This is pub wedding venues London story, a modern and contemporary wedding day. The ceremony was in Wandsworth and the reception in Clapham Junction.
It was not actually a wedding, as the couple got married abroad before. It was a wedding blessing ceremony. The couple decided to celebrate their wedding in the Church with the relatives and friends of London and the UK. So, basically they were already legally married, therefore there were no legal effects involved.
Let’s begin this modern and joyful wedding blessing story
The getting ready
The getting ready was in a house in Wandsworth, with many relatives and friends of the couple. It was clearly not formal at all, but rather open, friendly and joyful.
Let’s have a look at the dress. I liked it for two reasons. First, it was a modern style green dress. Second, it was very simple, a true minimalist wedding dress.
Joy and laugh was definitely the leitmotiv of this wedding blessing celebration. The bride, actually, the wife, worn a green modern wedding dress, Her sister and best friends helped her for the hairdressing
The weather was incredible, with a shiny sun all day long.
Of curse, with such a great mood throughout the whole morning, the preparation went just smooth and fine. Everyone relaxed like it was a normal Sunday morning lunch with the family and friends.
Walking to the church
The church was in Wandsworth, really close to the couple family house. Therefore we walked to it, together with family and friends. After all, it was an amazing sunny day.
Of course, during the walk, we had some time for some photos of the bride and her friends and family.
Finally, here we are, at the church for the wedding blessing ceremony.
This contemporary London wedding photography story is about a couple who decided on a small, intimate and layback wedding. The most amazing thing was absolutely the idea to have the reception in their back garden.
You will see throughout this wedding how many little things you can do to transform your back garden in a beautiful and cosy place.
The getting ready
While I was getting to the bride and groom house, the very first thing I saw was her dress hanging on the window. Such a great way to begin the wedding day. First, it put me straight away into the wedding day mood. Second, I was sure to be in the right place 🙂
As we begin looking at the wedding dress from the street, let’s have a look at it. In detail, it was definitely an outstanding, elegant and contemporary piece of art.
The first thing to remember when a wedding photographer gets into the bride and groom house is to take a photo of the environment. It is important to realize that only at the very beginning of the day you might have calm.
For instance, would have been impossible to take these photos late in the morning. First, things get messy. Second, getting ready starts to need your full attention. Third, can be more people around as friends and family joining the bride. In this case, for example, I really loved the wedding bouquet and flowers in the water pot in the toilet. This was exactly what I found when arrived, with my jacket still on. Their position was great with a perfect feeling of wait.
Finally, let’s meet the bride!!
The getting ready was smooth and easy. Everyone was happy and relaxed. There was no rush and no tension, just exitement and joy. It was a really perfect morning!
Of course, among the so many lovely things about this wedding, a special mention is for the bride and groom idea to celebrate the wedding day in their home back garden. Before we go on with this London wedding photography, let’s have a sneak peek at the garden setup.
The decorated the back garden fences with many printed photos of themselves. Then, there was a table for drinks, whereas the food was kept inside, as you will see later.
Let’s get back to the getting ready. There is the moment when the mother of the bride and the father of the bride see their daughter with the weddign dress for the first time. Certainly, one of the most emotional moment of the getting ready, and of course, wedding photography speaking, one of the most important to take photos of.
Back to the geting ready
Here, the mother of the bride admiring her daughter.
Let’s get back to wedding preparation. It was still morning, and a lot of things to do left…
Not to mention, the father of the bride. He was so proud!
…and of course, it was a bit emotional for the bride too 😉
Just few things left before complete the wedding preparation. A photo of the wedding bouquet and the wedding shoes.
Here we are, finally the bride wearing the wedding shoes, the very last thing to do before we can say “we are ready”.
Finally the getting ready was over, but it was a bit early. As I said, the whole preparation was smooth and relaxed, with no rush. Everything was very well orginized but without getting crazy with the morning scheduling. At the end, we used this little time before the driver came for some family photos and, of course, some portrait of the bride.
Especially when there is nice weather, and of course a beautiful wedding bouquet, must be remembered to take some photos of the bouquet. This, of course, is a really nice set of photos, very common in the very well known “fine art wedding photography” field. But, most of all, it will remind the bride how lovely it was in the many years to come.
By the way, about the bouquet photos, this was definitely my favourite. I really like her position and the gesture of this moment. Of course, it is a black and white wedding photo too, which can not miss from wedding photos, but alway to aware not to exaggerate with them. In fact, in my opinion, bright and colour photos are the most important things, and we can take a black and white photo only every now and then, to not lower the mood of the photos.
Let’s end this London wedding photography morning preparation with the last photo of the bouquet. Here the bride and her best friend in the background, a perfect combination indeed.
We went to church with a classic wedding car. As a tradition, everyone was already there waiting for us. Actually, almost. We had to do one more round around the church with the car because some of the guests were still entering the church. But I have to say, it happens quite often!
The ceremony was nice and traditional, in a very beautiful church, the St. Anne’s Church in Wandsworth.
And finally here we are, the very new husband and wife! The ceremony was over, and, most important, everything was perfect!
