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Plateau wedding

Well…I cannot believe I am blogging this beautiful wedding of this gorgeous couple after such a long time!

This wedding took place more than a year ago, too many things on my blogging list…

Laura and Danny (see their engagement shoot here) tied the knot in a ceremony  in St. Andrew’s church in Hornchurch and I was covering Laura’s preparations before the ceremony before whilst Kenny, my second photographer, was with the groom.

two photos of st.Andrew's church Hornchurch

pale pink roses bouquets for bridesmaids on the floor

a pair of  sparkly Louboutin shoes on top of the box in the bride's bed

bride looking at herself in the mirror during the preparations before the ceremony in Hornchurch

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two photos, one of a clock and one of a bridesmaid hair detail with flowers wallpaper in the background

bride opening bottle of champagne during preparations before the wedding ceremony

pink champagne flutes and pink champagne bottle at wedding preparations in Hornchurch

bridesmaid walking downstairs at bride's house during bridal preparations

two photos, one of bride's father holding her bouquet and another from bride's mother holding a heart-shaped chalkboard with bride and groom's names on it

wedding guests having fun

bridesmaids helping bride putting her dress on at wedding in Hornchurch

bridesmaids helping bride putting her dress on at wedding in Hornchurch

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bride's father kissing bride in front of white cab which will take them to church

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groom out of focus in the foreground and bridal party ready to make their entrance to the church in the background at Hornchurch wedding

bridesmaids making an entrance in St Andrew's church in Hornchurch and bride with father in the background

groom looking down and bride walking up the aisle with father out of focus in the background

groom looking at the bride as she walks up the aisle with father at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch

bride's father lifting her veil

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bridesmaids in pink singing in the foreground and bride and groom out of focus in the background

two photos of a London wedding, one detail of bridesmaid pink roses bouquet and another of a female wedding guest

bridesmaids in pink the foreground and bride and groom out of focus in the background

black and white photo of the bride looking directly to the camera

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bride and groom laughing during wedding ceremony

three wedding guests at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch wedding ceremony

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black and white photo of ring exchange during wedding ceremony at st. Andrew's church Hornchurch

black and white close-up photo of ring exchange during wedding ceremony

bride and groom kissing at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch wedding ceremony

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bride and groom looking at the vicar

bride and groom signing during wedding ceremony at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch

two photos during wedding ceremony at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch

bride and groom singing together during ceremony at st. Andrew's church Hornchurch

black and white photo of bride and groom walking down the aisle at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch

bride chatting with group of female friends outside church after wedding ceremony

two photos of bride and four bridesmaids outside St. Andrew's church Hornchurch

detail photo of bride holding bouquet and horseshoes

candid photo of bride and bridesmaids laughing

detail shot of the bride's pale pink roses bouquet

guests throwing confetti to bride and groom

After the ceremony and mandatory group shots, a couple of red routemaster buses were waiting for the guests to take them to central London, where the reception was held at Plateau in Canary Wharf, the perfect place to celebrate in style!

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bride and groom outside tube station

bride and groom outside tube station

bride and groom outside tube station

two photos of bride and groom holding a heart-shaped chalkboard with thank you message

group of female wedding guests arriving at Plateau restaurant

black and white photo of wedding guests outside Plateau restaurant

Plateau is an elegant restaurant in Canary Wharf and a great setting for a modern wedding, with beautiful views of the cityscape.

Plateau restaurant close-up sign

Plateau restaurant sign in black and white

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detail of table decorations at Plateau wedding

wedding table set up at Plateau wedding

bride and groom kissing in front of red routemaster bus

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two photos of a female wedding guest in blue during drinks reception at Plateau wedding

female wedding guests chatting with other guests during champagne reception

two photos during drinks reception at Plateau wedding

bride and groom making an entrance at Plateau restaurant with a glass of champagne in their hands

groom and family during drinks reception at Plateau

two wedding guests chatting during drinks reception

wedding guests having fun at Plateau

group of female wedding guest laughing at Plateau wedding

black and white photo of a male wedding guest looking at the camera at Plateau wedding

