A Beautiful Rustic wedding at Horniman Museum
Tracey and Nigel planned a stylish, elegant and laid back wedding with an outdoor wedding at the Horniman Museum bandstand and reception in the Horniman Conservatory. It was wonderful to chat to them and hear all their plans. Tracey and Nigel are the loveliest people and I couldn’t wait to photograph their wedding!
Getting ready at home
I started at Tracey and Nigel’s home, where the bride and her friends were getting ready. It was very calm when I arrived, with hair and makeup being done, champagne being drunk and lots of chat. Everyone was in a good mood and getting excited for the day ahead. Tracey wore a gorgeous lacy dress and Nigel wore a light blue suit and they looked really wonderful.
The outdoor wedding at the Horniman Museum bandstand
The wedding ceremony took place at the bandstand in the Horniman Museum gardens. The bandstand was filled, with some guests standing at the back to make sure they were part of this special moment. It was an emotional ceremony with some beautiful readings, which were really personal. The ceremony was very special and so happy. Nigel and Tracey are clearly a perfect match and were so excited to be getting married. After the ceremony there was a big cheer from everyone, and then the celebrations began.
Drink & Canapes in the Horniman Gardens
It was a beautifully sunny day, which was glorious. After the excitement of the ceremony, Tracey and Nigel joined their guests enjoying canapes and cocktails in the sunshine. The couple mingled and laughed with their friends while I captured natural photos of everyone enjoying themselves. We did a few group photos then I whisked the happy couple off for a wander in the gardens. The gardens at Horniman are gorgeous and perfect for relaxed couples photos.
The wedding reception in the Horniman Conservatory
After enjoying the sunshine for the drinks reception everyone made their way to the beautiful conservatory for the wedding breakfast and evening reception. The space was beautifully decorated in shades of green and white. Lots of greenery, wooden place names and the most amazing cake (make sure to check it out!). Elegant rustic and perfect for the venue space. Tracey and Nigel got rapturous applause as they entered.
We had the most amazing sunset, so after food we took a walk into the gardens for some sunset photos and a bit of calm before the party time. Wonderful, funny and heartfelt speeches followed and soon it was time for dancing. Nigel and Tracey led the way with a brilliant first dance. The dance floor filled and everyone danced the night away.
Horniman Museum and Gardens is definitely one of my favourite venues to work at. It was wonderful to be there with such a lovely couple to capture their wedding.
Venue: Horniman Museum & Gardens
Hair & Makeup: Amanda Roberts Hair & Makeup
Dress: Pronovias, Bridal Rogue Gallery, Marylebone
Grooms Suit: Paul Smith Suit, Selfridges
Flowers: Fresh Flower Company
Cake: Rachelles Cakes
Hope you have enjoyed this gorgeous outdoor wedding at the Horniman Museum bandstand. As a big fan of plants (I have so many in my office at home) I loved the decor that Tracey and Nigel chose for their wedding reception in the Horniman conservatory. The wild and natural style plants, mixed with white and hints of wood looked so good.
If you liked this wedding head over and check out Belinda & Pete’s colourful outdoor wedding with a stunning Temperley dress.
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