Eltham Palace is a stunning wedding venue that has allot to offer for bride and grooms looking to get married in London. On top of that you get to tell all of your friends, you are tieing the knot in a palace! What could be cooler than that!?!
Debbie and Tom first contacted me in 2015 and we arranged a meeting to discuss the wedding in more detail. These meetings are a great way to get to know each other better and for me to gain a better idea of the vision couples have for their wedding day. Happy to say that after the meeting, Debbie and Tom confirmed that they would like to book me as the wedding photographer for their special day.
Bridal prep started at the Bull’s Head near Chislehurst common. The room Debbie was in had a huge window, allowing lots of gorgeous sunlight into the room which is always a treat to use for the photos. After this it was off to the place to photograph Tom and the guests arriving. There was also another room that Debbie had mentioned she would like photos in, Virginia’s bathroom. you will see the amazing gold tiling in the photo below.
A little about the venue- Eltham is a unique marriage between a medieval and Tudor palace and a 1930s millionaire’s mansion. From the 14th to the 16th century it was an important royal palace, where monarchs often stayed and hunted in the surrounding parks. After centuries of neglect, Eltham was leased to Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in 1933, who built an up-to-the-minute house here that incorporated the great hall. The result was a masterpiece of 20th-century design.
The ceremony room is amazing and circular in shape which is really unusual and very cool. In fact I think this was the first wedding ceremony I had photographed where the bride and groom were stood in the middle with guests surrounding them.
After the group photos and some bride and groom shots it was time for the wedding breakfast and this was to be held in the Great Hall. This is another room in Eltham Palace that did not disappoint, its stunning! it’s enormous size and vaulted ceiling have to be seen to be appreciated.
Dancing and music was taken care of by a Ceilidh (kay-lee) band, if you have never done this, its lots of fun and perfect for a wedding reception.
If you are getting married at Eltham Palace, please feel free to contact me to discuss any wedding photography services you may need. Anyway enough gassing, thank you for dropping by and I hope you enjoy the images.