Elizabeth and Adam get married at The Orangery and The Belvedere in Holland Park, London

Elizabeth and Adam had a beautiful day for their wedding which was set in the gorgeous setting of Holland Park in London. The ceremony was held at The Orangery which was lovely and light, and the reception and wedding breakfast was held at the wonderfully Art Deco, Belvedere Restaurant.

We  were so lucky to work with Elizabeth and Adam, they are such lovely, kind and caring people and it is such an honour to be able to capture their day. We first met them on a freezing winters evening in the Coburg Bar at The Connaught Hotel, and hit it off straight away, so it was like seeing friends get married by the time their wedding day came around. You can’t fail to notice not only how beautiful and elegant Elizabeth is, but how great her and Adam look together.

A lot of detail and thought had gone into their day, from the invites which featured their wedding date on the Holland Park street sign to the fantastic jukebox they hired in place of an evening band. They had a great idea of asking each guest to list two songs on the RSVP which were then all loaded on to the jukebox for the evening entertainment, and Jukebox menus were painstakingly printed on the old typewriter they had found through eBay. This went down a storm, and it was hard for us to try and be inconspicuous on the dance-floor as it was so packed!

It was a wonderful day for a truly wonderful couple.


Make up and make up sketch are to one side, the bride having her makeup done is to the other The Kensington Hotel in London is seen with a taxi and a boris bike outside The Kensington Hotel in London with a row of Boris bikes outside Groom and ushers drink in a Holland Park pub before his wedding Groom smiles at his best man in the pub before his wedding Best man is seen across the bar at The Scarsdale Tavern in Holland Park Bride and bridesmaids all gather round the sink to brush their teeth Bride can be seen getting into her wedding dress through a chandelier Usher does up his tie in a London pub prior to his friends wedding Bride is seen having her makeup, hair and dress done at the same time Bride can be seen getting ready in the background, while her wedding shoes are seen in the foreground Bride smiles just before leaving her hotel to get married Bride smiles at her flowers while her bridesmaids look on, reflected in the bedhead Grooms mum greets bride before their wedding Bride checks her reflection in a mirror at the Kensington Hotel just before leaving for her wedding as her bridal party look on Bride looks at her reflection at the kensington hotel and the spiral staircase is also seen Bride links arms with her father as she leaves the Kensington Hotel for her wedding Bride and her father leave the kensington hotel in London under umbrellas for her wedding Bride smiles as she gets into her wedding car, London buildings can be seen in the reflection Bride and her father smile for the camera from their wedding car Groom smiles in The Orangery in Holland Park as his mother adjusts his tie before his wedding Bridesmaids laugh in the wedding taxi A london cab driver can be seen and a London bus and wedding car out of his windscreen Groom smiles at guests before his wedding at The Orangery in Holland Park Brides arm is seen on the wedding car door as she is about to exit and head for her wedding Bride and Groom smile at each other during their wedding ceremony at The Orangery in Holland Park, London Bride looks lovingly at her groom as he says his vows Bride and registrar look on as Groom says his wedding vows at The Orangery in Londons Holland Park Bride has tears in her eyes as she says her wedding vows in The Orangery in Holland Park Groom wipes away a tear from the eye of his bride during their wedding ceremony at The Orangery Bride and Groom embrace after being pronounced man and wife Guests look on and applaud as wedding couple are announced as man and wife Groom kisses his smiling bride in a tender moment after their wedding ceremony Guests throw confetti as the bride and groom leave The Orangery into Holland Park after their wedding ceremony Bride and groom clink champagne glasses in their wedding car Guests embrace as musicians play on at a wedding reception Abstract photo of the bride leaving outside and a guests dress reflected on the inside of the window Champagne glasses lined up on the bar at The Belvedere Hotel, Holland Park Groom looks on nervously as he enters his wedding reception at The Belvedere Restaurant in Holland Park, London Groom goads the wedding guests to cheer as he starts his speech and his bride looks on Groom is seen about to eat his dessert from above at The Belvedere with wedding cards on the table Bride and groom stand next to an art deco lamp at The Belvedere Restaurant Bride dons glasses and bow tie ready for her wedding photobooth Bride and groom are seen in photobooth looking at a photo of themselves on the screen Bride looks lovingly at her husband during the wedding speeches Wedding couple are seen through a sculpture in Holland Park Bride and groom silhouetted against a red umbrella as they share a kiss Bride and groom share a kiss during a tennis match at Holland Park Guests laugh Bride prepares to throw her bouquet Couple kiss during their first dance Couple kiss during their first dance at The Belvedere in Holland Park Bride and groom embrace during their first dance Jukebox

Guest poses in riding hat in wedding photobooth Ladies feet and legs are seen in the reflected colours on the floor from a jukebox

Bride is seen dancing at her wedding reception Bridesmaid strikes a pose on the dancefloor


  • Curri Barceló - June 13, 2012 - 12:39 am

    Really great pictures! You have to tell me how to get so much light in there! :) I get frustrated whenever I try taking pictures at a wedding :)

  • Clare West - June 13, 2012 - 7:42 am

    So many great shots!!! I love the way you see :-)

  • Martin Hemsley - June 14, 2012 - 10:12 am

    Total and utter elegance. Oustanding reportage work again, thanks for sharing. Really love the tennis image.

  • kate stevens - July 11, 2012 - 8:28 pm

    We’re hoping to use Limeleaf for our wedding so was having a browse… I have fallen in love with the dress, haven’t seen anything else like it and I have been looking for something just like this. It’s very cheeky but do you mind we asking where its from? many thanks x

  • […] Elizabeth and Adam whose wedding we photographed back in 2012 (see their wedding in Holland Park here). They’re both super chilled, fun and just all round nice people so we knew we were in for a […]

  • Henley - November 13, 2014 - 9:51 pm

    Fast lenses is the key, ideally F2.8 or faster for low light weddings without flash.

  • Henley - November 13, 2014 - 9:51 pm

    Thank you Clare

  • Henley - November 13, 2014 - 9:52 pm

    Thanks Martin

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