham Palace.

Eltham Palace is an English Heritage property and was the childhood home of Henry VIII. It still has medieval remains including the Great Hall. It was extended many years later in a decadent Art Deco style.

Narrowing down the locations to use is the biggest challenge for a wedding photographer at Eltham Palace, particularly with the vast size of the venue which means it takes some time to move between each location (especially in a wedding dress!). Even with an entire day to photograph a Bride and Groom you still wouldn’t tick everything off! So we ended up deciding to split the photographs and do just a few in the gardens during the reception and then some interior shots after dinner.

The gardens are particulaly beautiful at this time of year with lots of colour, especially in the dry moat which made the perfect spot for family photographs. It was lovely to have such a beautiful sunny day to enjoy the grounds.

1 Comment

  1. Alex Beadon on June 30, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Beautiful shots, Sarah! I love the one of her parents watching her come down the stairs, the one of the groom looking at the bride coming down the aisle, the confetti shot, them kissing in front of the gold wall and the shot looking at them through the framing of the door – red on the outside, blue on the inside. So beautiful!! Precious moments and amazing framing of the shots. I love this post! Great work!

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