Civil Partnership Photography at Orleans House Gallery

I’ve known Bryoni and Dianne for quite a few years and I was delighted when they asked me to photograph their civil partnership at The Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham.  There were many familiar faces at the celebration and I could tell it was going to be a very lively and fun day.

The ceremony at The Octagon Room in Orleans House Gallery was just wonderful.  Although it was September by now, the weather was just perfect as Bryoni and Dianne celebrated their partnership overlooking The River Thames.

A champagne reception outside in the later summer sun followed, then a London Route-master took them all off to The Wharf Restaurant in Teddington.  A splendid meal and some very funny and touching speeches led to some great shape moving on the dance floor.

As I left I looked back and saw so many people just simply “having fun”.  After all the planning and preparation that Bryoni and Dianne put into their special day I know that this is exactly what they wanted.

Oh my gosh these are amazing!! Di and I are both working from home today and we’ve just looked through them – and you have just caused some laughter, a lot of smiles and a few (happy) tears!  It’s totally brought the day back to us.  Thank you so so so much.  You’re so right, there are some lovely moments and it’s brilliant to see so much happiness and laughter from everyone else as well as us.  Di says it’s like watching the story of our wedding, which is exactly what we wanted and hoped for when we chose you.
Thank you again

As usual, a small selection of my favourites from the day.  Prints can be purchased here.

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