I was very excited when Katie and Riki booked me as their Lovekyn Chapel Wedding Photographer. It’s a local venue for me and I haven’t had a chance to shoot there before. The day started off at Katie and Rikis flat in Worton Hall, a beautiful old building in the heart of Isleworth. Katie was a little upset when I arrived, it transpired that Colin (Rikis Best Man) had managed to lose Katies wedding ring down a storm drain. Thankfully I seem to have a habit of attracting cool, calm and collected clients and Katie was no exception. She managed to get a friend to sort a temporary replacement and got on with the day. Once that hurdle was sorted, the mood lightened and the atmosphere of fun that bridal prep entail started in earnest. Yuki (from www.amazinghairdo.com ) got everyone looking amazing and in no time we were ready to go.
Outside it was a beautiful, if bitterly cold, sunny day. After a quick shot outside their home we headed over to Lovekyn Chapel for their ceremony. As I mentioned, I’d not been to Lovekyn Chapel before. A small chapel nestled right in the heart of Kingston Upon Thames, you almost wouldn’t notice it if you weren’t looking for it. Very pretty inside, fairly tight for space but it leads to a nice intimate ceremony. You could see the Riki was nervous, and not just because he was checking his heart rate on a monitor! There was no need to worry though, the ceremony went perfectly.
There’s not too much space outside so we quickly headed off the the Hand and Flower in Richmond for the reception. Located on the edge of Ham Common, Katie, Riki and I went to grab some shots of the two of them whilst people arrived at the pub. It was so cold that we didn’t stay for long. Riki spotted an old Austin Seven being driven up the road and ran after them and managed cadge a lift back to the pub. In the warmth the day continued, a little bit of chatting and relaxing before the food was served. After this were the speeches, where poor Colin was reminded of his earlier blunder. The speeches were followed by a song from Riki dedicated to Katie, this was reciprocated later with Katie showing her Burlesque Dancing skills! After plenty of Karaoke and dancing, the evening was rounded off with a display by Riki and his friends, all fire performers, over on the common. One thing the day could never be described as is ordinary!
It was a fabulous day and a pleasure to be a part of. For friends and family, please ask Katie and Riki for the password to the full gallery which can be seen in my Client Gallery. For those here looking for a Lovekyn Chapel Wedding Photographer, please get in touch and we can chat through the various options available. In the meantime, please enjoy and share the following images: