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.