nicola & chris ~ i do ~ part 1

I am so in love with this wedding that I have had to split it into two parts.  Nicola and Chris got married at Pembroke Lodge, one of my favourite London venues for its amazing location in the midst of Richmond Park.  Nicola and Chris are most definitely creative types, and their day featured lots of artistic touches that made it very personal.  Nicola’s bridesmaid, Liz, made her gorgeous birdcage-veil headpiece, and the bridesmaid dresses were customised with a little red ribbon and corsage to give a cinched waist.  Nicola even made her wedding dress her own by adding a handmade corsage to the bodice.  I love these little DIY touches.

Red is one of my favourite colours for a wedding (I had it for my own five years ago) and it contrasted beautifully with the yellow daffodils that were scattered around the venue’s grounds.  Spring had certainly sprung.

Having photographed Nicola and Chris along the South Bank in January, I knew that photography was very important to them and they were keen to spend quite a while on portraits.  We took the Rolls for a spin around the park (as you do!) and got some gorgeous shots surrounded by all the beautiful trees.

Nicola and Chris are currently on their honeymoon in South Africa, and according to Nicola’s email to me this week, doing lots of sightseeing and wine-tasting. Very jealous!

Come back to the blog for part 2 in a few days….

Dress designer ~ Chandrika Thomas

Groom’s suit ~ Paul Smith

Flowers ~ Dawn Jennings

Hair & make-up ~ Lou Morgan



  • Steph said:

    Love, love, love them all!! I would be over the moon if you could do the same for me on August 7th my dear! x

  • admin said:

    Steph, we will create some BEAUTIFUL shots of your very own on August 7th. I absolutely guarantee it! So glad you love them. x

  • Sophie said:

    Red stockings under the dress? Nice touch!
    Love the white and red theme - you caught it perfectly Jodie!

  • serena said:

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I loved this couple's engagement shoot and their wedding photos are possibly my favorite so far. Wonderful Jodie!

  • admin said:

    Sophie, the photo doesn't quite show it - they are wellies, not stockings! But stockings would be very cool. Serena ~ glad you love them! Nic and Chris have a great style and it was a beautiful wedding to photograph.

  • CHLOE said:

    These are so lovely Jodie-really atmospheric. I love the giggling bridesmaids too; you can almost hear them.
    Beautiful photos, as always.

  • Andri said:

    Lovely photos,love the way the red pops out at you, I'll look forward to seeing part 2

  • Love them Jodie, they will be chuffed! Really love the last 4. Look forward to seeing the rest and thank you for the encouraging words on my blog, it was lovely of you! xx

  • Greg said:

    Absolutely stunning. You are so one of a kind Jodie. Can't wait for part two.

  • Really. Gorgeous. Stuff. Richmond park - love! Birdcage veil - love! Red anemones - love! Well done.

  • Jodie, the one of the of the Bride & Groom walking up the aisle (after the kiss) is amazing, I can't stop looking at it!

  • Jodie said:

    Thanks everyone! So pleased you love this red Richmond romance.