Orchard Hotel Wedding Photography Singapore

Singapore Wedding Photography at Orchard Hotel

After working with Zhi and Ivana for their pre wedding photography in the Cotswolds I was honoured when they asked me to fly over to Singapore for their wedding celebrations at the Orchard Hotel.

I have been lucky enough to photograph weddings and pre wedding photography in Singapore before and it is definitely one of my favourite cities in the world and I was excited to return there again to tell the story of Zhi and Ivana’s wedding day the Orchard Hotel.

The day began early with Ivana’s bridal preparations taking place at the Orchard Hotel before Zhi and his entourage arrived for the Singapore gatecrash ceremony and fetch the bride. The grooms gatecrash is a traditional and fun start to many weddings in Singapore and involves the groom completing a number of fun, humiliating and rather painful tasks to prove that he is worthy enough of gaining access to the bride. 

It is the bridesmaids task to devise all of the tests that the groom must take and Ivana’s bridesmaids were particularly cruel! Poor Zhi and the groomsmen were required to eat some incredibly spicy concoctions, spoonfuls of the cinnamon and some unmentionable drinks as well as solving complex maths problems. Only when all of these tasks were successfully completed was Zhi granted access to the bridal suite.

The wedding celebrations continued with a traditional tea ceremonies that took place at Zhi’s parents house before the entire bridal party made their way to Marina Barrage for some photographs with the bride and groom as well as the bridal party. Marina Barrage offers some of the most spectacular views over Marina Bay, Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands Hotel and was the perfect location for the bride and groom wedding photographs.

We then headed back to the hotel for the tea ceremonies with the bride's family and this was followed by the most incredible banquet at the Orchard Hotel.

Here are a few photographs from this international wedding in Singapore at the Orchard Hotel. You can also view a Singapore wedding at the Alkaff Mansion here as well as a pre-wedding photography shoot at Marina Bay.

Singapore Wedding Photography by Nick Rose

Venue: Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238879

About the venue. Located in the heart of one of Singapore’s most desirable shopping and entertainment district, the Orchid Hotel is a luxury wedding venue that is the perfect location for a dream Singapore wedding. The wedding venue offers a number of options for wedding receptions including the Grand Ballroom which can hold up to 100 tables and boasts an award winning restaurant and catering options that can deliver the most incredible Cantonese banqueting menu. You can find out more about weddings at the Orchard Hotel here.

UK Pre Wedding Photography in the Cotswolds

English Countryside Pre Wedding Photography in the Cotswolds

One of the best English countryside pre wedding photography locations must be the beautiful Cotswolds and Zhi and Ivana's engagement photography session was a fantastic couple of days.

The couple had flown over to the UK from Singapore and wanted to take their pre wedding photographs in the Cotswolds which is just a couple of hours from London and I had arranged the pre wedding itinerary so I was able to meet them at Heathrow airport before driving out to the Heythrop Park Hotel in Bibury which was the perfect base for a 2-day engagement shoot.

The Cotswolds is spread out over a number of English counties in the south central countryside that includes  Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. The rolling hills and stunning historic villages makes the area one of the best pre wedding photography and engagement photography locations in England.

As the shoot was spread over a couple of days we were able to include many of the Cotswold highlights including Broadway Tower, Snowshill Village, Bourton on the Water, Snowshill Lavender Farm, Lower Slaughter and Bibury. The stone built houses and streams that run through some of the Cotswold villages creates unique backdrops that really compliment the countryside location.

Here are a few images from this Cotswolds pre wedding photography shoot.

Cotswolds UK pre wedding photography by Nick Rose


Broadway Tower WR12 7LB
Snowshill Village WR12 7JU
Bourton on the Water GL54 2BS

Snowshill Lavender Farm WR12 7JY
Stanton WR12 7NE
Lower Slaughter GL54 2HX
Bibury GL7 5NP

Rudding Park Hotel Wedding Photography Harrogate

Harrogate Wedding Photography at Rudding Park in North Yorkshire

Chris and Stacey's wedding took place at the beautiful Georgian manor hotel of Rudding Park in Harrogate North Yorkshire and was an amazing day from start to finish.

The bridal preparations started in the morning at the Mount Pleasant Hotel in Doncaster before the wedding ceremony at the beautiful St Mary's church in Tickhill in South Yorkshire. The church is a stunning 12th century grade I listed church built in local limestone and was an incredible location for this romantic wedding ceremony.

After the church ceremony, we drove north up to Harrogate and arrived at the Rudding Park Hotel in North Yorkshire which is an amazing wedding venue which is also a grade I listed building surrounded by perfectly landscaped gardens and woodlands and is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Yorkshire.

