Category archives: london weddings

Jodie and Danny – Syon Park

I was so excited when Danny got in touch about filming is wedding, because it meant we got to work with my great friend Rebecca Goddard, who was taking the photo’s on the day, but also because the Venue was the beautiful  Great Conservatory at Syon Park, which always looks so pretty.  After meeting Danny and Jodie though, it was the fact they were so lovely that made the day very special, along with their wonderful family and friends…and of course super cute son!

Jodie looked amazing  in her Watters lace dress and gold sandals. She teamed this with a mermaid plait and a handmade, jewelled bouquet. The stunning flowers were provide by the ever talented Fariy Nuff Flowers. Danny (who if you’re a Rugby fan you’ll have spotted this already) was joined by several of his team mates and fellow England players, who naturally helps the party get off to a good start! 

We were blessed with beautiful weather and gorgeous sunsets…and the party continued into the small hours. Thank you both for having along for the day and making us feel so welcome. It really was an amazing day! Wishing you both and Blake a wonderful future together xx

 

 

 

Vanja and Rafa – Mandarin Oriental

First blog post in ages!  We’ve been so busy filming this summer it really has been a challenge to keep the website up to date, but am so excited to be back to sharing some wonderful weddings again….this one especially as Vanja and Rafa had such a beautiful, heartfelt, elegant wedding, a perfect mix of Spanish and English in the heart of London.

Vanja and Rafa got married at The Mandarin Oriental, a truly wonderful venue who always make us feel welcome and their weddings are seamless. They had the expert planning services of Melanie from CranberryBlue Weddings, who are a delight to work with and who’s attention to detail is incredible….so lovely to see you again ladies!

Vanja got ready at home with the super talents of Kate Hughes on hair and makeup….who as always did a stunning job and Vanja looked breath taking.  Rafa got ready at Blakes Hotel which is a fantastic location. He and his fellow grooms men looked great in classic morning suits, a truly elegant affair.

The sun came out and drinks were had on the terrace, we even had a ride past by the Queen’s horse guard for her birthday! I love the fact you are in the heart of London  but surrounded  by greenery, such a great location.

We were joined on the day by Mike Garrad who was the photographer. We meet so many photographers and Mike joined the long list of absolutely wonderful ones to work with…thank you for being so lovely!

Thank you also for having us with you for the day Vanja and Rafa, it was such a pleasure. You, your friends and family made us feel warm and welcome and Rafa’s speeches and real emotions were wonderful to see.  I wish you every happiness in your future together xx

 

 

 

 

Antonietta and Matthew – RSA

We love being asked back to film family of past couples, it’s the best! Especially when they’re as lovely as Antonietta and Matthew. We first met them a few years ago when we filmed the  wedding to the lovely Kat and Tom, and it’s with great admiration that we’ve seen Kat become a highly respected and talented wedding planner….so we were doubly excited to be asked to film this wedding!   We knew that with Kat behind the planning it was going to be a fabulous day….and it was.

Annie and Matt chose the wonderful RSA as their wedding and reception venue, which is right in the heart of London, of the Strand. It’s a beautiful space and perfect for a city wedding. They both got ready at the equally lovely Mondrian Hotel, which has incredible views of the Thames and St Paul’s. With the help (though not much needed!) of Jo, who did the beautiful hair and make up,  Annie looked stunning in her Suzanne Neville dress. Not forgetting of course Matt and their gorgeous son, who both looked the part too in their suits and black bow ties. A beautiful ceremony and fun filled afternoon lay ahead, and it was so lovely to see these two people share their day with their nearest and dearest.

A who’s who list of suppliers helped make the day look and feel perfect; the flowers were provided by Blue Sky Flowers, amazing gold leafed cake by Couture Cakes, Vowed and Amazed lights, Say Fromage photo booth and wonderful entertainment in the day by the beautiful sounding Charlotte Campbell, with our regular DJ who we always bump in to….Matt Maurice!  Last but not least, we got the chance to work with one of our favourite photographers again (and his equally lovely wife this time), David Jenkins…..thanks for being so much fun to work with, hope we meet again soon!

Annie and Matt, thank you for having us share your day, we which you three lots of luck and love in your future together, and thanks Kat for helping everything run as smoothly as it did. xx

 

Louise and Cy – Bloomsbury Ballroom

Beautiful Louise and Cy had their wedding ceremony in one of my favourite London churches, Clement St Danes on the Strand. Louise’s Dad was in the Raf so it was a fitting church for them to be married in. They then continued on The Bloomsbury Ballrooms for their reception, again, a wonderful venue full of Art Deco glamour and history. Both Louise and Cy were incredibly friendly and considerate all day, they really made it so easy for us to do our job. It was an emotional day for Louise especially, as she lost her much loved Mum a few years ago, but I’m sure she would have been so proud to see her daughter marrying the way she did, surrounded by family and friends.

The Ballroom looked stunning, especially with Cy’s lighting skills and a great party kicked off the evening entertainment. We were working alongside photographer Fiona Kelly and her assistant Emmie, who were an absolute joy! Thanks ladies for being so fun and easy to work with.

