On Friday afternoon, I was planning a visit to the library for the following day. By 9pm, I had agreed to photograph a wedding for a sick colleague. Matt Pereira gave me all the information I needed to cover the wedding on my own, but on the day, was able to be lead photographer, with me second shooting. The day was very long, but wonderful and Anna and Jason had set aside a full hour for their portraits in Hyde Park.
We started with Anna and her parents Lord and Lady Sterling getting ready at their home in Chelsea Harbour. Anna had a mix of vintage and more contemporary jewelry and Lord Sterling had his customary cornflower buttonhole.
Then it was onto the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge for Anna and her father in a Rolls Royce.
Anna’s very elegant exit from the car.
We popped next door to Hyde Park for some portraits with Anna and Jason, before their ceremony.
Anna on her own.
Some details of the pink-themed day.
One of my faves – the bridesmaids waiting for the ceremony to start, with their baskets of rose petals.
After Anna and Jason were married, Anna’s father had arranged for a singer to perform throughout the drinks reception with a guitarist.
The canapes were practically presented as works of art.
The singer then introduced O mio babbino caro from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, in which a daughter asks permission from her father to marry, which provoked a huge round of applause.
Then the toastmaster asked guests to take their seats for dinner and were piped in.