Lucy & Andrew’s big day this time last year still goes down as one of our favourite and most fun London weddings. The wintry vibe suited the styling perfectly. Liz Linkleter and her team did the most amazing job of making an empty large church hall become a beautifully sophisticated and cosy reception venue for over 250 guests! Flowers by Palais Flowers, outfits by Charlotte Simpson Bridal & Ghost Fashion.
Château de Varennes in the Bourgogne region of France is the most stunningly restored classic French Chateau, and the perfect place for a destination wedding. It even has it’s own super sweet Chapel! We had such a blast photographing the prettiest of weddings when Joanna & Charles were married here in September last year.
Randi & David’s wedding at Villa Baulieu last year was so stunning, we wonder we we haven’t got round to sharing on our blog sooner!
A dream team of suppliers included Lavender & Rose with design and planning, Miss Rose by Perine taking care of the florals, London band, Salut providing entertainment, Calligraphy from Nice Plume, Food by L’eveil des Papilles and Stationary from Creme de Papier. Randi’s hair styling and make-up were done by Andrew Fitzsimons and Trew.
Wow, what a discovery this venue was! Sibton Park and the surrounding Wilderness Reserve is the perfect combination of modern luxury and authentic style in an English countryside location. Thanks to London planners Liesl Lamare & Mimi Zouch, as well as all the wonderful guests, Sam & Wil’s wedding was a blast!
During our hectic wedding season, in September we were fortunate to cross paths with husband & wife-to-be, Mandy and Kevin whilst on their travels around Europe. We enjoyed an afternoon in the stunning Luberon valley with this sweet young couple from Hong Kong who were discovering Provence for the first time.
We’ve been meaning to share a few images from this maternity shoot at The Savoy in London for a few months now. Starting out with some intimate shots Aline in her For Love & Lemon’s dress… the sun then came out for a short but romantic couples session on a quiet back street overlooking the Thames embankment.
Congratulations on the happy birth of their little one!
With friends and family traveling from all corners of the globe, Hong Kong based Anita & Mats decided that Nice (their second home) was the perfect place to celebrate their wedding. They chose Château de la Napoule perched on the edge of the Mediterranean as the reception venue after saying their « I do’s » at L’eglise de Notre Dame de Bonne Voyage. A taster of their stunningly beautiful and joyous day can be found below.
Wedding Planner: Lavender & Rose | Florist: Miss Rose by Perine | Hair & Make-up: Sophie Kilian | Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Videography: The Quirky | Band: The Four Kicks Band
One of our most memorable occassions of the year so far was Lucy & Lewis’ three day wedding extravaganza in the heart of London. It was a truly romantic affair with a religious ceremony on Friday at Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair (yes, the one from that scene in Love Actually)… this was followed by drinks, a formal dinner and some fantastic speeches at The Oriental Club. On Saturday evening, many more friends and family were invited to The Pompadour Ballroom at Hotel Cafe Royal where they were entertained by the brilliant Denmark Street Big Band, as well as more wonderful speeches and musical performances, including a serenade from the groom himself. Sunday was the survivors brunch hosted at the Soho Hotel. There was a champagne breakfast and a private screening of ‘High Society’. The absolutely perfect way to end an incredible weekend!
Venues: The Knightsbridge Hotel, Grosvenor Chapel, The Oriental Club, Hotel Cafe Royal, The Soho Hotel.
Flowers: Palais Flowers
Hair Styling: Hair by Slo
Wedding Dress: Zuhair Murad
Evening dress: Alexander McQueen
Shoes: Monolo Blahnik
Band: The Denmark Street Big Band
Cake: Nevie Pie
Stefanie & Ravi’s wedding took place in one of France’s most stunning locations, the hill-top village of Gordes in the wonderfully romantic Luberon Valley. La Bastide de Gordes Hotel drops steeply down the rockface in a series of terraces bearing pools, gardens and dining areas providing multiple spots in which to take in the views which are equally as stunning as the more famous ones from the other side of the valley.
The history of the region can really be felt at the newly refurbished 5 star hotel, which is one of the main reasons why Stefanie and Ravi decided to travel all the way with their close family and friends from the states to celebrate their marriage.
A wonderfully personal ceremony conducted by Ravi’s close friend in the garden on a lower terrace included some poetic and touching readings from other friends and family and was accompanied by the sound of a Harpist laid on by the hotel as a gift to the couple.
Stefanie looked stunning in her Mark Zunino gown from Kleinfeld Bridal and Ravi really looked the part, so sophisticated in his Tom James custom suit with black bow tie. They certainly did the chic surroundings justice and made our job easy as we took a few moments for photos overlooking the valley and in the cobbled streets of Gordes.
Canapé’s and drinks were served under the heat of the afternoon sun at the other end of the gardens then dinner up on the top terrace restaurant was served as evening settled in and the sun began to set. It couldn’t have been more perfect.
Table decorations and bouquets were as beautiful as ever from the region’s finest florist, Laetitia C, giving the glass walled dining area a wonderfully natural and warm atmosphere as guests tucked into a Provençal feast before heading to party later in the night with music from the oh so slick Thomas Dusseune.
We look forward to being back there this summer!
To end what has been a really great year for us, we thought we’d share some of the « other » work we’ve been doing. Because on top of the 26 weddings and numerous engagement and family photo sessions, we have also had the great pleasure of shooting regular editorial and commercial work for magazines, blogs, newspapers and various brands. Highlights include a portrait session with designer Emilia Wickstead for the Sunday Times Style, shooting Charlotte Tilbury at her home for HELLO Fashion Monthly, meeting Gethin Jones for Speedo and a short but sweet shoot with singer Ella Eyre for the awesome The Debrief. Photographing the beautiful creations of two Michelin star chef Arnaud Bignon at Mayfair restaurant, The Greenhouse certainly won’t be forgotten either. Check out our other website for more of a taster of our commercial portrait, travel, food & lifestyle photography.
A big thank you to all of our newlyweds for being so awesome to work with this year. Here’s to 2016!
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