Wedding at The Orangery, Holland Park, London - Lizzie and Richard

Summer Wedding

of Lizzie and Richard at

The Orangery, Holland Park, London

12th July 2019

by Josephine Gray Photography, London. 

It was a perfect warm, sunny, midsummer day.  I arrived at the pretty blue and white mews cottage, as I had been invited to photograph the wedding preparations.  I really love photographing the bridal preparations, so much excitement and anticipation, make-up, hair spray, dresses, friends and close family.  And then on to the London Wedding venue which was at The Orangery, in Holland Park.  

And the venue did not disappoint.  It is a delightful, light-filled, classical orangery within the park and grounds of Holland Park, in London and ideal for a family wedding with children and babies.  Such a pretty space.  The guests were gathering on the lawn outside and Richard, the Groom and his best man and ushers were there to welcome everyone.  It was the start to a fabulous day.  

Summer Wedding of Lizzie and Richard at The Orangery, Holland Park, London on 12th July 2019

©Josephine Gray Photography 2019,


It was a glorious english summer's day. I arrived early at the pretty mews cottage as I had been invited to photograph the wedding preparations. It was the start of a glorious Summer Wedding day.

The bride, Lizzie, proudly accompanied by her father, was piped in and down the aisle for the wedding ceremony within The Orangery. It was a lovely and vibrant wedding ceremony, with a reading and hymns that were ideal for the children as well as older guests.

The ceremony was followed by showers of confetti, hugs, and congratulations for the bride and groom and then on to an admirable performance of The Highland Fling expertly danced by the bride and her sister. Drinks, canapes, and fresh oysters were served out on the lawns followed by a sumptuous wedding breakfast provided by Party Ingredients, with specially chosen wines from Nutbourne Vineyards, all served and enjoyed beneath the cool shade of The Orangery.  The vibe was charming, elegant, relaxed, and fun.  

The Little Top provided excellent care and a safe play space for the little ones, and after the wedding breakfast, everyone spilled back out onto the lawns beside The Orangery to chat, mingle and enjoy the sunshine and afternoon cream tea laid out in the marquee. The afternoon tea was served with the most glorious chilled, soft, velvet dessert wine from a very large bottle of Secret du Chateau Biac, 2016. 

What a fantastic day as you can see from this slideshow.  Thank you Richard and Lizzie, for choosing me to capture you fabulous wedding day.

C 2019 Josephine Gray Photography.

Fabulous summer wedding photography at St Anne's Manor, Bracknell

It was a fabulous, warm, midsummer’s day for this amazing wedding at Hilton St Anne’s Manor Hotel

Lisa and Dan were married at St Michael and St Mary Magdalene's Church, Easthampstead and held their reception at St Anne’s Manor, Bracknell.

Here is a selection of wedding photography from Lisa and Dan’s amazing wedding day.

A wonderful wedding Hilton St Anne's Manor Hotel, Bracknell.

It was such a wonderful amazing day. Lisa had wanted some bridal preparations photographs so I arrived at St Anne’s Manor earlier in the day. I love the bridal preparations - a fabulous mix of excitement and anticipation, make-up, hair spray, dresses, friends and close family. And then off to the Church to meet the groom and capture guests arriving.

Lisa soon arrived at church. She looked absolutely stunning in her beautiful wedding dress that fitted like a dream. She was accompanied by her bridesmaids and her brother brought her down the aisle to meet her groom. Lisa managed to remain cool and with a natural beauty shining from her all day, despite the temperatures rising to well over 30 degrees C.

After the church ceremony, and a very welcome glass of water provided by the church, we captured photographs as guests came out from the church into the bright sunshine, before the bride and groom followed, greeted by a fabulous shower of confetti, cheers and well-wishes from all their guests.

Then off in the cars to St Anne’s Manor for the reception.

The photograph of Dan and Lisa inside their wedding car is one of my favourites - in black and white, you can just see the love and delight shared by this amazing wedding couple.

The reception at St Anne’s Manor Hotel was perfect. There was plenty of shade in the grounds from an ancient old Cedar tree, which meant guests were able to sit comfortably outside, despite the heat. We had time for a few quick fun family group photographs in the grounds, and candid shots of the guests laughing and chatting and enjoying themselves. As the day grew even warmer, and the temperature rose to above 33 degrees centigrade, luckily it was time to go in to the refreshingly cool air-conditioned reception and events area for a delicious Wedding Breakfast and speeches.

Evening guests arrived for a buffet and Cake cutting, followed by the bride and groom’s first dance and family dancing continued in to the evening making for a brilliant, and fun party atmosphere.

Thank you for having me there to capture your special wedding day.

All words and photographs by Josephine Gray.

©Josephine Gray Photography 2019

Copyright Josephine Gray.

A September wedding at South Downs Manor

A beautiful wedding at South Downs Manor

South Downs Manor nestled among the pretty countryside of Petersfield, was the beautiful venue chosen for Anna and Joe’s wedding day.

It was fabulous day, some really special moments captured, and all against the fabulous backdrop of South Downs Manor.

Here are just a few of the photographs, more to follow!

Hertfordshire Wedding Venue - County Hall Hertford - The Vintage-Style Wedding of David and Amy

A pretty vintage-style wedding set in the Hertfordshire countryside

At last the day arrived for this Vintage-style country Wedding.  

A ceremony at County Hall Hertford was followed by a reception party in the rural and pretty village hall at Woolmer Green.  The sun shone brightly and

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Beautiful Summer wedding on a glorious summer's day

Beautiful bride and groom here - they have stuck together through thick and thin and their love and respect and happiness just shone out for all to share.

What an honour and a pleasure to be part of their special wedding day.


Botleigh Grange Hotel - Wedding Venue and The Wedding Video of Laura and Ashley

Botleigh Grange Hotel, in the beautiful countryside just outside Southampton, is rather handsome wedding venue.  It has a style all of it's own and was the perfect backdrop to Laura and Ashley's 1930's / 1940's Deco / Sparkling themed wedding.  

Here is the highlights video of the day, artistically created by Captured Occasions.

Treat yourself to a quick peak!  its amazing and you'll love it - I do!

Thank you Laura and Ashley - for having us there to capture your special day on camera and video!!


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Laura and Ashley's Wedding at Botleigh Grange Hotel, Southampton, Hampshire

Wowww what a fabulous day - here is just a quick sneak peak of Laura and Ashley's portrait session - a welcome few quiet moments together to reflect on the day so far after their Wedding Ceremony at Botleigh Grange Hotel.

It was a fabulous venue - we even got to climb up on to the castle roof to take a group shot!

More to follow, a quick sneak peak here of Laura and Ashley captured together beside the lake

Laura and Ashley beside the lake in the grounds of Botleigh Grange Hotel, Southampton, Hampshire

Laura and Ashley beside the lake in the grounds of Botleigh Grange Hotel, Southampton, Hampshire

Happy Father's Day for all those proud dads!

Happy Father's Day

for all those proud dads!

Just before the Wedding ceremony begins, a bride can often find that she spends a few quiet moments alone with her dad.  

Everyone else has gone ahead and the bride and her dad wait for their turn to start down the aisle towards the groom and married life.

Hair and make-up perfect, the carefully chosen wedding dress rustling softly, the veil attached and holding firm, so far, and butterflies flitting around like jumping beans inside your tummy.  And there beside you, reliably polished and smart, re-assuringly calm and steady, and immensely proud, is your dad offering you his arm to step out with you down the aisle towards this new adventure.