Bridesmaids laughing at Lords Cricket Ground wedding

Lord’s Cricket Ground in St Johns Wood has to be one of our favourite venues, and a truly special and memorable place to host a wedding day. As a theatre of sport it is now over two hundred years old, and it will probably be entertaining crowds and cricket fans in another two hundred years too!

Another great wedding at Lord's Cricket Ground London Wedding Photographers

Fiona and Andy chose it as Andy is a massive cricket fan, and Fiona was open minded to a venue with a difference to celebrate their marriage.

Another great wedding at Lord's Cricket Ground London Wedding Photographers

The day started with documenting bride and groom’s preparations in Chelsea with Fiona getting ready at a close family friend, while Andy and his groomsmen enjoyed pre ceremony drinks around the corner at Chelsea Farmers Market.

Another great wedding at Lord's Cricket Ground London Wedding Photographers

Rain had threatened and duly poured down for Fiona’s departure by vintage car, but as so often in England it didn’t last too long, and rain certainly wasn’t going to stop play this day of all days.

Another great wedding at Lord's Cricket Ground London Wedding Photographers

The couple decided on a church service at the very grand St Luke’s Church in Sydney Road. It was designed in 1819 and is apparently one of the earliest gothic revival churches in London. It’s certainly a beautiful place for a wedding ceremony.

Another great wedding at Lord's Cricket Ground London Wedding Photographers

After confetti and some family photos two vintage red routemaster buses took the entire wedding party to Lords Cricket Ground for the reception. Pimms and snacks were enjoyed by all onboard.

Another great wedding at Lord's Cricket Ground London Wedding Photographers

Rain once again played a small part as everyone arrived meaning the drinks reception started in the famous Lords Long Room instead of outside, but after a little while Plan A was resumed and we were all allowed to take the fun upstairs to the Pavilion roof terrace which has great views over the grass of Lords itself. It’s here where I took the deliberate silhouette shot among others.

Another great wedding at Lord's Cricket Ground London Wedding Photographers

I used this time to shoot a mix of reportage photography of guests and all the fun and emotion on display, and then a little while away with the newly weds to get those all important ‘couple’ shots. I had a great time with the bridal party and the couple’s friends and family.

Another great wedding at Lord's Cricket Ground London Wedding Photographers

I had previously signed disclaimers with the management of Lords in case I fell off the ten foot ladder we arranged I would stand on to take the shot in the Long Room of the entire wedding party! Needless to say I’ve lived to tell the tale.

Another great wedding at Lord's Cricket Ground London Wedding Photographers

The wedding breakfast was held in one half of the dedicated function room called The Thomas Lord Suite, and the dancing and partying till late was held in the other.

Another great wedding at Lord's Cricket Ground London Wedding Photographers

Once again a fantastic day in Chelsea and Lord’s Cricket Ground, and as I like to say to couple’s when we plan ahead for their big day and I mentioned here: “Rain never stops play.”

Another great wedding at Lord's Cricket Ground London Wedding Photographers

By David Green

Another great wedding at Lord's Cricket Ground London Wedding Photographers

Another great wedding at Lord's Cricket Ground London Wedding Photographers

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David and Joanna Green are Time Out recommended, award winning fulltime London wedding photographers. Mum and dad to four wonderful children and three family dogs. Lovers of all things photographic and wedding related. Covering Greater London and destination weddings in the UK and Europe.

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