Here is a south bank wedding photo from Natasha and Christopher’s day yesterday. Â They had their wedding ceremony at Westminster Register Office, with them each reading out poems they had composed about each other. Â Given the dull and damp weather, we headed for the lights (& mulled wine) of the German Christmas market for some London South Bank wedding photos – and here is a single from their merry-go-round ride. They were both complete sports, with Natasha, originally from Russia, learning the meaning of goose bumps.
The Oaks Farm wedding of Laura and Nick very much reflected their personal touches and design industry careers – so style and downright prettiness was the order of the day.
Nick spent a few minutes making sure he looked his best then it was time to get married to Laura.
The sky was overcast, which meant gentle light for their wedding portraits in the Oaks Farm grounds.
Their young guests had gone to some effort to look the part …
and after some deep concentration and thought …
… produced a bride and groom on-the-spot portrait.
After a little more time capturing their guests and reception, I finished with some details of Oaks Farm while Laura, Nick and their guests sat down to dinner.
Sarah and Nigel’s One Whitehall Place wedding was one with many children – their own son and those of many of their guests. Â It was fascinating to watch them throughout the day, finding their own ways to fit into the drinks reception and dinner. Â Sarah and Nigel had brilliantly arranged a children’s entertainer for immediately after the meal in a separate room. Sarah’s beautiful bouquet was by Drake Algar and her dress from the Vintage Wedding Dress Company.
Sarah and Nigel’s drinks reception were held in the Victorian Reading and Writing Room, overlooking the Thames.
Dinner was in the Gladstone Library, surrounded by tiled pillars and 30,000 replica books.
While dinner was being eaten, I had a chance to capture some detail photographs around One Whitehall Place.
When it was time for the speeches, despite the best man’s best efforts, Sarah and Nigel’s son Rohan had their attention.
We had a chance for some portraits of Sarah and Nigel.
However, after a few minutes, all Rohan wanted was his mum. Awwwww!
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.