February 6, 2020

Eammon & John – a garden wedding

A wedding at the Conservatory at Painshill Park

On the one hand, The Conservatory at Painshill Park is quite a traditional marquee type venue – huge and loads of space for big weddings and with beautiful gardens for ‘traditional’ photos – however, under the guise of Eammon & John’s wedding, it became something altogether more wonderful. On a hot, sunny day in May they held a kind of street food tastic garden party, with their friends and family from across the world lounging on the grass, throwing up a volleyball net and playing badminton, grazing on freshly kneaded pizza and steak and exploring the beautiful grounds of Painshill. The pair of them met through playing rugby with the Kings Cross Steelers, and the presence of their friends and team mates was a major part of the day.

I actually shot this wedding back in the May of 2018, and can’t believe I’ve waited all this time to share it with you!


Ellie Gillard is a wedding photographer, based in Norfolk but covering the whole of the UK and beyond. Specialising in laid back, non-traditional affairs, with a relaxed, heartfelt edge. She also very much likes cookies (the eating sort).