Today I’m a Garden Museum Wedding Photographer. It’s an amazing venue created in 1977 and set in the desecrated church of St Marys opposite Lambeth Palace. Fittingly it’s also the burial place of John Tradescant a great British gardener and plant-hunter extraordinaire. As a Garden Museum Wedding Photographer I know I’ve got an interesting day ahead. A mixture of vaulted ceiling interior and stunning gardens outside. All we need is good weather. It was Cliona and Phil’s big day and their minds were set on having a fun filled wedding. Hence a mixed Chinese and Irish wedding guaranteed an interesting day ahead. Most important was the family and friends helping them celebrate the beginning of their new journey together.
Garden Museum Wedding Photographer
The ceremony itself took place in the impressive St Georges Cathedral. A Roman Catholic Cathedral near Elephant and Castle with a spectacular interior. More spectacular since it was partially demolished in World War two. You can see some of the salvaged stonework on show in the church. Cliona arrived at the church to gasps in her classic vintage style wedding dress and looking beautiful with her matching hair and make-up. After the ceremony Cliona was whisked away by Phil in a rather natty little red sports car (Triumph TR4a). Obviously a couple to whom style is important.
Following the ceremony we arrived at the Garden Museum for the reception and a lovely Chinese Tea ceremony. Both couples dressed in spectacular silk robes as they kneeled to receive tea and give gifts to their parents. Soon afterwards everyone was eating and drinking their way through a delicious feast prepared by Suzanne James, one of South London’s top event caterers. Another reason why I enjoy being a Garden Museum Wedding Photographer is because the venue is just next door to Lambeth Palace and overlooks the River Thames and Houses of Parliament. Perfect backdrop for a London Wedding!