We have photographed many lovely Goring Hotel weddings in London’s Belgravia, and this special day for Robyn and Ciaran was no exception. It has always been a pleasure to return to one of the most impeccably run and exclusive hotels in central London.
The staff are fantastic from the front of house to the chefs in the kitchen, and we are not surprised that they are popular with discerning brides and grooms.
This time round it was an added pleasure to be photographing too in the Royal Suite where the Duchess of Cambridge stayed before her wedding day to William at Westminster Abbey.
Created in 2011 the Royal Suite has to be one of the greatest hotel accommodation spaces in the whole of London, and we have seen a few! With two beautiful bedrooms, balcony, bathrooms grand piano and many royal and military artefacts, it is truly special and a wonderful place for the couple to have a drinks receptions later in the day.
After a lovely intimate ceremony in the downstairs garden and dining room, the wedding party enjoyed champagne and canapés in the Goring’s beautiful private gardens at the back of the hotel.
After a mixture of natural documentary photography of the proceedings and family shots we snuck the couple away for a short time to photograph them in the gardens and just outside the hotel.
For another fifteen minutes before the inside drinks reception started in the Royal Suite, we photographed the newlyweds in this wonderful space soaking up the classic atmosphere and decor.
Later in the day the wedding party enjoyed dinner and speeches downstairs again in the garden rooms, and then danced the night away to a fantastic acoustic quartet.
Take a look at a couple of our other blog posts of wedding days at The Goring here:
By David Green