I often receive inquiries about small or intimate weddings and love photographing them. Tanya and Zhewei had an Islington Register Office wedding before hopping into a limousine that took us to St Pancras for a family lunch. They had cleverly planned going to Paris on the Eurostar, so had only to cross a platform to be on their way.
While Zhewei waited in the council chamber, Tanya saw the registrars before arriving on her mother’s arm. It seemed that Zhewei and his father like to pace the floor while his mother appears a little calmer.
Zhewei’s talented brother played the entire Mendelssohn’s Wedding March while the signing of the register took place, which is quite a bit longer than the excerpt I’ve heard previously. He also played the more whimsical waltz from Amelie.
Here is one proud mother.
Tanya and Zhewei had asked for portraits that showed off the architecture of Islington Town Hall. It has some stunning original features and its steps are the centrepiece of the building.
Do we need any more reasons to celebrate?
Jackie and Khalid’s wedding at Westminster Register Office’s Yellow Room was very much an intimate family occasion.
If you were looking for a second witness, that was me – so a little tricky to photograph. Â After photos on the Old Marylebone Town Hall steps, we went to the Ritz. Â Some of us were more interested in the journey than others.
Jackie and Khalid had booked afternoon tea at the Ritz. Although we weren’t able to take any photos where this was taking place, we did some more family portraits on the stairs before leaving them to enjoy their afternoon.
I was at Westminster Register Office and the Ritz on Wednesday for the wedding of Jackie and Khalid – and one of their witnesses. Â This one from their day was taken with their daughter Milly.
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.
Nicoletta and Steve’s photographs from their wedding at The Dorchester have now been edited and I’m so excited about them. In Nicoletta and Steve’s working lives with a design company, they’re used to briefing photographers and sent me references of the kinds of photographs they most liked as well as explaining which of my work they felt would capture their day best. It meant I was able to best tailor their photography.Â Here is their day, with their baby daughter Ava.
Venue: The Dorchester
Dress: Elizabeth Todd