Overlooking the picturesque Bushy Park just outside of London, Hampton Court House is a beautiful Georgian mansion set within elegant gardens. It dates back to the 18th century and with its period architecture, opulent interior and stunning grounds it’s the perfect setting for those looking for something thats extra specia for their wedding day! Sylvia and Tommy are a really lovely couple who had a fantastic wedding here last September and I was thrilled when they asked me to capture their big day.
It started off just around the corner at the Mitre Hotel in East Molesey where I met Sylvia and her bridesmaids as they were made up. The ceremony was held in the magnificent main hall with the conservatory and landscaped gardens being the peaceful setting for the drinks reception in the afternoon. I took the newlyweds around the grounds for some romantic moments together before it was time for the meal to commence in the dining room.
There were some hilarious speeches and heartfelt words and the excited guests eagerly raised their champagne glasses to toast the happy couple! The evening finished off with an energetic party with everyone jumping on the dance floor to celebrate in to the early hours.
It was a fantastic day working at Hampton Court House with Sylvia and Tommy and here are just a few of the amazing moments I captured for them. I was absolutely delighted with their review on my Google page…..
“What incredible photos and a what an amazing photographer! We couldn’t give a stronger recommendation.
Murray did an absolutely brilliant job from our first contact with him. We saw his photos online and immediately sent him an email to check his availability. Murray replied quickly and set up a Skype call to get to know us and what we wanted. He was polite, professional, prompt, and clearly understood what we were after. He was also very organised and provided helpful forms to complete to identify key members of the wedding party, and to work out the order in which to take formal photos.
On the big day, Murray arrived promptly to take some photos of my wife and her bridesmaids getting ready. He then travelled to the ceremony and took some fantastic shots of people arriving. He was professional throughout the day and clearly knew who was who. He was also very understanding of our priorities for the day and ensured we enjoyed ourselves whilst still getting some photos of us alone.
One real highlight for us was that Murray was happy to stay very late into the evening (until carriages) and so got some fantastic photos of the dance-floor as the night progressed. This was quite a last-minute ask from us and so we were very fortunate that he was keen to do this, particularly as it meant working a fourteen hour day. This long day didn’t impact his work and he still had the same energy by the end of the night.
Overall, an incredible job!! Looking back through the photos once they’d been developed brought back some fantastic memories. We could tell from Murray’s previous photos that he’d be excellent for our wedding but he managed to surpass expectations. Great work.” – Sylvia & Tommy