Elegant city wedding at the In and Out Club in London.
Jemma and Richard were guests at Lianne and Neale's Chateau Lagorce wedding I photographed in Bordeaux 3 years ago. They loved my natural photography style and unobtrusive approach, and got in touch as soon as they booked their London venue - The In and Out Club in Mayfair. Jemma and Richard really wanted their wedding to be a relaxing day for their guests. Both their ceremony and reception took place at the venue. I loved the beautiful reading they chose for the ceremony. "She is not perfect" by Bob Marley:
"You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there."
I started photographing the day with the final stages of the bride getting ready. Jemma sent Richard a beautiful pocket watch as a gift to go with his bespoke suit, and Richard recorded the most wonderful video in the morning of the wedding telling his beautiful bride that he couldn't wait for her to become his wife. It was very touching and there wasn't a dry eye when Jemma watched it with her bridesmaids.
Jemma and Richard love ballet and got engaged at the Royal Opera House in London. They included references to ballet in their table numbers, seating plan, and Jemma even wore dancing teacher's shoes on the day! I loved Jemma's lush bouquet with huge pink peonies, lovingly created by an incredibly talented florist Amy from Bo Boutique.
Jemma and Richard's London wedding was beautiful from start to finish! Being two of the most easy-going people you can meet they created a relaxing and fun day for everyone. It was an absolute pleasure to capture it for them!