Claire and Tim’s wedding last year was just the most joyous day with both of them getting ready together beforehand in Blake’s Corfu Suite before their ceremony at Chelsea Register Office and a reception at Daphne’s. We’ve just put together their day into a Queensberry flush-mount album design with chocolate leather cover blind embossed with their names. I love their design, incorporating 20 of Claire and Tim’s favourite wedding photographs and how it distills the story of their wedding day.
Here are a few of my favourite layouts.
I didn’t get a chance to put up a complete post from Liz + Craig’s Brighton wedding a few months ago so wanted to show some extracts from their wedding album, complete with beach huts and an ice-cream seller.
This is their beach-themed cover with a summery feel.
This is Liz before she walked down the aisle at Brighton’s Hilton Hotel – these are two of Liz and Craig’s favourites listed for their album.
After their ceremony, Liz and Craig had hired a horse-drawn carriage to take them to their reception hotel further along the coast.
Their family and friends were a friendly, happy group, tucking into seaside favourites of fish and chips followed by cones of ice-cream outside, which was hugely popular with everyone.
Given that we had fine weather – not always a given – beach portraits with Liz and Craig finished off their album.
Rendah and Paul chose something old and something new for their special day: their ceremony was at Mayfair’s Farm Street Church with an Altitude wedding reception in the Millbank Tower.
Rendah and Paul’s wedding guests started their day at the Punch Bowl in Mayfair’s Farm Street, London, then moved down a few doors to the cool of Farm Street Church. Rendah arrived slightly early in a white taxi with her dad, wearing a Temperley dress and Jimmy Choo silver snakeskin slingbacks. After the ceremony and some family group photographs, Rendah, Paul and I took a black cab to Tate Britain for wedding photographs on its steps in the gorgeous sunshine, before going next door to Altitude in the Millbank Tower.
Altitude is a stunning white and light space that was such a pleasure to work in. Rendah had set up a sweets table, which some of their young guests immediately took to; it was also a success with many of the older guests!
Rendah gave a speech alongside her dad, best men and new husband. One of my favourite photographs from the day was of her speech when she is looking at Paul, talking about her father being such an inspirational force in her life and just the three of them are in the image.
Rendah and Paul’s wedding photos are displayed below in a modern album design to reflect their day.
Gemma & Matt, who married almost a year ago, picked up their Queensberry album today. It was lovely to see them again – and to look again at their images. Here are some of their album pages.
As we start into the new year, there’s time to catch up on a few items from December that were caught up in the pre-Christmas rush. One of these is Teresa and John’s wedding book – a 12×12″ hard-cover volume from which they had two 8×8″ copies made for their parents. Their wedding theme was a beautiful pale green, when they got married at London Hilton Docklands, so that became the main colour on the cover, with their favourite portrait in black and white. Originally, Teresa and John had ordered one duplicate album, but when they saw the design, they were so pleased, they ordered an additional one for his parents.
This is possibly my favourite page in the album – two beautiful bridal portraits of Teresa and a page of details – her shoes, bouquet, sash, back of her dress and hair. Teresa was ready in good time on the day so we had time to spend a little time on these and portraits of her bridesmaid, flower girl and close family members beforehand.
Their book was designed with a simple layout that tells the story of their day through reportage of photojournalistic photographs and details.
Each page was individually designed to make the most of the photographs, which included a selection of Teresa and John’s favourites, have a balance of large and small photos and keep the day’s narrative.
After the ceremony, John spent some time smoking a very special Cuban cigar he had been given for his fortieth birthday.
And when Teresa and John had received their albums before Christmas, John sent a thank-you email: “The albums arrived today as promised and look fantastic.” It’s such a pleasure to work with such lovely people and produce books and albums that tell their stories.
Mahua and Hetan collected their wedding album last night – and I just had to take some photographs of it before it left the studio. They went for quite a selective edit of their images – allowing for stunning openings with single square images filling most of the pages as well as more detailed pages.