Pembroke Lodge wedding photography
Pembroke Lodge suited in one of London’s Royal Parks, in Richmond Park, was the venue for the third wedding in last weekend’s trilogy. A grade II listed Georgian mansion, that was once the home to a British Prime Minister. It was also the childhood home of the philospher Bertrand Russell ( That Prime Minister’s grandson). The Lodge is first mentioned in 1754, when it was a one-roomed cottage occupied by a molecatcher. He was employed to eradicate molehills that were impeding the sport of deer hunting. Now it is part of the Crown Estate and run as a wedding /conference venue, on a long lease from the Royal Parks. The tea rooms there can mean an audience for any wedding reception on the terrace.
This wedding though was an Anglo/South African and Turkish celebration for Selen and Ross. The day started with blue skies and was warm but as the day progressed the weather surprisingly changed. The cloud cover increased and a breeze came across the terrace that overlooks south west London. A sudden shower prompted a dash inside early into the Belvedere restaurant at Pembroke Lodge before the wedding breakfast was due. The rain then threatened the firework display after the meal but thankfully held off for everyone to gather on the terrace and watch the colours shooting up from Richmond golf course.
The day began with preparations for Selen, her parents and bridesmaids at the Bingham hotel – in a room with a view. Overlooking the river Thames and Richmond bridge. Plus another wedding custom – the Turkish practice of writing the names of single friends by the bride on the bottom of one of her shoes. At the end of the evening, the name that has worn off the most, is the name of the next bride! It was then a short drive to Pembroke Lodge.
Make up was by Justina Sullivan and videography by Ben at Kissing Gate Films.
Here are a few images from the day at Pembroke Lodge…
A winter wedding at Pembroke Lodge
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