> Kensington Palace Wedding
Thank you so much for making our day amazing. Everything was simply perfect. We couldn't have done it without you.
Chantal and Barry chose The Orangery at Kensington Place and wanted an occasion that celebrated both their heritages (Italian and American) and a great party!
The civil ceremony took place in The Orangery, decorated with white, cream, and green flowers in huge urns. The all-male String Quartet played as guests took their seats awaiting the arrival of Chantal and her bridesmaids in a fleet of vintage taxis.
The drinks reception was hosted outside on the terrace, dressed with Chinese Hats to offer some shade and mirrored bars and white rattan furniture. A jazz band played as guests enjoyed cocktails and canapes.
As dinner was announced, guests were handed their placement cards as they entered the now converted Orangery. The tables had been named after places of significance to the couple with an explanation of each underneath - 'where we met', 'our first date', 'our first kiss' etc. After main course, everyone (expect the bride's mother who I had planned this with) was surprised by a performance by The Three Waiters.
While guests were enjoying this, we had re-set the terrace for the evening with candles, more lighting and furniture - transforming it into a bar/chill out area.
A photo booth with fun props was placed by the doors and as the band came on to play the 1st dance, we switched on the p lights in The Orangery trees and lit the ceiling with a gobo effect to create a party atmosphere.
Photography by Christian Keenan