London, Kensington Chic and exotic wedding of Jianling & Allann

 

Jianling & Allan exurberance is fabulous to see as they enjoy their time in Kensington Gardens in London with photographer Elaine Mayson.  This is a union of Chinese Jianling with Iraqi Allann.  This is one of the reasons I love London for it’s melting pot of nationalities for all over the World. A great advocate for World peace. London street in Kensington captured by Elaine Mayson Photography. Elaine captures singing in the rain in the amazing street close to where she used to dance with English National Ballet.  Elaine enjoys bringing a little bit of the theatre into her shots.

The wedding couple enjoy the sunshine in the beautiful gardens. The London Plane Tree is one of the glories of the city and a romantic place to walk.Anyone for a bike ride!

Great Celebrations at the Olympia Hotel in Kensington London photographed by Elaine Mayson Photography.  A Western style first dance choreographed partly by Elaine Mayson in the hotel room, they did so well and had fun!  Then a true Iraqi party with festive music and a mouth watering array of Middle Eastern food. Delicious!

 

 

 

Wedding of Olivia & Khoram at The Lensbury Club in Teddington

Olivia and Khoram looking fabulous by the river Thames in the Lensbury grounds in Teddington. Photographed by Elaine Mayson one of the recommended photographers at the Lensbury.  Looks like a film set!

Khoram the groom arrives looking dapper in a stylish Phantom Rolls Royce

The Wedding Breakfast room at the Lensbury is resplendent in white, cream and dusky pink.  Butterflies were the theme of the day and Elaine Mayson captured many photographs showing details of the butterflies in the rooms and in the flowers.

Olivia with her small flower girl before

getting married.

The wedding had a butterfly theme throughout.

 

 

 

Olivia & Khoram let a box of butterflies out into the grounds of the Lensbury.  One attached itself to Khoram’s finger before it flew away.

A smile by the dazzling white Rolls Royce at the front of the Lensbury.

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Shah!

A romantic kiss to start their married life together.

Walking in the grounds of the Lensbury.  What a beautiful day.  Filled with laughter and love.

That special phone call on a very special day by the river Thames.  What a stunning couple.

Relaxing by the water on their wedding day.  A little peep at Olivia’s shoes!

Style, elegance and romance by the river Thames. Elaine Mayson Photography captures the pose and mood of the day in the Lensbury grounds in Teddington.

York House & Eel Pie Island Yacht Club in Twickenham for the beautiful wedding of Elizabeth and James

Lizzie’s parents live on Eel Pie Island so it was only natural that the reception of their daughter and soon to be husband, James would be held on the quirky Island at the Yacht Club.  Firstly the Civil Ceremony was held at York House in Twickenham.  The building has a large garden which is perfect for photographs.

James and Oliver his best man and Usher shake hands

Lizzie and her Dad walk to the ceremony at York House in Twickenham

After the service Lizzie and James reunite with their two year old son for a few family photographs with York House in the background.

The beautiful grounds at York House.  Lizzie and James stop for a moment before walking down to the river.

A  romantic kiss by the river Thames in Twickenham before making their way to the boat that was to take them round to their reception on Eel Pie Island.

The reception room was hung with blue and white lanterns. The guests enjoyed a good meal and entertaining speeches followed by a deliciously warm evening by the river with a terrific band.

Their son Harry having fun at the reception.

Bat Mitzvah of Talia at Wimbledon Synagogue & Reception at Kingston Guildhall

Talia had completed her studies and took an active part in her Bat Mitzvah at Wimbledon Synagogue.  No photographs were allowed but afterwards the girls got together.  It was a time to celebrate!

Her family were very proud and posed for photographs Lots of details were included in the wonderful reception held for Talia with her family and friends.  Beautiful flowers, balloons, television screen to show many other photos of Talia. Mum and Dad arrive at the  Guildhall in Kingston Upon ThamesTalia herself makes a grand entrance and for a moment she feels the pressure with her head down but a big grin. Fabulous dining room at the Kingston Guildhall.  The high ceiling and tall windows provide grandeur and the purple seats a touch of regal splendour. Talia showing off her beautiful dress and sparkling shoes on her special dayTalia gives her Bat Mitzvah speech in the Dining room of the Kingston GuildhallParty
Party festivities.  The chair dance is great fun and includes everybody.
Talia is held high by her Father and Brother and one other friend.  Lots of fun!

