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Chris and Chrissie • Old Marylebone Town Hall • The Rose Pub • London Wedding • Documentary Wedding Photography

Having worked previously with Chris it was an honour to be asked to shoot his wedding! On meeting with him and Chrissie it was clear that the main priority was to capture the day as it happened, naturally and in a relaxed unposed way, which was fab as that’s how I love to work! They only needed a few hours of photography just to cover the ceremony, a few family shots and the beginning of the celebrations, this worked really well with my Route 66 package which is worked out on an hourly basis.

I started shooting about 15 minutes before the ceremony started, it was a lovely ceremony focused on friendship and a joining of soulmates. Old Marylebone Town Hall is a beautiful location inside and out, it can get quite busy especially on a Saturday and after the ceremony we were only allowed to shoot outside (in the rain!) but their guests were absolute troopers, they zipped up their coats and braved the typical London downpour - I was very impressed!

It is always a really fun additional to the day if I can jump in the car with the bride and groom between venues, it always gives another insider perspective of the day and is often a really intimate time that I can capture, as it was this day, with their daughter travelling with us too.

Arriving at The Rose I knew that there was a spot opposite that was covered that looked out at The Thames that would be perfect for couple and family shots. Even though it was raining, the light was gorgeous, really flattering and soft, it was so fun capturing Chris and Chrissie here, and we made it quick and informal which was key! They had let me know before that they hated posing and thought they were both unphotogenic (as many people do) and they only wanted one nice photo of them both - this is a common wish from most of my couples, I was over the moon when they received their images and said they love them all!

“The most beautiful of photos is taken when you are happy, happiness is the most beautiful emotion you can wear.”

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Ceremony: Old Marylebone Town Hall
Reception: The Rose

Claire and Mikey • Asia House • The Harcourt • Cobblestones, Routemasters and Bagpipes • A London Wedding

I love a central London wedding, it’s always so vibrant, colourful and varied. You can find the most beautiful locations, unique, bright and quiet in one of the Worlds’ busiest cities. Claire and Mikey had mentioned during their pre wedding consultation that they loved the cobbled streets of London and would love for them to be incorporated into their couple photos. So off I went scouting different streets and mews on route from their ceremony to their reception so as to not take up too much time, and boy, there are some beautiful streets around! 

London was a fabulous backdrop and one they truly embraced. Getting married in the gorgeous Asia house, in front of beautiful windows, surrounded by books and the legal bits performed by a lifelong friend, their ceremony had all the feels. Mikey’s ring bearer and best woman was his daughter, his Scottish roots were acknowledged with a bagpiper welcoming the guests, this was a surprise to Claire, but her smile said it all as she arrived in a beautifully quirky vintage car that had all the bells and whistles – literally (it even had a chandelier!) 

After the big group shots featuring bubbles instead of confetti, I went off to grab the couple shots on those cobbled streets, my second shooter for the day, Hannah Owens hopped on the Routemaster with the guests as they went for a drive to the reception venue. It was here that we then did a massive confetti bomb of a shot! It was fabulous! 

Moving into the reception, it was the most chilled and relaxed celebration in a real atmospheric pub: dark walls, neon signs, hanging lights and glassed conservatory, the long tables encouraged everyone to mix and celebrate in style! The speeches were heart felt and I have to say that Mikey’s daughter gave one of the best ‘best man’ speeches ever! It was a true honour to capture their day; I know that the rest of their lives together will be filled with love, laughter and fun!

“Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.”

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Ceremony: Asia House
Reception: The Harcourt