One Friendly Place wedding photography

Laura & Roy’s Greenwich Park and One Friendly Place wedding


Greenwich park is my oasis in London, it’s my local park and I’ve spent hours there in the past walking the dog and now it’s where I go to recharge with my little boy as he dreams about sledging down the hills in winter. I’ve walked past the bandstand more times than I can remember but didn’t realise it was used for weddings until Laura and Roy got in touch with me about their wedding which was to be a humanist ceremony on the bandstand. The prospect was made all the more exciting for me as it was an October wedding when the park looks it’s stunning autumn best. So that was pretty cool, but then they told me that the reception and party was taking place at One Friendly Place in Deptford which is a converted spice wharehouse space described on their website as a rockstar’s pad. It has a similar feel to another favourite venue, MC Motors. All in all sounded like my perfect wedding!

Great venues and autumn sunshine are obviously great additions to any wedding but of course it’s the people who matter and from the moment I met Laura and Roy a year before their wedding, I was looking forward to their big day. They’re two of the kindest, most relaxed people I’ve been lucky enough to work for and their wedding reflected that in every way. I always feel very privileged and humbled to be asked to document such special occasions and Laura and Roy made it a pleasure from start to finish. Thanks for letting me be a part of your Greenwich park and One Friendly Place wedding! Thanks also to my wing-woman Rachel Manns for second shooting and for not eating all of my dinner.


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  • Simon Wainwright - Wow man you really do get some great weddings, congrats, the ceremony was great, cool that they managed to have a countryside/city wedding all in one. Looked like a bit of a tricky reception to shoot but you found the light in all of the right places. That BW of the first dance is perfection.March 14, 2018 – 1:52 pmReplyCancel

  • Tra - What a beautiful setting for the ceremony, perfect in autumn!
    A lovely set of images here, the candids are superb as are the bride and groom portraits. Great work :)March 23, 2018 – 1:43 pmReplyCancel

  • David Weightman - So many stunning shots Rik! Only you would notice and be able to use the wind during ceremony in such a beautiful way, and I love the shot of Thriller on the tv during bridal prep!April 17, 2018 – 12:55 pmReplyCancel

  • Guy Milnes - I know Greenwich Park bandstand well and am amazed they do weddings there too. Also amazed by how many great shots you take throughout a wedding day. Your use of light is wonderful!April 26, 2018 – 10:19 pmReplyCancel

  • Maggy - Love the black and white photos! They are magnificent and very wide, reminding of my why I fell in love with films and photography in the first place. This is some real incredible work right here. Thanks.June 7, 2018 – 10:00 pmReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Fossey - gorgeous photography. Love your processing style, too. Bet they’re chuffed with these!November 9, 2018 – 4:01 pmReplyCancel

  • Alex Abbott - Beautiful set of photo’s, looks like you’ve really captured all the feeling ands emotion of the dayJanuary 24, 2019 – 11:38 amReplyCancel

  • Martin Dabek - Fantastic set mate. Love your b&w pics.January 25, 2019 – 1:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Neil Plumb - So much good stuff in just one wedding! Thanks for the inspiration again Rik, you were one of the photographers I most admired 6 years back in starting my own business – and you still are. Superb. December 30, 2019 – 12:46 amReplyCancel