> Museum Celebration
Karini and Pedro had both settled in London from Mexico and Portugal, respectively. The majority of their guests would be coming from abroad, so they wanted to arrange a wedding that showcased some of London's finest venues.
As they are both Catholic, the Brompton Oratory was the obvious choice and could comfortably accommodate their 250 guests. Once the church was chosen, the V&A museum, just a few doors down became the favoured venue.
On Friday night, a welcome cocktail party was hosted at Kensington Palace. Champagne and 'typically English' canapes were served as guests mingled and caught up with one another in the Palace galleries.
On the wedding day, after the beautiful ceremony, guests were guided across the road to the Rembrandt Hotel for a refreshing glass of champagne and snacks while the couple had their photos taken in the park. Behind the scenes, we were all madly rushing to get everything set at the V&A ready between it closing at 6pm and guests arriving at 7pm!
More champagne and canapes were served in the Hintze Gallery and then dinner was announced, and guests made their way through the museum's famous domed reception. The bride and groom made an impressive entrance to 'The club can't handle me' which set the pace of the evening - the partying started right there!
The dome had been colour washed in the wedding colours of purple, pink and blue and the flowers echoed the same shaded making for a vibrant and colourful dining area.
At the end of the room, the stage was set with a black and white dancefloor and lounge furniture with poseur tables. After dinner, the towering cake was cut signifying the start of the dancing that continued until 2am.
Photography by Steve Poole