Naomi and Daniel tied the knot in mid June at the University Women’s Club in Mayfair, London and were blessed with open blue skies, sunshine and a warm weather. I first met Naomi and Daniel at the National Wedding Show in London. I loved their excitement and enthusiasm about my work and that was after being compared to every other photographer and then returning to book me. I remember Naomi’s words exactly, “we’ve looked around and we love your work over everyone else…. are you free on….”. As a wedding photographer these are great words to hear from prospective clients.
As a couple, they were kind, loving and generous which was evident, when we meet for they’re wedding consultation on the South Bank in London and more so on their wedding day. I quickly and easily saw how head-over-heels they were for each other.
Daniel got ready in a hotel in central London, with had beautiful moody lighting for a great portrait. Naomi and her bridesmaids got ready in her apartment, which was airy and had lots of light to capture them getting ready with lots of laughter in the room. Naomi had a surprise for Daniel, in that she hired a pair of drummers to escort her walking in the streets leading up to the wedding venue. After a spot for cocktails with her girlfriends at the Flemings Mayfair Hotel, they walked through the Mayfair streets with the loudest of drum beating and singing. Daniel could hear them coming from afar and wondered what was going on. The element of surprise is a beautiful thing and this put the biggest of smiles on his face.
They held the wedding ceremony in the Library of the University Women’s Club in Mayfair, London, which was filled with sunlight from its large windows and floor to ceiling glass doors. After there ceremony, canapés and cocktails were served in the courtyard as they greeted their friends and family. Shortly afterwards, we travelled with a small group to the near by Hyde Park for the formal family photographs. We returned for the reception, also known as the wedding breakfast, which was held in the Drawing Room. These two had many people support them in the preparation of their wedding and it was clear from the guests who where at the wedding, just how much of an impact Naomi and Daniel had on their friends and family. It’s always such a privilege to be a wedding photographer, but when the day is packed full of sentiment, adoration, tears of joy, I always leave feeling extremely happy and overflowing with joy.
There was no wedding cake, but there was a First Dance, followed by the party. The live band really rocked and guests left everything on the dance floor. It was popping!
To Naomi and Daniel, congratulations! I am so happy for you and so thankful to have been there to document these moments and memories for you. I wish you endless adventures and spontaneity as you embark down this journey as husband and wife.
University Women’s Club in Mayfair London was the perfect setting for a small intimate sized wedding ceremony. If you’re planning on having a wedding in London, or anywhere else in the world, then please get in touch. I’d love to hear all about it and have the opportunity to be your wedding photographer.