So, as this hot weather continues to bathe the UK in some rather lovely summer sunshine, here’s a winter wedding to cool your thoughts…
Emma and Gustaf contacted me late in 2014 about their plans, and I’m so glad they did! I joined Emma and her mother at the extremely luxurious Corinthia hotel in Whitehall Place. A stone’s throw from the river, and just down the road from Trafalgar Square, Horseguard’s Parade, and Downing Street – it was everything I love about London! I spent a little while with Emma getting some lovely images of her and her mother getting ready, and then moved up the road to join the boys pre-wedding lunch.
Lunch was at the George on the Strand, directly opposite the impressive Royal Courts of Justice. I really love this area of London – just down from Fleet Street, surrounded by beautiful architecture and SO much history, it was an absolute pleasure to photograph. I’m particularly pleased that I managed to get a lovely reflection shot of the Courts by shooting from the street, through the window of the George while the boys enjoyed their lunch.
We then moved on to the beautiful Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy – that’s right, the private chapel of Her Majesty, The Queen. Just… Wow…
The service was absolutely beautiful, and I was able to capture some really lovely images. To be fair, it was hard NOT to capture some lovely images with such beautiful surroundings, and lots of love and emotion on show!
The reception was held at one of London’s premier restaurants – the rather unique St. John at Smithfield Market. The building itself is beautiful – having been part Georgian townhouse/part smokehouse, it now houses a bar and bakery in the main space, overlooked by the main dining room. The main area was soon packed out by Emma & Gustaf’s guests, which as a documentary style photographer, provided me great scope to get stuck in to the action and capture some lovely natural images.
Here’s a selection of images from the day – if you’re planning a London wedding and like documentary style and approach to these images, please feel free to get in touch here!