Gaby & Leigh got married at the Naval & Military Club, also known as the In & Out club in central London. The club has got some amazing features inside with high ceilings, a grand staircase, lovely pillars, art work and lot’s of little libraries and rooms full of character and charm.
The whole day took place at the club where Gaby and her close friends and family got ready in one of the rooms upstairs. Soon thereafter the ceremony took place in a beautiful room a few floors down and the wedding breakfast was held in the grand room with tall windows, great big mirrors, impressive chandeliers, an old beautiful fireplace and some impressive paintings on the walls. A truly romantic room, full of elegance and history.
While guests were enjoying drinks, canapés and an informal slideshow of the couple in the bar, close family walked over to the little park across the street for some pictures in the green. Once we’d finished the couple and myself stayed on for some relaxed pictures of them on their own in the park, and on the streets just outside the club.
G + L, a huge thank you for choosing me to photograph your wedding. I really enjoyed being part of your celebrations and capturing some very special moments for you during your day. Thank you also for the great food. It was delicious. You are both such very kind people and really great together. I’d like to wish you all the very best for the future and again big thanks.
Lot’s of love. A
Last week I photographed Kerry & Ross’ amazing wedding at Babington House in Somerset and it was the most wonderful day.
Babington House is a gorgeous venue south of Bath located in the English countryside. It’s great for photography both inside out, with it’s lovely grounds & surroundings and it’s light, trendy interior. In addition the staff here is extremely professional, helpful and friendly. Oh, and the food is outstanding! To top it the most beautiful little picturesque chapel is only meters away from the main house and one of my absolute favorite places to hold a wedding ceremony.
Having never met Kerry or Ross before (they live on Jersey) I was excited and nervous on the morning of the wedding. As I walked in to the bridal suite I was met by the most warm energy and smiles all around. Kerry instantly took my breath away with her gorgeous looks and true inner beauty. I didn’t have to spend more than a few minutes with her to realize I’d found gold. I spent the first hour or so photographing details and general preparations before heading over to the other building to get some informal pictures of Ross and his best men getting ready and having a laugh. Soon thereafter Kerry and Ross got married and celebrations with friends and family was in full swing.
During the Champagne reception we sneaked of for 20 minutes or so to take some relaxed pictures of Kerry & Ross on their own walking the grounds, having a few cuddles and a bit of fun. It’s amazing how a little countryside path or an old fence, or even a hammock, can look so good when you have one newly wed, in-love, gorgeous couple in front of the camera!
K + R. I felt so welcome right from the very first moment I set foot at Babington and met the two of you. Your warm ways and happy smiles are contagious and you’re such a pleasure to be around. I was moved again and again throughout the day by your love, laughter and kind ways. The love you have for each other is evident and fills each room you pass. You are amazing together! Thank you so much for having me and for treating me to photograph your special day. And have I mentioned the food was great! Thank you.
Here’s a little selection of images from the day.
Lot’s of love to all and remember to take some extra time to enjoy each other and life! A
I just love myself some culture and if you know me, even the slightest, you know I am crazy about people, religion, culture and traveling. So when I photographed the wedding of Carolyn & Veljko at the Serbian-Orthodox church in Notting Hill during the end of May bank holiday weekend I was more than pleased. The Serbian culture has many treasures and I would recommend anyone to get involved and enjoy part of it when you can, in fact the Serbian council’s website publishes a table of events on their website every month and it’s totally worth checking it out to enjoy some of it’s music, food and festivals for the summer: http://www.serbiancouncil.org.uk/EventsThisMonth.html.
The ceremony took place in Saint Sava Serbian-Orthodox church in West London. I’ve photographed here before and love this church so much as it’s big and bright and people get to stand up around the couple throughout the ceremony which makes it really personal and close. The priests here are wonderful and at one point during the ceremony one of them even came up to me and told me to come closer and move around as much as I wanted. Wow, thank you! The service is breath taking throughout and very romantic.
After the ceremony I took the new Mr & Mrs of for a little walk around the streets of Notting Hill to get the city vibe in the pictures. We started of at a quiet street close to church with some lovely light and relaxed shots, then a 5 minute walk later we ended up on Portobello Road and found some funky backdrops to play with. It was a great little walk with some very relaxed and spontaneous photography along the way.
As we returned to the reception the party was going strong. People laughing, dancing, eating and enjoying themselves. Up and about, talking to each other, joking, laughing, drinking and having fun. It was a real treasure to witness and a real pleasure to photograph. The bride and groom was introduced and walked into the room with the Serbian flag held high and music to match in the background. People flooded to the dance floor and traditional South European dancing was in place.
C + V, where do I start? Since the first moment I met you I instantly clicked with you. It felt like I’d known you for years and on the day I felt so welcomed and relaxed by yourself, but also by your friends and family. Carolyn, you are so beautiful and I could hardly put my camera down for a second with you in front of it. I so enjoyed sharing in your wedding celebrations and truly enjoyed all your rituals and traditions throughout the day! The food was fabulous and really appreciated and your wedding cake was…what’s the word…dangerously delicious! Thank you so, so much for having me, for coming with me on our walk, for sailing through portobello road and for being so relaxed and fun throughout the day.
Lot’s of love. A
Marjorie & Guillaume’s second wedding day hardly needs an introduction. If you follow my blog you have already learnt what an amazingly fun and truly in love couple they are.
Day two of their wedding celebrations took place at a venue in Mougins, just north of Cannes. You drive down this common road of villas & shops and behind one of those massive gates you see along the way hides a whole world of wedding; a marquee for the ceremony, a lounge area for drinks and canapés, a massive landscaped garden for portraits and a French style chateau for the dinner and party. It was the perfect place for M + G to celebrate with a 150 or so friends and family throughout the day.
It was a fabulous day that went on way beyond the early hours of Monday morning and I feel incredibly fortunate to have shared all these moments and laughters. There was so much going on, but I especially loved to hear Guillaume’s dad play Dire Straits “Sultans of swing” on the guitar. I love how M + G was introduced on stage with the band. I love the personal and touching slideshows friends and family had put together as they told a story of love and laughter. I love how M cried when she watched it and how G held her hand and cuddled up close in comfort. I love the orange/yellow light that filled the room throughout the evening which gave my pictures a glow and a warm, loving feeling. I love Marjorie’s mum for being such a sweetie pie and looking after me so well, and for baking a bread the size of France for all guest to enjoy. And speaking of food; I love the truffles soup they served for starters! The whole day made me rich in pictures for sure, but more than anything, rich in love.
M + G. Again, thank you for having me. Hope you are enjoying the warm weather and postcard beaches.
And here is a huge selection of favorites from day II. Lot’s of love, Anna.