Lime Leaf Weddings win Westcountry wedding award

Lime Leaf Weddings won the runner up award in the ‘Reportage Photographer’ category at the 2011 Westcountry Wedding Awards held at Crownhill Fort in Plymouth.

The Awards recognise those businesses which go the extra mile for their customers, providing outstanding service and inspire their customers to want to actively and positively promote them, so its a great achievement for us to have won the award, and great to read the lovely client feedback we received.

Westcountry weddings glass wedding award 2011 Westcountry Wedding Award Logo - Runner Up 2011

Lizzie & Joe’s wedding at the Belvedere Restaurant in London

February saw us heading off to the bright lights of London for the Art Deco inspired wedding of the beautiful Lizzie and Joe in Chelsea. The couple had actually ‘legally’ got married the day before, but wanted a blessing in the stunning surroundings of Chelsea Old Church. The church is steeped in history, being the church that Henry VIII married Jane Seymour in, and is formed by part of Thomas Moores private chapel. Lizzie looked radiant in her flowing tulle one shouldered dress, and the bridesmaids looked the epitome of glamour in their red and black dresses and stylish up do’s.

After the ceremony, the couple headed off to the reception in a black London Taxi cab, with the bridesmaids following in a white cab and the rest of the guests in a red London Routemaster bus fully stocked with champagne for the journey across London.

The reception venue was the Art Deco inspired Belvedere Restaurant which is owned and run by Marco Pierre White (who also got married here back in 2000), and which looked fantastic with Lizzie’s red, white and black colour scheme. Joe is a cricket fanatic so in honour to this, the table names and table plan had a cricket theme to them.

The Belvedere is set in the heart of Holland Park which boasts ornate Japanese gardens and the archway ruins of a Jacobean mansion that stood on the spot (before being bombed in the war) and gave us endless settings for Lizzie and Joes couple shots.

As darkness fell, The Belvedere was lit by candlelight and seemed to transport everyone back to the ‘roaring twenties’ filled with Art Deco opulence and glamour as the couple and guests ate then danced the night away, led by Lizzie and Joe’s choreographed first dance.

The wedding was also filmed by the fantastic S8 Films who do some really great old skool ‘Super 8′ videos.

Below are a few of our personal favourites.

Lizzie the bride having her eye makeup applied. Bridesmaids looking at Lizzie the bride having her makeup done at the Knightsbride hotel, London.. Lizzie, the bride, having her hair done at the Knightsbride hotel in London. Bridesmaid texting. Bride and two bridesmaids getting ready. Lizzie the Bride almost ready for her wedding. Photo of Knightsbridge hotel room showing a bride getting ready with her bridesmaids. Lizzie the bride has her eyelashes carefully done. Lizzie the bride almost ready for her wedding near a window. Two bridesmaids impressed at beautiful brides makeup and hair. Closeup of bride on a hotel phone with a glass of bubbly nearby. Mother of the bride sees her for the first time as a bridesmaid stands in the background. Busy scene of a bride getting ready with bridesmaids all about. Lizzie the Bride looking at self in mirror in Knightsbridge hotel, London. Lizzie the bride, smiling and ready for her wedding, having a glass of champagne in the hotel room. Lacing the wedding dress, bridesmaids and mother of the bride carefully cut the ribbon to Lizzie Smiling bride considering how to style her hair. Bridesmaids in London taxi, heading to the Chelsea Old Church applying the final touches to their makeup. Bride and bridesmaids arrive at the Chelsea Old Church in London. Bride and Vicar greet outside the Chelsea Old Church in London. Bride and bridesmaids lined up, waiting to walk up the aisle. Bride and bridesmaids flowers held together. Bride about to walk up the aisle at Chelsea Old Church, London. Bride and bride Bride puts grooms ring on to his finger in the Chelsea Old Church. Bride looks behind and smiles at first guest to do a reading at her wedding ceremony. Bride looks behind her at a trumpet player in the upper balcony. Bride and Groom kneeling at the altar shot from the back of the church. Smiling bride and groom walk down the aisle to applauding friends and family. Bride and groom with bridesmaids high five in celebration of being married. Bride smiling through partially open window in a london cab, her wedding car. Mother of the bride looks in to her daughters wedding car through window. Wedding guest waves to bride in her car through a bus window as she pulls away.

