Wrotham Park wedding for Lauren and Andrew

I had been introduced to the Bride by another Bride and Groom Nicola and Andrew whose wedding I photographed previously at Claridges.

stair case and exterior of St Pancras Hotel

Lauren and Andrew were married in Saint John’s Wood, in London and had their luxurious wedding Reception at Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire. Firstly, however, Lauren had to get ready and for this she chose the five star St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in Central London, with it’s wonderful Gothic metalwork and amazing sweeping staircase - used for the Spice Girls Wannabe video! To be honest, I’m fairly sure that the Spice Girls video was the deciding factor in the location choice. Plus that and the fact that the bride stayed in the Royal Suite at the hotel, large enough for the Bride and some of her Bridesmaids to stay the night before the wedding.

details of St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Lauren had Kate Hughes’s team do her hair and make up. I’ve worked with Kate many times and have known her for many years - she is amazing! Lauren was to wear a couture Suzanne Neville dress

bride getting ready at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Myy favourite part of the morning was when Lauren’s flower girl asked why Brides wear a wedding garter - who knows?!

The veil is added as a final touch.

The veil was put on by Kate, then off to the church, not breaking the speed limit once..

The Groom and his Groomsmen wore light blue suits with classic white rose button holes.

The Groom and his Groomsmen had chosen to wear light blue suits with classic white rose buttonholes.The church had been fully decorated by the leading luxury florist Mary Jane Vaughan, the smell of the white rose clusters was truly wonderful. I have experienced the energy of Mary Jane several times - she is absolutely lovely, and unusually, smaller than me, which makes me very happy.

The entry of the bride in a stunning Suzanne Neville couture dress

I love the bride’s walk down the aisle. This is the point that the day has led up to. The Father of the Bride brought Lauren to her Groom who stood nervously at the top of the aisle - would he turn round to catch a first glimpse of his bride - of course he would!

The bride and groom meet at the top of the aisle

So many smiles, so much love!

The vows and first kiss!
Details of the church during the wedding ceremony.
The bride and groom danced down the aisle after their wedding.

To leave the church, the bride and groom chose to boogie down the aisle. It was fantastic!

Bride and Groom leaving wedding ceremony through confetti.

Then off to Wrotham for the Wedding Reception - after some confetti and kissing of course.

Bride and Groom in a Vintage Rolls Royce.
Bride and Groom arrive at Wrotham Park, Hertforshire , in a vintage Rolls Royce.

Wrotham Park is a Palladian Mansion, set in the heart of a 2500 acres estate located in Hertfordshire. I took my bride and groom off to take advantage of the captivating grounds of Wrotham. I am always quick and returned Lauren and Andrew back to their wonderful guests enjoying the wedding reception in the grounds.

Just before the guests were called in to enjoy the Wedding Breakfast, the bride and groom made their way into the Banqueting room to see the fabulous set up. Lauren had chosen the luxury London based wedding planner Cranberry Blue, to plan all the elements of her day.

The Speeches commenced after the wedding breakfast. Between the Bride’s father’s hat changes routine and the double act of the Best Men everyone had a great time.

Cake and dancing took the happy couple into the night.