bride and groom on steps of the painted hall by painted hall wedding photographer Rich Howman
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Old Royal Naval College Wedding Photographer

I joined Subo and Chris as their Old Royal Naval College wedding photographer, capturing their beautiful day at this elegant and opulent venue, one of the most popular filming locations in the world!

Set on the banks of the River Thames, the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich is an iconic London landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I was so excited to capture the timeless elegance of the venue as the backdrop for Subo and Chris’ wedding day, in my award winning wedding photography style.

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Old Royal Naval College Wedding Photography

Weddings at the Old Royal Naval College are beautiful at any time of year, from the luxurious interiors and the famous Painted Hall to grand al fresco dining in the King William Colonades. Old Royal Naval College wedding photographers have the freedom to explore the whole site, capturing portraits of the couple in the grounds and within the breath-taking baroque interior of the Painted Hall.

We cannot speak highly enough of Rich! He did a great job of capturing some great moments while making us feel relaxed and natural. And on top of that he was great company to have with us on the day!

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The Painted Hall Wedding Photos

The Painted Hall is one of the most impressive rooms I have seen for a long time! Created by Sir Christopher Wren and Sir James Thornhill, it is often referred to a ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’. Following an £8.5 million restoration project completed in 2019, The Painted Hall has been restored to its full glorious splendour.

Covering 40,000 square feet the grand dining hall took Sir James Thornhill 19 years to plan and paint. He then went on to paint the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral – so this is a truly a magnificent display of artistic vision and skill.

I trained as a Fine Art Painter at University and The Painted Hall is somewhere I have been meaning to visit for a lifetime – it certainly did not disappoint!

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The Painted Hall Wedding Photographer

With over 200 figures including Kings, Queens and mythical creatures I could have spent hours in just this one room and still not have seen everything! I can’t wait to come back again.

If you’re looking for wedding photos in The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich then I would LOVE to join you and capture some more award winning wedding photography for you on your wedding day.

Empire magazine names the Old Royal Naval College is ‘the most popular filming location in the world’ – The Crown, Les Miserables, Skyfall, Sense and Sensibility and even Pirates of The Caribbean have all been filmed here. As Subo and Chris’ Old Royal Naval College wedding photographer I could certainly see why! This place really has to be seen to be believed!

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Subo and Chris


Subo and Chris certainly had a few challenges while planning their wedding, a global pandemic being the main obstacle to overcome! But in true, awesome style they managed to pull together a spectacular day in a little under three weeks!

Actually, they did more than that, they managed to arrange TWO weddings! As Subo is Hindu and Chris is Christian, it was important to the couple to celebrate with both of their families and religious identities, so they also married at the Shri Vallabh Nidhi Mandir Temple a few days later. Check out the images I captured as their Tamil Hindu Wedding Photographer as well. It was such a privilege to be part of their weekend, and a lot of fun!

On day one, Subo and Chris first had an intimate church wedding, followed by their wedding reception at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. They had scaled back from a wedding for 200 people to just 15 guests. A massive thank you to the staff at the Old Royal Naval College, who were amazingly accommodating in helping Subo and Chris with planning and executing an absolutely gorgeous day, in very little time!

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Subo wore ‘Lola’ from Made with Love Bridal , a dazzling, elegant dress that she’d been dreaming about – paired with her Louboutin wedding shoes and her impeccable hair and makeup by @beautybyanuja. With Chris wearing a sharp suit from Suit Supply and classic Russell and Bromley shoes, they fit right in at the world’s most popular filming location! Subo added an edgy leather jacket for some of the portraits in the grounds and the pair of them look like they’d stepped right out of a feature film!

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The simple elegance of their wedding décor, centred around cream and white roses and peonies, with green foliage from Floral Hues, and bouquets and buttonholes from Burgeon Floral Design. An equally elegant three-tiered wedding cake was provided by Shelley’s Cakes with white icing and floral decoration covering a toffee sponge with salted caramel buttercream (I’ve been dreaming about that one!!).

Accompanied by the Keat’s Quartet, Subo and Chris enjoyed their wedding breakfast on a banqueting table under the Colonade, with some comfy blankets provided for their guests and three patio heaters supplied by the venue at very short notice. The Keat’s Quartet also played a beautiful arrangement of Bob Marley’s ‘Is This Love’ for their first dance. Videography was provided by Daran at The Photon Image.

Don’t forget to visit my wedding adventures page, or click here to check out their Hindu wedding photography.

The connection between these two is pretty magical, which I think you’ll agree from checking out their photos – I hope you enjoy these highlights from their day.

Getting Ready

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The Ceremony

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The Reception – Old Royal Naval College

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The Painted Hall Wedding Photos

bride and groom on the steps of the old painted hall. Photographed by Rich Howman, Painted Hall Wedding photographer

Subo and Chris

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