I’m so excited to finally be blogging Laura & Richard’s gorgeous London wedding! It seems like aaages ago since Laura and Richard booked me, and it feels a little bit surreal that the wedding is now suddenly behind us. It kind of goes to show the importance of photography that even I feel so happy to relive this wedding through the pictures, and it isn’t even my wedding!
First of all, what can I say about Laura’s stunning gown. It was called Fanal and was by La Sposa (bought at Bride and Groom, Bromley) in oyster colour, which I have to say was so so cool. Here’s what Laura told me about finding her dress: ‘It was the first dress I tried on, I then tried on about 30 more but each one was not quite right. I knew I wanted something plain and wanted to go for more of a Red Carpet/Hollywood/Oscar style look rather than a traditional bridal look. I wasn’t going to have a veil initially, but after struggling to find any sort of head piece that was right, I ended up going for a full length veil (by Richard Designs) for a dramatic effect.’ Laura’s glamorous Ted Baker heels complimented the colour of her dress beautifully. My absolutely favourite details must have been the gooorgeous earrings by Mikey. ‘I ummed and ahhed about these for ages as they were so big, but I couldn’t find anything else that matched so well,’ says Laura. The earrings also matched beautifully with her Tiffany pearl bracelet, which was a morning gift from Richard. To finish off Laura’s red carpet look Oonagh Connor did her make-up and Charlotte Dignam from Toni & Guy worked her magic on Laura’s hair.
Both the ceremony and reception took place at the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich. This was the first time I’d ever visited this Victorian pub, and it certainly charmed me with it’s nostalgic atmosphere. Karen Woolven had created the beautiful flower arrangements and Laura’s lovely bouquet, which I thought were all show stoppers, not least because of Laura’s colour choices. In fact, Laura’s strong sense of style was evident in every aspect of the day, especially in all the stationary, which was designed by Laura herself. Sugarplum Cake Company (whom Laura and Richard found through my website!), created the cake – the cake topper (which turned out to be too heavy for the cake) was bought by Laura’s mum and aunt in Zurich, as they both thought it looked like the couple!
This certainly was one stylish wedding, and I really enjoyed being a part of it. One of the highlights of the day must have been when, while taking portraits of Laura & Richard, we stumbled onto the set of Pirates of the Caribbean 4! Sadly (or perhaps luckily, as I’m not sure they could have dragged me or Laura back to the wedding otherwise) Mr Depp wasn’t on set that evening, but I’m pretty sure all of us will be watching the film with a keener than normal eye, trying to spot all the set pieces that are now part of Laura & Richard’s wedding photos!