Leela & Sam’s purple themed Richmond wedding: A Swedish-English love story.

Leela & Sam live and work in Oslo, Norway but their fabulous wedding took place in the UK last November. When Leela and I first met, she said that their colour scheme would revolve around purples and that they would have fabulous lighting all throughout Parkstead House – making the most of this gorgeous venue for their winter wedding. Little did I know that Parkstead House would actually be transformed into what I can only refer to as ‘purple heaven’ and that Leela & Sam’s Swedish-English wedding, would turn out to be one of the most fun weddings I’ve ever shot! With lots of friends and Sam’s family having flown over from Norway & Sweden, the day was a wonderful celebration of Leela & Sam’s love for each other and the wedding speeches (of which there were 15!!) were filled with hilarious and emotional little anecdotes about them as a couple. Leela’s family being proudly British, arranged that all the guests be taken to their local pub down the road in Hampton Hill before the wedding, where the owners had changed the pub’s name from “The Jolly Coopers” to “The Jolly Couple” (with a little help from me using one of their Engagement Shoot photos)! At Leela & Sam’s wedding I had the pleasure of working with the very lovely Anna MacDougall from Bride & Glory for the first time (make sure you take a look at the portrait shoot I did with Anna & her gorgeous dog Barley last year). Anna was an absolute legend – keeping the day flowing as smoothly as possible and making sure that we were looked after. A big thanks to Heline who second shot the wedding with me and got some really great shots of Sam & his groomsmen.

Leela & Sam’s gorgeous wedding reception at Parkstead House was ended off with a fabulous fireworks display, followed by some seriously impressive shapes on the dancefloor. I had an absolute blast sharing their amazing wedding day with them & having the chance to get to know them over milkshakes at their Engagement Shoot in Brighton earlier in the year, was very special.

Leela & Sam, congratulations again on your gorgeous purple wedding, I wish you both all the love & happiness in the world!

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 Wedding day suppliers:

Wedding Venue: Parkstead House

Wedding Day Coordinator: Anna MacDougall from Bride & Glory

Leela’s dress: Huella from Pronovias

Leela’s hair: Elements Teddington

Leela’s make up: Jyoti from Mac make up

Sam’s suit: Dapper

Live music: Phil Barley

Catering: Penni Black

Wedding cake: Top cake – Hummingbird Bakery. The stand & pops were by POP Bakery

Wedding favours: Maki’s Cakes

Wedding flowers: Gardenia of Wimbledon Village

Fireworks: Absolutely Fabulous Fireworks

DJ: Beach Entertainments

Lighting: Wise Productions

Red Routemaster Bus: Omnibuzz

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