When we arrived at the Royal Garden Hotel for Day 2 of Taruna and Jonathan’s Indian wedding – See day 1 here – the Mandap build was well underway. Jonathan and his family made a beautiful Mandap; decorating it to celebrate the fusion of both families, Dutch and Indian. Here’s the story of Taruna & Jonathan’s Indian Royal Garden Hotel wedding.
Adventures in Wedding Photography
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I can’t believe that it’s been nearly two years since we photographed Karina and Guy’s wedding at Cowley Manor, but it has. Just before Christmas, we had a call from Karina’s brother Jonathan wanting to know if we were free for his wedding to Taruna. It was a two day affair with a civil ceremony in Uxbridge and an Indian wedding at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington. Luckily we were free.
Jennifer & Jordan’s Kingscote Barn wedding was one of the highlights of our year. It was one long hot summer; fantastic for outdoor ceremonies. Kingscote Barn has a beautiful Oak Linhay for outdoor weddings which makes for some gorgeous wedding photography.
“Absolutely fantastic photographer, we are so pleased with our wedding images.” – Jen & Jordan
Laura and John’s Notley Tythe Barn wedding was just straight up fun – all day. John didn’t want any groom prep and they didn’t want anything posed and that’s fine with us. When you get married it’s your day so go your own way. Today wasn’t a traditional wedding, they weren’t religious and had already officially – I would say “tied the knot” but that was just about to happen for real so “got married” will have to do.
Lower Lawn Barns in Compton Marbling is a beautiful Wiltshire wedding venue. It was our first time photographing a wedding here and we hope to go back soon. I dropped Carol off with Olie at his parent’s house and once ready he took off for the church with Tom, the best man, in his Austin-Healey 3000. I met Bee and the girls getting ready in Shaftesbury. Bee’s girls presented her with a wonderful keepsake album of their friendship which brought on some pre-wedding tears.
The very next day from Julianna and Peter’s wedding in a church next door to the house with a marquee in the garden we had Laura and Ian’s wedding. In the church next door to the house with a marquee in the garden. However, this day the weather was not on our side. Not for one minute. See that up there? It was raining.
Julianna & Peter had a mad day. From the word go it was a kind of chaos. When I turned up to Sudbury House to meet Julianna there was already a film crew in the room with cameras on tripods and lights set up on stands. Not my preferred situation to be honest but hey ho let’s get on with it.
Stone Barn is one of our favourite Cotswolds wedding venues. Lauren & Mike had their wedding at Stone Barn back at the start of the summer last year (I know. I know, I’m catching up with last years weddings now). It was a glorious day, quite a difference to the previous wedding at Matara with Harri & Ranj which was bitterly cold.