candid photo of a female wedding guest in blue at Plateau wedding

bride posing with two friends at Plateau wedding

 

black and white of bride and father on top table at Plateau wedding

wedding guests clapping after speeches

bride's father giving his speech at Plateau wedding

bride's father giving his speech at Plateau wedding and bride laughing

bride laughing at speech of her father at Plateau wedding

bride's father giving his speech at Plateau wedding and bride looking at him

bride's father giving his speech at Plateau wedding

groom giving his speech at Plateau

groom giving his speech at Plateau and his mum laughing

groom giving his speech at Plateau

bride's family clapping after speech

bride and groom at top table laughing at groom's friends performance during speeches

bride and groom at top table laughing at groom's friends performance during speeches

bride and groom at top table laughing at groom's friends performance during speeches

wedding guests laughing during speeches at Plateau wedding

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wedding guests laughing during speeches at Plateau wedding

wedding guests laughing during speeches at Plateau wedding

wedding guests laughing during speeches at Plateau wedding

wedding guests making a toast

bride and groom during their first dance in front of wedding guests at Plateau

bride and groom during their first dance in front of wedding guests at Plateau

groom holding bride in his arms during first dance at Plateau wedding

two wedding guests posing for the camera on the dancefloor at Plateau wedding

wedding guest in the dancefloor at Plateau wedding

bride dancing with guests at Plateau wedding

Primary photographer: Helena Amor

Second photographer: Kenny Wong

 

 

 

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Camden Town Hall wedding

Catherine and Dave got married in Camden Town Hall one December day last year, followed by a reception in the Welsh Centre in London.

Catherine was stunning and had a wonderful smile all the time, as you can see in these photos.

Their wedding was in December, so there were Christmas decorations everywhere and as the ceremony was in the afternoon, we had very little natural light to work with, but it was a lovely December evening full of good photo opportunities.

black and white picture of Camden Town Hall facade

staircase and Christmas tree at Camden Town Hall wedding in London

wedding ceremony room decorated with flowers at Camden Town Hall

detail of Christmas tree balls at Camden Town Hall

groom and best man waiting for bride's arrival at Camden Town hall wedding

wedding guests arriving at Camden Town Hall

guests arriving at Camden town hall wedding

bride inside taxi with her father at her arrival at Camden Town Hall wedding

bride walking up the aisle with father and groom looking at her

bride and groom seeing each other for the first time at Camden Town hall wedding

bride and groom smiling during wedding ceremony

mother of bride crying during wedding ceremony at Camden Town Hall

bride and groom facing each other and holdig hands during wedding ceremony at Camden Town Hall

bride and groom kiss

officiant giving marriage certificate to bride and groom after wedding ceremony

bride and groom walking down the aisle smiling as husband and wife

portait of bride and groom with Christmas tree

guests throwing confetti at bride and groom outside Camden Town Hall

wedding guests throwing confetti at bride and groom

bride and groom walking in central London at night

Christmas decorations at Christmas wedding

wedding guests having drinks and chatting at drinks reception

wedding guest chatting during drinks reception

detail of buttonhole and knitted tie of groom

detail of bride and groom wearing badges

wedding guest smiling to the camera

black and white photo of wedding guests having drinks at the Welsh Centre in London

black and white picture of wedding guests having fun at the Welsh Centre in London

father of bride giving speech at north london wedding

wedding guests laughing during speeches

wedding guests laughing during speeches

groom laughing giving his speech at his wedding

wedding guests laughing during speeches

wedding guests smiling during the speeches

groom making a toast after his speech

bride and groom kissing after groom's speech

wedding guest dancing

bride and groom cutting the cake

 

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Renaissance Hotel Wedding: Jennie and Alex