The transports to the Chez Bruce reataurant for the wedding lunch
After the ceremony we went to the Chez Bruce restaurant, in Wandsworth common. The wedding guests moved by the classic weddin double-deck bus, whereas the couple and I went there by the same wedding car. It is nice to see the same photo the the bride and her dad, and then, an hour after, the bride and her husband.
The Wandsworth Common park
Before entering the restaurant we took some time for a few photos in the Wandsword common park.
In the park there was also a lovely pond, which of course suited very well for a few wedding portraits.
Of course, there was not only the couple. There were most of the wedding guests outside the restaurant for some drinks, and enjoy the sunshine.
Surely, It is not a ladybird, but let’s say it is a good luck anyway.
The wedding lunch
The wedding lunch was as much relaxed as the whole day was. There were nice speeches as well, of course.
In fact, these were absolutely the most emotional moments of the whole weddign day.
But as all the wedding lunch, also this ended with happiness, joy and a lot of toast!
After the ceremony – The confetti
We met a little white hairy friend just outside the restaurant, and of course the bride fell in love with him.
This London wedding photography story of course continued after the wedding Lunch. As we saw, we met that lovely doggy, and then we moved to the same park we were before for the confetti photos…
and of course the tossing of the bouquet!
She was the winner by the way!!
It is time to come back home for the second part of the day. The back garden wedding reception. The bride and groom joined the other wedding guests on the double-deck wedding bus to come back home, as the wedding car had already left. Of course, It was a nice and funny journey.
Back home to back garden wedding reception
Here we are, back home!
The couple decided to keep all the food inside, and the drinks on the table outside. In the following photos there are fo sure many ideas in case you wish to go for a back garden wedding reception. You don’t need much, a good amount of fantasy, a small band for some live music, and, of course, a back garden!
The view of the back garde wedding reception from the second floor.
The cake cutting. The bride and groom decided for a deliciuos cheese wedding cake.
With some photos of the party and wedding nusic band, here we are, at the end of this day.
I hope you enjoyed this contemporary London wedding photography story. Contemporary wedding is only one of several ways to identify and categorize a modern wedding photographer. There are many more of course. Let’s think about “documentary wedding photographer”, “photojournalist wedding photographer”. There is even the most popular “alternative wedding photographer”, or the beautiful “fine art wedding”, etc. Of course, these are some of the many ideas about weddings, all legit. However, there is only one thing when we talk about being a wedding photographer: to be able to be true in the way you tell the story of the couple.
This contemporary wedding photographer London story is not just about a wedding. It’s about a stunning style, freshness and a lot of love. First, because It is a 1960 vintage style. Second, because of the dreamy pastel colour palette. Third, because of the dreamy location. Last, but not least, because of the so much emotional moments.
So, let’s begin.
The getting ready.
The wedding began at the bride flat. When I arrived there were already all the bridesmaids and the mother of the bride. Moreover, there were a few little ones, and they were very excited too.
As vintage wedding style, the wedding dress was perfectly matching the 1960 od fashion style. Above all the line and the texture of this wedding dress were absolutely raffinate and stylish.
The getting ready was smooth and relaxed, with lots of chatting and joy. It is now possible to enjoy the bridesmaids dresses and their colour pastel tone. Anyway, later there will be the group phots where you will be able to see all the beauty of this wedding.
Finally, the bride is coming. She worn the wedding dress upstairs and then she came down.
Everyone was waiting for this moment. The bridesmaids and the mother of the bride admiring the bride.
Here we are, the bride in all her beauty, in this small group of black and white bridal portraits.
Not to mention the hairstiles. Here the bride and one of the little ones during the final touch. A real lovely and delicate flowers indeed.
As I said before, this wedding was full os style, happiness and emotios. The mother of the bride got emotions when saw her daughter.
Of course, after some emotions come back the the happiness. It’s time for wedding selfie! Unfortunatelly, I just realized I have never saw that selfie, such a shame.
It’s almost time to go. Just few group photos before leaving.
The father of the bride has just arrived. This is the exact moment when he saw her daughter wearing he wedding dress for the first time.
The very last check before leaving the flat. The tension now is high, it’s time to get married.
Finally, here we go.
Wedding photographer London story – The Venue
and here we are, at the beautiful pub The Globe, in Alresford. This is a perfect pub for weddings, as it is in an autstanding location, with loads of green and a majestc lake. It is a beautiful location from a wedding photograpeher point of view as well.
The wedding ceremony was great, held in the garden just by the lake. There was a beautiful white marquee with a lot of flowers. It was great. Yes, the bride got a bit emoziona, of course.
And finally, they are husband and wife!
Now all the tension has gone. The bride and the groom get out of marquee to start celebrating, but not before the confetti!
The bride relaxing in the garden. As said before, this pub was amazing for a wedding because his lovely back garden and the lake.
The bride and her bridesmaids, posing for a group photos.
Not to mention the wedding cake. It was made of cheese, which was simpliy amazing, at least for cheese lovers 🙂
It has been a long day, full of joy, happiness, emotions and love. And now, it’s only time to party.
And the wedding photographer, it’s time to go. I hope you enjoyed this wedding story…