We’d like to wish Louise and Cy lots of luck and love in their future together, thank you so much for having us with you for the day xx

Ellie and Ryan – MC Motors, London

This wedding is right up there on party scale…we loved it!!! Ellie and Ryan were a complete joy to be around, and so were all their guests and family..the whole day was one big party from start to finish…how many weddings include Mariachi, bus bingo, tequila go pro, men wearing lipstick, stetsons and nail transfers of the grooms face that have the registrar in hysterics?? Well this one had them all!

Ellie and Ryan got married at one of our favourites…Islington Town Hall, which I think has the most accommodating, friendly registrars we’ve come across, they never fail to be amazing. It was fun filled from the start and the point where they exchanged rings and the registrar spotted the nail transfer will stay with me forever!  Routemasters then took took the guests (with some X-rated bus bingo along the way) to MC Motors for their reception. This is a great venue, allowing couples the space and freedom to style it as they please. They did a marvellous job and it looked amazing. Pretty lights, Mexican details, gorgeous flowers…all set the scene for a top party.

Lots of music followed, with a great band in the afternoon, a Mariachi band in the evening (the ones of the Doritos ad!) and then the classic Wedding Smashers to kick the dancing off. The party was tequila fuelled with a go-pro strapped to the bottle to capture all the mayhem…love it!!

Ellie and Ryan were such a great reminder about what a wedding should be about…mainly fun and happiness. They made sure everyone felt welcome, everyone was happy and above all the whole wedding was full of smiles and laughter. They were also completely relaxed and I don’t think could have cared less if something went wrong, or something was not quite as planned…this was about having a great time with the people they love the most and for that we love you back!! xx

 

Bonnie and Steve – Greenwich

We love a Christmas wedding and this one was especially great as we got to hang out with the lovely friends and family of Bonnie and Steve again. We filmed Bonnie’s sister’s wedding earlier in the year (Louise and Jessie), so it felt so lovely to be invited back to film Bonnie and Steve too.

They got married in Greenwich at the beautiful St Alfege Church, getting ready just across the road at The Mitre Pub. Bonnie got ready with her bridesmaids and wonderful daughter Olivia, who spent the whole day smiling and laughing…so cute! Helping her get ready were the super talented Wendy and Michelle. Gorgeous flowers were supplied by  Rachel Morgan.

They had a ceremony filled with music courtesy of the choir they had chosen, who then led the party through the streets, a short walk to the reception venue on the Thames; the Trafalgar Tavern. Being on the Thames we had amazing views of the river and city behind and the whole wedding had such a happy, party feel to it. Bonnie and Steve literally didn’t stop smiling all day, we love their energy and warmness. George…you need to get married now!

The party kicked off with Bonnie’s cousin’s band Staxx, who got everyone up and dancing into the night. Thank you both for being so lovely and happy and warm and in love…it was an absolute pleasure! We wish you all the luck and love in the world in your future together xx

 

 

Larissa and Andy – Mandarin Oriental, London

A very quick video post of the beautiful Larissa (who hails from Brazil) and Andy’s wedding which took place in central London, with their reception at the ever elegant Mandarin Oriental, Knightsbridge (always a pleasure to film there!) Congratulations both! X

Rezan and David – Orleans House, Twickenham

Having a blog catch up today… with the first of two Scottish influenced posts. The lovely Rezan and David were married at Orleans House gallery, Richmond, on the banks of the river, in a beautiful, touching ceremony, surrounded by their family (including daughter Layla) and friends. They were then led by piper (Davie Quinn) along the river towards Eel Pie Island and Twickenham Rowing club, which makes for an amazing wedding reception. Rezan, David and their friends had worked so hard at decorating the venue, and with it’s views of the sparkly river beyond was just perfect.

The photographers on the day were two of Rezan and David’s friends; Natalie Collins and Lucy Johnson (www.shutterandsketch.com ) who did a great job on the day.  The food and catering was provided by the absolutely heavenly Juliet’s in tunbridge wells (Julietsandmore.com)…this was amazing food – thank you! The flowers were by Divine Flowers, Teddington (No12divineflowers.co.uk) and of course the dress was unmistakably Jenny Packham

Thank you both for being so lovely and happy and thoughtful, we had such a great time filming you all. Your friends and family are a real testament to yourselves and the way you are with people. We wish you all much love and luck in your future together xx

 

Fabi and Jeff – One Whitehall

We were back at one of our favourite wedding venues for Fabi and Jeff’s wedding – One Whitehall, London. This gorgeous wedding is the coming together of two cultures and families…Fabi is from Brazil and Jeff hails from Northampton (or is it Sheffield?…Pulp fans will know what we mean:)). The whole day was fun, happy, beautiful and heartfelt, all set in wonderful, historic surroundings. Fabi and Jeff made us feel welcome as soon as we met them and we love their choice of dress and blue suits…very beautiful.

They were married at St John’s, which is an impressive building in the heart of Islington, route masters then took the guests over to One Whitehall for the reception and evening. We wee accompanied by the ever lovely Jordanna Marston (who we have worked together with at One Whitehall before) and  equally lovely assistant Ross. Jordanna was an old school friend of Jeff’s so the atmosphere was brilliant all day very relaxed and fun…we love working with you Jordanna!

Thanks Fabi and Jeff for being so lovely and fun, we had such a brilliant time meeting you both and filming the day. Wishing you a wonderful future together xx