Annapriya and Innes marked their Friday wedding with a party last night at Hackney’s Spurstowe Arms and the mood kicked into high celebration gear, very much thanks to this guy. I’ll be putting more from the night up in about 10 days and if you were at Annapriya and Innes’ wedding or party, you can register to see the photographs after Annapriya and Innes have seen them by going here.
Choosing only one photograph from Annapriya and Innes’ wedding yesterday was an incredibly difficult task – there was so much joy, colour and love in their day. So in the end, it had to be this one that summed up the atmosphere: Annapriya being congratulated by her friend Jo and Innes being welcomed into the family on the steps of Islington Register Office.
One of the sweetest things about Sophie and Aelred’s wedding at the Westminster Register Office Reception Room was them holding hands throughout the ceremony. Sophie looked amazing in her vintage dress with red velvet ribbon trim … but you’ll have to wait until the full blog post to see her and her handsome Aelred.
Natasha made just the prettiest bride at her and Christopher’s wedding at The Langham in central London. Natasha was getting ready in her room with the help of dress designer Christine Kendall, who sweetly accompanied us to Westminster Register Office.
After some telephone tag to ensure Christopher was well ahead of us on his way to Westminster Register Office, we hopped in a black cab. The driver insisted on Natasha accepting his 50p coin on top of her change from the fare – silver for good luck.
Christopher, his parents, sister and brother in law were waiting in the Blue Room for Natasha’s arrival.
After warm congratulations, Natasha and Christopher walked out onto Old Marylebone Town Hall’s famous steps and we hailed a cab to take us to the South Bank for some portraits.
One of the reasons we went to the South Bank was its glowing lights on a dull winter day – both for the carousel and the German Christmas market. Natasha and Christopher were also able to warm up with a mulled wine. We captured them in front of the mulled wine hut (there’s probably a better word for it), surrounded by a variety of London’s population and then managed to get one of them on their own. Very sweetly, about half a dozen people about to walk behind Natasha and Christopher had held back so we could have a clean wedding portrait of them – complete strangers can be so very thoughtful.
By now, Natasha was all goose bumps and we headed back to The Langham for a few more wedding portraits.
Christopher wasn’t forgotten – he had a portrait against these doors, one of his favourite features of the Langham – and a Christmas-themed family portrait.
I took just a few more photographs of them at afternoon tea in the Palm Court before leaving them to their celebrations.
When Louise and Charlie planned a winter wedding at Greenwich’s Our Lady Star of the Sea church and Trafalgar Tavern, they certainly had a red and white Christmas theme but would not have had any idea how much snow would fall on their day, turning it into a complete winter wonderland. Louise started her day at Devonport House, near Greenwich Park.
Louise’s red rose bouquet was by Rachel Morgan Wedding Flowers.
And Louise’s fascinator was by talented milliner and similarly named Rachel Trevor-Morgan.
When it was time to walk to Our Lady Star of the Sea, there was a raging snowstorm in Greenwich for the 15-minute walk.
When I arrived at the church, Charlie was sheltering under an umbrella while the ushers were busy with brooms, clearing the snow.
Louise and Charlie had arranged for a dog walker to bring along their boxer Lily for some photographs outside the church – very carefully, so Lily didn’t jump up on Louise’s dress.
The Routemaster vintage bus that Louise and Charlie had arranged to transport guests to the Trafalgar Tavern backed down Crooms Hill beautifully without slipping in the snow and made its way carefully through Maritime Greenwich and past the Old Naval College.
While we had such crisp snow and clear skies, Louise, Charlie and I went for a walk along the river for some wedding portraits.
While they warmed up with mulled wine, others had settled into the drinks reception.There was time to get some detail photographs of the carefully put together tables and flowers and the cheese cake before everyone went through for the wedding breakfast and Louise and Charlie giving away goody bags to the children to keep them amused throughout the evening.
I was due to finish when everyone sat down, but managed to sneak in a couple more minutes of couple portraits while guests were filing through and we could make the most of the late afternoon light.
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