London wedding photographer – Same Sex humanist wedding at Horniman Museum

November 6, 2020

A beautiful same-sex humanist wedding at Horniman Museum & Gardens

If you’re planning a Same-Sex wedding or a humanist wedding, you’ll love this for inspiration!

Michelle and Charlene chose to have a beautiful humanist wedding so they could share their day and celebrate with all their loved ones. They were already legally married when they held their wedding at the gorgeous Horniman Museum, London. So this was the icing on the cake for the two of them and their guests. They had the most gorgeous flowers as the main decor, which perfectly suited the conservatory venue.

The morning of the wedding

The couple got ready together at The Half Moon pub in Herne Hill. They had their mums, sisters and best friends there to share the excitement of the wedding morning. When I arrived the makeup was in full flow, drinks were ordered to calm the nerves and everyone was chatting away. Michelle was first to put her dress on, with a helping hand from her sister. Charlene was next and soon the couple was ready to go and get married!

The same-sex humanist ceremony

The ceremony took place in the conservatory at Horniman Museum and was decorated with stunning flowers both outside and in which was perfect. The ceremony was very emotional for the couple and their guests. They read out handwritten vows and exchanged rings. As they kissed the place erupted with cheers.

After the ceremony, drinks were served and the happy couple mingled with their guests.  I took the time to capture some relaxed photos of the guests before doing a few family photos that Michelle and Charlene had requested. The weather on the day was fresh and sunny and despite the odd bit of cloud, it was a beautiful day. Towards the end of the drinks reception, I whisked the couple away for some photos in the gardens.

The pub reception

The evening reception was held at the East Dulwich Tavern in East Dulwich. The venue is perfect for a relaxed wedding party because it’s so cosy but still has plenty of space. It’s got such an understated vibe, and also does really great food! There was a red London bus laid on to transport everyone from the Horniman Museum to the pub. This was great fun for many of their guests who had never been on an old London bus before!

Once we got to the pub the drinks flowed, everyone relaxed and it was clear a fun night was ahead. They soon cracked on with the speeches. A fair few happy tears, giggles, hugs and emotional moments during speeches by both Michelle and Charlene’s sisters. One of their best friends said and a few words and then the happy couple said some thank yous.

It was then time to cut the cake (which was a cake of cheese!). At which point I finished and left Michelle, Charlene and their guests to dance and party the night away. I loved being a part of this amazing same-sex humanist wedding. Michelle and Charlene are the nicest couple and their family and friends made me feel so welcome and part of the celebrations.

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Suppliers

Ceremony venue – Horniman Museum & Gardens

Reception venue – East Dulwich Tavern

Hair & Makeup – Rosie Scott Makeup and Tracey Baden

Flowers – The Fresh Flower Co

Michelle’s Dress – Kleinfeld Bridal

Charlene’s Dress – belonged to her sister


Hope you have enjoyed this beautiful same-sex humanist wedding at Horniman Museum. It was a wonderful South London wedding with stunning flowers. Perfect for an early Spring wedding. If you like this then do check out Lucy & Nick’s pretty back garden wedding with an outdoor humanist ceremony. You can also take a look at Carl & Jack’s fabulous same-sex wedding at Asylum.

Thanks for popping by

Fiona x

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I have seen brides drinking sangria or mimosas on the morning of their wedding but never Guinness! “Lovely Day For A Guinness”

Loved it! Why not be yourself and drink what you want on your wedding day 🙂

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