Actually the title of this blog should be “A super cool, bohemian London Wedding with doughnuts, cowboy boots, an Officer and a Gentlemen, leather jackets & just abit of bling”. Its hard to describe but totally amazing. Every aspect of the day flowed smoothly and effortlessly into the next. That comes from great organisation and I’m such a fan of that.
The ceremony was at Guy’s Hospital chapel which meant alot to Cara as she studied medicine here at Kings College. There were some amazing places to shoot here afterwards as you’ll see from the covered courtyard shots. Then Cara and Chris led the way with ALL their guests along the busy streets to the ever so bustling Borough Market. What an amazingly lively place. Especially as it was a Saturday lunch time and Borough Market is all about food!
We stopped at their friends doughnut shop Monmouth. Clearly one of the most popular places around given the massive queue outside and trailing off down the street. But luckily this was all in the plan so everything was pre-arranged. OMG these doughnuts were to die for. I couldn’t resist the kind offer of one and then regretted the fact that I couldn’t eat it and hold a camera at the same time. After this Cara and Chris took all their guests for a walk through the hectic market and out into London Bridge. Then it was just a short walk past the train station and back to their hotel The London Hilton for a quick warm up. The views from here of Tower Bridge were just stunning so we had to get all the guests out for yet another walk before we got taxi’s across town for the evening reception.
The evening was just all about food! A familiar theme of the day. There was an amazingly presented EIGHT course menu, interspersed with witty speeches and wine. All set in the trendy Lyle’s of London. The tea building on Shoreditch high street.
Thats me just describing the day but what I haven’t mentioned is just how beautiful Cara looked and what she wore. Her vintage inspired dress was ‘Ambrosia’ from Claire Pettibone Couture. Her gorgeous cowboy boots were from ‘Corral’. I’ve never shot a bride wearing cowboy boots under her dress before and it SO worked. It didn’t just look cool but also helped with the long walk around London and the fact it was actually freezing cold. Did I mention it was mid February. I have to say Chris looked pretty dapper too in his uniform – complete with sword!!! This obviously got loads of attention from kids at the market.
Anyway, just see for yourself below and if you want to see their online gallery, or buy any prints please do get in touch…