Although they are both from Vancouver in Canada, Kevin and Camilla met and fell in love in England. As Camilla’s grandfather put it: “You travelled an awfully long way to meet the boy next door.”
They now live in Greenwich and particularly wanted to get married in a place where they felt part of the local community. They chose the Queen Mary Undercroft for their wedding reception, with a drinks reception in the elegant Colonnades and the wedding breakfast in the atmospheric vaulted Undercroft.
As members of the congregation they were also able to hold the wedding ceremony in the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, which feels like their “home church”.
The bride and groom brought some imaginative touches to their celebration, by naming each table after interesting events that had taken place on the date of their wedding throughout history. These ranged from the opening of Westminster Bridge, the first Eurovision Song Contest, the publication of Mary Had a Little Lamb, and even the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West!
One of the biggest challenges facing the happy couple was choosing their menu. “We were so impressed with all menus, we were really spoilt for choice. We opted for a tasty pork main course, with a goat’s cheese tart starter, and English strawberries and meringue dessert. It was absolutely delicious and our guests thought so too.”
As Canadians living in England, it was particularly important to share their special day with all their friends. “We are so glad we chose to get married at a wonderful venue like the Old Royal Naval College. It will always be very special to us and years from now we will always love coming back to visit. And it makes for great photos too!”
A great location alone cannot guarantee a successful occasion. Behind the scenes of Kevin and Camilla’s wedding, the wedding co-ordinators had worked tirelessly to create the wedding of their dreams. “We couldn’t have done it without the great staff at Ampersand. Even when the day took some unexpected turns they were calm, collected, and able to think quickly on their feet to see what could be done. It was a great relief to know that everything was taken care of.”