Kew Gardens bride and groom London wedding

“Jonny is like one of the crowd and we didn’t feel we needed to be posed and ready the whole time. As people who don’t take many photos of themselves this helped us feel really comfortable. All I’ll say is, if you’re looking to book Jonny just do it!”

Kew Gardens Wedding Photos | Cambridge Cottage | London

Amsterdam. Dave walks into a conference Tamara was attending. He strolls in from the balcony and whisked her away to Bruges where he proposed. They stayed in an amazingly posh hotel but spent most of the night in the hostel across the road playing pool. My kinda couple!

Fast forward to their Kew Gardens wedding day inspiration. Wanting to keep with the botanical theme of Kew, they tried to keep it as simple as possible, complimenting the beautiful surroundings. The flowers were kept natural in line with this. The menu was really important, as self proclaimed foodies, so they spent a lot of time on it. Ultimately, they wanted somewhere near to London but still with a garden vibe. Looking for a huge wedding venue wasn’t on the agenda, when they saw Cambridge Cottage in the grounds of Kew Gardens both agreed very quickly it was the one. A self contained venue but set within huge grounds, bonus!

 

Bride and groom at temple in Kew Gardens in London

home decor and wedding day detail montage

groomsmen and bridesmaids group photo in Cambridge Cottage garden Kew gardens

bride opens champagne bottle with her hair in curlers

wedding guests chat in front of ancient oil portrait painting at Kew gardens

bride and groom both laugh during wedding speeches at Kew Gardens venue

bride and groom embrace as sun sets in Cambridge cottage gardens London

groom listens to DJ's music before the wedding party starts

Couple with drinks and bouquet on the back of golf cart at Kew Gardens London

bridesmaid and father of the bride emotional embrace

wedding guests mingle and chat in garden at Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens tourist thumbs up for camera amidst colourful foliage

bride feeds wedding cake to husband as he cuts the cake at Kew Gardens

groomsmen arrive wearing sunglasses at cambridge Cottage wedding

Not for sale text bride getting hair curled before wedding

bride during wedding prep checks makeup outside while hair is curling

Bridesmaids are shocked as wedding guest grabs slice of cake

bride and groom kiss with champagne outside cambridge cottage Kew Gardens in London

bride laughs at funny wedding speech

wedding couple share a moment outside framed in doorway

groomsmen enjoy wedding party at bar having a few drinks

roses and hairbrush on table detail Kew gardens vintage posters

wedding guest dancing with sunglasses on dancefloor

bride with bridesmaids with bouquets outside cambridge Cottage Kew gardens London

wedding guests cheer on dancefloor as guest does the limbo

bride and groom say their vows during Cambridge Cottage wedding venue

Cambridge cottage Kew Gardens wedding with flowers balloons hoover detail

bride and groom share a drink and moment of solitude Kew Gardens Richmond

 Tell us about the wedding fashion

The dress was David Fielden 4022 and bought from Teokath of London in Wimbledon. A deserved mention must go to Chambers in Wimbledon Village who were extremely patient and amazing completing all the fittings perfectly. Limited edition Jenny Packham x LK Bennett provided the footwear. I picked the dress because of its simplicity and of course for the amazing back. My bridesmaids agreed it was the one the minute they saw it but Mum would never forgive me for not mentioning that she picked it out! Dave’s suit was bespoke from Cad & Dandy. The whole experience of having it made and fitted was one of Dave’s favourite parts of the planning. Shirt was Oscar Pink, tie Hugo Boss, braces Albert Thurston and shoes were Joseph Cheaney. Dresses for all the bridesmaids were from Coast, we picked them in an hour and a half.

 

groom drinks whiskey wearing sunglasses and red tie

Indian wedding guests tuck in to canapes

wedding guests celebrate with sparklers at night

groomsmen and guests interact outside cambridge cottage wedding reception

bride laughs and tenderly holds groom at London wedding

bride and groom with red braces dance on the dancefloor

groom with his drunk parents on the dance floor

wedding guest looks shocked on the dancefloor

wedding guests look on and smile at the couple saying their vows

bride and groom laugh as they sign wedding register

bride and incredibly bored looking groom sit and listen to wedding speech

wedding guest compliments groom's suit as she arrives in car

collection of guests playing limbo on the dance floor

Bride and groom hold each other Kew Gardens Richmond venue

young wedding guest tries their parents drink

bride and groom backlit romantic sunlit portrait

bride laughs as she gets her makeup done and her hair in curlers

wedded couple arrive for breakfast as guest flicks the vees

bride and guests pose through instagram photo mount

bride wearing a dress from Teokath in Wimbledon

golf buggy at Kew Gardens

wedding guests all do shots on the dancefloor

groom rolls eyes as bride grabs his arm

bride grabs groom's face and kiss as the sun sets in the garden

bride and groom share first dance on dance floor

Wedding day details and advice

The song we walked down the aisle to was De’ree I’m kissing you played on the harp. Our first dance was You are the best thing by Ray Lamontagne.

If I were to offer any advice for those planning their wedding now it would be don’t stress! It all comes together (but probably don’t move countries two days later either, like we chose to do).

We did have concerns about spending money on photography and now we can say we totally made the right decision! I think the style of Jonny’s photography made it more worthwhile. If he hadn’t captured so many amazing moments we may not have felt the same. Jonny is like one of the crowd. In the best way we barely noticed him and didn’t feel as though we needed to be posed and ready the whole time. As people who don’t take many photos of themselves this helped us feel really comfortable. All I’ll say is, if you’re looking to book Jonny just do it (which is incidentally, what my best friend, sister in law to one of the weddings you shot, said to me).

 

Bride dances with her father during wedding party dancefloor

family of bride and groom talk animatedly at the dinner table

guest falls over and is helped off the floor

bride gets her makeup done in London kitchen

bride hangs up dress by david fielden by window

wedding guest downs drink

bride and groom at Kew Gardens in Richmond London

wedding guests pose with polaroid photo

wedding guest in sunglasses adjusts tie outside

Cambridge Cottage London wedding ceremony

Groom lifts up wedding guest on dancefloor

bridesmaids wearing pink dresses from Coast

Bride with groom wearing Oscar Pink shirt and Hugo Boss tie,

Men in suits with loads of Champagne

wedding guests rock out to dance floor music

Bride and groom at Cambridge Cottage wedding venue in London

bride and groom outside domed greenhouse in Kew gardens

KEW GARDENS WEDDING SUPPLIERS

Florists: Pollen Nation – www.pollen-nation.co.uk

Rings: Ryan Nelson London – www.ryannelsonlondon.com

Catering Company: Caper & Berry – www.caperandberry.co.uk

LOOKING FOR A KEW GARDENS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

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Then hit me up via my contact page where you can book a call or fill in my contact form and check my availability.