London Wedding Photography
September 1, 2017
London Wedding Photography – Grace & Taylor
I’ve headed this London Wedding Photography as the post encompasses three elements of one wonderful London wedding. We have a few images from Grace’s pre wedding bridal shoot at, as well as photos from the Ham Yard Hotel rehearsal dinner before we hit the big day at Syon House for the main event. All pulled together by one of the best planners in the business, Meghan from Extraordinary Days. Hailing from the US but residing in and enjoying London town, she is perfectly placed to offer support and expertise to folk from across the pond (as well as this side of the water) who tie the knot in blighty.
It was a bit of a privilege to photograph Grace’s bridal shoot as we had the house to ourselves. Along with Molly (from Syon) and Grace’s Mum (bridal elf extraordinaire) we were able to match the beauty of some of the rooms with the serenity and smiles of the bride to be. More brides should do this by the way. Make the most of having a spectacular dress and wear it twice. Once for a photoshoot and once for the big day. On top of that it makes it a better value purchase!
Rehearsal dinner was at the fab Ham Yard in Soho so this gave Grace & Taylor’s guests an opportunity to get into wedding mode the night before. Build the excitement, maybe take a drink or two and generally leave work and any woes at the door. Wedding time was here so jump on the train folks, you are in for a wonderful few days. I’m not sure what time the evening closed but everyone looked fairly spruce the following morning so I would imagine so sense prevailed and beauty sleep won over a late licence.
Starting off with Grace (whilst teamie for the day Jim started with Taylor) and her girlies in Marylebone pre ceremony we just a short hop away from the spectacular St James’s church. As a wedding photographer, it sort of goes with the job that you bear witness to a fair few ceremonies from all faiths, beliefs and pursuasions. Rest assured this one was lovely. I even caught myself listening to some of it in parts! Beautiful music, wonderful priest and a congregation that held on to his every word.
Rally the routemasters was the call post ceremony to ferry the troops West to the fab Syon House for the celebratory parts of the day which culminated in an alfresco first dance with the beautiful conservatory as the back drop followed by the wonderful tradition of bride and Fathers dance. We don’t see this enough. I’m a Father to two daughters and I cannot dance but there is something rather special about that aspect of a wedding. Maybe I am biased but hail the return of this ‘dance’. Lets get Dad dancing put back on the map of a wedding planners spreadsheet.
P.S You may well be thinking Grace’s make up looks good, and rightly so, she was astute and chose one of THE best (and nicest) in the business in the wonderful Kaz Fernando. Always smiling, always twinkling.