Ranger’s House, Greenwich wedding photographer
Ranger’s House is an elegant Georgian villa in Greenwich Park housing The Wernher Collection, a remarkable collection of works of art amassed by diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher.
Rachel and Paul chose this unique venue, which stands proudly on Blackheath, for their wedding. Surrounded by the Walled Garden, and not far from the Olympic equestrian site, it is the perfect setting for images that embrace nature and its seasonal highlights. Rachel’s family flew in from Canada for this special occasion and were no doubt impressed by the sumptuous arrangement of silver and jewels, paintings and porcelain.
As guests seated themselves in the mansion, a string quartet could be heard throughout the rich panelled interiors. The music carried through the open doors into the garden where Rachel’s bridesmaid made a few last-minute adjustments to Rachel’s dress and then, linking arms with her father, the bride walked down the aisle to an expectant sea of faces.
As their photographer, the interiors provided me with excellent backdrops for images; crisp daylight flooded through the windows allowing me to shoot unobtrusive images during the ceremony.
The party eventually moved on to the wedding breakfast at the Tudor Barn in Eltham. This English Heritage venue is all that remains of the country mansion that was built for the daughter of Thomas More, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, and is surrounded by a medieval moat and nearby scented gardens.
The couple and guests enjoyed the wedding breakfast with more champagne and I found myself with further opportunities to make creative environmental portraits. As darkness fell on the Tudor Barn, I left leaving the gathering in full swing as guests danced, full of fun and energy.