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Bush Hall Wedding: Naomi & Malowa

The bride and groom were recommended to me by amazing florists, Everything Rosy Ltd. who I have worked with previously (Click here and here for my other weddings). I received the e-mail enquiry from Naomi while I was on my travels around Thailand and Cambodia, but managed to confirm the booking while I was abroad by the magic of the internet.

 

Naomi & Malowa (or Michael as he is known by some) were married in a beautiful light and airy church in London followed by their reception at Bush Hall in London.  Naomi is from a Caribbean background while Michael’s family is Nigerian. For me it was really beautiful seeing the two cultures being celebrated on the day from the food that was served to the music that was being played at the reception it really was amazing.

 

Naomi’s wore a beautiful fishtail wedding dress and arranged to have the diamante band added afterwards for extra glitz.

Bush Hall Wedding: Naomi + Michael

Dancing shoes…and that’s exactly what Naomi did all night long, including down the aisle with Michael as husband and wife.

Bush Hall Wedding: Naomi + MichaelLOVE these bouquets by Everything Rosy LTD.
Bush Hall Wedding: Naomi + Michael

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A present from Naomi’s grandma.

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Bush Hall Wedding: Naomi + MichaelBush Hall Wedding: Naomi + MichaelBush Hall Wedding: Naomi + MichaelNaomi’s Mum insisted that Naomi ate before her big day, so rustled up some scrabbled eggs for her to eat – that’s what Mum’s are for hey!

Bush Hall Wedding: Naomi + Michael“You can’t get married on an empty stomach” – said Naomi’s Mum…

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Naomi arrived at the church, happy and smiling…

Bush Hall Wedding: Naomi + Michael

White walls, white ceiling, light floor make for bright and breezy pictures.

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Naomi & Michael danced, not walked down the aisle…it kind of set the tone for the rest of the day. The happy energy was infectious.

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Bush Hall Wedding: Naomi + Michael

Naomi and Michael were so much fun to photograph because they were so at ease with each other and were focused on relaxing and enjoying their day – they were smiling literally all day…their energy was beautiful.

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Naomi looking STUNNING!! LoveLOVELOVED her diamante hair broach and chandelier earrings

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I love the details! Check out Michael’s cuff links

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Bush Hall in Shephards Bush, London… It is such a lovely venue with lots of interesting features. We had already done the couples photoshoot in the church grounds, but when I spotted this little balcony upstairs in the reception hall, I couldn’t resist making use of the cool setting so I persuaded Naomi & Michael to take a few more pictures.

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Bush Hall Wedding: Naomi + Michael

How do you feed 200+ wedding guests, wedding cake? A 10 tier cupcake wedding cake that’s how! (This is a close up shot)…the other 4 tiers are hidden below.

The photograph on the left is of the backdrop behind the head table and fit perfectly with the decadence of the room which featured ornate mirrors and opulent crystal chandeliers.

Bush Hall Wedding: Naomi + Michael

Bush Hall Wedding: Naomi + Michael

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In keeping with Nigerian tradition – The bride and groom (and also Mum) were sprayed with money during their opening dance by family and well wishers…

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Michael’s Mum looking regal as she is sprayed with money by well wishers in keeping with Nigerian tradition.

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Florists, Everything Rosy Ltd. did an amazing job with the table centres and flower arrangement.

Bush Hall Wedding: Naomi + Michael

 

Church: Our Lady of the Visitation

Reception venue: Bush Hall

Catering: Favour Events

Floristry and table arrangements: Everything Rosy LTD

Photography: Tanya Weekes