UK DESTINATION WEDDING

London Wedding

A WEDDING AT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM


an epic celebration…

for this couple, bringing together generations of family from across the Atlantic to the Natural History Museum in London.

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A wedding at the natural history museum, London

I was recommended to this couple via the Natural History Museum, a completely unique venue for a London wedding. With its Gothic Victorian architecture, sweeping arches and vast spaces, not to mention the incredible artefacts (Hope, a blue whale adorns the ceiling of the Hintze Hall), it is truly awe inspiring.

In my initial discussions with the couple, I asked (as I always do), what would be the most significant photographs they could wish for. Alongside their first look and couple portraits, the bride mentioned that it was the un-choreographed moments with family members which they were keen not to be missed.

When families travel across the world to be at large destination weddings, epic venues such as the Natural History Museum, complete with fantastic production details, prove to be wonderful hosts and experiences, and I love to capture them. But more than this, I know that for all families, these are moments to treasure, bringing together much loved relations to celebrate a truly once in a lifetime experience. I try to be sensitive to these relationships, it’s always a joy to see couples not only bask in their love for each other, but the happiness of those around them. So much of this gallery is truly personal and therefore private. I am grateful to know how much joy it brings this couple and their family, and it was an honour to capture it for them.

As the Natural History Museum is a public building, the ceremony for this wedding was planned quite late in the day, and so we arranged a first look for the couple in the afternoon. It was an ideal time to capture some portraits in natural daylight (always the most flattering light), and very special to allow the bride and groom some time in a more intimate setting. I highly recommend a first look if you are either planning a later ceremony or are worried about getting emotional in front of everyone. You can see another gallery where this is included here.

Weddings by Bespoke produced the amazing design for this wedding. Their florist Peonies and Pinstripes created a beautiful ceremonial moon gate of white hydrangeas and roses on the stairs of the Hintze Hall, to match the bride’s beautiful tumbling bouquet of roses and stunning floral table centres as the showpieces for the evening reception. Meadow style florals adorned the stage area too and a full sized tree, became the centrepiece for the evening bar, balanced by the wonderful cake by Rosalind Miller, decorated by delicate white orchids.

Venue: natural history museum
production: weddings by bespoke
on the day co-ordination: bride & belle Luxury weddings
Dress: Emma Victoria Payne
Grooms OUtfit: Neal and Palmer
Bridesmaid’s Outfits: jenny yoo
florist: pinstripes & peonies
Hairstylist & make Up: Gabriela Staniszewska
stationery: arni paperie
cake: rosalind miller cakes
dj: dj philly

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