Warren House is a gem of a venue, you’d never expect to find such a grand building tucked away in a quiet leafy suburb of Kingston Upon Thames so I was delighted to shoot Michelle & Chris’ big day there this Summer.

I’d already met and shot a pre-wedding session with them earlier in the year and so knew how excited they both were and the planning they’d done to make their wedding so special. As the day was bathed in glorious sunshine it was also decided to hold the service outside in the beautiful grounds… a first at Warren House!

A beautifully intimate ceremony was followed by champers in the gardens which gave me a chance to shoot some relaxed and unobtrusive portraits with the newlyweds. Then it was off to dinner in the ornate Edwardian Ballroom. Once Michelle & Chris had survived a character mauling during the speeches it was time for some serious (and not so serious) moves on the dance floor. A beautiful day for a lovely couple.

Here’s the story of their day…

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