Jennie and Alex got married on October last year and they had a truly amazing wedding, featured a few weeks ago in OMG.The day started at the incredible Renaissance Hotel in St. Pancras, what an amazing venue! the architecture, all the backgrounds, the beautiful dome, the staircase…everything is to die for!Jennie was there with her bridesmaids, having their make-up and hair done by Kirsty from thebeautyfoundation. Her bridesmaids wore different dresses in blue and green peacock feather shades, as this was the theme of the wedding, they also wore peacock feathers on their hair and on their bouquets. Jennie looked stunning on her vintage Sally Lacock dress.
detail of renaissance hotel entrance
detail of the renaissance hotel's dome in london from the insidemake-up artist doing bridal make-up ath the renaissance hotel in londonbridesmaid smiling with tubes on her hairdetail of a bridesmaid holding a peacock hairpin on a peacock themed weddingbride looking at herself in the mirror after her hair has been donedetail of hair and veil of the bride from behindbacklit bride by the window holding her bouquet

Jennie’s bouquet was from Euphoricflowers
bride ready looking out of the window and father of the bride holding her bouquet
After a couple of hours with the girls it was time for me to get to the church in the heart of the city and wait for Jennie’s arrival there. I had been in the church previously and the first time I saw it I was very impressed by how big and bright St. Helens is.
st helens bishopsgate framed by tree branches and the gherking in the background
father of the bride and bridesmaids waiting for bride's arrival at a city of london wedding
bride arriving at her wedding ceremony with her maid of honor in a london cab
groom waiting inside church with his best man for the brides entrance
bride waiting at the church door to make her entrance with her father
bride walking up the aisle with father at st helens bishopsgate
bride arriving at altar with father and groom looking at her
general view of a wedding ceremony at st helens church bishopsgate from above
ring exchange at a london city wedding
bride and groom kissing at a wedding ceremony in st helens bishopsgate at the city of london
bride and groom signing the registry after their wedding with all their closest relatives looking at them
bride and groom walking down the aisle after their wedding ceremony at st helens bishopsgate in the city of london
mother of bride fixing bride's hair after ceremony and bride hugging bridesmaid
bride hugging father and bridesmaids after wedding ceremony
bride and father looking at each other smiling inside st helens bishopsgate church right after the ceremony
The ceremony was beautiful and after hugging their families and friends, it was photo time! They had requested some group photos that I took outside the church and then I had the opportunity to be with them alone for a few minutes to get their portraits.
bride and bridesmaids looking at her posing outside the church at a london city wedding
bride and groom standing in front of a routemaster london bus and looking at each other at a central london wedding
bride and groom posing outside the church where they got married with routemaster bus on the right
I couldn’t be happier with the location and venues of this wedding, so many backdrops and nice spots for photos, incredible! in around half an hour we got so much variety, outdoors and indoors…The Renaissance hotel is actually the same building as St. Pancras International Rail Station and we went inside the station for some photos in the platform, this one posted here being one of my favorites of the day.
bride and groom outside the renaissance hotel in st pancras london
bride and groom looking at each other in front of their reception venue in kings cross
closeup of couple looking into each others eyes in front of the renaissance hotel in st pancras
couple on their wedding day posing in the arches at st pancras international rail station
bride and groom kissing at the platform of st pancras international rail station
bride and groom walking up the stairs at the grand staircase in the renaissance hotel at st pancras
couple on the wall at the grand staircase of the renaissance hotel in st pancras looking at each other
The room was beautiful, dimly lit by the crystal lamps, some extra pink lights and candles on the tables, creating a very intimate atmosphere.
reception wedding room set up and detail of table at the renaissance hotel is st pancras london
centerpiece on a candle lit wedding at the renaissance hotel in st pancras london
detail of a table set up with menu and lavender at a wedding in the renaissance hotel st pancras london
drinks reception at the renaissance hotel in st pancras london
table plan on a golden frame and decorated with peacock feathers at a renaissance hotel wedding
smiley female wedding guest wearing a hat  at a central london wedding
bridesmaids having fun with disposable cameras during wedding breakfast at a central london wedding
bride announcing that the speeches are about to start with glass and spoon
father of the bride speech at renaissance hotel wedding
bride and groom listening seriously to father of bride speech
bride smiling during speeches
detail of a peacock feather on a centerpiece at wedding
groom during his speech at his wedding and bride looking at him
female wedding guest listening carefully to speeches
bride and groom kissing after groom's speech at a central london wedding
bride talking to her parents after wedding breakfast at the renaissance hotel
female wedding guest laughing
bride and groom talking happily with wedding guests after wedding breakfast
bride and groom chatting with groom's parents after wedding breakfast
bride and maid of honor posing for another camera
green wedding cake at the renaissance hotel st pancras
wedding dancefloor at the renaissance hotel in london
bride and groom kissing during first dance at the renaissance hotel london
first dance at the renaissance hotel in london
barefoot bride and guests dancing in the renaissance hotel st pancras
bride and bridesmaids barefoot dancing and showing their feet to the camera
Thanks for choosing me as your photographer, I truly enjoyed the day!
 
