Kat and Si were actually one of the first couples to book me after I left my full time job to head straight into freelance event and photography work. They were originally planning a big beautiful French chateau wedding which we were all pretty excited about, however due to Covid-19, it just wasn't meant to be and they ended up postponing, and then ultimately cancelling.
We stayed in close contact during the whole process and I even cried when I found out their dream of a beautiful destination wedding was over. They were so heart broken, but understandably they just couldn't face planning it for yet another year. So instead they decided to go ahead with an intimate ceremony close to their home at the beautiful Old Marylebone Town Hall in Central London, with 10 of their nearest and dearest.
Kat had originally had a bespoke wedding dress made by renowned designer Emma Beaumont, however felt a much simpler dress was needed for their chic city wedding so wore a Dion Lee dress that she bought from Net A Porter. She'd told me she wasn’t so bothered about me capturing the bridal preparations but I pushed to capture a few details and found out whilst I was there that Si was just across the road at their best friend’s apartment! I headed there after to shoot a hectic morning of three men and a baby getting ready after napping all morning. And I mean Si, not the baby!
Once ready the girls and I got a black cab to the registry office and the men met us there, giving Kat and Si the opportunity for their first look, right there on the Town Hall steps. They entered the Westminster Room together as an engaged couple, and left together hand in hand, as a married one! Kat and Si couldn't keep their eyes off each other during the ceremony, or during the whole day in fact; smiling, laughing and feeling all the emotions, it was a pleasure to photograph.
After a brilliant confetti shot on the Town Hall steps and several beeps from the passing London traffic, we all headed to Regents Park, a five minute walk, carrying champagne and canapés - so fun!
They spent the afternoon in the park catching up with their wedding guests and enjoying the surroundings. Champagne cork pops and congratulations from passing strangers made this an absolutely gorgeous little gathering where no one else and nothing else in the world mattered. We didn’t really have a chance to shoot off for any intimate couples shots so I just took them to one side under a tree canopy to capture a few lovely moments between the newlyweds.
During the afternoon it started to feel a little chilly however that didn't impact the happiness of this wonderful little gang. They'd hired an intimate private dining space underneath an Indian restaurant and when it started to get a little colder (classic British weather!), decided to head there a little earlier than planned for G+Ts.
You might have noticed I absolutely love a London black cab so I hitched a ride with the girls and guys wherever I could, just to capture the beautiful intimate moments in between the main events of the day.
Best day ever.
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