I was delighted to be the photographer for my close uni friend, Naomi, as she became Mrs Waddelow on Saturday 13th December, marrying the tall, dark, handsome and very lovely, Rob. I couldn't be happier for her!
Starting the day at The Lensbury, I joined Naomi and her beautiful bridesmaids in their final hair and make-up preparations.
Naomi found her perfect shoes at LK Bennet.
Rachel from Headmasters did a fantastic job on all of the bridal party locks. She combined a mixture of plaits and waves to create soft, pretty and glamorous up-dos.
Naomi picked Charlene, her trusted local make-up artist from Dior to do her make-up.
I adored the bridesmaid dresses from TFNC...think I'll be hunting one down for Christmas! With the red sequins, fur and their sultry make-up, it reminded me of the Great Gatsby. Gorgeous!
Naomi would look stunning in anything, but in her dress and veil, you'll agree she was absolutely breath taking. Her dress is the Gracie dress by Suzanne Neville, found at her local bridal boutique, Gillian Million. The boutique also helped her find the most delicate veil and headpiece to complete her outfit.
And her Dad looked fantastic in his traditional Scottish shirt and kilt.
Naomi sourced her flowers locally too, from a fantastic florist, Divine at No.12 in Teddington. I loved the simplicity and the addition of the berries to the bridesmaids bouquets.
They said their vows in front of friends, family and their family at Church. They met on an Alpha course, strategically grouped together by their minister.
The Church was festivally decorated for Christmas, so only little personal touches were added. Red rose petals were scattered on the aisle, which was lined with candles. Beautifully simple and romantic.
With a zebra crossing right outside the church, it was too tempting an opportunity to miss an Abbey Road inspired photo...or three!
Following one of the best confetti-throwing exits I've had the pleasure of photographing, the new Mr and Mrs Waddelow took a boat from nearby the church right to their reception venue, where guests were waiting to greet them, sparklers in hand!
The Wharf was where Naomi and Rob had their first date, just over a year ago. So it was not only a very beautiful, but also very special venue for them. Credit for the table flowers needs to be given to Rob's Mum and her team of helpers. They did a fabulous job!
Naomi and Rob's mums decorated the tables with beautifully simple arrangements of white flowers, and had a special addition to the bride and groom's place settings. Two robins, a little in-joke as Naomi had introduced Rob as Robyn to her family after a month of dating...that awkward when your girlfriend introduces you to her family by the wrong name!
From the ceiling, dozens of paper snowflakes and globes were suspended, adding to the winter wonderland.
Despite immaculate table planning, there was one minor oversight....petite Naomi would need a little more room to accommodate her dress!
After a delicious meal, and brilliant speeches from Naomi's dad, Rob and his best man, Luke, time for the second 'cake', a croquenbouche made by one of Naomi's friends.
Dancing to their fantastic band, Naomi and Rob, they couldn't have looked happier in their first dance to a cover of "Happy"by Pharrell Williams.
I hope the new Mr and Mrs Waddelow are enjoying an amazing honeymoon, and I wish them all the best. I have no doubt that this will be a never ending love story.
Finally, thanks to the team who helped to make their day so perfect...
Ceremony venue: St. John's Hampton Wick
Reception venue: The Wharf
Bride's dress, veil and headpiece: Gillian Million
Florist: Divine at No.12: http://no12divineflowers.co.uk
Hair: Rachel at Headmasters
Make-up: Charlie Mac
Cake: Mrs Key (Naomi's Mum)