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City of London wedding, Prism and Lamb Tavern in Leadenhall Market

Hannah and James got married on a chilly but lovely day on early November last year in the city of London.
They chose Prism as their wedding venue for both the ceremony and reception. Prism is an elegant and stunning venue on Leadenhall Street in the city of London, with high ceilings, greek style columns and a big painting decorating the main wall. The atmosphere created for the ceremony was great, with dim light and candles on the floor leading to the altar.Prism is right in front of Leadenhall Market, a covered victorian market from the 14th century. I had seen this market before only in pictures, but never in real life until I went there to make my research before the wedding. It is a bit hidden but totally worth visiting, so pretty and elegant! As the market is only a few steps away from Prism, Hannah and James decided that would be a good plan to go to the Lamb Tavern in the market for the reception drinks whilst Prism was set up to hold the wedding breakfast. The day of the wedding the market had already a Christmas tree, even though it was only early November. This came as a surprise but a good one, and I could include the tree in some of the photos, and arrange all the group photos around it.This area in London is really great for photos with so many incredible buildings around, such as the Gherking and Lloyds Building, we didn’t have to go very far away to get nice backgrounds for their portraits.Hannah got ready in a hotel nearby and we walked together to the ceremony. She looked stunning in her greek style wedding dress!and she was such a radiant, happy bride all day long!bridal preparations before wedding at the apex hotel in the city of londonblack and white photos of a bride having her hair done on her wedding day 

flowergirl  arriving at bride's house with yellow flower's petals and smelling her yellow bouquet

 

greek-style bridal dress hung by a window whilst the bride gets ready

 

wedding party putting their yellow flowers on theirs wrists

 

flowergirl looking at bride with bridal dress on

 

bride about to leave the hotel for her wedding being photographed by her family

 

bride walking to her wedding with family and friends at the city of london

 

facade and detail of prism entrance, wedding venue in the city of london

 

groom waiting and bride walking up the aisle at prism wedding venue in the city of london

 

bride and groom looking at each other as she arrives at the altar at prism wedding venue

 

bride and groom laughing during wedding ceremony

 

wedding ceremony at prism, harvey and nichols wedding venue in the city of london

 

bride and groom during ceremony photographed between lit branches creative photography

 

bride and groom saying their vows at prism wedding ceremony in the city of london

 

bride and groom kiss during wedding ceremony

 

bride touching her ring and looking at the groom smiling right after the wedding ceremony

 

bride and groom walking down the aisle after wedding ceremony at prism

 

wedding guests clapping at the end of the ceremony at prism, harvey and nichols wedding venue in the city of london

 

wedding guest leaving prism after wedding ceremony

 

wedding guests ready with confetti at prism wedding venue in the city of london

 

 

wedding guests throwing yellow confetti outside prism in the city of london

 

wedding guests throwing yellow confetti outside prism in the city of london

 

leadenhall market with christmas tree

 

wedding drinks reception at the lamb tavern in leadenhall market

 

wedding guests having canapes and having fun at the lamb tavern in leadenhall market

 

wedding guests having fun at the lamb tavern in leadenhall market

 

bride and groom outside the lamb tavern in leadenhall market

 

bride and groom kissing outside leadenhall market with lloyds building on the right

 

bride and groom kissing with lloyds building on the background

 

smiling bride and groom looking to the camera

 

bride and groom looking at each other with gherking in the background at a city of london wedding

