April 4, 2024

Eleanor & David

A musical festival with vows.

After a marriage proposal on a transatlantic crossing on board the Queen Mary, this wedding was destined to be something quite special. The ship was hosting the National symphony orchestra and this was to be the platform for David to propose. Does it get any more romantic than this ?

After a lovely email from this wonderful couple dropping in my inbox, and one or two initial emails this is the message that followed from Eleanor “I’m so excited, this feels totally right, I ran downstairs to David when I saw your email saying ‘she replied, she replied’! ” You just know from that moment on, we are set for a wonderful wedding!

Bride and groom in ballroom dance pose standing under white marble arch at Great Fosters in Surrey

Eleanor spent the morning getting ready at https://www.alexanderhotels.co.uk/great-fosters with her bridesmaids and close family, before heading into Kingston upon Thames for a jaw dropping and I quote perfectly named “A Musical festival with vows”

Mua and hair by https://www.instagram.com/harrietgallon.muah/

Bride arriving in a black Rolls Royce car with the door open ready to get out at All Saints Church, London

What an entrance it was! As bystanders galore gathered to get a view of Eleanor, the organist could be heard playing Bach’s sonata in C as the streets nearby were filled with music.

Bride and her father walk into the entrance of a Church in Kingston upon Thames in London

This musical extravaganza was in no doubt going to the most glorious occasion, as David a Choral Musical director was to marry his bride Eleanor, a singer and an actress, not to mention the daughter of a popular and well loved British conductor. All Saints church in Kingston upon Thames was to host a 2 hour ceremony with full choir, brass, guest conductor and two organists. As Eleanor stood at the door of the church aisle and clutching her fathers arm, there was a choral introit which resounded from every arch, quite beautifully the most emotional entrance I have witnessed.

Bride and groom during their ceremony in All Saints Church, London
Bride sitting on wooden chair looking very regal with a long veil and stunning full wedding dress

The most precious special touch was a veil change into a family heirloom just after signing the register.

Bride and groom walking up the aisle after getting married in All Saints Church in Kingston upon Thames

Pure joy with one of the longest confetti aisle’s ever, not sure who enjoyed it the most and so good we encouraged the couple to go back through the line to take in every moment

Full choir in Red cassocks throwing confetti in a line outside London Church for wedding couple

Florist @https://www.instagram.com/astersflorist/

Great Fosters hosted the reception to celebrate with family and friends

Wedding couple standing in front of Black Rolls Royce at Great Fosters in Surrey

Eleanor wore the most stunning gown by https://www.instagram.com/fredabennet/ from https://www.instagram.com/bridal.rogue.gallery/

Magical honeymooning in the Maldives topped off this dream of a wedding

Congratulations David and Eleanor!