The Wedding of Zhulijeta & Piotr at the Double Tree Hilton in Kingston Upon Thames

 

Preparations began at the Double Tree Hilton in Kingston Upon Thames.  A new and stylish wedding venue.  The ceremony was an intimate affair in one of the small rooms and drinks were served by the bar.  Elaine Mayson Photography then took the couple for a walk in Canbury gardens by the river Thames.  The Plane trees were spectacular and so were the couple.  Elaine had been asked to achieve romantic special  photographs. Zhulijeta wore a sparkling billowing white dress with long train and veil.  She was Juliette and Piotr was her Romeo.  As you can see below the fairytale was made and her story will be there forever.  The perfect love story.

‘How to tie the Italiano Bandeau’ so that you can look stylish & glamorous when taking a breezy drive in a Ferrari!

Elaine shows you ‘How to tie the Italiano Bandeau’ with her Sunset scarf.  These scarves are 100% silk soft and luxurious and will add a touch of glamour to any occasion.  They are presented in beautiful gift boxes with cards and will make a perfect present for any friend or family.  Each scarf is a Limited Edition.  On a breezy day you need protection for your ears but want to look sensational and this is exactly how you can.  Chou!  xxx

‘How to tie the Jacket’ with the ‘Sunset’ silk scarf from the Lainey May range

Muriel from the Cote D’Azur shows you ‘How to tie the Jacket’ with my ‘Sunset’ silk scarf from the Lainey May range.  An inventive and glamorous tie that shows off the ballerinas on the scarf and also is a chic way to walk along the Promenade Anglaise.

For more information on the Lainey May range & to purchase the scarves  and to see many more videos in the series of ‘How to tie the scarves’. Go to: www.scarfsilkballerina.com

Engagement Shoot for Eleanor & Elliot on Richmond Hill

A glorious morning up on Richmond Hill.  Elaine Mayson Photography was taking the Engagement photos for Eleanor and Elliot.  There was a buzz of excitement for not only was the sun shining and the day warm, but later Prince Harry was going to wed Meghan Markle.    The World was going to see Great Britain at its best!

Elliot had proposed to Eleanor up here on the historic Richmond Hill and what better way of celebrating the act, but to have their Engagement photos marking the spot.  Relaxed and enjoying the morning I was able to capture their happiness and joy!

Cecchetti Day at the Royal Ballet School with Dame Monica Mason and Dame Darcey Bussell teaching Elite Syncopations to members of the Royal Ballet Company

Dame Monica Mason and Dame Darcey Bussell talked to the teachers at the Cecchetti Day hosted at the Royal Ballet School. They had many stories to recount regarding the production of Elite Syncopation,  which was choreographed by Kenneth Macmillan and was one of his  more light hearted  pieces.  I saw the ballet many years ago and loved it. It is being performed in April/May 2018 at the Royal Opera House.

 

 

 

 

 

Dame Darcey Bussell coached the dancers from the Royal Ballet company giving the demonstration, Mayara Magri and Nicol Edmonds.

 

Catherine Hutchon the Director of the Cecchetti Society thanks Dame Monica Mason and the Deputy Director Kate Simmons looks on with pride.

Foxhills Wedding in Surrey – Lisa and Gary

Lisa and Gary were married on a rainy day with very wet ground.  After Elaine Mayson Photography had taken the initial photograph of the group shot from above.  Lisa, the bride made a positive  decision to have the rest of the group shots inside.  There was to be an official wedding breakfast and after that a rip roaring party, so many hours to enjoy!.  I organised a room and the staff and  the toast master all helped to keep all the photos running smoothly.  The family had a ball!  The shots show what fun you can have even without the sun shining.  I loved photographing this family I had a smile on my face throughout.  What a pleasure.

Button holes all round in the foyer at Foxhill’s mansion.

Groom’s button hole and the bride’s intricate wedding ring.

‘I do.’

 

 

Signing the register in the ceremony room at Foxhills.  Beautiful yellow and white spring flowers.

Lots of laughter amongst all the family and close friends.

They did it !  It is official Mr and Mrs.

Walking along the corridor to the lounge in Foxhill’s Mansion.

Hip hip hooray.  Cheers to a great wedding day!

More fun in the photo shoot!  The bride with her bridesmaids enjoy themselves and look great.

The groom relaxes and takes time out to let the girls shine in the photo shoot.

A sing song at the end of the wedding breakfast by the bride, groom and family had everybody in fits of laughter.  Great atmosphere lovely moments captured forever at Foxhills by Elaine Mayson Photography.