 

bride and groom hugging each other in leadenhall market with christmas tree on the side

 

bride and groom standing by the christmas tree in leadenhall market at a winter wedding

 

leadenhall market wedding

 

prism harvey and nichols wedding venue entrance and detail of lamps

 

table set up of candle lit wedding at prism

 

table details of a candle lit wedding at prism

 

expressive bride

 

macaroons and candle decorations at a prism wedding in the city of london

 

detail of cake and sweets at prism wedding in the city of london

 

people reactions to wedding speeches at prism harvey nichols wedding venue

 

bride reactions to best man speech at a prism wedding in the city of london

 

groom and wedding guest laughing during speeches

 

groom giving his speech and bride looking at him at a london city wedding

 

groom clapping and smiling after his best man speech

 

bride and groom looking at each other during speeches at their wedding at prism

 

singer singing in a wedding at prism

 

bride and groom first dance at prism harvey nichols

 

bride and groom first dance at prism harvey and nichols

 

wedding guests having fun and dancing at prism harvey nichols

 

 

groom dancing with friends at prism harvey nichols wedding

 

 

 

 

 

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Central London wedding: St. Helen’s Bishopsgate church and St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, a sneak peek

It looks like once you get your work featured on wedding blogs, everything comes at the same time. Last week was Louise and Dan’s wedding on lovemydress and today is Jennie and Alex’s on OMG.
This is great, and it cannot be a better start of the year, it seems like the 13 is not such a bad number after all!! Quite the contrary on my case 🙂
As it is being common lately, this is just a sneak peek with two of my favorite photos of the day, which I also put on my website. But I promise that my next blog post will be a full wedding.
The wedding reception was at the absolutely stunning Renaissance Hotel at St. Pancras. Beautiful building inside and out! Amazing architecture! The hotel is communicated with the International train station, so we went there for a few minutes to get some shots. Aren’t train stations romantic?

bride and groom kissing at the platform of st pancras international rail station at central london wedding
bride and groom walking up the stairs at the grand staircase in the renaissance hotel at central london wedding
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Leadenhall market wedding, a sneak peek

I think I have already said that I love London weddings…and I did love this one! It was at The city, with the drinks reception at the very beautiful Lamb Tavern in Leadenhall market, with a Christmas tree included (in early November!). More images coming soon!
Merry Christmas to everyone and a happy New Year!!

bride and groom hugging next to a christmas tree in leadenhall market wedding
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Marylebone Town Hall wedding: Emily&Ben

I really love central London weddings as Emily and Ben’s! There are multiple backgrounds to use, and the environment of busy streets full of londoners and  tourists is a great opportunity for photos. People looking at the bride and the groom, sometimes even congratulating them as they walk by cause reactions and smiles on them which I love to capture. The day started early in the morning at the Civil Service Club, where Emily got ready and where the wedding reception took place later on the day. A routemaster bus was waiting outside to take her as well as her parents, bridesmaid and close relatives to Marylebone Town hall, where the civil ceremony took place.I traveled with them on the bus and I quickly went inside to the Purple Room where Ben and their guests were waiting for the arrival of the bride to take some shots.This has been my second wedding at Marylebone Town Hall and both have been in the Purple Room. It is a beautiful and elegant room with good lighting, I love taking pictures in there. The whole building, inside and outside makes a beautiful background for wedding photos.After a beautiful ceremony and taking some group photos outside on the steps, we all got on the bus again to go to the Civil Service Club, very close to the river . Emily and Ben were not interested in dedicating a lot of their time posing for photos, so we just went for a few minutes to Embankment bridge and took some very natural and unposed photos from there with some of London’s highlights in the background.After that, they went back to their guests and enjoy their day. 

