York House wedding, kew pub, marble hill house……and Mexico!
Where to begin….
I like to write these posts quite soon after the wedding as I can still feel the day, I still have the thoughts and memories running though my head, translating into words the thoughts and feelings ready for the actual images to be posted below. Sometimes I write them the day after, so it’s all fresh, sometimes a week or so giving me time to really put my thoughts in order. For Paulina and Gavin’s wedding I’m writing them on the Monday, because on the Sunday I was shattered. A 15 hour day of laughter, chatter, locations, light, food, music, dancing and partying meant that I needed a rest! The aching in my cheeks from smiling, and my aching body from the days photography served as a great reminder of exactly how good their day was.
First stop Twickenham. Just down the road from the stadium (no game thankfully) I arrived at Paulina and Gavin’s flat ready for bride prep. A calm, relaxed Paulina was having hair and makeup done. I had been warned that the Mexican family and friends would be there and it may be chaotic but on my arrival it was tranquil. At least for an hour or so then the girls arrived, and they didn’t disappoint…..then the family arrived and it went up a notch. The whole flat was filled with laughter and chatter in Mexican and English. I love the Spanish language and how animated Mexican people are when speaking (and having travelled in central and South America and having Spanish family I really should speak it better).
I then headed off to York House in Twickenham to meet Gavin and the family. Gavin looked superb in Scottish dress and as the guests began to arrive the excitement built.
A short and perfect ceremony took place, and then we headed to the beautiful gardens at York House for a wander.
The gardens are beautiful and the guests milled around chatting, admiring the gardens and the sun made a perfectly timed appearance.
It was then off to Marble Hill house, just Paulina, Gavin and myself. Marble Hill House is somewhere close to their hearts and they wanted to take some time out just to wander around and enjoy the time alone, just the two of them ( and me, being as discreet as possible).
Next stop, Tap on the Line. What a venue. Right on the platforms of Kew Gardens station, the old Pub, large atrium and candlelit outdoor space was just perfect. Crammed full of wedding guests the atmosphere was warm, bright and fun. Minimal formalities here, in fact, a couple of short but on point speeches was all it took to convey exactly what these guys meant to each other.
Oh, and the chicas broke out some seriously tasty tequila for the toasts. Needless to say the party was on!
Cue the live music, dancing and partying.
And from now on I think every wedding should have a mariachi band.
Venue – Tap on the Line Kew
Florist: Charley @thelondonflowerhouse; Absolutely stunning floristry…seriously.
Lucy (stylist) @lulaandrye;