London Russian wedding | Maria & Anton

Catching up on posts from last month – and here is Maria and Anton’s wedding with their son Leo, who I had photographed about a year ago as a ‘bump’ and then as a newborn. Maria and Anton’s wedding was in the yellow room at Westminster Register Office at the Old Marylebone Town Hall and Leo chose this week to start walking.

After the ceremony itself, the registrars suggested that Anton bring his bride over to the table where they would sign the register – a suggestion he took literally.

Maria, Anton and their guests went a few minutes down the road to Orrery, also in Marylebone for lunch and we took some time out for portraits.

Maria and Anton’s friends had baked a beautiful loaf for them to have with salt and vodka to start their married life.

London engagement portraits | Amy & Rob | A single

Amy and Rob had a London portrait shoot today, capturing a number of the city’s landmarks on Valentine’s Day weekend.  They’re getting married in Houston in November and have become platinum frequent fliers staying in touch in the past two years while Rob has worked for an American firm, helping to set up its London base. We went from the South Bank Centre to St Paul’s Cathedral and on to Scott’s, where they had a dinner reservation. This is one of the last of the day, taken about three minutes before they went into dinner and the heavens opened with an icy downpour … talk about timing!

The Dorchester | wedding | Nicoletta & Steve | A single

It’s late and I’m off to a workshop first thing in the morning, so quickly posting a single from today’s lovely, lovely wedding.  This is Nicoletta about five minutes before she walked down the aisle at The Dorchester. She was just so stylish. If you were a guest at the wedding, do get in touch so I can let you know when their full gallery goes on-line.

Lansdowne Club London wedding | Diya & James | A single

After a dusting of snow on the morning of the wedding of Diya and James, they were still up for an outside portrait walkabout in the afternoon sun. Here’s a single from our walkabout. Yes, it was still cold … and yes, she has goose bumps. There’s a LOT of editing to do from the rest of their day and when that’s finished, I’ll post many more.  If you were a guest at their wedding, please let me know your email address and we can stay in touch for when their complete gallery goes online.

Four Seasons Canary Wharf wedding | Marsha & Ivan

Here are a selection of photographs from Marsha and Ivan’s Four Seasons Canary Wharf wedding earlier this month. They had the most stunning weather, which showed up Marsha’s dress and and accessories a treat.
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Four Seasons Canary Wharf wedding portraits

Then it was time for Marsha and Ivan’s ceremony, with her step-sister handing over their rings on a white cushion.

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After a quick glass of champagne, we caught the very last of the day’s winter sunshine for some outdoor portraits … Marsha on her own and then with Ivan.

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Four Seasons Canary Wharf wedding couple portraits

Then we popped inside to use some of the wonderful Four Seasons Canary Wharf interiors.

Four Seasons Canary Wharf wedding couple portraits

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Four Seasons Canary Wharf wedding photographs

After a number of family group photographs, it was time for dinner with stunning table decorations reflecting a winter wonderland, as well as Marsha’s Russian heritage in the form of bread and salt which were ready to be broken and eaten at the start of the meal, along with a shot of vodka.

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Their meal was followed by a selection of speeches from many family members who had played important roles in their lives.

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After a break, when Marsha changed into a second dress, she and Ivan had their first dance – a choreographed latin routine.

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It was a wonderful, wonderful day with strong and visible family bonds; this comment seems fitting to post as their final photograph.

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