A Very Royal Wedding
Graham and Simon’s wedding was a long-time coming. Like many other couple’s their day was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This was their third wedding date and when it arrived, they really made up for lost time!
The two men wore co-ordinated, regal Vivienne Westwood suits adorned with majestic tie pins. As they don’t live on the Island, the grooms were staying at The Royal Hotel in Ventnor. On the morning of the wedding, friends and family gathered there for the preparations.
Graham & Simon travelled to Osborne house, for their ceremony, in separate cars with their Mothers. Golden Summer light illuminated the scene as the vehicles arrived in the grounds of Queen Victoria’s Summer residence.
The couple were married in the Durbar Room which was designed by Rudyard Kipling’s father, Lockwood Kipling, and master carver Bhai Ram Singh. They were the first couple to have been married in that room for 3 years! They may possibly be the last as the Royal collection housed there is considered to be too easily damaged.
After their ceremony the grooms and their guests enjoyed drinks and canapés on the Upper Terrace. The terrace looked even more royal than ever, having been decorated to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee! Throughout, they were serenaded by a wonderful violinist. Additionally the Gospel trio from their ceremony reprised their performance, al fresco.
As the Summer sunshine began to wane, the party retired to The Orangery. They enjoyed a wedding breakfast, created by All About Catering. Speeches were effusive and filled with love. Illusionist Aaron Isted provided mind boggling entertainment to children and adults alike, whilst a fantastic acoustic duo provided a sonic backdrop to proceedings.
Later in the evening Graham and Simon cut a stunning cake, which had been designed by Centrepiece Cake Designs to co-ordinate with the decor of the Orangery. After a beautiful first dance, guests joined the couple on the dance floor to dance the night away!
Graham and Simon’s wedding day was a stunning display of love and we would like to thank them for choosing us to capture it. Thanks again guys!