One of my favourites last year was this beautiful wedding at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham. How had I never heard of this gorgeous London wedding venue before?! A small art gallery set in leafy picturesque surroundings right by the Thames in South West London with the most stunning architecture and design in the ceremony room. I don’t know where to start when speaking about it! The black and white checkerboard floor, the incredibly intricate Baroque ceiling with a golden chandelier descending from the middle, those huge windows letting in all the natural light, every detail of this room is spectacular. What a very special venue indeed for a wedding.
Anna and Sarah had their wedding at Orleans House Gallery back in August last year on a beautiful sunny and warm day. The perfect kind of day to be by the river in London. Anna is Polish and Sarah is American so the guests were a fabulous mix of cultures, backgrounds and accents, but they all had warmth and friendliness in common. I felt very welcome, like an extra guest with good cameras!
The grounds around the venue are perfect for photos, and if the weather had been bad there were plenty of locations inside to use for portraits as well. Outside there are crumbly old brick walls, painted doors, woodland and the beautiful venue itself to use as backdrops. It’s a wonderful place. The stairs leading from the ceremony room to the outside with gorgeous double doors painted dark green were a perfect backdrop for some informal group shots.
After everyone had indulged in a few drinks and canapés we all hopped onto a vintage London double decker bus and headed over to The Grange pub in Ealing where they were to have their reception. It’s a lovely rustic pub with a sweet little outside room that they hire out for occasions like this. Since I was kindly invited to stay and eat after I had finished shooting, I can confirm that the food is excellent.
I was booked to cover 4 hours of this wedding at Orleans House Gallery. If you are interested in booking me for a shorter wedding day do get in touch for my bespoke pricing.