Here is a collection of some wedding photography I have been doing over the last years. Have a look to get some inspiration for your own wedding! You will also you get a good feeling of my photography style, I am often described as a reportage wedding photographer or documentary wedding photographer. Most of the wedding have been taking place in London, but I have also done wedding photography on the English country side as well as abroad. Have a look at the beautiful winter wedding between Piero & Rita in Verona. Or check out some of my favourite vintage weddings, one of them got featured in Style me pretty earlier this year.
Jade and Sam wedding at The Globe, Alresford Hampshire, UK.
Fashion (bride, groom and maids): Groom – Moss Bros, Bride – grace loves lace
Flowers (bouquet, maids bouquets, table centres and any venue extras): Family
Stationery (table plan, place settings etc): None
Cake/dessert table/cupcakes (or cheese board!): Family, the Globe
Venue – exterior/interior: The Globe
Accessories (hair, shoes, jewellery): None
General Decor or anything that presents the style/theme of the day: The Globe
Guests – the favourite/significant ones: Friends and Family
First dance and speeches: No Cars Go, Groom, Fathers of Bride and Best Men
The Venue: The Globe pub to be by the lake in a special place where we had our first date.
The Beauty: Bridgette Bardot style as I love the era of the 60s
The Fashion: Grace loves lace ordered online from Australia
The Accessories : No expensive accessories
The Wedding Party: Bridesmaids wearing what they want in pastel shades, groomsman wearing grey or navy suits of their own choice.
Colour Scheme/Theme/Decor: Country, random, Asian theme
Blooms: Flowers grown by family members as our wedding gift to use.
The Ceremony: Asked guests to write/sing something about us in their readings
The Reception: Acoustic followed by swing/blues/soul. Arcade fire ‘No Cars Go’ as first dance as it reminds us of travels in Nepal.
Food, Drink & Treats: Buffett style Hog roast, relaxed no favours cheese cake all supplied by the Globe.
Advice & Special Moments: Enjoy every second of the planning as well as the day. All your loved ones in one place for you is a lovely experience. Don’t stress about silly things as they do not matter as long as you are marrying your soul mate!
Wedding in Alresford Hampshire | wedding photographer London
The first thing that Paul and I decided was that we wanted to be married in London. Although neither of us grew up here, it’s where we have lived together for the past 4 years and is our favourite city.
We chose the Orangery in Holland Park for the ceremony as it is just beautiful without being fussy and we liked that it was a public place that we could visit again and again. April 6th turned out to be the sunniest day of the year so far and after the service, the weather was perfect to enjoy canapés on the lawn outside – the service provided by Bovingdons caterers was warm, friendly and tasty!
With such a classic ceremony venue we wanted something a bit different for the reception, something that captured the urban side of London. The Loft Studios in Willesden was perfect and we were able to add our own touches that complemented the old brickwork, white tiles and wooden beams. We transported our guests from one venue to the other on the old routemaster buses. This celebrated the fact that the wedding was in London and fitted in to our vintage theme. The flowers to decorate the Loft were ordered online and arranged by myself, my Maid of Honour and my Aunt, who used to work in the floristry industry. We (with the help of my nan and the WI!) had collected jam jars for over a year and once decorated with lace and hessian, made excellent vases!
My husband and I both love anything vintage and this was reflected throughout. Some of our friends and family made cupcakes and these were displayed on a traditional dressing room table – this was fitting because the Loft’s main purpose is a modelling studio. We hired a traditional fish and chip van for the catering (who doesn’t like fish and chips!?) and live music was provided by a friend of ours and his band, playing a range of covers from the 60’s onwards.
For the favours we collected china tea cups, saucers and plates for the guests to have their after dinner drinks in and take home. We, with the help of family and friends, collected these from charity shops over the course of a year and our guests loved that they could keep these and use them over and over. We also used photos for our table plan and asked guests to stick their picture alongside their message in the guestbook.
The occasion was made even more personal by a painting on the wall of the two us by one of my husband’s work colleagues, painted in a 50’s style. This was my wedding gift from him and it fit in well to the style of the reception. A big surprise we had in store for our guests was a flashmob dance halfway through the evening. My best girl friends are I studied Dance at university but seeing the boys bust a move certainly had everybody laughing!
The most important thing for us was that our wedding was a little different from the norm and reflected our own personalities. This was one of the main reasons why our guests had such a good time and the one piece of advice I would give to anybody planning a wedding is to do things the way that you want – its worth a little bit of work and not giving in to the easy option! You also don’t have to spend lots of money to make the room look beautiful or to keep people fed and smiling.