Hannah and James’s Little Banqueting House Hampton Court Palace wedding unfolded on an utterly exquisite Spring day. Blue skies and painterly clouds, a gorgeous couple and the magnificent venue all combined to make a pretty special occasion! Initially our couple thought they wanted a low key and relaxed affair. Hannah and James however completely changed their minds when they visited this historic setting that happened to be right on their doorstep. The romance of the Little Banqueting House won them over immediately and they knew this would be the perfect place to get married. As one of the select approved Hampton Court Palace wedding photographers we were delighted that Hannah and James chose us to capture their wonderful wedding for them!
We met our radiant Bride at their family home in London a few minutes away from the Palace.
Stylish and wild florals by the talented Violets and Velvet set the tone for the day…
On the morning of a wedding we love capturing a mix of beautiful documentary moments such as this alongside the details and classic bridal portraits we are known for…
Hannah made a gorgeous Boho Bride with a delicate floral crown to suit her free spirited style.
After Bridal Prep with Hannah we made our way to fabulous Hampton Court Palace for the wedding ceremony…
Our Groom arrived at the Palace shortly after us for a few relaxed portraits with his Best Man
With the finishing touches in place James was ready to welcome their guests.
The Little Banqueting House was dressed to impress by the Violets and Velvet team.
One cannot fail to be awed by The Painted Room in the Little Banqueting House at Hampton Court Palace where the ceremony would be taking place.
Hannah and The Girls arrived in a London black cab along the Barge Walk hugging the river Thames leading to the Little Banqueting House.
Inside the Painted Room guests were being entertained by harpist Ashley from Prelude Entertainment.
Hannah’s pretty Bridesmaids sparkled in their blush sequined floor length dresses.
Her sister and best friends made sure Hannah had all the support she needed before her moment in the spotlight!
On the arm of her adoring Father, Hannah was ready to walk down the aisle!
Hannah and James then said I Do with 50 of their nearest and dearest holding witness.
After Cheers and Applause…
…It was time for our newlyweds to walk down the aisle hand in hand!
Underneath a painted sky our couple had become husband and wife!
With the formalities of the day completed it was time to celebrate!
The sun shone allowing all to enjoy the drinks reception overlooking the impressive Palace architecture.
The beautiful blooms of the Sunken Garden made quite a view from the Little Banqueting House.
Live music and flower garlands add extra magic to the already extraordinary setting.
Baby Josh, who we met on our couple’s Cotswold engagement session, made a five minute appearance so Hannah and James could have a family portrait on their wedding day.
Of course there were also a few formal photos with the gorgeous Bridal Party!
After group formals the lovely Sarah from the HRP Events team helped us navigate the stunning (and vast!) Palace grounds for Bride and Groom portraits.
As photographers who revel in historic architecture The King’s Staircase at Hampton Court Palace is a dream location!
Design detail, pools of beautiful light and geometric structure provide us with so much inspiration!
Then add our secret sauce, Hannah and James, and we have a recipe for some wow environmental portraits!
We believe each couple brings something special to the occasion which drives us to create a unique set of images every time we shoot in the same location.
Hannah and James have a very playful side to their relationship…
…Complementing their ardent love for each other.
We loved capturing this gorgeous, fun loving couple on their wedding day at Hampton Court Palace!
Hannah and James really showcased their personalities in the details of the day.
Romantic florals meshed with lighthearted touches.
The Painted Room was transformed for a delicious dinner.
Exquisite Food by Ampersand Catering delighted the senses.
With bellies and hearts brimming speeches were an entertaining affair!
Sharing stories and creating new ones to tell…
As the evening light turned golden we had an opportunity for photos in front of the Palace without another soul in sight.
Congratulations Hannah and James; what a gorgeous celebration for two lovely souls…
Thank you to the following folks who ensured Hannah and James’s Little Banqueting House Hampton Court Palace wedding unfolded beautifully!
Credit & Appreciation…
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Historic Royal Palaces, The Little Banqueting House at Hampton Court Palace
Catering: Ampersand Events
Floral Design: Violets & Velvet
Harpist: Ashley from Prelude Entertainment
Hampton Court Wedding Photographers: Weddings by Nicola & Glen