Balwinda & James Wedding

kew gardens wedding photography


I love a garden wedding (you can see a few on my blog), and if you’re going to get married in a garden then a world renowned one is hard to top. Kew Gardens is a stunning wedding venue, offering enormous flexibility for both your ceremony, reception and your party.

Balwinda and James chose to have their ceremony at the Nash Conservatory, before moving onto the drinks reception at the Princess of Wales Conservatory and then evening dinner at the Orangery. 

Kew gardens wedding photography

Kew Gardens Wedding Photography:

I first met Balwinda and James at the National Wedding Show where we chatted about the type of wedding they were planning and the photographic style they liked. Balwinda was keen on a documentary style wedding photographer that could capture the natural moments of their day. James, as with most grooms, suggested he did not like having his photo taken…If I had a pound for every time I heard that!

Bridal Preparation

Balwinda and her bridesmaids got ready for the big day a stones throw away at the Coach and Horses Pub opposite Kew Gardens Green. It was a fun and relaxed morning as Aridal Make-up prepared Balwinda and the girls before they ordered taxis for the short drive to the Nash Conservatory. Balwinda looked stunning in her Pronovias wedding dress.

The Ceremony

The Nash Conservatory is a stunning wedding ceremony room, full of huge windows and a glass ceiling spilling light across the room. On a surprisingly sunny day in late September, guests were having to shield their eyes from the sun as Balwinda was led down the aisle by her father.

Post ceremony we gathered guests onto the lawns for some confetti bubbles and family portraits.

The Newlyweds

As guests boarded the Kew train to take them on a tour of the venue, myself Balwinda and James took a Kew golf buggy and captured some beautiful newlywed photographs at Kew Palace, one of the lesser known royal residences, using the stunning palace and it’s gardens as a backdrop.

The Party

The wedding breakfast was held at the Orangery and looked absolutely stunning with pink and purple lights creating an intimate feel to a large room. The speeches hit all the right notes, filled with emotion, sincerity and love…along with some ribbing for James and his penchant for lists.

After dinner guests spilled into the bar area and dance floor as the band and DJ took them into the early hours.


Kew Gardens Wedding Photography by Damion Mower. Damion Mower is an award winning documentary wedding photographer available for weddings in Buckinghamshire, across the UK and for destination weddings. Damion captures elegant, natural and unique wedding photography for couples to cherish for a lifetime.


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