Wedding Charlton House | Lyndsey & Jon
Summertime and song for Lyndsey and Jon's wedding at Charlton House
Lyndsey and Jon are both professional musicians so I knew we would have a ball on their wedding day, from an orchestral entrance for the bride to a choir singing during the ceremony, the harpist for the reception drinks and a jazz/swing band for the evening - we really were spoiled!
Charlton House is a little gem hidden away in South East London, this grand building is beautiful. The ceremony was held in a long wood panelled room right at the top of the mansion so bathed in lovely natural light.A nervous bride entered the hall and Jon's face lit up, it was a fantastic ceremony, the registrar was particularly warm and funny - and the atmosphere of the chamber music and choir made for a very special feel.
The reception was held in the private walled garden at Charlton House, which are simply beautiful in September!
We were lucky with the weather as the forecast had promised rain but we didn't see a drop so games for the children and champagne for the guests whilst the harpist kept the summer feeling alive!
The wedding breakfast was held in the grand old library, which boasts a mezzanine floor - great for the overhead shots of the table set up! Jon and Lyndsey went for a very London wedding theme, naming their tables after tube stations and creating the table plan on the london underground map - this was quite impressive and greatly appreciated by the guests finding their places.
After the meal we had speeches, again well prepared, Dad told emotional tales, our groom made a very touching tribute to his mother and late father and the best men delivered a fantastic speech, very funny, very clever - I was very impressed! (and that's high praise indeed - I hear best man's speeches every week!)
We rushed back out to the walled garden as dusk turned to night, catching the very last seconds of light. I do like these photographs, warm romantic and private. I felt they suited our couple.
The Jazz band finished setting up and I left with the party in full swing