A hot and sunny Summer’s day and a glorious Hampton Court Palace wedding

I’m scooting back to last summer for today’s blog post. On a scorching hot day in July Jess & Nick married at St Mary’s Church in Hampton and then celebrated with their loved ones in The Garden Room at Hampton Court Palace.

At Jess’s parents home there was a buzz of nerves and excitement. Jess was in the middle of having her make up done when I arrived. She chose to enhance her natural English Rose complexion with a soft, pretty look perfectly applied by makeup artist Rachel Lavery. I loved that Jess kept her hair softly styled and partly down with one simple hair accessory. It was a very relaxed morning, with bacon butties being eaten and Mary Poppins on the TV to keep the little flower girl (and the older bridesmaids!) entertained. Once hair and makeup had been done and the father of the bride was all dressed and ready, it was time for the girls. The bridesmaids looked wonderful in their navy blue knee-length dresses and Jess looked simply elegant and stunning in her lace ‘Amile’ gown by Watters from London Bride Couture.

The ceremony at St Mary’s Parish Church in Hampton was a very happy part of the day. Lots of smiles, giggles and a little embarrassment as the hot day meant the rings didn’t fit quite as easily as they would normally! Jess & Nick married amongst cheers and happy tears. While the newlyweds headed in their car to Hampton Court Palace the guest travelled on the wedding bus and walked through the grounds to The Garden Room for champagne and canapés by Ampersand catering.

Jess, Nick and I took a wander around the Palace taking some relaxed photos in the main building and the gardens. It really is the most amazing place and a real treat to be able to take photos there.

Back in the gardens, the couple arrived to be greeted by cheers from their guests and a very welcome drink of champagne. The sunny weather made for the most perfect wedding reception as everyone relaxed with cold drinks chatted and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. Jess and Nick had chosen very simple table decorations, with little bags of lavender as favours and aromatic lavender plants as the centrepiece of each table. A beautiful white cake decorated with simple blue and lace ribbons that matched the bridesmaids dresses sat in the corner with its fabulous ‘Mr & Mrs Brown’ topper.

Dinner and speeches soon followed with lots of laughter, some friendly teasing and a lot of love all around. I whisked the Jess & Nick away for a few moments after the speeches, to grab the sunset in front of the main iconic building of Hampton Court Palace. By this time all the tourists had gone home and we had the place to ourselves. It was so much fun to wander around the grounds on our own and capture some stunning golden hour photos.

Jess & Nick’s first dance was extra special as the music was played by their friend’s band. The dance floor filled and everyone partied the night away. It was a really fun, relaxed and beautiful wedding and one I was thrilled to be a part of and to be able to photograph.

