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wedding couple hug in Royal Suite at The Goring Hotel

Goring Hotel Wedding Photography in Belgravia and The Royal Suite

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We have photographed many lovely Goring Hotel weddings in London’s Belgravia, and this special day for Robyn and Ciaran was no exception. It has always been a pleasure to return to one of the most impeccably run and exclusive hotels in central London.

Bride waits in hallway at London Goring Hotel wedding

Bride and groom in the Goring Hotel gardens

The staff are fantastic from the front of house to the chefs in the kitchen, and we are not surprised that they are popular with discerning brides and grooms.

Groom and best man at Goring Hotel photo

Wedding ceremony photo at The Goring Hotel central London

This time round it was an added pleasure to be photographing too in the Royal Suite where the Duchess of Cambridge stayed before her wedding day to William at Westminster Abbey.

Wedding recessional photo from Goring Hotel wedding photographers

Created in 2011 the Royal Suite has to be one of the greatest hotel accommodation spaces in the whole of London, and we have seen a few! With two beautiful bedrooms, balcony, bathrooms grand piano and many royal and military artefacts, it is truly special and a wonderful place for the couple to have a drinks receptions later in the day.

Wedding couple pose in the Royal Suite at Goring Hotel wedding

After a lovely intimate ceremony in the downstairs garden and dining room, the wedding party enjoyed champagne and canapés in the Goring’s beautiful private gardens at the back of the hotel.

Laughing outside the Goring Hotel on their wedding day image

After a mixture of natural documentary photography of the proceedings and family shots we snuck the couple away for a short time to photograph them in the gardens and just outside the hotel.

Wedding couple pose outside The Goring Hotel

For another fifteen minutes before the inside drinks reception started in the Royal Suite, we photographed the newlyweds in this wonderful space soaking up the classic atmosphere and decor.

Goring Hotel Wedding Photographers couple in garden image

Later in the day the wedding party enjoyed dinner and speeches downstairs again in the garden rooms, and then danced the night away to a fantastic acoustic quartet.

Take a look at a couple of our other blog posts of wedding days at The Goring here:

Goring Hotel Wedding Photographer and

Another lovely wedding at the Goring Hotel in London’s Belgravia

By David Green

London Belgravia wedding shot on deckchairs

Caledonian Club Wedding in London’s Belgravia

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Sometimes the tube in central London can be your best friend on a wedding day. Unless there is a strike of course! On Zoe and Peter’s special day a great many streets were closed on both sides of the river Thames for a no car zone event.

Bridal prep London photo

Wedding couple in London Belgravia Square

Zoe was getting ready at the Caledonian Club in London’s Belgravia, then travelling to her wedding ceremony at Our Lady of Czestochowa and Saint Casimir in Islington, then back to her wedding reception at the Caledonian. She would be doing all of this in a lovely Rolls Royce hired for the day, but we figured we could beat her and groom Peter over time if we hopped on the tube at Hyde Park corner to Angel station.

Bride on stairs of London Caledonian Club

Islington church marriage ceremony

Well after capturing Zoe, her bridesmaids and families preparations at the Belgravia club we literally ran to the station nearby and then through the streets of Islington to the church when we arrived. We like to think of it as a bonus wedding photography aerobic exercise for ourselves!

confetti shot from London Islington wedding

This meant we had plenty of time to document Peter’s groomsmen family and friends at the lovely church Our Lady of Czestochowa and Saint Casimir, while Zoe made her way slowly but surely through the central  London traffic. We advised Zoe to set off early, so in reality everything pretty much ran on time, which was nice. The wedding ceremony itself was conducted with real verve, which can make a big difference to the enduring memories of a wedding having an enthusiastic member of the clergy in charge of your day.

Caledonian club wedding photographer photo

After confetti throwing it was back to our run with cameras and bags on the tube again, to make sure we arrived back at Belgravia and the Caledonian Club for the couple’s big arrival. Drinks and canopies followed for all the guests, and we managed to get some time to go to nearby Belgravia Square to do some family and couple shots.

First dance for couple at Caledonian club wedding image

As the club has a distinctly Scottish heritage, as does Zoe’s family, a fantastic bagpipe player was on hand to lead the couple inside, and also to the cutting of their wedding cake at the foot of the clubs’ imposing staircase.

After good eating and much merriment came speeches from the father of the bride, Peter himself and brother David as best man.

Islington church wedding interior shot

I met the wedding band earlier in the day, a great outfit called The Superlatives. After the couple’s first dance the band were there to make sure the party grooved along in earnest.

Bride dressing at Caledonian Club wedding

Here’s what Zoe and Peter had to say in an email once they received their images:

“Hi David & Joanna, we arrived back from honeymoon today to find our wedding photographs in the post. They are absolutely fantastic and we are blown away by them. We have no idea how we are going to choose just 40 out of over 1000!  Thank you so much for capturing our special day so brilliantly. Regards, Zoë & Pete.”

Read about another recent Belgravia and Knightsbridge London wedding on the blog here: London Mandarin Oriental Wedding Photography

For information on the Caledonian Club visit their official site here: London Caledonian Club

By David Green