London Wedding Photography // Alice and Feargus at Grove House
We couldn’t have wished for a better summer this year and Alice and Feargus’ wedding on the 9th June kicked off the start of an incredibly successful summer wedding season in style!
For their vibrant and fun London wedding, Alice and Feargus chose All Saints church in Putney and Grove House in Roehampton for their reception. Being based in Fulham, this was a great wedding to photograph. Right on my doorstep! While it's amazing to experience weddings all over the country and world, for that matter, this wedding yet again proved that you don't have to go too far from London to do a wedding with an almost rural feel to it.
From getting ready, to the ceremony and the reception afterwards, the day was full of fun and laughter which never stopped. The bride, her mother, bridesmaids and also her grandmother wore bright blue and floral dressing gowns while getting ready and the groom and groomsmen enjoyed the Australia v Ireland rugby match in the background. The sunny morning was ideal for photographing the process of getting ready and sunglasses were grabbed by all groomsmen before heading to the church.
All Saints parish church was full with the couple's closest friends and family. The late Victorian-era church was perfect for the ceremony, as it has a lovely intimate feel. The church itself is charming with red brick walls, decoratively painted ceilings, and stained glass windows.
The reception venue, Grove House in Roehampton, is a part of the University of Roehampton. The Grade II* listed building has beautiful Georgian interiors and spacious grounds surrounding the building allowing for pictures of the couple among lush foliage and roses. The building itself was an impressive backdrop to photograph and we captured some stunning black and white shots of Alice and Feargus in a quiet moment alone with them.
The dining tables were thoughtfully decorated with personalised elements and the pastel florals matched the blue and lilac tones of the bridal party. The centrepiece of the reception was definitely the gorgeous four-tier cake that Alice had made and decorated herself. What a super star bride and what a way to treat your wedding guests!
After that, the dancing commenced in the Terrace Room. As the name suggests, it opens up to a beautiful terrace overlooking the grounds and guests were able to take a break from all of the dancing and enjoy a chat in the fresh air. Glastonbury style glow sticks were dished out on the dance floor and everyone took full advantage of these and wore or waved them about during the party!
This was a wonderful wedding to kick-off the summer wedding season and another one that proved - you don't need to go too far from London to get to fantastic wedding venues. They might just be on your doorstep.