An outdoor ceremony, picturesque for the Palace – Kewei & Martin

When planning for an outdoor ceremony, one can only wish for the sunniest day of the year and that is exactly what Kewei and Martin received. Our historic Tudor Courtyard is a beautiful setting for a wedding and this lucky couple got to enjoy it in all its glory for their special day.

A team of talented suppliers worked together to produce one of the most wonderful weddings of the year and we are excited to share it with you below…

Martin & Kewei chose a humanist ceremony for their day, set under a stunning flower arch and the clock tower; they walked down the aisle hand in hand to be wed in front of their guests.

Kewei and Martin worked with Rebecca at Isobel Weddings to help plan and design their day, and with the help of Jay Archer’s floral artistry, the outcome was just beautiful. Floating roses in the fountain added a romantic touch.

The day was full of personal touches, Martin’s best man Darren held the ceremony whilst one of Kewei’s cousins played our Steinway Grand piano during the ceremony, which had been moved outside for the occasion.

Ceremony complete, it’s now time to celebrate, after the confetti throwing of course!

The canapé and drinks reception took place outside in the glorious sunshine, guests were able to enjoy a selection of delicious bites including;

Crisp black pudding topped with poached quails egg and chive hollandaise

Ricotta cakes with slow roasted vine tomatoes and basil wafers

Brioche croutes topped with smoked salmon, horseradish cream and dill

The drinks reception is the perfect time for Kewei and Martin to explore the grounds with their photographer Stephanie Swann.

Surrounded by 13 acres of botanical gardens and rolling lawns, Fulham Palace provides ample backdrops for stunning photography. Kewei looked ethereal and fairy like in the gardens. The height of the sun and the almost hazy heat of the day created the perfect photographic opportunities.

Kewei and Martin rejoined their guests for the wedding reception, so Stephanie popped into the Chaplain’s Walled Garden marquee to capture all the effort that had done into the styling before it filled with guests.

Jay and her team built three beautiful flower chandeliers to hang in the centre of the room. The table centres were simple arrangements with a peach inspired colour palette and the vases were set on slices of tree trunk which created the perfect outside inside contrast.

Guests were called through to the marquee for the wedding breakfast and a delicious three course meal was served including a Crab Tian to start.

The speeches soon followed with Martin impressing his guests are our team, translating his speech from English into Mandarin which was brilliantly well received.

Shots of traditional Chinese Baijiu were served during speeches for toasts which certainly got the party started.

Soon afterwards it was time to head back inside the Palace for cake cutting and cocktail hour – the perfect start to the evening party!

A quick change of outfit for Kewei and she was ready for the first dance. A short dress and trainers meant Kewei was more than happy to spend the night in the Great Hall on the dance floor in the presence of her family and friends.

Kewei and Martin’s day was the perfect example of how all the spaces at Fulham Palace can best be used for a stunning summer wedding. You can see more of their day over on our weddings page here.

It was such a joy to be a part of their day and we would like to thank Rebecca at Isobel weddings for her great work alongside our team.

We wish the happy couple all the very best for their future together and thank them for enabling us to share this with lots of other brides to be!


Photography: Stephanie Swann

Flowers: Jay Archer

Lighting: Effect Event

Video: Irene Piera

Cake: Cake Maison

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