The bride and groom arrive at Greenlands

Henley Greenlands wedding – Claire & Miles

Claire & Miles had a beautiful day – rare this year – for their Greenlands Henley Greenlands wedding. Greenlands is a spectacular Henley wedding venue on the Thames. It is a gorgeous setting for a wedding with its grand white house and fabulous manicured gardens set on the riverbank. 

Greenlands wedding photography

Miles still has the card with Claire’s phone number on that she gave him when they first met. Miles was out in Oxford on a stag do when Claire aproached him and asked if he was one of the “Tank Top Appreciation Society.” (He was dressed as the rest of the stags in a salmon pink tank top). He confirmed that indeed he was and offered her a joining discount of £20 per annum. They got talking and she gave him a card with her number on. 11 years later he produced that card on their wedding day, much to Claire’s surprise.

Last year was their 10th anniversary of being together so Miles proposed to Claire on the highest point of Hamilton Island looking out at sunset over the Great Barrier Reef.

Henley Town Hall was the setting for the ceremony. Claire & Miles love the cafe culture of Henley and being mad keen cyclists – have cycled across England, Tour de France stage, a Giro stage coming up, Pyrenees, French alps and many other places – love the area around Greenlands for cycling and messing about on boats with their best friends.

I started the day with Claire at home while Carol spent the morning with Miles and the boys at Greenlands before heading into town on the boat.  Their friends were all involved in the ceremony – “Our vision was to make everything as personal and natural as possible, without fuss. To have the most important people in the world, who make us who we are, along side us and having as much fun as us. We fully achieved this! We had an acapella group “Shiraz” singing, one of our close friends is a part of this, this was beautiful. Another close friend was our celebrant, one of my clients was the registrar, my old customer supplied the coach, one of my colleagues wrote a poem and Fee and Matt provided the getaway boat!”

After the ceremony I walked back – with Claire and Miles – through Henley, back to the boat where we set sail for Greenlands. All the guests were bussed back and were waiting on the riverbank as the boat arrived and the afternoon celebrations started. After the speeches “Mixtape” rocked the night away as the guests partied with blow up guitars and saxophones.

It was an amazing day and we loved being Greenlands wedding photographers for Claire and Miles. Luckily the weather was the opposite from when we met for their engagement photography in Turville back in February. Here’s what Claire and Miles had to say about us –

“Just thank you for being a part of the most special day of our lives – you two were brilliant. Not only that, but your photos are out of this world. Thank you for being a part of the most special day of our lives – you blended in perfectly. It was all very relaxed and you were a joy to have around. The level of intimacy that’s portrayed within the photos is amazing. We loved what Kevin did with the light and reflections, it really brought the photos alive.”

Greenlands Henley Wedding Photography Bride checking her hair in the mirror The groom and best man approach Greenlands The bride having her hair finished The groom and ushers walking to the boat at Greenlands, Henley The groom driving the boat into Henley The Father of the Bride helps her get ready The groom driving the boat and showing off his new watch A view of Henley as the boat approaches The groom lands at Henley bridge The groom and best man walking through Henley town centre to the Town Hall Usher standing on one leg outside Henley Town Hall Bridal party walking up the steps inside Henley Town Hall Bride waiting outside the ceremony room with her father Bride and her father enter Henley Town Hall for the wedding ceremony Bride and her father walking up the aisle in Henley Town Hall Bride and groom laughing during ceremony at Henley Town Hall Bride giving the groom a kiss at Henley Town Hall Exchange of rings during wedding at Henley Town Hall Bride and groom share a kiss outside the ceremony room at Henley Town Hall Bride and groom on the steps at Henley Town Hall Wedding guests mingling outside Henley Town Hall Wedding guests outside Henley Town Hall Bride and groom walking through Henley town centre toward the Thames Bride and groom walking through Henley town centre Wellwishers waving from the banks of the Thames in Henley Bride and groom ride back along the Thames to Greenlands wedding venue Bride and groom enjoying champagne on the boat trip back to Greenlands Guests waiting on the bank of the Thames at Greenlands for bride and groom Bride and groom greeting their guests at Greenlands Guests walking toward the wedding breakfast at Greenlands Panorama of Greenlands, Henley Business School Bride and groom having a selfie with their celebrant at Greenlands Bride and groom cutting their wedding cake at Greenlands Bride and groom listening to her fathers speech at Greenlands Grooms speech at Greenlands Groom kisses his bride after his speech at Greenlands Best mans speech at Greenlands Portrait of bride and groom in the gardens at Greenlands Black and white relfection portrait of bride and groom in gardens at Greenlands Portrait of bride and groom in the gardens at Greenlands Groomsmen messing about during their picture with the groom at Greenlands Bride and groom walking next to the Thames at sunset, Greenlands Bride and grooms first dance at Greenlands Black and white picture of bride and grooms first dance at Greenlands Guest dancing with blow up saxophone at Greenlands Guests dancing with blow up musical instruments at Greenlands Bride dancing with groomsman at Greenlands Groom and groomsmen dancing with blow up musical instruments at Greenlands Twilight panorama of Greenlands, Henley Business School

 

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