If you’ve seen a few of my blog posts, you’ll know that a good confetti flinging is one of my absolute favourite things to photograph. And, haha, Elizabeth and Daniel’s is going to take some beating! This adorable couple walked out of their red London bus and into their Colourful West Reservoir Centre Wedding in a veritable blizzard of red and yellow petals. If you’re having to pick clumps of blossom out of your champagne glass, you’re doing something right!

I loved everything about this wedding. It was fabulously London, without feeling too city slick. The styling at the West Reservoir centre was an explosion of colour, and watching Elizabeth and Daniel together made me grin from ear to ear all day long. They barely let go of each other’s hands all day, and were just bubbling over with happiness, which I think you can see a mile away from the pictures.

The couple got ready separately at home with their families, before making their way to the Catholic Church of Mary Immaculate and St Gregory. Elizabeth chose a black cab as her wedding car – a touch that’s very true to London in any book. The church looked amazing decked out in bright flowers. It was a wonderfully heartfelt and emotional ceremony, with some brilliant belting out of hymns (love it when a crowd is in fine voice.) After the ceremony, everyone moved to the pub round the corner while they waited for their transport to take them to the reception at the West Reservoir centre. Said transport was… you’ve guessed it…a classic red routemaster bus. Very fun.

The West Reservoir Centre looked fabulous. So much colour and personality, and I loved the added sparkle from the festoon fairy lights. After THE confetti line, I took Elizabeth and Daniel off for a super short portrait session around the edge of the reservoir, where they proceeded to grin and giggle in the most beautifully photogenic way. Plus there were boats to mess about in, which made it all the more fun!

Elizabeth and Daniel scrapped the traditional first dance after their speeches, and instead chose to go straight in for the boisterous action of a Ceilidh. Their guests rose to the challenge, and were soon leaping and spinning on the dancefloor under those twinkling lights. A fittingly fun end to a gorgeous day.

Feast your eyes on the highlights gallery below (it’s a big one this time – too much loveliness to choose from!) If you like what you see, say hello, and let’s have a chat about those wedding plans of yours.

Fun and Colourful West Reservoir Centre Wedding Favourites

Bride's beaded dress hangs at the window The groom and his groomsmen enjoy breakfast outside before getting ready for the wedding Bacon sandwich - the wedding day breakfast of champions Bride Elizabeth checks over her bouquet as it's dropped off at her house Close up of colourful bridal bouquet featuring daisies, roses and sunflowers Bride gets her makeup done on her wedding dayBride's headpiece with pearls and beads is draped in the branches of a tree outsideClose up bridal portraitThe bride and her maid of honour grin at each other outside the house before heading to the weddingBlack cab wedding car decorated with white ribbon The groom arrives at the church on footThe altar at the church is flanked by large floral arrangements with red, yellow and blue flowersThe bride and her father arrive at the church in the back of a black cabThe groom looks on with anticipation as his bride enters the church Bride walking down the aisle and laughing with happinessThe bride and groom hold hands at the altar The priest conducts the ceremony as the couple smile at each other The newlyweds share their first kiss as husband and wife Bride and groom smiling at each other over the wedding registerBride Elizabeth gets emotional while reading the order of serviceA black and white shot of the couple walking down the aisle together, smiling and gazing at each otherThe couple kissing Groom taking a group photo of his guestsGroom holds up his bride's dress as she enters the pubThe wedding bus - a classic red routemaster A male guest with red spotty bow tie laughs on board the wedding bus Bride's grandmother sips champagne on the bus on the way to the West Reservoir Wedding reception External shot of the West Reservoir CentreInternal shot of West Reservoir Centre with trestle tables and festoon fairy lights Top table decorated with flowers in bright primary colours Close up of tablescape with bright flowers in bud vases The groom kisses his bride's forehead on the bus in the sunlightThe bride laughs and holds up her dress as she makes it down the narrow stairs of the busBride and groom start the confetti line in front of the red busThe couple walk through a storm of petalsBride and groom laughing at their confetti filled glasses at the west reservoir centreA portrait of the couple by the water, with the billowing veil in the foregroundBride and groom smiling at each other at their Fun and Colourful West Reservoir Centre WeddingMessing about in boats. The couple sit in a sail boat on the jetty, and the groom kisses his bride on the head Bride and groom walking up to the West Reservoir Centre for their wedding reception framed by boats and boat masts Wedding guests watching other wedding guests looking at the place settings at a West Reservoir Centre Wedding The groom makes his speech at his West Reservoir Wedding A guest applauds with his hands in the air during the speechesThe father of the bride makes his speech, as the bride waves a lighter in the air, laughingThe bride and groom laugh as they cut their wedding cakeThe Ceilidh starts and the couple take to the floorThe bride and groom's feet, mid jumping and leaping during the CeilidhA pair of guests appear under the arch of arms during the CeilidhBride and Groom dancing the Ceilidh at their West Reservoir Centre WeddingThe bride and groom skip down the centre of their guests during the Ceilidh


Love the colours and your story-telling. Great job Maria.

Thanks Martin. The colours were really fab

What an amazing venue! A really vibrant and colourful day captured beautifully – nice work Maria!

The West Reservoir Centre is such a cool venue. Not the most obvious at first glance but I think it’s really fab and offers lots of different locations.

Gorgeous photos Maria, I particularly love the one of the bride with her dad in the back of the taxi, very emotional

Thanks 🙂 It was a really heart felt wedding. I love clients who wear their hearts on their sleeves


Beautiful work Maria. Great job 🙂

Lovely set Maria, some lovely moments!

Love the confetti shot – great work

such a gorgeous dress and you can feel their happiness!

some great images in this set, the confetti shot with the bus behind is fab

What a fun wedding! Great colours and so many gorgeous moments!


Great work Maria. Editing is spot on. 🙂

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