Greenwich Wedding Photographs

We found Amy with her bridesmaids and mother at home on a hot sunny morning ready for their Greenwich wedding photographs at the Trafalgar Tavern Wedding Venue.

Wedding Morning Preparation Photographs

All the girls were wearing matching floral dressing gowns with the bride in her own white number. The team from  Laura Anne Make Up were busy working their magic while the girls enjoyed Prossecco with strawberries in. Amy’s dad arrived and was greeted with a cup of tea. Even Amy’s hamster made and appearance and seem interested what was going on in the room.

Morning preparation from Greenwich Wedding Photographs
Bride being made up in mirror at Greenwich wedding photographs
 
Strapped wedding shoes on mustache duvet cover from Greenwich wedding photographs
Bride and bridesmaids on couch on morning of Greenwich wedding photographs
Bridesmaid is made up on morning of Greenwich wedding photographs
Pet hamster gets in on the act on morning of Greenwich wedding photographs

The bridesmaids wore Dusty violet bridesmaids dresses with bright wild flower bouquets from Violets and Velvet.  A golden locket with grandparent photographs was attached to the bridal bouquet. The bridesmaids got into their dresses before helping  Amy with her 1950’s style bridal gown. She looked breathtaking as she twirled around in the mirror. Her parent’s eyes welled with tears as they saw her. Everyone ready and the bridal party took two London cabs to Greenwich park, a special place as this was where Neil had proposed to Amy.

Clover leafed heart shaped photo pendent from Greenwich wedding photographs
Bridesmaid in mirror from Greenwich wedding photographs
Bridesmaid with bride on morning of Greenwich wedding photographs

Netting petticoat for tea length wedding dress at Greenwich wedding photographs
Bride in the mirror as she gets into her dress on morning of Greenwich wedding photographs
Bride twirls in her retro lace wedding dress
Mother and bride in mirror on morning of Greenwich wedding photographs
Father sees the bride in her dress from Greenwich wedding photographs
Bridesmaids reaction to seeing bride in dress from Greenwich wedding photographs
Bow wedding dress detail from Greenwich wedding photographs
Bridesmaid with colorful wedding bouquet from Greenwich wedding photographs
Bride in back of London cab from Greenwich wedding photographs
Bride and bridesmaids hold up bouquets with city skyline in distance
Bride shares a joke with her bridesmaids on morning Greenwich wedding photographs

After pausing for a few Greenwich wedding photographs it was back into the cabs and off to the Trafalgar Tavern.

 

Greenwich Wedding Photographs at Trafalgar Tavern Wedding Venue

The venue for ceremony and reception was the Trafalgar Tavern wedding venue on the south bank of the river Thames.  A Grade II listed public house adjacent to the Old Royal Navy College. Both ceremony and reception were to be held in the Nelson Banqueting Rooms and Admiral’s Gallery Bar. The Trafalgar Tavern wedding venue boasts elegant chandeliers and rich wooden floors. Both rooms offer jaw dropping views of London and Thames through and floor to ceiling windows.

Groom Preparation Photographs at Trafalgar Tavern

Neil had time to enjoy a pint  with his best man and father who had just flown in from Spain (where he and Neil’s mum live). While enjoying said pint the buttonholes arrived and were quickly added to the gent’s sharp blue wedding suits. Looking slightly more nervous Neil took his place at the front of the ceremony room.

Bubbles on ice at Trafalgar Tavern Wedding venue
Groom had tie tied by grooms man in blue wedding suits at Trafalgar Tavern wedding
Groom, groomsmen and wedding guests on Balcony before Trafalgar Tavern wedding
Greenwich Wedding Photographs of anxious groom waiting at Trafalgar Tavern wedding
Happy and nervous groomsmen in blue wedding suits at Greenwich wedding ceremony photographs
Black and white documentary wedding photo of nervous groom at Trafalgar Tavern

The two black cabs pulled up in the street outside, delivering Amy, her bridesmaids and father to the Trafalgar Tavern wedding. Amy and her bridesmaids all checked themselves in the mirror for one last time. Next door Neil was also going through his final moments before seeing his bride.

