Christy & Derek, Wedding photography at Syon Park

This shoot has been hanging around on the system for a while, mainly because I had to wait to blog them as a condition of Martha Stewart Weddings publishing a selection right after the wedding. It has been a favourite shoot for many reasons ; the couple, the location, the laid-back feel. Nice to finally get them live...

Syon Park House is set in around 200 acres of parkland and belongs to the Duke of Northumberland. The Great Hall has long been a stylish wedding location for those couples who really want to put on a show. Then just when the guests think it can't get any better, people are directed to wander around to the Great Conservatory, which for me is the real jaw-dropper. 

I had been suggested to Christy and Derek by my old friend, Penny Cullen, of Tigerlily Wedding and lovescarlett.com fame. Penny knew the couple wanted a classic feel to their final photographic set and after a lengthy skype call to the Emirates, where the couple are based, a plan was swiftly hatched. 

It's fair to say I loved the day. Interesting bunch of people, a very relaxed bride/groom and a setting which would inspire any photographer. With Penny's widely acknowledged attention to detail the shoot came together like clockwork with tons of large and small moments threading through my usual people-centric content.

Below is a just a taster of the final set. Click any thumbnail to enlarge...