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Black tie summer wedding in Pembroke Lodge, London, UK.

Even though I’m an Ireland wedding photographer, I photograph destination weddings and travel all over Ireland, UK and Europe. Serena and Nathan booked me to photograph their elegant and intimate black tie wedding in London back in 2016. I lived in London for 6 years and it’s always a pleasure to come back, especially for such a nice couple!

They chose Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park as their wedding venue. It’s just outside the city, but feels like countryside with a view of London from the hill and deer roaming around. Serena and Nathan visited Richmond Park often when they first moved to London to escape the city, so the place was special to them both.

The bride and groom planned an intimate wedding for only close family and friends. They wanted the day to be beautiful, simple and romantic. The intimacy of the venue added to the family garden party feel of the day. They couldn’t have picked a better day! The sun was shining and everyone was outdoors until sunset.

I love the fact that the formal attire did not take away from the relaxed atmosphere of the wedding. Serena wore an elegant ball gown (with pockets!) by Justin Alexander, complimenting the look with bespoke white shoes and classic garden style bouquet with English roses and greenery. Nathan looked smashing in the blue tux, even though he and the groomsmen probably suffered the most in the heat.

Selection of my favourite photos from the day below, hope you enjoy!