Sherry & Ken – Syon Park London Wedding

 

A London Wedding with Sherry & Ken at the Syon Park & pre wedding portrait session

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If you have to ask me which wedding was the highlight of 2015 I must be honest and say: Sherry & Ken’s wedding at the Syon House in London. First, they were one of my favorite couples from a few years back who had a pre wedding session in Prague.  We had not only an amazing time on their session, but we stayed in touch over the years and became great friends. I was quite honestly surprised when Ken contacted me and explained that after Sherry had reviewed many wedding portfolios she had decided that she wanted myself and my team for their London wedding. And who am I to say no to such a wonderful couple.  So with the crew consisting of Cary & Kari (our amazing summer intern from Seattle) and I, we traveled to London for a truly elegant and unforgettable wedding with our old friends.

The day before their big wedding, we decided that a sunrise pre wedding portrait session in London would be a great way to start off their wedding celebrations. An of course this being London it poured down rain within 10 minutes of our starting our session at the Tower Bridge.  It was quite a disastrous start. So what to do? As Ken & Sherry’s afternoon and evening was very busy with appointments and family commitments we agreed to simply post pone their pre wedding portrait session until the next day: the wedding day. Sherry would not have had it any other way.

As they were staying at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel (it is a beautiful hotel and it is stunning for bridal and wedding portraits) we decided to have a short 20 minute portrait session the day of their wedding before leaving for the Syon Park. With the blessing of the hotel staff (who were awesome to work with) these portraits are undoubtedly quite striking and beautiful as this is a truly incredible location for wedding portraits or simply fashion styled portraiture.

Upon our arrival to the Syon House, which is one of the great manor houses in London, we were treated like old friends and warmly welcomed into the many of its great rooms and halls. Truth be told, the staff are old hands at creating a very elegant wedding day experience and we were all blown away by the hospitality during our stay. In fact, of the many places I have worked with worldwide the Syon Park is one of the most memorable for many reasons.

After their wedding  day at the Syon Park was over we traveled back into the heart of of London, and had a few hours rest before joining our newlyweds for an extraordinary dinner at the Jamie Oliver restaurant Barbecoa. With Sherry & Ken and their families and close friends it was a wonderful dinner with fine wine and very tasty meats as we viewed the rooftop of St. Pauls and the many beautiful people who dined there.

After dinner, it was time to embark on our makeup pre wedding session that Sherry  truly wished to have.  With their close friend Matthew and Sherry’s sister Cherie joining us, we headed out for a very fun, fast paced, 2 hour post wedding session in the late evening of a beautiful summer evening in London. It was in a word: Beautiful!

I do hope this small collection of images from that amazing time in London captures the joy and the fun that these two wonderful people experienced during their London wedding.

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{bridal portraits London} Sherry strikes a pose during the early hours of her pre wedding portrait session in the heart of London

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{pre wedding photographers London} Sherry & Ken take shelter from the rain as the London Tower Bridge looms behind them.

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{London pre wedding photographers} Off to the riverside after a coffee break to escape the torrential downpours on their pre wedding ceremony

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{London pre wedding at the Tower Bridge} taking a morning stroll as the Tower Bridge provides the iconic backdrop during Sherry & Ken’s pre wedding portrait session in London.

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{London pre wedding photographers} The dapper Ken taking in the incredible splendor of the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel – a stunning location for pre wedding portraits.

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{St. Pancras pre wedding} Sherry & Ken at the incredible staircase at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London.

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{St. Pancras pre wedding photography} The St Pancras hotel is simply one of the most engaging locations for a  pre wedding photo session and as luck would have it our couple was staying there and the hotel graciously allowed us 20 minutes to capture these images on their wedding day.

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{St. Pancras photo shoot} Sherry & Ken at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

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{St. Pancras pre wedding photography} The beautiful  Sherry strikes a pose during her pre wedding bridal session at the St Pancras Renaissance hotel in London.

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{St. Pancras pre wedding photo shoot} Sherry & Ken taking a stroll on the incredibly romantic Victorian staircase at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London.

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{St. Pancras pre wedding photos} Heading to their hotel room to change in their wedding attire at the incredible St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel – picture perfect for a pre wedding shoot in London.

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{London’s Syon Park} the location for Sherry & Ken’s wedding day is the ancestral home of the Duke of Northumberland which was built in the 1500s.

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{Syon Park Great Hall} with its impressive art work and Doric columns provides the lavish background to Sherry  & Ken’s wedding day festivities the magnificent grounds of the Syon Park provides a unique and unforgettable wedding day experience.

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{Syon Park Ante Room} dominated by twelve Ionic columns veneered in green scagliola the Syon Park Ante Room provides a truly impressive site. With two bronze statues by Valadier, Silenus with the infant Dionysus and Antinous Belvedere add to the impressive grandeur of an already impressive and historic wedding venue.