Wedding guest holds champagne up to smiling bride in her car through a bus window as the bride drives off. Bus conductor looking at London bridge from rear of old bus. Front close shot of Belvedere restaurant in London with blue neon sign. Wedding table at the Belvedere Restaurant in London. Smiling Bride being filmed outside Belvedere Restaurant in London. Bride and Groom couple photo against pillars in gardens at the Belvedere Restaurant. Family on bikes interrupt Bride and Groom having a photo against pillars in gardens at the Belvedere Restaurant. Bride with flowers and Groom in between pillars at the Belvedere Restaurant in London. Corridor shot of bride and groom with Grooms hand up high as though exclaiming something. Bride and Groom kiss whilst an uncle takes a photo in the background. Beautiful Bride and Bridesmaids pose for a photo outside at the Belvedere Restaurant in London. Small private moment between a bride and groom inside the Belvedere Restaurant in London Bride and Groom walk to their table at the wedding breakfast in the art deco inspired Belvedere restaurant in London. Photo of a wedding breakfast in the Belvedere Restaurant from the balcony. Three waiters taking food from the Belvedere Restaurant kitchens. Bride and groom smile and laugh as family and friends wait for them to cut their cheese wedding cake. Apprehensive Groom with hand over mouth while speech is being made. Reflection in large glass mirrors of Bridesmaids looking thoughtfully at the father of the bride as he makes a speech Best man Wedding party all stand to toast the bride and groom after speech. Bride laughs as speech is delivered at the wedding breakfast. Groom holds mouth as speech is delivered, bride smiles. Evening at the Belvedere Restaurant in London with wedding guests standing on outside balcony. Standing at the top of the stairs in the Belvedere Restaurant in London during wedding. Lizzie, the bride holds her veil over her face right before being asked to join the groom for their first dance as man and wife. Laughing Groom takes smiling brides hand for first dance at the Belvedere Restaurant in London. Bride and Groom Bride and Groom hold each other during first dance. Lizzie the bride laughing and enjoying her first dance with her new husband. Lizzie the bride smiling with groom behind during first dance. Lizzie the bride laughing with groom blurred in foreground. Bride and groom point to each other during their first dance. Wide photo of wedding party enjoying watching the groom doing a dramatic first dance dip with his new wife. Lizzie the bride holds up a champagne glass amongst a crowd of happy wedding guests and family..

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Richard Rayner - May 3, 2011 - 7:32 pm

You have captured the mood in these photos perfectly! Hats off to you – great photos!

Roberto Ramos - April 25, 2011 - 8:21 am

Amazing work. A pleasure working with you.

jenny mcAvoy - March 29, 2011 - 3:35 pm

Love the 2nd to last dance shot :)

stuart-m - March 23, 2011 - 12:36 am

Great images, really pop out of the screen! Are you using prime lenses mainly? Just wondering, they’re so clear and sharp.

Lucy Bateman - March 12, 2011 - 11:05 pm

Fantastic photographs, I love your work.

Kris - March 2, 2011 - 11:57 am

Stunning set of images, very nice work.

Lime Leaf Weddings on Canon Professional Services (CPS) Website & Brochure

Canon are using one of our photos on the Canon website to promote their Professional Services. CPS is a place where professional photographers who use Canon cameras can join to recieve special benefits and be kept up to date with the latest in the Canon world.


We are also in the CPS brochure sent out to every professional Canon user who is signed up with the service, for the second year running. It’s always an honour to be asked for our photography to be used in this way as 99% of all our equipment is Canon.

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