Who doesn’t love Petersham Nurseries! Walking or cycling along the river from Teddington to Petersham is one of my favourite things to do since I moved to Teddington a few years ago and from the moment I was first introduced to it, I was hoping that someone would ask me to photograph their wedding or special occasion there.
So you can imagine my delight when I heard from Max and Sny and covered their intimate post-wedding reception and lunch at this very special wedding venue in South West London. Max and Sny were tying the knot in a small ceremony that morning in North London but were then travelling down in vintage rolls royce to Petersham to celebrate with some key family and friends. We met for a cup of tea there before the day and talked about the photography – some shots of them arriving, some family group photos and some first portraits of them together. Sny and her mum absolutely love Petersham and it has been very much a part of the special times they have had together over the years so capturing some of the spirit and atmosphere of the venue as well as the story of their special event there was really welcomed.
Petersham Nurseries, tucked away between the river and Petersham and Richmond, is a perfect choice of venue for small weddings and parties. Not only is it a lovely pocket of green where you really do feel transported off the beaten track in a bit of a rural idyll, it is also full of the most exquisite things to look at for all those who love antique, vintage and rustic. Somehow it manages to perfectly to bring together a completely relaxed atmosphere of informality (helped by the fact that it’s technically a garden nursery) and elegant, effortless sophistication. The mix of Indian and European antiques, artefacts and decor made it particularly perfect for pictures of Sny with her Indian heritage and Max with his very English background.
Despite the intermittent drizzle and mostly flat light, I think these images just go to show what can be achieved with an experienced photographer who knows how to look for and inject light in images and to get great results in post production.
I’ve been meaning to post a few images from this wedding for a while and when I finally got to it this morning I realised that there are rather more than a few I love and would like to share… so here we are with Part 1 of Max and Sny’s wedding photographs from Petersham Nurseries, Richmond TW10.
Please get in touch if you are considering a wedding at Petersham and are looking for a wedding photographer. I’d love to be considered!