A Horniman wedding is something special. Just ask Laura and James who got married there in the autumn. Some would say a Horniman wedding in autumn is when it’s at its best.
Laura and James got married on a beautiful Autumn day. Their wedding wallpaper was the splendour of the Horniman Conservatory and its beautiful gardens full of colour.
The day started at Laura’s home with mother, bridesmaids and several cats! Reassuringly the wonderful Amanda Roberts was on hand to add the final beauty touches. Laura looked stunning in her wedding dress. Understated, beautiful and elegant. The groom was just as handsome, dressed in a slightly louder blue but very slick suit. Tastefully matched with his groomsmen.
The Horniman wedding!
Next it was off to the Horniman Conservatory in Forest Hill for the ceremony and arrival of the guests. This was a first for me. I’ve photographed many a Horniman wedding over the years. However, this was the first time I’d accompanied a couple who’d used the entire facility. The Pavilion for the ceremony, the Bandstand for the drinks reception and finally, the stunning Victorian Conservatory for the Wedding breakfast and party. And I nearly forgot. Alpacas, goats and sheep were also there to witness Laura and James declaring their love for each other. The ceremony was moving and at times humorous.
After the ceremony everyone filed out to the area normally reserved for the Farmers Market in front of the bandstand. Whilst the guests consumed drinks and canapés we got on with taking a handful of group photos before heading over to the Horniman Conservatory.
Suzanne James Catering had laid on a fantastic afternoon tea. Cocktails poured from vintage teapots and mouthwatering delights on their mixed vintage china. The best man’s speech had everyone in stitches and a very embarrassed groom. Afterwards I took the couple for a photo walk around the gardens before heading back for the party.
And what a party it was. Amazing band. Outrageous dancing and a full on face painting fest!