Lydia & Tom
Wedding at St Bartholomew The Great Church
This beautiful June wedding took place in London with the ceremony at the St Bartholomew The Great church and the reception in East London where the couple - Lydia and Tom - are from. It was important for the couple to get candid and natural photography which would represent a loving atmosphere they have created with their families and friends.
The day started with the Bridal preparations at the h Club in Covent Garden, Lydia chose an elegant slip wedding dress with a trail for herself and orange slip dresses for her bridesmaids. The Bridal bouquet was a colourful symphony of bright yellow, orange and white flowers. After the getting ready photography I made my way to the gorgeous and historical church of St Bartholomew The Great in Barbican to take some photos of the Groom (colour-matching with the Bridesmaids dresses by wearing an orange tie) and the guests.
Photographing the ceremony was an amazing experience - with the stunning 12th century interiors of the church (that was pretty much filled up with the wedding guests) and a very charismatic priest. After the ceremony and some group shots at the Smithfield Market the Newlyweds and I took a cab to East London where the reception was held. Because Lydia and Tom wanted to have more of a natural approach in their wedding photography we spent very little time on the romantic portraits outside the venue and then quickly joined the party inside.
The decorations of the restaurant were quirky and colourful (very much like the couple) - bright ribbons stretched along the ceiling and fresh flowers on the tables. The reception was a lot of fun - filled with laughter, cocktails, teary speeches and a funky disco in the late evening. It is always exciting for a wedding photographer to see a full dance floor!
I felt really lucky to capture Lydia and Tom's spectacular ceremony at one of the London's oldest churches - it was a glorious highlight of the fun, emotional and colourful wedding day.