The Petersham Hotel in Richmond is one of those magical hotels that just exude luxury. Tucked down nightingale lane it has the most impressive view of Petersham Meadows and the River Thames.
Yvonne and Charles are such a lovely couple. For their wedding they wanted a very low key affair. A selection of very close friends and family – with one jetting in from South Africa, it was very intimate.
I love weddings like these. As a photographer you can really feel the emotion on days like these. Yvonne and Charles just wanted their ceremony and their champagne reception photographed. No bridal preparation, no speeches, no first dance. Just a simple yet beautiful ceremony at an amazing hotel in Richmond Upon Thames.
Yvonne’s nieces play the piano and they were adorable. There is a stunning Yamaha piano in the foyer of the hotel. They played as guests started to arrive and reminded me that one day I need to take this up!
Their ceremony was held in The River Room at The Petersham Hotel. It’s a fabulous room with the decor being a very warm yellow and sweeping views to the River Thames. They had the most amazing classical guitarist playing some samba tunes as Yvonne and Charles walked down the aisle together.
We were able to go out to the Terrace for a short period to take the more formal photographs of family and friends, which was a real bonus.
The staff at the Petersham Hotel are second to none. Everything you could want is catered for, including a stunning ‘naked cake’ for the couple.
After the formal photographs Yvonne, Charles and their party dined in one of their private dining rooms. Tall candelabra and stunning attention to detail made this a truly stunning first meal as husband and wife.
Yvonne and Charles it was my pleasure to photograph your very special day. Here are some of my favourite images from your wedding day – I hope you enjoy x