Froyle Park, a stunning venue for a Colourful Ethnic Wedding
As a wedding photographer I often photograph people who come from different backgrounds and cultures. Kemi and Mike’s Colourful Ethnic Wedding is a beautiful example of a multicultural wedding, with Kemi’s family originally hailing from Nigeria, while Mike and his family are British.
They brought both cultures into the mix on the day, starting with English traditions and adding Nigerian traditions later on. Kemi’s Vera Wang wedding dress and Jimmy Choo shoes were stunning and equally so was her Nigerian wedding outfit. She changed into that at the end of the night. But let’s start at the beginning.
From Christ Church in Winchester to Froyle Park
From the morning preparations both Kemi and Mike were surrounded by their nearest and dearest and it was emotional. Everyone was so happy and in a great celebratory mood.
Kemi and her bridesmaids enjoyed the morning together chatting and laughing and sipping champagne. Then, when Kemi finally put on her stunning Very Wang wedding dress, her mum walked in just in time to see her. In the meantime, Mike prepared at his house, then made his way to Christ Church in Winchester with his family.
Their wedding ceremony had beautiful contributions, readings and songs from both families. It was a very personal and intimate celebration that hardly left a dry eye in the house. Then everyone jumped into their cars and made their way to Froyle Park, their lovely wedding reception venue.
A wonderful reception at Froyle Park
Froyle Park, a Jacobean Manor and grounds in the heart of North-East Hampshire in Upper Froyle village is a very romantic wedding venue. It was an absolute pleasure to be the Froyle Park Wedding Photographer on the day.
After some time to relax and chat with their families and friends, Kemi and Mike and their closest families danced into the reception hall, as is tradition in Nigerian Weddings. They rang in the afternoon with speeches from friends, family members and of course the groom and best man.
The mood was in tune with the afternoon light – bright, friendly and warm. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and the hours melted into evening before you knew it.
Soon the bride and groom cut their cake, smashed their choreographed first dance and disappeared into the night to change into their traditional Nigerian outfits. Kemi looked as gorgeous in her Colourful Ethnic Wedding outfit as in her Vera Wang wedding dress and it was incredible to see them and their guests enjoy the evening so much.
If you’re planning your wedding at Froyle Park and are still looking for your wedding photographer, let’s chat. I want to hear all about it.