I don’t find myself in London for a lot of weddings – whilst about 85% of my clients are London folks, most choose to get married in the country, but it’s one of my favourite places to shoot – so when Jada & Chino enquired about me photographing their wedding – I knew it would be great.
After months and months of what seemed like never-ending rain the weather decided to buck up its ideas up in time for Yasmin and Alex’s spring wedding in London.
I had Heather along shooting with me this time so that we could cover Yasmin and Alex’s wedding prep simultaneously. In fact Heather has already worked with Alex on a few of her own photography projects so we felt incredibly privileged to be chosen to shoot his wedding to the gorgeous Yasmin.
Yasmin and Alex’s wedding was a day of two halves: the first was an intimate morning ceremony with just close friends and family at Stoke Newington Town Hall and then a lovely brunch at a nearby florists café. Later in the day we headed over to the Ecology Pavilion in East London to join over 100 more guests for a more formal Nikkah (an Islamic marriage ceremony that lasts for about an hour with readings, prayers and wisdom from an Imam.)
Such a colourful wedding, full of touching traditions, happiness and spring sunshine.
Alex and Yasmin – huge congratulations. You’re both beyond lovely and it was an absolute pleasure to shoot your beautiful wedding!
Arni and Mark were blessed with glorious sunshine for their wedding at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park in London.
Arni’s bridal prep took place in the Richmond Hill Hotel, which is just a few moments drive into Richmond Park and Pembroke Lodge, where the ceremony and reception were taking place.
Pembroke Lodge is a stunning wedding venue, with amazing views of London, beautiful wisteria growing over the main entrance to the house and wild deer wandering around in the park outside. Pretty much idyllic!
After the ceremony, I managed to steal Arni and Mark away for some couple shots up on Richmond Hill before we headed back to join the rest of the wedding party at the Lodge for the rest of the day’s celebrations.
All in all, a beautiful wedding, a stunning venue and a wonderful couple – congratulations Arni and Mark!
One thing about English summer weddings is that you can’t guarantee sunshine, but the heavy rain clouds did nothing to dampen spirits at Natalie and Warren’s lovely wedding in Richmond upon Thames.
Heather and I spent a bit of time with Natalie and the girls for the bridal preparations, before heading over to meet Warren at the ultra plush Richmond Hill Hotel right next to Richmond Park.
Warren is probably the most relaxed groom I’ve ever met, and happily chatted away to us while calmly going about his wedding preparations. Check out the shots of his wedding shoes in the post below: utterly amazing!
After the wedding ceremony at the majestic St Mary Magdalene church in central Richmond, we headed on to Ham Polo Club for the wedding reception. The wedding party was treated to plenty of fizz, a sumptuous wedding breakfast, much laughter and Natalie and Warren’s amazing first dance to Billy Ocean’s Caribbean Queen, complete with outfit change! Good times!