Helen had such a calm and tranquil morning getting ready. 

Because Helen and Gary were getting ready on site and they weren’t too far away from each other in the morning. It meant that I had time to pop down to see Gary for some final getting ready shots with him and his groomsmen. The only reason we had time for this was because they were so prepared in the morning, they had everything ready to go. All the details for the flat lays were prepped and put to the side for me and this is what led to them having such a relaxed morning.

I was wowed by the ceiling in the entryway and stairs of Pelham house. I had picked this as the wet weather plan for the whole group photo but thankfully the weather was on our side.The rain was on an off all day, but it miraculously was dry at every moment that we needed to be outside. True perfection for a late September, autumn wedding.

They had a beautiful ceremony inside which was beautifully lit with a window at the far end. There was a lot of emotion when Helen walked down the aisle and it was really nice and a little different to have confetti as they came back down the aisle, not many couples do that. 

The weather did hold off for them to have their drinks reception outside. We did photos in this beautiful little corner of the gardens. I love when you have that mix of greenery and brickwork. I think it looks really impactful and add a lot of interest to your group photos.

In true Ami Louisa Photography style we waited for guests to be going in for dinner, to spend a little bit of time with the couple and their videographer for some couple portraits, look how the Sun shone on them! 

Helen’s dad did his speech in Mandarin, which Helen translated for some of the guests. They also had a beautiful speech from the groom, and the best man toast was perfect.

We actually had quite a bit of time in the evening reception, so we were able to create some evening couple portraits while we waited for the band to set up. Helen also changed onto her second dress. You just have to have another set of couple photos if you change your outfit, this is a rule.

Indoor evening portraits are a chic alternative if you’re not able to have a sunset moment on your wedding day.

The cake cutting was perfect and as the cake as the wasn’t set on the dance floor it meant there was no time at all between cake cutting and first dance. This created a really organic flow between the two moments. 

Helen and Gary worked really hard to have a choreographed first dance, which led to some really beautiful photos of the dance. And if you look closely, you can actually see that little glisten in their eye as they just so enjoy the moment of dancing together. And that they know that they are absolutely nailing the first dance! 


Venue: Pelham House

Hair & MUA: Maggiet

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Florist: Tony Dunn Flowers

Styling: To have and to hire

Photographer: Ami Louisa Photography

Videographer: Kevin Watkins Wedding Films 

Cake: Bite Me Bakes

Confetti: Confetti Bee

Photo Booth: Original Photobooths 

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