Burgh House wedding photography
Burgh House, a grade 1 listed, Queen Anne gem, in the heart of old NW3 and the location for Abby and Matt's winter wedding last weekend. Built in 1704, the house now houses the Hampstead Museum and it is in The Music Room there, that wedding ceremonies take place. Appropriate, as this was a wedding full of musicians. Chief amongst them that day, the groom, Matt. Or Urby. Urby Whale.
( I got into trouble when I got home. I had failed to pass on my daughter's message to the band. That she loved their music. Consider it passed on now.... 😉 )
This was a late winter wedding. With a wedding ceremony at 5 pm. An intimate wedding though. Made up of those people who mean the most to Abby and Matt. A relaxed wedding - family, friends, good food, drinks - good company, good atmosphere. And some of the most challenging light I've shot a wedding reception in...
But that's later. Coverage begins at the Zetter Townhouse hotel in Marylebone, where Abby got ready with her friends and bridesmaids. By the time I got to Burgh House, the light was rapidly fading on a cold winter's day. Abby arrived a bit late, the cab got lost I think. But the ceremony began as Abby walked in with her father, to music played by their friends. During the ceremony, another friend sang Tom Waits's song, "Picture in a Frame".
"I'm gonna love you till the wheels come off."
But the key for me, it was the way Abby looked at Matt throughout the ceremony - hopefully captured in the images below. What it's all about. In the lyrics, in the eyes.
Ceremony complete (Camden registrars are so relaxed!), the wedding guests headed off on a Routemaster bus, as we hung back for a few quick pictures at the house. We even beat the bus to the reception venue, The Bull and Last pub, next to Hampstead Heath. It's a venue with lots of quirky character and the light was somewhat different from the wedding reception I shot there last summer. This was a challenge - 12,800 iso time and search out some light....firing flash would just kill the atmosphere. Drinks in the bar before the meal and speeches upstairs.
A cracking winter wedding at Burgh House and The Bull and Last. As the sign on the stairs there says, 'A Satisfactory Day'. Well, it was definitely a lot more than that!
Here are a few images from the day...
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