Same sex wedding at the Admiral’s House

STEPHANIE AND FUCHSIA had such a beautiful and unusual wedding! My friend and colleague Kat Forsyth invited me to be her second shooter for this non-traditional same-sex wedding at the Admiral’s House, Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. When we arrived at the hotel where both brides were getting ready, it was so exciting to see all the beautiful unusual accessories, including jewellery, brooch bouquets that the two beautiful brides had sourced and made with love and help from friends and family. They spent months planning every single detail of their big day. Everything was so carefully put together. The two amazing gold wedding gowns were absolutely stunning! We literally couldn't stop taking pictures! The girls got ready separately in two rooms next to each other. Kat and I kept switching rooms to make sure we captured every little detail. Stephanie, but her family call her Steph, had her bridesmaids wear green dresses, and Fuchsia’s party wore dark purple, the two colours looked really beautiful together.

The Admiral's House

At the venue, The Admiral’s House in Greenwich, we found even more beautiful things to photograph. Steph and Fuchsia, so talented and creative had made stunning table centrepieces based on their favourite TV shows and movies. Instead of having floral arrangements, their creations were displayed on each table under glass cloches. Not only that, but they’d made the wedding cake themselves, and even the cake toppers were miniature versions of themselves in their wedding outfits! Honestly, I can't describe how incredibly detailed this wedding was,  it was totally personal to them! What really stood out to me at this wedding was the atmosphere of absolute love in the room – not only between Steph and Fuchsia themselves but from their family and friends as well. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a family as happy and emotional at a wedding as this! It was a small wedding, with only the closest friends and family invited, and that really added to the loving, intimate feel of the day. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we took the two brides out on the main lawns of the Royal Naval College for more photos. After the ceremony, and again at dusk, as a photographer, I totally love this time of the day. The light at this point was absolutely perfect. This wedding was so inspirational, so full of creative details, positive energy, people laughing, happy tears, and so much love! I would like to wish Stephanie & Fuchsia a loving and creative life together, thank you again, Kat, for this memorable day!

Paola xxx