Wedding sign outside house Shrubbery garden window box Amile Watters wedding dress garden White flats for wedding Surrey Lace wedding dress navy bridesmaids Navy bridesmaid dress English Summer Garden wedding Surrey house in summer Smooth fox terrier Surrey Woman hair in curlers Baby book photography Women and children in lounge Bacon butties snack Woman hair in curlers makeup Mr and Mrs bunting Surrey wedding Pregnant woman in blue dress Bridesmaids watching Mary Poppins Documentary wedding photography Surrey Little girl sitting on stairs Surrey Woman in polka dot dress Woman sitting smiling Woman hair in curlers Man in morning suit Father of the bride in morning suit Little girl holding cup Soft curls for Surrey bride Soft curls for Surrey bridesmaid Family pictures framed on the walls Father of the bride in grey morning dress Relaxed wedding photography Surrey Flower girl looking upstairs Elegant English summer bride Surrey Navy bridesmaid and pastel bouquet Soft elegant English bride in Amile dress Flower girl with English bride Glasse of champagne on tray Bridesmaid drinking champagne White wedding cars Hampton Instructions for pocket squares Groom tying tie in mirror Surrey Groom wearing gold waistcoat Surrey Pouring champagne Hampton Court Gold wedding bands in white boxes Groom standing in kitchen with friends groom helping friend put his tie on Groom getting ready to leave pre-wedding Groom in his Ede & Ravenscroft suit Harper Bloom flowers and stationary Groom and friends in vintage car Groom in vintage car Vintage car bonnet and blue sky Groom and best man walking to the church The church and Bell Inn sign Inside St Mary's Church, Hampton Order of Service by Announce Beautiful ceiling at St Mary's Church Flowers by Harpers Bloom Inside St Mary's Church in Hampton Groom and crew waiting for the bride Guests inside St Mary's Church Natural wedding photography Ladies wearing fascinators in church Guests and flowers at St Mary's Church Lady wearing a hat smiling in church Guests waiting for the bride Bride and Father in vintage car Bride getting out of vintage car Bride and father walking down steps Bride and father linking arms Groom and his crew inside the church Natural wedding photography Bride and father walking down the aisle Bride glimpsing a look at her groom Bridesmaids reading Order of Service Natural wedding photography The wedding party singing in church Groom and best man seated in church Bride and father smiling Guests smiling in church Bride and groom taking their vows Bride and groom hands Bride taking her vows Inside shot of St Mary's Church Bride and groom smiling in church Guests smiling in church Adjusting their rings in church Bride and groom embrace Guests applaud the marriage in church Guests clapping in church Bride smiling at groom in church Groom signing the register Bride's hands with wedding ring Guests smiling in church Lady wearing blue fascinator Bride and groom walking down the aisle Bride and groom leaving churchBest men and ushers outside Friend hugging bride Bride and stylish ladies outside Bride and groom walking through guests Confetti shot of bride and groom Bride and groom smiling Guests on church lawn Vintage red route master Two girls smiling on the routemaster Guests sitting inside routemaster busRiver outside Hampton Court Palace Lady in pink wearing sunglasses Wedding couple outside venue Bride and groom looking at each other Bride and groom holding handsBride and groom seated together bride and groom portrait in the painted stairway at hampton court palaceGroom and bride sat togetherInside Hampton Court Palace Bride and groom in garden smiling Bride at groom holding handsWedding couple in garden Bride and groom kissing in distanceSmiling bride and groom bride and groom in gardensBride and groom hand on hand Natural wedding photography Hampton Court Palace gardens Bride and groom in the garden Couple walking through trees Bride and groom outside iron gate Wedding guests in the garden Lady in blue laughing Trio of ladies with legs in the air Champagne poured into flutesLadies laughing with champagne Couple posing with champagne Hampton Court Palace garden Bride and groom with friends Wedding guests chatting Two boys sitting by a tree Ladies wearing stylish hats Lady sat at a table with a friend Groom lifted by friends Groom hugging friends Girl ready for a nap Bride and bridesmaids Trio of pics of bride Wedding guests in the sunshine Ladies outside chatting Seating plan Wedding tables Lavender centre piece on a table Favour lavender bags Table designs smart and clean Wedding table all set Alan's big plate and lavender Table name and lavender pot Wedding favours and flowers Harpers bloom flowers Three layered wedding cake Table seating plan Wedding gift table Lavender pot plant and flowers Flowers and guests Group of girls playing on the lawn Guests cheer the bride and groom Food on the table at a weddingTop table laughing at speeches Guests listen to speeches Father of the bride gives speech Girl raising her glass to the toast Guests stood for the toastLady clapping hands Elderly lady in turquoise suit Bride laughing during grooms speechGroom stood for his speech Guests giggling during speeches Guests applaud groom's speech Lady in blue listens to speechGuests laughing during speechBrides hands together Groom delivering speech to bride Bride laughing at groom's speech Guests toasting with champagne Bride and groom kiss Best men stood delivering speech Groom wearing Ede & Ravenscoft suit Best man smiling Guests sat around tables laughing Man applauding after speech Guests sitting around tables Phone filming a speech Groom and bride laughing Best men delivering speech Groom looking embarrassed Best man showing a letter Best men deliver a speech Lady laughing during speeches Best man's speech and friend filming Father of the bride laughing Lady laughing and surprised Guests at a wedding Guests laughing during the speeches Guests listening to speeches Wedding guests raise a toast Three champagne glasses cheering Front of Hampton Court Palace Bride and grooms hands embraced Bride and groom gaze into eyesBrides hair in side ponytail with pearls Groom's hands embracing his bride Bride and groom holding handsBride hugging groom Bride and groom in the garden Bride and groom walking holding hands Sign to the garden room Guests on the lawn Lady in blue sitting outside Girl wearing a pink dress bow Bride hugging Grandfather Three girls sitting on a tree trunk Girl outside on the garden patio Guest on the lawn outside Guests outside chatting Men in white shirts chatting Guests sitting outside Girls holding the brides train Bride and groom first dance Groom looking into eyes of his bride Skyes band performing The wedding couple dancing Bride and groom dancing Natural wedding photography Bride and flower girl dancing Couple dancing at a wedding Lady in coral dress swinging child Bridesmaids in navy blue dresses The band Sykes Gardens outside Hampton Court Palace Man singing and dancing Two men dancing to the beat Sykes Hampton wedding band Couple dancing Hampton Court wedding Hampton Court gardens at night Hampton Court against stormy skies Stone statue at sunset Hampton Court


Huge thanks to Jess and Nick for asking me to be a part of their amazing Hampton Court Palace wedding. Here are some of the other people who made the day run smoothly.

Grooms suit – Ede & Ravenscroft

Brides shoes – Rainbow Club

Grooms shoes – Church’s

Flowers – Harpers Bloom

Cake – Made by a family member

Band – Sykes

DJ – GJ’s Discos

Stationery (Invites) – Strawberry Sorbet

Stationery (Church & Reception) – Announce it!

Wedding signage – Hayden Signs

If you have enjoyed this elegant and fun Summer wedding head over and take a look at this elegant Eltham Palace wedding with the most beautiful sunset!

Thanks for popping by

Fiona x



Great pictures , nice colors , amazing shots. Good job!

thanks for the lovely comment

Nice and clean work! Really love it! Keep up with the good work!

Lovely series! I particularly like the images in the tunnel of the bride and groom. Beautiful!


Thanks for your lovely comments Lynzi. The tunnel is amazing, such a unique spot in the gardens.


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