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{Syon Park House bridal portraits} The lovely bride Sherry enjoys a moment to herself before marrying at the  impressive Syon Park. Sherry & Ken chose the Syon Park for its incredible history and stunning location for their destination wedding in London.

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{Syon Park bridal portraits} The beautiful bride at the Syon Park.

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{Syon Park details} The State Dining Room at the Syon Park with its impressive architectural elements such as Corinthian columns, marble statues of Ceres and Bacchus representing food and drink provided a stunning and historic location for Sherry & Ken’s destination wedding in London.

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With musical accompaniment, the lovely Sherry is guided by her father to the State Dining Room at the Syon Park where her fiancee Ken awaits.

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{Syon Park London wedding day} Sherry & Ken during their wedding ceremony at the Syon Park in London

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{Syon Park photography} Sherry & Ken Syon Park London wedding

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{Syon Park Red Drawing Room} After their wedding ceremony was completed, Sherry & Ken with family members and close friends walk through the historic Red Drawing Room at the Syon Park in London.

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{Syon Park weddings} Ken watches his beautiful wife Sherry strike a pose at the Long Gallery at the Syon Park in London. This historic room is believed to be the location where Lady Jane Grey was offered the crown in 1553.

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{London wedding Syon Park} More stunning photos of our newly weds at the incredible Long Gallery.

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Sherry strikes a pose during a quick bridal portrait session during her Syon Park wedding in London.

{Syon Park House Wedding Photography} Sherry and her stunning designer dress at one of London’s most impressive houses: The Syon Park

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{wedding photographers London} The lovely Sherry & Ken at the Syon Park.

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{London wedding photographers} The happy bride and her family captured at the Syon Park in London

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{Syon House wedding photography} The wedding reception of Sherry & Ken who married at the Syon Park in London

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{London wedding photos} In 1999  Lady Salisbury was commissioned to design a Courtyard Garden with a geometric design complete with gravel paths and parterre beds edged with box hedges was laid out providing an ideal place for a wedding reception with our newlyweds Sherry & Ken who traveled over from Hong Kong to marry at the Syon Park.

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{London Wedding Photographers} The beautiful bouquet and diamond ring.

Ken & Sherry (Hong Kong) destination wedding at the Syon Park House and London portrait session by American photographer Kurt Vinion

{London wedding photos} Ken & Sherry (Hong Kong) destination wedding at the Syon Park House and London portrait session by American photographer Kurt Vinion

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{Syon House London wedding highlights} The Great Hall at the Syon Park providing the beautiful backdrop as Sherry & Ken share a laugh during  their first dance.

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{Syon House Great Hall wedding photos} Sherry & Ken during their first dance as Mr & Mrs at the Great Hall at the impressive Syon Park in London.

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{Syon House wedding} Sherry & Ken sharing a moment after marrying at the incredible Syon Park in London.

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Ken & Sherry (Hong Kong) destination wedding at the Syon Park House and London portrait session by American photographer Kurt Vinion

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{Syon Park House wedding photos} The impressive Syon House grounds and a beautiful cloudy sky provides the sumptuous location of our newlyweds who traveled over from Hong Kong to marry in London.

Ken & Sherry (Hong Kong) destination wedding at the Syon Park House and London portrait session by American photographer Kurt Vinion

{Syon House London wedding} The happy bride on her wedding day.

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{pre wedding London photo shoot}  after dinner at the Jamie Oliver Barbecoa restaurant near St. Paul’s it was time to restart our  pre wedding portrait session with our newlyweds Sherry & Ken.

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{Pre wedding photos London}  Sherry & Ken share a kiss as St. Paul’s cathedral dominates the night skyline.

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{London portrait photographers} the iconic red telephone booth, black cab and Sherry & Ken in front of St. Paul’s – the perfect London night portrait.

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{St Paul’s Cathedral pre wedding photos}  Sherry & Ken on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Many thanks to the people who cleared the steps for a few moments to allow us this impressive photograph of them alone.

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{pre wedding portrait session in London}  sometimes it is best to let the couples just relax in the right location and give them few moments to themselves. Sherry & Ken share a moment as Big Ben lights up the night sky behind them.

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{pre wedding in London at Westminster}  Big Ben providing the iconic London scenery to Sherry & Ken’s night portraits.

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{London Eye pre wedding photos} without a doubt the very popular London Eye providing the stunning background to Sherry’s incredible designer dress during her pre wedding session.

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{London pre wedding photographer} the final embrace of the newlyweds during their London wedding and pre wedding portrait session.

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{London Wedding Photographers}  my favorite picture of Sherry & Ken during their Syon Park wedding in London.

And for those who are interested in seeing Cary’s (who is a brilliant videographer) small video highlight clip of Sherry & Ken during their London celebration please click here.

 

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