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