bride leaving hotel helped by her maid of honor on her way to her marylebone town hall wedding

routemaster wedding bus waiting for guests outside a west end wedding venue

bride halped by her maid of honor to get to the routemaster bus on her way to her marylebone town hall wedding

bride getting on routemaster wedding bus with maid og honor and laughing

bride and maid of honor inside routemaster bus laughing on their way to her marylebone town hall wedding

bride smelling her bouquet on the bus on her way to her marylebone town hall wedding

father helping bride with dress train getting of routemaster wedding bus

detail of leon statue outside marylebone town hall

detail of purple room inside marylebone town hall

mother of groom helping him with buttonhole flower before his wedding ceremony at marylebone town hall

wedding guest in the purple room at marylebone town hall

wedding guests laughing in the purple room at marylebone town hall

groom waiting with two best men before his wedding ceremony at the purple room in marylebone town hall

bride and father waiting outside the purple room in marylebone town hall to make their entrance

bride walking up the aisle with father at marylebone town hall wedding

happy bride arriving with father at marylebone town hall wedding

detail of bride's bouquet during ceremony at marylebone town hall wedding

happy bride and groom during ceremony at marylebone town hall wedding

happy bride and groom during ceremony at marylebone town hall wedding

the kiss at marylebone town hall wedding

bride and groom leaving the purple room in marylebone town hall after their wedding ceremony

bride and groom inside the building after their marylebone town hall wedding in the purple room

wedding guests outside marylebone town hall getting on a routemaster bus

bride and groom looking at each other outside marylebone town hall

bride and groom looking at each other outside marylebone town hall

routemaster wedding bus outside marylebone town hall and guest having drinks

ticket inspector on a routemaster wedding bus

routemaster wedding bus arriving with wedding guests at the civil service club wedding venue in the west end

bride and groom holding hands and laughing in central london

bride and groom holding hands and looking at each other in embankment bridge in central london with the london eye in the background

bride and groom in embankment bride in central london with big ben and houses of parliament in the background

detail of bride's shoes and blue toenails

civil service club wedding tables set up

civil service club wedding table set up detail

flower decorated wedding cake

flower decorated wedding cake

table with presents and guests book at a wedding at the civil service club in london

wedding guest at a wedding at the civil service club in london

wedding food

bride and groom during wedding speeches at the civil service club wedding

bride and groom during speeches at the civil service club wedding

mojitos at a wedding in central london

wedding guest having a mojito and laughing at the civil service club

wedding guest playing the guitar at a friend's wedding

bride and groom laughing during the cutting of the cake

bride and groom first dance at the civil service club

guests dancing at civil service club wedding

guest dancing at civil service club wedding

guest dancing at civil service club wedding

guests dancing at civil service club wedding

guests dancing at civil service club wedding

guests dancing at civil service club wedding

 

 

 

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Porchester Hall wedding: Susan and Mike

Susan and Mike’s has been the biggest wedding I’ve ever photographed so far, no less than 300 guests! The ceremony was held at St. John’s Hyde Park, a big church close to Hyde Park to welcome such a large number of guests, followed by the reception at Porchester Hall, both in central London. I started the day with Susan at a Hotel near the church where all the girls in the bridal party were getting ready. Her bridesmaids were absolutely beautiful in her purple dresses and also Susan in her stunning bridal dress.
After the ceremony, the wedding breakfast, speeches and traditional first dance, Susan and Mike got changed to traditional african clothing, and the party continued. The dancefloor was then full of vivid colors of Mike and Susan themselves and the rest of the guests. This has been the most colorful wedding I’ve ever been to for sure.

cream roses and blue flowers bridal bouquet
bride getting ready for a central London wedding
make-up artist applying false eyelashes to a bride getting ready in central London
bridesmaid in a purple dress by a window at St John's Hyde Park wedding
bridesmais helping bride with her dress at St John's Hyde Park wedding
bridesmaids helping bride with dress at St John's Hyde Park wedding
bride about to leave for her wedding at St John's Hyde Park with bridesmaids
bridesmaids and groomsmen outside St John's Hyde Park church
bride getting out of the car arriving at St John's Hyde Park for her wedding
bride walking down the aisle at St John's Hyde Park wedding
bride and groom seeing each other for the first time at St John's Hyde Park wedding
maid of honour holding bride bouquet during the ceremony at St John's Hyde Park wedding
St John's Hyde Park wedding ceremony
exchange of rings during ceremony at St John's Hyde Park wedding
bride and bridesmaids helping her with the dress at Hyde Park
Porchester Hall wedding set up from the first floor
Porchester Hall wedding reception
white guest wearing an african traditional dress at Porchester Hall wedding
bride and groom dancing and wearing traditional african clothes at Porchester Hall wedding
bride and groom dancing and wearing traditional african outfits at Porchester Hall wedding
groom dancing at Porchester Hall wedding
money dance at Porchester Hall wedding
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Islington Wedding: Marnie & James (a rainy one)

