I was thrilled when Ellie and Patrick booked me to shoot their wedding. Great couples getting married at iconic venues is what I love best about being a London wedding photographer. And shooting Lords Cricket Ground Wedding Photography was so much fun.
Why Lords? It turns out that this is where the pair met. Ellie was hosting a hospitality event and Patrick was working behind the bar. So an iconic location with a romantic connection – even better! Though Ellie and Patrick now live in Singapore. They, along with many of their guests, flew from far and wide for the wedding.
On the day I arrived at The Landmark London in fashionable Marylebone where Ellie had booked a beautiful bridal suite to get ready in. (You didn’t think she was going to get ready in the changing rooms at Lords did you?) The suite was gorgeous and the perfect place Ellie and her bridal party to make their final preparations for the day.
Ellie looked simply stunning in her Ronald Joyce dress, with her hair in an elegant bun and a full length veil that gave her a look of vintage Hollywood glamour. Elegant and understated.
Now to give the venue its proper title. Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) was founded in 1787 and are not only the owners of Lord’s Ground but also the recognised guardians of the laws of the game.
The wedding ceremony took place in The Long Room which is a magnificent room steeped in cricket history with some of the MCC’s finest paintings from their impressive collection. This opulent room has a wonderful ambience that is so well suited to hosting a wedding ceremony.
After the ceremony everybody enjoyed a drinks reception in the adjacent Long Room bar and I took the opportunity to whisk Ellie and Patrick away for some portrait shots of the two of them around the grounds and impressive interiors of this grade II listed site. I couldn’t resist taking a shot of them at the very bar where they had first laid eyes on each other!
Now the weather was so kind to us on Ellie and Patrick’s day. Having woken up to rain things hadn’t looked great earlier on but as soon as we stepped outside the clouds parted and I was able to get some fantastic outdoor shots as well.
The wedding reception was now set up and ready to go in The Long room. Now that the sun was out the huge floor to ceiling picture windows made for incredible light that really worked to my favour as did the views across the hallowed cricket pitch.
The theme for Ellie and Patrick’s wedding were simple pastel shades and flowers of roses, hydrangeas with soft cream ribbon. With tables dressed in white linen and floral arrangements by the brilliant Steph Turpin (Instagram legend and social influencer) at Fairynuff Flowers. Walking into the room all dressed for the reception was a real wow moment!
I love the details at weddings that show something of couple’s personalities so particularly liked the table names of cities and countries that Ellie and Patrick have enjoyed visiting. This pair love to travel (don’t we all!)
After everybody enjoyed a sumptuous wedding breakfast there were some very well received speeches before the evening party began. And this lot were ready for it!
The excellent OJ’s Soul Band played a selection of Motown influenced songs that saw everybody up and onto the dancefloor. Take a look at my shots. Ellie and Patrick’s guests really knew how to party!
A lovely relaxed and fun wedding for this lovely relaxed and fun pair. Congratulations to Ellie and Patrick for getting married and allowing me to tell the story of your day. Shooting Lords Cricket Ground wedding photography really is a London Wedding photographer’s dream booking!
Bridal suite: Landmark London
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Dress: Ronald Joyce
Venue: Lords Cricket Ground
Grooms watch: Rolex
Florals: Fairy Nuff Flowers (wow!!) Steph Turpin
Groom and Groomsmen suits: Moss Bros
Entertainment: OJ’s Soul Band