Chris and Stacey are such a laid back, fun and relaxed couple and the whole day was filled with laughter and really suited their great personalities. 

Here are a few images from this Yorkshire wedding at the Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate.

Rudding Park Hotel Wedding Photography by Nick Rose

Church: St Mary's Church, 62B Sunderland St, Tickhill, Doncaster DN11 9QJ

Wedding Venue: Rudding Park Hotel, Follifoot, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1JH

About the venue: Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire is a luxury wedding venue which is perfect for contemporary or traditional weddings. There are a number of ceremony and wedding reception options and the Radcliffe Room can accomodate between 80 and 200 wedding guests or the Crosby suite can hold up to 72 guests. A marquee can also be adjoined to Rudding house making the venue perfect for larger weddings.

The venue is surrounded by the most amazing landscaped gardens and woodlands and Rudding Park Hotel is a great wedding venue for the best wedding photography in Yorkshire. Get in touch if you would like to hear more about working with me as your wedding photographer at Rudding Park or any other international or UK wedding venue. You can also find out more about Rudding Park as a wedding venue here.

Singapore Pre Wedding Photography at Marina Bay

Pre Wedding Photography at Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Singapore

Marina Bay in Singapore and Gardens by the Bay was the perfect location for a pre wedding photography shoot with this amazing couple. I met Terence and Chris in Singapore the week before we were planning to travel to Scotland for the main pre wedding shoot which we had planned to take in Glencoe and the Scottish highlands and you can check out their amazing pre wedding photography in Scotland here.

As I was already in Singapore to photograph a wedding it seemed like a great idea to meet up with this couple in their home city of Singapore to take a few photographs around Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay. 

Marina Bay is definitely one of Singapore's main attractions and the views here are simply stunning across the bay. The Marina Bay Sands Hotel is one of the most iconic hotels in the world and the more recent addition of the Gardens by the Bay has made the whole area even more attractive. 

We spend the early evening around Marina Bay before heading into the Gardens by the Bay for a few evening and night photographs. As it was just before Christmas most of the area had been closed of for the Singapore winter wonderland which seemed quite strange to somebody from London standing in 30 degree heat! We were still able to get some great shots in the gardens and Terrence and Chris were so great to work with. Here are a few images from this Singapore pre wedding shoot at Marina Bay Sands.

Pre wedding photography taken at Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay in Singapore by Nick Rose Photography


East Wintergarden Hindu Wedding Photography in Canary Wharf London

Hindu Wedding Photography at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf

Vishal and Deepa’s Indian Hindu wedding and reception was an incredible day that took place at East Wintergarden in London’s Canary Wharf and followed their romantic civil wedding ceremony at Hever Castle.

The day began with Vishal’s Hindu Baraat which is one of the most energetic and fun traditions of a Hindu marriage and consists of the grooms procession where he is led to the venue by friends and family. Vishal had chosen to do this by horse and it was incredible to see a sea of colour and dancing in the centre of Canary Wharf.

The Hindu ceremony itself is always so colourful emotional and Deepa’s entrance was certainly both of these. Once on the Mandap, the ceremony continued with the exchange of garlands and many other Hindu rituals including walking round the fire and the 7 steps or vows that provide the foundation of Indian marriages.

After the ceremony we spent a little bit of time capturing some of the couples photographs around Canary Wharf before heading back to the Mandap for the Koda Kodi game where the couple fish for the ring as well as the emotional Vidai which is the bride’s goodbye to her family. The couple then retreated to their Canary Wharf hotel to get prepared for the evening wedding reception at the East Wintergarden.

The Indian wedding reception at Canary Wharf was just as colourful and energetic as the Baraat and there was a stunning first dance by the couple and performances from the talented Ashanti strings as well as some of the couples relatives. This was followed by lots of dancing until the early hours and was the perfect way to end this amazing Indian wedding.

Here are a few images from this Hindu wedding at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf London.

Indian wedding photography by Nick Rose

Venue: East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, 43 Bank Street, London E14 5NX

Music: Ashanti Strings. Ashanti strings are an incredible musical entertainment option that offer something truly unique .Their high energy electrical strings performance of western and bollywood music always captures the guests attention and I can’t recommend them highly enough. 

About the Venue: East Wintergarden is Canary Wharf’s premier event venue and is a spectacular glass structure with 27 metre high glass ceilings. The marble floors and imposing open plan space make this an impressive wedding venue and is perfect for Asian Hindu weddings as there is so much flexibility within the wedding venue.

There are three wedding event spaces and these consist of the main hall, the gallery and the promenade room and the wedding venue capacity of 500 makes it one of the largest wedding venues in central London. You can find out more about weddings at the Canary Wharf East Wintergarden here.