Father of the bride waits with bride and bridesmaids outside Trafalgar Tavern Wedding venue
Bride talks to registrar at Greenwich wedding photographs
Laughing bridesmaids before ceremony at Trafalgar Tavern Wedding venue

Trafalgar Tavern Wedding Ceremony Photographs

The soundtrack for the bride’s entrance was performed by the London String Trio .Three bridesmaids led the way followed by Amy arm in arm with her Father. It was very clear by this point that the calmness that filled their morning had developed. Both were very excited to see each other.

Bridesmaid in dusty violet bridesmaid dress enters wedding ceremony at Trafalgar Tavern
Nervous groom waits for bride with bridesmaid procession in background at Greenwich wedding
Bride and father enter wedding ceremony room at Trafalgar Tavern wedding ceremony in Greenwich
First look photograph at Trafalgar Tavern Greenwich wedding photographs
First look wedding photograph as Bride is walked down the aisle by her father

A wonderful civil wedding ceremony took place against the backdrop of the river Thames and the distant London skyline. It had some very personal elements added to it, a reading from the book forever by Emma Dodd and some expertly spoken Bob Marley lyrics from his song ‘Is this love’. With tears in their eyes and smiles on their faces the couple read their vows to each other and exchanged rings. Cheers and applause rung out as they shared their first kiss and husband and wife. One of Amy’s friends sang the Elvis classic ‘Can’t help falling in love with you’ with her father on piano while they signed the register.

Trafalgar Tavern wedding venue in Greenwich wedding ceremony with bride and groom
1950s style bride makes wedding vows from Greenwich Wedding Photographs
Greenwich Wedding Photographs of father of the bride giving the bride away
1950's Bride gives groom a funny look during Trafalgar Tavern Wedding in Greenwich
Bob Marley lyrics wedding reading at Trafalgar Tavern wedding ceremony
Bridesmaids in dusty violet bridesmaids dresses laughing during Greenwich wedding ceremony
Greenwich Wedding Photographs of the exchange of the rings at Trafalgar Tavern
Greenwich Wedding Photographs of first kiss at Trafalgar Tavern wedding ceremony
Wedding guest sings with piano at Trafalgar Tavern Wedding venue in Greenwich
Bride is presented with marriage certificate in Nelson room at Trafalgar Tavern wedding under huge chandelier

After the couple had posed for their guests to take pictures they came down the aisle at husband and wife. The newly-weds waited at the bottom of the stairs while the guests were armed with confetti.  A shower of confetti came down as they came up the stairs to join the drinks reception. As the guests took in the views across the Thames we took the new Mr and Mrs outside with their families .

Wedding guests shower bride and groom with confetti from balcony at Trafalgar Tavern
Bride hugs wedding guests at Trafalgar Tavern Wedding venue drinks reception
 
Greenwich Wedding Photographs of bride laughing with her wedding guests
Father of the bride and father of the groom in blue wedding suits at Trafalgar Tavern

Greenwich Wedding Photographs

After a number of group shots around the statue of Nelson we accompanied the bride and groom on a little stroll. We headed down the side of the river and into the grounds of the Old Royal Navy College. As we took more Greenwich wedding photographs as they received many congratulations from passers-by. We returned to the tavern and the newly-weds came out onto the balcony for a picture. A rapturous applause erupted from the public enjoying a drink outside the pub.

Lord Nelson statue outside Trafalgar Tavern at Greenwich wedding group photographs
Greenwich wedding photographs of bride and groom next to huge stone building
Greenwich Wedding Photographs of bride and groom walking alongside the Thames river
Bride and groom kiss in the gates at Greenwich University from Greenwich wedding photographs
Bride and groom below sleeping man on a hot wedding day in London
Bride and groom wave to public on balcony at Trafalgar Tavern wedding venue

Trafalgar Tavern Wedding Breakfast Photographs

With the bride and groom back with their guests the banqueting rooms were having the final touches of decoration added. The hand made table plan was made up of board games with each table name a different game. These games ranged  from chess to monopoly. Once everyone had found their table place it was time for the speeches.

