Getting married at the Painted Hall in Greenwich is an truly amazing experience, being a wedding photographer there is incredible! I can’t think of many wedding venues in London that match the jaw dropping beauty and architecture of the Old Royal Naval College.The painted hall itself with amazing artwork by Sir James Thornhill has to be seen to be believed. You have a couple of options when holding you're wedding celebrations at the Old Royal Naval College, 'Choose The Painted Hall For Grand Opulence And Drama. Choose The Admiral’s House For Intimacy, Versatility And Tradition’. David and Tatiana chose the painted hall with the evenings celebrations being held in the undercroft .
I was thrilled when David and Tatiana contacted me enquiring if I was available for their wedding day. The painted hall has been on my Wedding venues I must shoot bucket list for some time, so the opportunity to shoot there was a pretty big deal. The day began with a church service at St James Church, Spanish Place, 22 George St, London W1U 3QY, which if you have not visited before is definitely worth a look, a stunning church in the heart of London.
When the ceremony concluded, the guests were treated to a boat trip along the River Thames which took them literally to the front door of the Old Royal Naval College. Having a boat jetty located there is perfect for couples that want to add a little something extra special on they’re wedding day and as a bonus you get to see the Cutty Sark as well! Upon arrival drinks and canapés were served and guests enjoyed listening to a string quartet whilst soaking up the stunning architecture of their surroundings.
When David and Tatiana arrived it was onto the formal photos, Tatiana is originally from Columbia and had a lot of family and loved ones that had literally travelled half way round the world for this wedding, we had to ensure all of them were included in the photos. I had discussed the everyone group photo with Tatiana prior to the wedding and she requested that I include the buildings either side of the steps. You will see that this was a slight challenge due to the size of the buildings! Happy to say though it worked perfectly and the end result I think looks great.
Now it was time for some bride and groom photos before the guests were seated for the wedding breakfast. The grounds of the Royal Naval College really spoil you, there is so much to shoot but so little time. We had visited the painted hall prior to the wedding and discussed where David and Tatiana would like photos to be taken so on the day we all knew exactly what to do and when.
Onto the wedding breakfast!! The looks on guests faces as they entered the painted hall for the first time really sums up this wedding venue, it is literally jaw dropping. Even if you are not planning a wedding there I would definitely recommend visiting, its incredible. So after the wedding breakfast it was onto the speeches and of course a slice of wedding cake! At this point the wedding guests were invited downstairs to the undercroft where a DJ played music and the guests partied the night away.
The entire day from start to finish was amazing and I would like to thank David and Tatiana for booking me as they're Wedding Photographer. I hope you have a long and happy life together!!
If you or a loved one is planning a wedding at the Painted Hall and looking for a wedding photographer, please don't hesitate to get in contact to discuss the big day.
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"Chris is a photographer who went the extra mile to make sure we were absolutely thrilled with everything on our wedding day. From helpful suggestions on the best shots during our pre-wedding meeting to capturing the perfect shots in the church and reception, Chris was the perfect photographer and achieved the best photo album we could have ever dreamed of.
Apart from being an excellent and very professional photographer, Chris is an amazing person who is very easy to work with and understood very quickly the type of photographs we wanted to achieve.
We loved his style of photography, his professional nature and his personable approach making him a perfect photographer for any wedding whom we couldn't recommend highly enough.
Tati and David"