Marnie and James got married in Islington the wettest month I remember in all my time in the UK. The previous days I kept checking the weather forecast over and over hoping that the rain will stop for their big day. But it didn’t, it was a non-stop rain day. However, even though we had to take photos outside much quicker than it usually would be, the addition of white umbrellas really worked and we ended up with some beautiful photos. The ceremony was in St. James’s Church in Islington followed by the reception at Assembly Hall at Islington Town Hall with a brief stop in a small square nearby underneath two blossoming trees which provided shelter for the bride and the groom. We also had some fun with some “dancing in the rain” kind of shots in the middle of the street. That was a very good point of the rainy day, we pretty much had the street for ourselves, which is always great for photos.

bridal bouquet with purple roses and pink peonies
bride and bridesmaids in pink wabout to leave the house to go to wedding ceremony at islington wedding
bride arriving at church on a white london cab for her islington wedding
wedding ceremony at islington church
bride and groom at altar with aisle covered in petals at islington wedding
bridesmaids and flowergirls at altar during the signing of the registry at islington wedding
bride chatting with bridesmaid ceremony at islington wedding
bride chatting with grandmother after ceremony at islington wedding
groom and mother of bride chatting after ceremony at islington wedding
bride and groom underneath a blooming tree in central london
bride and groom in the middle of the road at islington dancing in the rain with an umbrella
bride and groom in front of their white cab with white umbrella at islington wedding
cake and flowers at islington assembly hall wedding
bridesmaids laughing during speeches at islington assembly hall wedding
female guest laughing during speeches at islington wedding
first dance at islington assembly hall wedding
bride and groom's first dance at islington wedding
first dance at islington assembly hall wedding

 

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Marylebone Town Hall wedding: Marie and Sam

I couldn’t wait to blog this great wedding I had the pleasure to photograph last month: Marie & Samuel.
From the very beginning, when I met them and we signed the contract, I felt this was going to be a wedding with tons of great photo opportunities, with a beautiful venue for the wedding ceremony, a vintage red London bus to transport guests from one venue to the other, and finally a very chic and trendy venue for the reception: St Chads Place, a converted warehouse in King’s Cross.
Apart from the venues, the wedding was also full of very photogenic and expressive people, which always helps a lot 🙂

guests waiting in the purple room at Marylebone Town Hall
a guest at a wedding in Marylebone Town Hall
guest taking photos of other guests at Marylebone Town Hall Purple room
Marylebone Town Hall wedding guests
Marylebone Town Hall wedding in the purple room
guest having a laugh at Marylebone Town Hall
Marie was beautiful wearing a vintage dress, here she is arriving with her father while everyone waits for her arrival:
bride arriving with father at Marylebone Town Hall wedding
guests waiting for the bride in the purple room at Marylebone Town Hall weddingimpatient groom checking the time at Marylebone Town Hall wedding
bride arriving with father and groom looking at her at Marylebone Town Hall wedding
bride and groom holding hands during ceremony at Marylebone Town Hall wedding
bride and groom holding hands during ceremony Marylebone Town Hall wedding
bride and groom during ceremony speech at Marylebone Town Hall wedding
bride and groom holding hands during ceremony at Marylebone Town Hall wedding
bride looking at groom during ceremony at Marylebone Town Hall wedding
happy bride and groom during wedding ceremony at Marylebone Town hall
bride groom officiant and both families at Marylebone Town Hall wedding
ring exchange at Marylebone Town hall wedding
ring exchange at Marylebone Town hall wedding
bride and groom kissing at Marylebone Town Hall wedding
proud bride after ceremony at Marylebone Town hall wedding
proud bride after ceremony at Marylebone Town Hall wedding
happy witness after signing the registry at Marylebone Town hall wedding
bride and groom in the purple room at Marylebone Town Hall wedding
bride and groom standing in front of their guests in the purple room at Marylebone Town Hall wedding
bride and groom receiving their marriage certificate at Marylebone Town Hall wedding
And it is the time for one of my favourite part of any wedding: the confetti, congratulations, hugs and kisses! Marylebone Town Hall is a great place for that with the striking high columns.
guests throwing confetti at Marylebone Town Hall wedding
guests throwing confetti at the bride and the groom at Marylebone Town hall wedding
guests throwing confetti at Marylebone Town hall wedding
guest congratulating bride after ceremony at Marylebone Town Hall wedding
guest congratulating groom after the ceremony at Marylebone Town hall wedding
guest inside routemaster wedding bus
view from guests outside Marylebone Town Hall from inside a routemaster wedding bus

