Here’s the last part of Lydia and Charles’s absolutely stunning wedding! If you want to catch up on part one, you can find it here

Lydia and Charles were married at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, followed by an amazing wedding reception across the road in the House of Lords! After the reception, Lydia and Charles made their exit through a hail of confetti and then made the short journey to the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane for the evening reception. If you’re getting married at any of these amazing locations, do please contact me to discuss your wedding photography!

Lydia had let me into a little secret…in what was a first for me, she’d decided to have her hair restyled into a bob before the evening reception! Lydia was in the safe hands of top London hairstylist, Hugh Green who’d styled her first look in the morning. I’m sure you’ll agree that the change was worth it, as Lydia’s look was slightly more relaxed, but equally as stunning as during the day!

Lydia’s change of look wasn’t the only one, as all the guests had changed into black-tie evening wear, so it was great to document all the new looks as guests made their way into the evening drinks reception. The Intercontinental looked fantastic, with additional venue styling from the amazing Twilight Trees.

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twilight trees at wedding

intercontinental park lane wedding

intercontinental park lane wedding

After the drinks reception, the guests made their way through to sit down to dinner, followed by the entrance of the bride and groom!

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intercontinental park lane wedding photographer

A quick speech by mother of the bride Fiona – off the cuff but amazingly touching and funny – before dinner was served. We took this chance to refuel as well, as this had been a long (but great!) day – the Intercontinental took fantastic care of us though, with a full buffet for the photographers and band!

After the meal the photobooth opened for business, and before long it was time for the first dance. I wasn’t quite sure what was going to happen – most people do a slow shuffle (which Lydia and Charles said they would do), but this was amazing – full of exuberance and surprise confetti cannons! As this was now close to 11pm, we didn’t have any issues with people being a bit shy to dance – I’ve never seen such a packed dancefloor!

intercontinental park lane wedding first dance

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intercontinental park lane wedding photographers

Once we’d captured the dancing, it was time for Anneka and I to hot-foot it for the last train back to Tunbridge Wells – a 19 hr wedding day door-to-door but well worth it to capture this amazing couple, their lovely families and amazing locations!

Congratulations once again to Lydia and Charles!

All photography copyright David Burke Photography 2017