December 6th, 2016 by Helen
I recently photographed the wedding of Toni and Becky.
The couple were married at Islington Town Hall in London.
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The couple looked fantastic. Becky looked beautiful in her dress from The Confetti Box.
Becky and Toni took their guests over the road to The Dolls House for their reception.
The fantastic wedding cake was made by Becky’s talented aunts, Ann and Marian.
Everyone went outside for sparklers.
There were some lovely speeches, with Becky’s twin brother Stephen giving a particularly funny best man’s speech.
The first dance, Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon.
April 21st, 2015 by Helen
Recently I photographed the wedding of Tim and Laurie at Chaffeymoor Grange in Dorset.
Chaffeymoor Grange originally dates from the 17th Century and was a beautiful place for the celebrations, especially with the lovely weather.
The couple looked fantastic in their Charles Tyrwhitt morning suits.
The couple were married in the Oak Room of Chaffeymoor Grange. Friends and family had flown in from across the world to be there and it was an emotional ceremony with poems, slideshows and music. To see larger images please click on the thumbnails.
The signing of the register.
The grounds of Chaffeymoor Grange were a beautiful backdrop for some portrait photography of the newly married couple.
During the reception some of the guests played croquet.
The Oak Room set for dinner.
During dinner there were some heartfelt and hilarious speeches made by the couple and some of the guests, and a lovely video featuring best wishes from friends and family.
Cutting the cake – two very stylish top hat cakes – in fitting with the grooms’ attire.
The couple’s first dance was Single Ladies by Beyonce – they had learnt a routine which they pulled off with aplomb.
April 6th, 2015 by Helen
Last weekend I photographed the wedding of Roddy and Zoli.
The couple were married at Burgh House in Hampstead which is a beautiful listed building and museum, originally built in 1704.
The couple exchanged stylish rings with a dragon hallmark, to show they contain Welsh gold. At the end of the wedding the registrar accidentally introduced the Zoli and Roddy as ‘Husband and Wife’ much to the hilarity of the couple and their guests – it was a very entertaining end to a beautiful and warm ceremony. Please click on the thumbnails to see larger images.
After the wedding the couple and their guests walked to the Holly Bush pub in Hampstead where Chef Pascal created a delicious lunch for the party. They both looked stylish, relaxed and happy in their Ted Baker jackets.
There were some lovely speeches. Roddy is a Rabbi and an excellent public speaker, afterwards the couple broke a glass together to reflect Roddy’s faith.
September 19th, 2014 by Helen
Last weekend I photographed the wedding of Jack and Chris.
The couple were married at Islington Town Hall in London.
The couple had their beautiful engraved wedding rings made at The Ring Workshop in Oswestry.
After the ceremony everyone got in London taxis to get to the reception venue, the BMA House on Tavistock Square. Both Chris and Jack looked extremely stylish in their dapper jackets.
The couple are originally from Malaysia but have lived and travelled all over the world. Friends flew in from across the globe to celebrate their special day.
The lunch was held in The Prince’s Room. They had clearly put a lot of thought into the decorations and the room had lots of lovely personal touches like Chinese lanterns and sunflowers on the table.
Chris gave a lovely welcome speech to his guests.
After lunch there was an excellent singer, the talented Vilija Leitanaite, who sung a range of songs including a beautiful version of Pasti, originally by Ning Baizura.
The cakes were made by Rachelle’s Beautiful Bespoke Cakes in South London.
September 9th, 2014 by Helen
Recently I photographed the wedding of Paul and Craig at The Conservatory at The Barbican.
Craig’s mum Judy and Paul’s mother Bernadette walked their sons down the aisle.
Craig places the wedding ring on Paul’s finger.
The signing of the register.
Paul is originally from the US and his mother from Belgium so family and friends had flown in from around the world to celebrate the couple’s wedding.
The Conservatory at the Barbican is London’s second largest Conservatory and home to 2000 species of tropical plants and trees. It was a great setting for some portraits of the couple who looked very stylish in their charcoal suits, Craigs was from Hackett and Paul’s was Charles Tyrwhitt. The cake was made by Victoria Bakery and the florist was Flower Fantasies.
There were some lovely speeches including a funny and touching one by best man Rohit.
September 27th, 2013 by Helen
Last weekend I photographed the civil partnership of Kevin and Jim.
I started at the Mercure Hotel Greenwich where the couple were getting ready.
Kevin and James had booked a wedding Black cab to get to the venue.
For my second consecutive wedding I was at the Eltham Tudor Barn in South East London. The beautiful flowers were from LimeGinger.