I was travelling with all the guests and bride and groom in the bus, so I could capture some natural moments there too…a challenging situation taking photographs on a moving bus!

guest drinking champagne on a routemaster wedding bus

aunt holding bouquet of bride on a routemaster wedding bus on the way to the reception venue

groom standing on the routemaster wedding bus on the way to the reception venue
wedding guests on a routemaster bus on their way to the reception
guests having fun and drinking on a red routemaster wedding bus
We stopped in our way to St. Chad’s in Lincoln’s Inn Fields for some quick posed photos of Sam and Marie
bride and groom portrait on a London park
bride and groom looking at each other and smiling at a London park
bride and groom looking at each other and smiling at a London park
guests outside Routemaster wedding bus
wedding guests outside routemaster bus looking at bride and groom
bride and groom posing on Routemaster bus
people getting off routemaster wedding bus
a person on the street looking at bride and groom walking by at kings cross wedding
And we finally reached our destination
St Chads place sign detail
detail shot of rings at St Chads place wedding
bride bouquet on top of table at wedding breakfast at St Chads place
Marie and Sam’s wedding was full of beautiful details. Every seat had a photo of one of the guests, so they had to find their places by looking at the photos. I found this a very nice way to start the reception, as it was like a game that created a lot of atmosphere and I could capture a lot of reactions and emotions caused by the photographs.
guests checking out photos at tables at St Chads place wedding
guests checking out photos at tables at St Chads place wedding
flowers at St Chads place wedding
guest having fun at St Chads place wedding
table wedding sign at St Chads place
wedding guests having a drink outside St Chads place
This old writing machine was placed at the entrance for guests to leave their messages. Their wedding was full of vintage details
typewriter as a guestbook in a wedding at St Chads place
wedding sign outside St Chads place kings cross
guests sitting on their table at St Chads place wedding
This is not the wedding cake…they are cheeses, aren’t they nice?
wedding cheesecake and guests in the background at St.Chads place
A view from the outside…
bride and guests through the window at St Chads place wedding
bride and groom talking to guests at tables at St Chads place wedding
St Chads place wedding venue
And the speeches…a great time for candids, I love how many smiles and hapiness tears you can capture during those moments
bride laughing during speeches at St Chads place
wedding guests listen carefully to speeches at St Chads place
wedding toast at St Chads place
bride reaction to speech at St Chads place wedding
bride and mum laughing at St Chads place wedding
bride laughing at speeches at St Chads place wedding
wedding guest listening carefully to a speech at St Chads place
St Chads place wedding speeches
bride and groom looking at each other during speeches at St Chads place wedding
Marie and Sam were not interested in posed photos, as they like more the documentary style, the same as myself,  but we took some quick group photos before I left.
wedding family group photo outside St Chads place
This was my last wedding of the season 2011, and it was a great one to finish the year. I am so looking forward to photograph next one…I love photographing weddings, it is such a pleasure to be part of such an important day on someone’s life!
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