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Chelsea Town Hall wedding

I loved Gerry and Jenny’s Chelsea Town Hall wedding!

I’ve got a soft spot for small weddings like this one, as I find my quiet personality suits this kind of intimate weddings very well.

Gerry and Jenny’s wedding was so intimate that it nearly felt like an elopement. They both live in the USA, but they came here to tie the knot in the company of very close family and friends as Gerry is british.

It was a splendid and laid back day with a strong London flavor.

two potos of couple posing in a routemaster bus

bride holding bouquet in routemaster bus

two photos of the groom in a routemaster bus laughing on his way to his wedding

Jenny was looking amazing in a golden sparkling  long dress and a gorgeous bouquet.

two photos of bride wearing a golden sparkling dress holding her bouquet

wedding guests on their way to Chelsea Town Hall in routemaster bus

bride touching face of groom smiling o their way to their wedding at Chelsea Town Hall

wedding guest in routemaster bus on his way to wedding at Chelsea Town Hall

Chelsea Old Town Hall

bride and groom entering the room at Chelsea Town Hall

black and white close-up photo of bride and groom holding hands during the wedding ceremony at Chelsea Town Hall wedding

bride smiling during ceremony at Chelsea Town Hall wedding

black and white photo of bride and groom holding hands during ceremony at Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding

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

bride and groom kissing each other after they are declared husband and wife at Chelsea Town Hall wedding

group photo of bride and groom and wedding guests inside ceremony room at Chelsea Town Hall

bride hugging female wedding guest after ceremony at Chelsea Town Hall in London

close-up photo of bridal bouquet

 

close-up photo of bride wearing the wedding and engagement ring and holding her bouquet

close-up photo of bride wearing the wedding and engagement ring and holding her bouquet

After the ceremony at Chelsea Town Hall, we all made a move in a Routemaster bus to some of London’s highlights and finally to The Mitre, a pub near Holland Park.

bride and groom with union flag umbrella in front of routemaster bus

bride and groom with union flag umbrella in front of routemaster bus

bride and groom and wedding guests making a toast with champagne in front of a routemaster bus

wedding guest smiling in routemaster bus

two wedding guests taking a selfie in a routemaster bus wedding

close-up photo of bride holding bouquet

bride and groom posing in front a telephone box each

bride and groom in front of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament

bride and groom looking at each other in front of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament

informal group photo of small wedding in front of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament

bride telling secrets to groom in a routemaster bus on their way to reception

close-up photo of bride in a routemaster wedding bus with rings

bride and groom and guests having fun in a routemaster wedding bus on their way to the reception

bride and groom and guests having fun in a routemaster wedding bus on their way to the reception

The Mitre pub lLadbroke Grove seen through a routemaster wedding bus window

The Mitre pub London Ladbroke Grove

wedding guests looking out of the pub window waiting for bride and groom to arrive

two photos of bride and groom posing in front of pub sign

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London engagement shoot: Claire and Richard

Claire, Richard and me met the last week of February for their engagement shoot.

We met in Embankment, a lovely place from where you can walk easily to many London highlights and some lovely and quiet gardens around too. Claire was looking amazing in a coat that used to belong to her mum and red lipstick.

It was a very chilly day, specially when on the bridge! and there was quite a bit of walking involved too…they were great and the cold didn’t affect them at all.

I cannot wait to photograph their wedding in a month…

engaged couple hugging each other. Boyfriend behind her with his arms around her chest and her looking at the camera in front of big ben and houses of parliament in London

two photos of engaged couple. First photo looking at each other and second photo she is leaning on his chest and both looking at the camera at london engagement photoshoot

London engagement shoot. Engaged couple standing on westminster bridge and boyfriend pointing at something on the Thames

London enagement shoot. Engaged couple sitiing on a bench. Girl looking at the camera and boyfriend looking at her smiling with out of focus green plant in the foreground

 

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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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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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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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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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