The Perfect Location for a Wedding – The Admirals House, Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich

A lovely, if hot day for a wedding at Admirals House in Greenwich for Xi and Chang.

First stop was Chang’s hotel which was a short walk from the venue. I made a slight detour through the market, where I saw the heart above the entrance and a narrow busy lane (that was also in shade).

The service was conducted by the Humanist Celebrant Jill Satin, who was as entertaining as she was sensitive to those of any faith or on the day or of course none at all..

A small Chinese Tea Ceremony took place during the service and both Chang and Xi offered tea to their respective parents as a symbol of humility and gratitude for their upbringing and in turn received a red envelope and private words of luck and good fortune…from their parents.

We decided to take all the family photography under the shaded colonnade of the Painted Hall, which had only last week appeared on the TV series Poldark.

Chang changed into a stunningly intricate red dress for the wedding breakfast and the speeches were both funny and touching. The speeches revealed Xi’s great love of football so once all the formalities were completed we walked the short distance to a private room at Yacht Greenwich, to watch the final of the world cup.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable wedding day and was well organised with a sporting ‘twist’ at the end which everyone enjoyed. I wish Chang and Xi every success and happiness for the future.

You can see all the photographs taken here – Full Website Admirals House Wedding, and a few of our favourites below –

Bride walking through Greenwich Market beneath sign of heart

Bride photographed next to Painted Hall Ceiling murial

Bride photographed in mirror at Admirals House, Old Royal Naval College

Bride and bridesmaid preparing for wedding ceremony at Admirals house in Greenwich

Bride with groom photographed amongst the colonades at Admirals House

couple kissing at Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich

Bride at Chinese Tea Ceremony at Admirals house

Couple cutting cake at Old Royal Naval College

Douglas Fry

Douglas Fry

Douglas is a London based wedding photographer with over twenty years experience, working throughout the UK and Europe. He enjoys weddings and believes that this passion for contemporary wedding photography is crucial to creating stunning and memorable images, importantly using no flash. He uses top of the range Leica cameras and lenses.
Douglas Fry
Dear Sam and Douglas, Thanks very much for your work and sharing the pictures! We have just quickly gone through them, these are exactly what we need! Also very much appreciated for Douglas being there on the day, our day could have gone south without him! Best, Xi

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