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 Ecology Pavilion wedding in Mile End, 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.) I’ve covered many weddings from a variety of different cultures and religions, including Indian Weddings, but Alex & Yasmin’s day was such a beautiful blend of east & west – it was truly awesome to be a part of. Not to mention the food – which was incredible, such a wide range of flavours and spices – a real treat (all put together by the wonderful Jada, whose wedding we also photographed!)
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!
We’re incredibly lucky that Britain has some of the most illustrious and breathtaking wedding venues in the world – Hampton Court Palace Weddings are right at the top of that list. If you like your weddings grand – you’re in the right place.
I met Kate & Chris for the first time a few weeks before their wedding, at their venue – the majestic Hampton Court Palace.
Kate works at Hampton Court and treated me to a wonderful tour around the palace & its stunning grounds, which allowed me to see all the parts she loved & to learn a little of the history behind the place.
To say her passion for the palace shone through was a complete understatement – Kate described to me, the feelings she had when she saw the palace as a little girl, how she knew it was the place would be a huge part of her life, and that she would eventually be married there.