Photo and Video Highlights at Upton Barn and Walled Garden Wedding {Ruth & Jonnie}

Three years, three siblings and three weddings. Two years ago, I had the pleasure of shooting Amy and Will’s Wedding, last year I photographed Jack and Sarah’s and now this year it’s Ruth and Jonny’s. It must of been an busy few years for the Garrett family.

Ruth and Jonny wanted an outdoor venue close to their parents new home in Devon, somewhere that was going to be a nice weekend destination for their family and friends and Upton Walled Barns and Gardens was a perfect fit for their laid back wedding vibes.

Ruth and Jonny also decided to add on my “video highlights” option which was new to my package options this year. It’s not meant to replace a proper videographer, but it does give the option to have a bit of footage taken with the same cameras that are photographing your wedding. So it’s bit more discrete and helps minimize the amount of cameras at your wedding.

Ruth & Jonny’s Wedding at Upton Barn and Wall Garden from Kari Bellamy on Vimeo.

Now that you’ve watched the video, it’s on to the photos <3

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A Very London Wedding at The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn {Eleanor & Jonathan}

In the very middle of the city, yet somewhat hidden away, is The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. It’s the grounds of one of the four Inns of Court to which barristers belong and are called to the Bar. It’s one of the most prestigious professional bodies of judges and lawyers in the world.

Lincoln’s Inn holds a lot of sentimental value for Eleanor’s family. Her grandfather was a member and her parents were married in the Lincoln’s Inn chapel as well. They’ve held many important family functions in the Great Hall. So it was only natural that Eleanor and Jonathan would want to hold their wedding there.

After getting ready at her parents home, Eleanor hoped in special white London Taxi to take her the Chapel of Lincolns Inn. Because the Chapel is still a very conservative church, we were asked not to photograph the ceremony, but only the entrance, exit and the signing of the register.

Eleanor and Jon had set up a bit of a festival on the lawn of Lincoln’s Inn, complete with rubber ducks and “air” guitars and even a swing boat fairground ride. Even as it started rain, the guests really embraced their special festival in the middle of Central London.

Just as soon as it started to rain a bit heavier, it was time to move into the Great Hall of Lincolns Inn for the wedding breakfast and reception. It’s incredible to think that a space incredible isn’t a museum but still a functioning space, and it still holds daily members lunches.

Nel and Jon- Thank you so much for having me and my second shooter be apart of your incredible wedding. Both you, your friends and family were so amazing to photograph during the day and we really felt the love in the room.

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Wandsworth Town Hall Wedding {Cecily & Dottie}

I’m always really inspired by the Art Deco architecture of Wandsworth Town Hall, and the Grand Chamber is the cherry on top of this architectural gem. It’s the perfect place for a London wedding with a bit of art deco style.

I had the pleasure of meeting Cecily and Dottie when I photographed their friends wedding a couple of years again. And now getting to know them over the course of planning their own wedding was delightful. I loved the colourful and personal touches they made for their wedding, from the rainbow confetti and to the brightly coloured flowers.

After their wedding ceremony at Wandsworth Town Hall, we took a vintage Red London Bus and headed to The Antelope Pub, in Tooting, South London. The Antelope had a really fantastic private hire room with really beautiful light and loads of character and charm.

The outside of Wandsworth Town Hall in London
Wedding Guests arriving at Wandsworth Town Hall
Wedding Guests arriving at Wandsworth Town Hall
Bride arriving at Wandsworth Town Hall
Bride arriving at Wandsworth Town Hall
Wedding Ceremony at Grand Chamber at Wandsowrth Town Hall
Confetti at Wandsworth Town Hall
Wedding Confetti at Wandsworth Town Hall
Wedding Confetti at Wandsworth Town Hall
Wedding Confetti at Wandsworth Town Hall
Wedding Confetti at Wandsworth Town Hall
Brides leaving Wandsworth Town Hall
Brides arriving at the antelope Pub in South London for their wedding reception
Exterior of the Antelop Pub in Tooting South London
Wedding details at The Antelope Pub in South London
Wedding details at The Antelope Pub in South London
Wedding Flowers at The Antelope Pub in South London
Wedding at the Antelope Pub
LGBTQ wedding details
Wedding guest at The Antelope Pub in South London
Wedding Speech at  The Antelope Pub in South London
Wedding Speech at  The Antelope Pub in South London
Wedding guest at The Antelope Pub in South London
Wedding moment at The Antelope Pub in South London
Couple at The Antelope Pub
Wedding details at The Antelope Pub in South London
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A London “Trash the Dress” Session

Doing a “Trash the Dress” Session or a “Couples Session” outside of the day you actually get married can be really useful. There’s less stress than a normal wedding, and we can plan the session around weather and light. There’s less concern about timeline or any smudges on your clothes.

Cem and Kathleen wanted to book a session announce their marriage. They were traveling through London and wanted to take the chance to have a take some photos to commemorate them getting married.

For their session, we started just after sunrise on Tower Bridge and then moved through some of my favourite spots in London. They were keen to have a few of the “big statement backgrounds” but also quaint London streets with a little bit of history.

I had a blast photographing this session and I really loved getting to know them both. They were such fantastic people and really interesting to chat with over our session.

“Kari absolutely blew past my expectations, the pictures she took of me and my wife are true treasures that we will be looking at for a life time. She was incredibly professional, efficient and great at keeping our spirits up for 4 straight hours! When I say that these are the best pictures of me and my wife I have ever seen, I truly mean it! Would recommend Kari in a heart beat, so very thankful we found her.” -Cem

Bride and Groom on London's Tower Bridge
Bride and Groom near London's Tower Bridge
Bride and Groom with London double decker bus
Bride and Groom in London
Bride and Groom with romantic street art
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An Intimate Wedding at Islington Town Hall {Heather & Hillyer}

Heather and Hillyer wanted a small wedding.  Nothing too over the top and nothing too fancy.   The Georgia natives have been living in London the last couple of years, and knew it was the perfect place to tie the knot.

Their only wedding guests were their parents who flew over from the States and two close friends.  Even though there was only a handful of wedding guests, they still wanted to have their ceremony in the stunning Council Chamber of Islington Town Hall.

After they made everything legal and had some confetti thrown at them, we headed on the streets of Islington for some photos.  We timed the photos perfectly, we had stunning light while were outside, and then as soon as we popped into pub where they were going to have their evening drinks, the heavens opened up and it started to pour.

From talking to Heather and Hillyer, you could tell they weren’t fussed with having a big wedding, but they didn’t want to lose out on the chance of having wedding photos.  I was so incredibly touched with how important photography was to them, and I’m honoured that they had me there to be apart of this intimate London wedding.

 

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