It was a pleasure to be asked along to Hira and Fah’d’s wedding at Syon Park, an impressive 16C house in West London. It was a small wedding today, around 25 family guests, and after the ceremony the wedding party retired to the Hilton Hotel which adjoins the grounds of Syon Park. It was a relaxed morning and we were able to make full use of many of the impressive rooms in Syon House as well as the gardens of course. The weather was decidedly cool but no rain which is always nice at a venue like Syon with so many lovely parts of the grounds and garden for the wedding party to enjoy. After the short civil ceremony which was held in front of the fireplace in the impressive State Dining Room, we made some lovely family photographs in the Long Gallery. It was nice to do these inside as the backdrop of Syon House’s rooms is unusual and impressive to have in the photographs.
Hira and Fah’d are having their ‘proper’ Indian wedding quite soon but it was nice to be here today to record the legal ceremony and create some photographs which I hope they will enjoy alongside the ones from the big Indian wedding coming up. Thanks again Fah’d and Hira for having me along on the day and best of luck for the big do coming up :)
The west frontage of Syon House, and impressive sight as you as you approach along the driveway.
The entrance hall of Syon House – you can have your wedding ceremony here as well if you wish.
Here’s the State Dining Room all set up for Fah’d and Hira’s wedding ceremony.
The groom and his mother arrive at the wedding venue.
Just a clean simple portrait of today’s groom outside the venue. Soft overcast days are much better for wedding portraits than bright sunny days.
A few ‘before the wedding’ photographs.
Here’s a favourite image from the day. Black and white just works so much better for a lot of wedding photographs.
One last tweak to the buttonhole before the bride arrives.
Hira and the little bridesmaids just before the ceremony
The brand new Mr. and Mrs. I.
The lovely Hira. If there’s a finer backdrop for elegant wedding photographs than the Long Gallery at Syon, I’d like to know where it is.
A quick group photograph of everyone in the Inner Courtyard before moving on to the back of the house.