I arrived at Rachel and Mark’s flat on an exceptionally warm, summer like day to photograph Rachel’s morning preparations.
I loved Rachel’s Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Dresses with multicolored floral print. It really suited the London theme of the wedding. Rachel accessorized excellently with burgundy velvet heels, a decadent gold cuff and pearl necklace that really set off the neckline of her dress.
After a few shots with the father of the Bride we headed in a cab to Islington Town Hall where I met Simon who had been photographing the guests arriving for the ceremony.
The ceremony had a lovely relaxed feel with a playlist chosen by the couple and some readings from friends.
After the excitement of signing the register the couple were congratulated by friends and family, then headed outside to the the steps for a showering of confetti. A London route master whisked us off on a journey down to Clerkenwell. At the request of the couple, in a beautiful ancient square in Clerkenwell, Simon and I arranged some group shots before heading to photograph the speeches and meal at the Modern Pantry.
The Modern Pantry is set in a fabulous Georgian building in the heart of Clerkenwell. The wedding party was seated in the private dining area upstairs overlooking St John’s Square. The venue really did have a charming ambience, perfectly chosen to suit Rachel and Mark’s dining party.
After the meal, at sunset, we made our way down to the Southbank for an intimate photo moment with the couple. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the riverside we strolled down the beautiful Thames and shot photographs in a less formal manner.
The evening party commenced on the 6th floor of the Royal Festival Hall. The views of the London Eye at dusk were spectacular.
Rachel and Marks wedding suited them completely. A clever mixture of contemporary and traditional made for a tasteful fun day. What made the day so special was that it moved along so effortlessly and embraced the best parts of London, a London the couple are so in love with.