I always love photographing weddings at The Petersham Hotel in Richmond Upon Thames. My first wedding ceremony since the lockdown restrictions were lifted was simply stunning. This gorgeous young couple decided to get married at The Petersham Hotel. Just the two of them with the General Manager of The Petersham Hotel as one witness and the registrar as the other.
I arrived to capture some moments of them both getting ready at the hotel for their special ceremony. Zoom calls to family members, some champagne and a ‘no fuss’ approach was very refreshing to capture.
I have photographed small intimate ceremonies and weddings in the past. As you can imagine, this one was very scaled back. Just the bride and groom. They had The Petersham all to themselves and we all felt like teenagers exploring this vast, beautiful hotel for some great images.
Their ceremony was very simple and meaningful. With a glass of bubbles in their hands we embarked on using the extensive grounds surrounding the hotel for some couple photography. Strolling around the Thames and Terrace Gardens, we had a very relaxed few hours taking images. These images will transport them back to this very moment, and having a gallery of images from this ‘moment in time’ to share with loved ones who were unable to be part of this moment.
Idunn and Ed were fabulous to be around. This young couple just wanted to get married to one another and start their journey as husband and wife. No flowers, no reception, no band, no DJ, no extensive five course meal, no photo booth. It does make you realise what is actually really important, especially in times like these. A couple, who are in love that want to exchange precious vows and be together forever. Simply lovely. Idunn and Ed you were a joy to work with, thanks for being so amazing from start to finish. Wish you both the very best for your future together.
Here are some of my favourite images for your special day…..enjoy x