Sunny autumn day for a wedding of sunflowers

Cambridge Cottage wedding photos

Wonderfully understated but timelessly elegant wedding full of autumn sunshine and sunflowers. Civil ceremony in the art deco Wandsworth Town Hall, whisked away in golden 1970s Mercedes open top to enjoy a champagne reception in the sun on the lawns of Cambridge Cottage, Kew Gardens.

Cambridge Cottage wedding photos. Organising a wedding in three weeks is no mean feat – organising a stylish, relaxed and fantastic wedding in three weeks is even harder. But Katy and Rico managed to do that and make the whole thing look completely effortless on the day. They even managed to organise a gap in the blustery autumn weather and have a sunny, warm day. Now that really is organisation! The wedding ceremony was held at Wandsworth Town Hall, one of a few art deco style town halls built in London that provides a great backdrop for any civil ceremony. Walking into the ceremony room, Katy was greeted by all the guests holding sunflowers, like walking into a field of yellow. After the ceremony, Katy and Rico drove off in Katy’s father’s 1970 Mercedes sports car (very cool car and I’m very jealous!). Guests made their way to the reception at Cambridge Cottage, Kew Gardens by a single decker route master bus.


Kew Gardens wedding photography. Cambridge Cottage itself is a simple, elegant and stylish venue and the gardens themselves need little introduction, beautiful all year round. The speeches were a particular highlight for me, Katy’s father more than adept at public speaking with a pitch perfect introduction to the wedding; Rico’s father’s speech was deeply touching and heartfelt as was Rico’s speech (still rivers run deep). And Rico’s best man rose to the challenge of only a few days notice for an hilarious and well placed speech, a fine art even with plenty of notice.

Congratulations to Katy and Rico!