When Hamish and Michael first told me about their wedding venue, I have to admit that I was really, really excited. It’s not every day that you are allowed in to The Palace of Westminster with a camera! It was an honour to capture Hamish and Michael’s wedding, not just because we were at such an iconic London landmark, but because their day was so full of love and celebration, I felt very lucky to be a part of it.
The couple were staying nearby at the fabulous St James’ Court London hotel. I met Hamish there before the ceremony to capture the pre-wedding preparations whilst Michael was welcoming guests and awaiting his groom. Their beautiful ceremony took place in an opulent but intimate room in Westminster Hall and there wasn’t a dry eye in sight as the couple exchanged their vows. Once the ceremony was complete, the couple, their families and friends all gathered on the steps in front of the stunning stained glass window in St Stephen’s Porch for a huge group shot!
Everyone then made their way outside on to the terrace. Overlooking the Thames, with Big Ben behind us and The London Eye just across the river, guests enjoyed a champagne reception with delicious canapés, chatting, laughing and enjoying the iconic London vista all around them. Hamish’s dad then gathered everyone inside to say a few words about the newlyweds and to toast them for the future with The House of Lords Champagne!
The couple and their guests then left Westminster for the evening reception in the Edwardian I Room at St James’ Court London where there was champagne on arrival and an evening of feasting, speeches and dancing and celebrating into the early hours!
We spent Saturday night looking at the photos- it was so lovely to relive such a memorable day! The photos are fantastic!
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If you are planning your wedding day, be it a micro wedding, elopement or full-day celebration, then I would love to help. For more wedding day inspiration, you are welcome to take a look at my journal page. Here you will find some amazing venues, suppliers and ideas to get you thinking! If you would like to chat about your plans so far, I am more than happy to! To get in touch, you just need to fill out my contact form which you can find here. I’d love to hear about your plans so far and we can go from there. Looking forward to hearing from you!
You can find a full list of the wonderful suppliers that helped to make Hamish & Michael’s wedding day so perfect for them at the end of their gallery. I hope you enjoy this little glimpse of this amazing wedding.