The Petersham Hotel is a real favourite of mine when it comes to weddings in Richmond Upon Thames. I have been fortunate enough to photograph ceremonies here many times over the year. The Petersham Hotel with the River Thames as your backdrop, the River Room provides a stunning setting for a wonderful wedding ceremony. With its own private terrace and views stretching across the Petersham Meadows it makes for great photos of your wedding day.
Katie and Carl chose to get married alongside their two huge and very well behaved Malamute dogs. This dashing couple have been together as a couple for several years and decided to tie the knot! With an intimate selection of just forty of their closest friends and family it was a beautiful and emotional ceremony. They have the coolest last names – Katie Pow and Carl Rock. So they wnet for a double barrled last name as husband and wife…ROCKPOW!
Katie and Carl wanted to keep everything simple, have a very meaningful ceremony and party with their closest family and friends. The Petersham Hotel is just perfect for this. Once married, you can sit in their private dining room and have such a lovely first meal as husband and wife.
They both then opted to have a huge party at a local pub round the corner. The Marlborough is an iconic pub in Richmond Upon Thames with a private area that can fit a band and DJ. It was just perfect for what they both wanted, great music, good evening food and a pub to themselves!
Katie, Carl and I took some moments throughout the day and evening for some time alone and to capture some candid photographs of them both. I really prefer taking couples for ‘pockets’ of time rather than a whole hour at a time. I feel couples are more relaxed and don’t spend too long away from their guests.
Also, but taking the couple away for shorter periods it helps take advantage of the different types of light throughout the day.
Congratulations Katie and Carl, you were both awesome to work with! Here are a selection of my favourite images from a very special day…..enjoy x