Today I photographed the sweetest couple – Ruth and Bruce – who married in Holy Trinity Brompton in South Kensington and had their reception on the RS Hispaniola near London’s Embankment.Â We did their couple wedding portraits in the late afternoon sun and this bridge was definitely a place we were going to use after they loved their engagement portraits taken there so much.Â This is one from today … more to follow in the coming 10 days.
At Michelle and Obi’s wedding yesterday at The Barbican Centre, Obi paid tribute to the impact that the great parents he and Michelle had on their lives.Â His toast was “to family” – and that warm and loving atmosphere was evident all yesterday.
Michelle arrived at The Barbican with her father, four bridesmaids and three flower girls.
Obi had been whisked upstairs to The Garden Room to make sure that Michelle’s arrival on her father’s arm was a surprise. Obi’s nephew Lewis was ringbearer, doing a brilliant job with a little help from his dad and the registrar.
Obi and Michelle wanted some non-traditional wedding portraits showing the Barbican’s atmosphere and architecture.Â We went outside into the brilliant autumn sunshine and used this domed pavillion by Heather and Ivan Morison which is installed until next month for some portraits. Surely the pavillion was inspired by Toblerone?
Speeches mixed with dinner. Michelle’s father’s speech set her giggling.
And all too soon it was time for me to go home.
If there was an award for the most number of kissses on a wedding day, Lauren & Peter would probably win it. They were constantly together, looking into each other’s eyes and you could see they were very close to their families and friends too.
Both wanted photographs that reflected their central London wedding venue and as I was waiting for Lauren, her father and bridesmaids to arrive in a black cab, a BT truck parked outside Camden Town Hall received a parking ticket – not many things more London than that!
Lauren’s mother checks her veil, then her father and bridesmaids escort Lauren to the council chambers for the wedding ceremony.
Peter welled up when Lauren arrived at the council chambers.
They didn’t need telling to hold hands.
Congratulations from family and friends.
Lauren and Peter have a moment before following their family downstairs.
In Russell Square, we chose a couple of places for their London links.
Then in the park itself, we had time for a full-length portrait session. Lauren & Peter had also brought along a parasol for some promenading. The silhouette they made reminded me of Georges Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte from the late 1880s.
We finished with some portraits of them near the fountain before family group photographs under one of the large trees.
At the end of our session, Lauren and Peter led their guests into the Hotel Russell for drinks and dinner.