Each time I am now given the honour of photographing a couple's special day I feel so lucky. My latest wedding certainly added to that, especially as this was to be my first London wedding. The format looked so unique, I knew it was going to be a truly special day.
I was introduced to David & Serena through a mutual friend and when we first met to discuss the wedding I had to do my best to reassure David and I promised him that one of my skills was to almost be invisible on the actual day. I know that this can be a concern for many couples and I totally understand which is why I do my best to blend in and capture moments without any fuss. David thankfully took my word for it and I think he would agree that by the end of the day he actually quite enjoyed me being there! Plus, they were a fantastic couple to photograph making it so easy for me.
The wedding day was a photographer's dream.. so many different elements to capture. The ceremony was held in Islington Town Hall and Serena’s transport was her Dad’s vintage Beetle (I was lucky enough to sit in the front!). This caught everyones attention with strangers waving and congratulating her as they drove to the ceremony. The reception was held at St John, a delicious restaurant in Farringdon. The attention to detail with tables laid out with wild flowers and individual origami guest place names looked stunning.
The guests were then treated to a cosy (and very entertaining thanks to David’s Dad!) ride on two London buses headed to the next venue, Woodberry Wetlands in Stoke Newington, a nature and wildlife reserve recently opened by David Attenborough (my absolute hero!). Serena and David had taken me there before the wedding to have a look around so I already knew how beautiful the photos were going to be, so much so I had to remind myself whilst there that I was at a wedding rather than just taking shots of the view! It rained the whole way there but as soon as we arrived, the rain stopped, the sun shone and there was a double rainbow over the reservoir to greet us and more importantly the Bride & Groom - it couldn’t have been any more perfect.
Thank you David & Serena for making my job a fantastically special one!