Thursday, August 4, 2011 | Greenwich, London wedding, Wedding
It’s always lovely to shoot a wedding within walking distance of home – and that was the case for Jane and Ian’s Trafalgar Tavern wedding, on the Thames riverside in Greenwich.
Ian arrived on schedule for a pint and his interview with the Greenwich registrars in the Nelson Banqueting Rooms.
Jane also arrived in good time with her bridesmaids and flower girls.
Jane and Ian celebrated their wedding with some champagne and greeting their guests, followed by some portraits along the Thames and in front of the Old Royal Naval College to make the most of the brilliant summer weather.
After that, it was back to the Trafalgar for some chilled casual photographs of guests relaxing on a hot Friday afternoon by the river.
Many of the guests asked me to do portraits of them, quite often with their nearest and dearest. I love doing portraits – and we had some beautiful afternoon light.
One of Jane’s flower girls was very keen to keep her dress safe from the dirty floor.
Jane and Ian’s speeches took place after their meal in the traditional way. There must have been quite a bit of grit in the air judging by the moist eyes of those on the top and surrounding tables.
Friday, January 14, 2011 | Greenwich, Wedding
When Louise and Charlie planned their Star of the Sea Church wedding in Greenwich, they chose a red and white Christmas theme, but could not have imagined how much snow would fall, in keeping with the ‘white’ part of the theme.
Louise started her day getting ready with her family and bridesmaids at Devonport House, just a short distance from the church. Louise’s red rose bouquet was by Rachel Morgan Wedding Flowers. And her fascinator was by talented milliner and similarly named Rachel Trevor-Morgan.
Star of the Sea Church
A 15-minute snowstorm (OK, a blizzard, in Greenwich terms) had Charlie sheltering under an umbrella outside Our Ladye Star of the Sea Church so he didn’t get too wet or cold and ushers busy with brooms, clearing snow from the steps.
Louise and Charlie had arranged for a dog walker to bring along their boxer Lily for some photographs outside the church – very carefully, so Lily didn’t jump up on Louise’s dress.
The Routemaster vintage bus that Louise and Charlie had arranged to transport guests to their Trafalgar Tavern wedding reception backed down Crooms Hill beautifully without slipping in the snow and made its way carefully through Maritime Greenwich and past the Old Naval College.
While we had such crisp snow and clear skies, Louise, Charlie and I went for a walk along the river for some wedding portraits. We also sneaked a few couple portraits inside while guests were filing through to the Christmas-themed reception, complete with presents for the children.