The Nelson Room set up for wedding breakfast at Trafalgar Tavern Greenwich wedding photographs
Scrabble tiles border on board game themed wedding table plan photograph
Monopoly at board game themed wedding table plan photograph
Board game themed wedding table scrabble with bride and grooms names
Board game themed wedding table plan with naval statue at Trafalgar Tavern Wedding
Temporary wedding tattoo with hold up moustache and scrabble place names

Amy’s dad kicked them off, getting some laughs and also some tears as he recalled memories of Amy growing up. Once he had toasted the happy couple and eyes had been dried it was Neil’s turn. He gave many people thanks, not forgetting to thank his new wife for helping the happy day come together. With gifts distributed Neil made way for his best man, his father. Again many kind words of thanks were given and not a mention of living in Spain (!). Neil’s father’s speech also caused laughter and tears around the room. He finished  with a toast to the happy couple.

Brother of the bride portrait wedding photograph in blue wedding suit
Bridesmaid and wedding guests laughter reaction to wedding speeches at Trafalgar Tavern
Bride laughs at wedding speeches at Greenwich wedding photographs
Black and white photograph of wedding speeches toasts at Trafalgar Tavern wedding
Bride wipes away tears during grooms wedding speech at Trafalgar Tavern wedding
Bridesmaid portrait photograph laughing during wedding speeches
Mother of the bride laughs and claps in blue hatinator at Greenwich wedding
Top table laughter during grooms wedding speech at Trafalgar Tavern wedding
Father of the grooms speech wearing blue wedding suit and waistcoat
Bride and groom laugh during wedding speeches at Trafalgar Tavern Wedding venue

Trafalgar Tavern Wedding Evening Reception Photographs

After the wedding breakfast the bride, groom and guests enjoyed drinks in the Admirals Gallery bar. They utilised the various balconies to enjoy the view up down and across the river Thames. To keep the guests entertained Amy’s own wig tree (imported from Hong Kong) was loaded with a plethora of wigs. Guests added to the wedding day photo book with a Polaroid camera and wrote messages on Jenga blocks and pieces of a heart shaped jigsaw. Many were by this time sporting temporary tattoos of the happy couple some in more interesting places than others.

Wedding guests waving on Thames balcony at Trafalgar Tavern Wedding venue
Panoramic photograph of the Thames taken from Trafalgar Tavern Wedding venue
Wedding guest book with Polaroid photographs and stick on moustaches
Wedding fancy dress box and Grab a prop and strike a pose sign
Wedding Jenga block messages and guest book with scrabble tile decoration
Stylish bride in 1950's style wedding dress on balcony overlooking the Thames and London
Happy child wedding guest in sailors outfit at Greenwich wedding in London
Bride in 1950's style wedding dress at Trafalgar Tavern wedding in Greenwich photograph
Wedding guests enjoying views across the Thames at Trafalgar Tavern Greenwich
Bride in 1950s style wedding dress and net fascinator laughing at Trafalgar Tavern Wedding
Bridesmaid looks in through window overlooking Thames on Trafalgar Tavern balcony

Greenwich Wedding Photographs of Evening Entertainment

With the wedding band Beer Pressure almost ready the cutting of the cake was announced. Joe, Amy’s brother was responsible for making the wedding cake. It had been kept out of sight in a kitchen fridge during the warmer than average day. Now sat in pride of place on the wooden box bearing the name of the new Mr and Mrs it was surrounded with cup cakes. The cake was finished with scrabble tile biscuits and topped off with mini wedding bunting. The cutting of the cake took place against the backdrop of the river and under the watchful eye of Chef Joe now sporting his ‘Baked by Joe’ apron and chef hat.

Brides brother in chef's hat and apron admiring home made wedding cake
Bride and groom cut wedding cake with mini bunting watched by wedding guests

With evening guests arriving the wedding band started banging out the tunes to get everyone going and drown out some small rock band called Iron Maiden playing a gig across the river at the O2 arena.

Wedding guests on ornate balconies at Trafalgar Tavern overlooking Thames
Lord Nelson Statue looks over the Thames next to Trafalgar Tavern Wedding venue Greenwich
Wedding guests look over the Thames at Trafalgar Tavern Wedding venue evening
Wedding guests in fancy dress dance under chandelier at Greenwich Wedding venue
Wedding guests in fancy dress dance under chandelier at Trafalgar Tavern Wedding venue

We left with Nelson’s statue looking out over the river watching all the comings and goings of the busy river through our capital.

 

 

 

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