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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