Jim and Kevin’s family and friends gathered to watch their ceremony. Two of their sisters gave readings, please click on the thumbnails to see larger images.
We took some photographs in the Well Hall Pleasaunce at the back of the barn.
Jim’s Dad Howard made a funny speech about his son and new son-in-law.
Cutting the very stylish wedding cake.
Kevin and Jim.
To see more of my photography please take a look at the civil partnership photography section of my website.
May 4th, 2013 by Helen
Last weekend I photographed the civil partnership of Josh and Paul
I started at The Grange Rochester in Victoria, where the couple and many of their friends and family were getting ready.
The couple were married in the Council Chamber at Islington Town Hall.
The exchange of rings
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Josh and Paul both looked extremely stylish. Scot Paul wore his family tartan, while Josh, originally from Texas opted for a morning suit.
The couple held their reception at the very stylish White Swan Public House and Dining Room
There were some lovely, funny speeches made by the couple, their family and the guests, resulting in a sing along.
Josh was born in Texas but has also lived in California and Canada so friends had travelled in from all over the world to celebrate. Josh asked them to wear Union Jack socks to provide a bit of a theme. I took a group photo and Paul jumped in with his kilt to provide a bit of a contrast.
The reception was great fun. Lots of friends and family danced the night away to the excellent tunes played by DJ Ali Rose – who must be one of the best wedding DJs I have ever heard. At the beginning of the day I was in the lift with Paul and I asked him whether he was nervous. He said he wasn’t, he knew he wanted to be with Josh for the rest of his life, and that he couldn’t be happier. The smiles on the couple, friends and family were contagious. It was a wonderful day.
September 16th, 2012 by Helen
Last weekend I photographed the civil partnership of Mark and Jeremy in London.
Jeremy and Mark
I started at the couple’s home in London where they were getting ready.
The couple have two beautiful rag doll cats, Oscar and Elmo.
The civil partnership and reception were held at The Roof Gardens in Kensington.
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The couple are Australian and family and friends had flown from all over the world to be with them that day.
The reception was held outside as it was a warm and sunny day. The Roof Gardens are beautiful, and four flamingos live there, an unusual spectacle, six floors up in the centre of Kensington.
Jeremy’s father Bill came over from Canada and was the master of ceremonies for the speeches.
Jeremy’s Best Woman, Liz, flew in from New York and gave a lovely speech.
The couple promised everyone they had the campest cake anyone had ever seen, and they did not disappoint. Note Elmo and Oscar on the top tier, a disco ball and sandcastles.
July 12th, 2012 by Helen
Several weeks ago I took engagement photos for Alex and James. Last week I was with the couple again, photographing their civil partnership.
James and Alex
We started at the Chelsea Bridge Hotel where the couple and the ushers and best men were getting ready.
James and Alex met in Japan, so it seemed fitting to photograph them in front of the Peace Pagoda, in Battersea Park. The Peace Pagoda is a Buddist stupa designed to encourage world peace, and was built by the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order with assistance from the Greater London Council in 1985.
We walked through Battersea Park on our way to the civil partnership ceremony
The ceremony was held at The Pump House Gallery, which is in the centre of Battersea Park.
James’s family had flown over from the USA and the couple were surrounded by friends and family.
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Alex and James
June 2nd, 2012 by Helen
On Saturday I photographed the civil partnership of Iain and Ryan
Ryan and Iain
I started at the grooms’ home where the couple were getting ready.
Both grooms looked superb in their bespoke suits. Ryan’s was made by Mr Start and Iain’s was Timothy Everest.
Iain and Ryan live within walking distance of Islington Town Hall and as it was a beautiful day they walked to the ceremony
The civil partnership ceremony.
Ryan’s mum Trish, watching her son saying his vows.
Iain and Ryan drove away in a classic Mercedes
We went to Butler’s Wharf to board a boat to sail along the Thames. Whilst waiting for all the guests to arrive at the quay we walked along Shad Thames.
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Two young family members enjoying the day.
The wedding breakfast and reception was held at 45 Millbank. Both grooms spoke eloquently of their love for each other and how happy they were to be surrounded by friends and family – there was barely a dry eye in the house.
The venue looked extremely stylish. The flowers were peonies, arranged by Angel Flowers of Islington. The caterers were The London Kitchen who are one of the best caterers I have worked with. Lighting and the excellent LED dancefloor were provided by White Light.
A second wave of guests turned up for the evening and everyone took to the dancefloor.