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Garden wedding at the brides family home in Putney.

23rd November 2016

Sophie & Chris hosted their English Country garden wedding at Sophie’s parents home in Putney, London. It really was the perfect setting for them. Now living in Portland in the US it was hugely evident how important family is to them and it was fantastic to see 2 families join and traditions merge to create a truly personal day.Lucy Davenport Photography, Brides Martina Liana dress and wedding shoes

Lucy Davenport Photography, Marquee garden wedding, home wedding, Putney, London wedding

The garden wedding

When having a home wedding there is always the temptation to become involved in the logistics on the wedding morning, however Sophie & Chris took a step back and wisely hired an ‘on the day’ wedding planner, Jenna Hewitt.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Clock detail. Bridesmaids getting ready.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Bride getting ready and wedding signage.

Bride hugging mother of the bride. Lucy Davenport Photography,

Bride getting ready, Lucy Davenport Photography, veil, bride in mirror, black and white

Sophie wore a beautiful Martina Liana dress which she purchased in Portland at The White Dress. She chose bridal separates which were sewn together – so clever!

Lucy Davenport Photography, Bride hugging father of the bride and putting her wedding shoes on.

Brides bouquet and chauffeur. Lucy Davenport Photography,

With half of the guests having travelled over from he US, Sophie & Chris wanted to add an iconic London element to their wedding day and did so by using a Routemaster bus to transport the guests. The bride and groom had a super cute vintage VW Beetle to travel from the church to the reception.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Bridal portrait and getting out of wedding car.

The 8 bridesmaids wore the multiway dresses from Debenhams all styled in a different way.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Bride walking down the aisle and floral display in church.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Bride and groom during ceremony, alter, London wedding ceremony, black and white.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Bride and groom kissing.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Formal photo of bride, groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Bride and groom in wedding car.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Bride and groom outside church and in the gardens.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Bride and groom in Chiswick house gardens.

After the ceremony at St Paul’s Church in Chiswick, I spent some time with them in the gardens of Chiswick House which provided the perfect backdrop for the bridal couple photographs.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Bride and groom in Chiswick house gardens.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Bride and groom in Chiswick house gardens.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Bride and groom confetti throwing.

Groom talking to wedding guests, Lucy Davenport Photography

Wedding guests chatting, Lucy Davenport Photography,

String quartet, Lucy Davenport Photography,

Lucy Davenport Photography, Wedding guests during drinks reception.

Wedding guests chatting, Lucy Davenport Photography,

Lucy Davenport Photography, Canapés.

“We used the wonderful Two Many Cooks and I couldn’t recommend them enough. The food presentation was amazing, but the food tasted even better.”

Lucy Davenport Photography, Table plan and wedding cake.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Tablescape and floral details.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Floral details and flagpole.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Napkin and place setting.

The styling

The garden wedding was styled using a subtle colour palette with soft pink napkins, cream table linen and a touch of gold with the candles in the marquee.

The stunning floral archway to wow guests at the church, bouquets, button holes and table displays were all designed by the talented Liz from Blue Sky Flowers.

A special mention must got to Sophie’s sister, Chen who made that incredible wedding cake!

Lucy Davenport Photography, Bride and grooms entrance to the wedding breakfast.

Bride talking to guests, Lucy Davenport Photography,

Bride and groom listening to speeches, Lucy Davenport Photography,

Lucy Davenport Photography, Bridesmaid listening to speeches.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Head table listening to speeches.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Groomsman listening to speeches.

Lucy Davenport Photography, Bride listening to grooms speech.

Bridesmaid listening to speeches, Lucy Davenport Photography,

Mother of the bride and maid of honour, Lucy Davenport Photography,

First dance, Lucy Davenport Photography, marquee wedding, home London wedding

First dance, Lucy Davenport Photography, home London wedding, black and white

It was a pleasure to work alongside talented videographer, Rupert Ward-Lewis again. Sophie & Chris’ wedding video is below.

Head over to the full feature on Rock My Wedding to read the gorgeous words from Sophie & Chris themselves. I guarantee goosebumps! These two really are a dream – I need to pinch myself – how lucky am I to have such amazing clients that turn into life long friends.

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Are you having a home wedding? For more inspiration head to Stefanie and Harrys home wedding.

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