We don’t normally do many London weddings but when we were recommended to photograph the wedding of Zaf and Lewis at the amazing Syon Park how could we say no !
Syon Park borders the Thames and looks over the river to Kew Gardens, the stately home owned by the Duke and Dutchess of Northumberland is over 600 years old and steeped in history, the exterior of the house was erected in 1547 and the current interior designed in 1762 by Robert Adam filled with multiple styles including Roman, Baroque,Mannerist and a touch of Gothic.There are many rooms that couples can get married in, The Great Hall being where Zaf and Lewis were holding their wedding ceremony.The Great Conservatory completed in 1830 originally housed the Duke of Northumberland’s rare tropical plant collection and which is still a working conservatory today is where our couple held their wedding reception and wow it looked truly breathtaking.
On the morning of the wedding day we met Zaf at The Hilton next to Syon Park where bride and all the bridesmaids were getting ready with hair and make up.While we were wandering around acquainting ourselves with the hotel we bumped into Lewis looking very dapper and grabbed a few off the cuff shots of him in reception.We then finished off with the girls and made our way over to The Great Hall to capture guests as they arrived along with a few shots of Lewis and his family.A stunningly beautiful entrance was made by Zaf and a beautiful ceremony which followed.
After the ceremony the guests made their way through the house so they could walk through some of the stunning rome and then into the courtyard for drinks reception and a few photos.
It was a shame we were short on time but still managed to get some stunning shots of the bride and groom before everyone made their way to the conservatory for the wedding breakfast.During the wedding day there were a few Turkish elements involved in the wedding with the Bride and Groom and bridal party being led into the wedding breakfast by a drummer and violinist.After the wedding breakfast and speeches we managed to get the Bride and Groom outside for the last few evening shots before they went inside to meet all their wedding guests and start the evening celebrations which for us finished with the testih dance where all the single females dance with a clay pot which is filled with sweets and money and the last person smashes it on the floor for the children to collect the contents.
Thank you Zaf and Lewis for letting us be part of your special day.