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, (and we’ve recently added indian wedding photography and videography packages to our offering – exciting times!) – but Alex & Yasmin’s day was such a beautiful blend of east & west – it was truly awesome to be a part of. Combining elements from both cultures created the most unique day, from the more relaxed morning at the town hall through to a more formal religious ceremony – the day was all about Alex and Yasmin coming together and really captured both of their spirits beautifully.
Such a colourful wedding, full of touching traditions, happiness and spring sunshine.
So far, we’ve not mentioned the food – but it needs its own section – it 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!) I’m not normally a spicey food eater, but the balance of flavours and the combinations were just amazing – Of course, we had lots of photography work to be doing, so we couldn’t sit for too long to enjoy it – but its probably a good thing, as we would have ate ourselves into food comas!
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.