Sunday, November 25, 2007

Paul & Debbie Conti


Yesterday I photographed the wedding of Debbie and Paul in Central London.

We started at the Four Seasons Hotel in Canary Wharf which was not only the venue for the reception but also where the couple prepared for their day. As Paul, his Ushers and Best Men left for the church Debbie and the Bridesmaids were getting ready in their 6th floor suite which surely has some of the best views of any hotel in London!

Debbie's dress was designed by Maggie Sottero.

The ceremony was held at the beautifully lit St Peters Italian church in Clerkenwell and led by the very amusing Father Carmello. After the ceremony a fleet of London Buses and limousines ferried everybody back to the Four Seasons where the party began.

The tables were decorated with flowers the florist Neil Birks who also supplied the Bridal bouquet.

During the meal the excellent Three Waiters performed there unique show and after the wedding breakfast the DJ from Sliding Vinyl entertained the guests as they danced on the fab under lit dance floor.

Mr & Mrs Conti are off to Dubai tomorrow for a weeks honeymoon.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Newick Wedding


Although it was chilly this weekend the sun shone and it was perfect weather for an autumnal English wedding.

Liz Alexander and Simon Cook were married at St Mary's church in Newick, East Sussex. It is where the Bride grew up and her and the bridesmaids prepared for the ceremony at her parents house a stones throw from the church.

For me there was very much a feeling of 'deja vu' as Liz was herself the bridesmaid at her bridesmaid Nicky's wedding last year which I was lucky enough to photograph. In fact, one of Simon's two Best Men, Neill, was the Groom at Nicky's wedding... er, which makes him Nicky's husband.

The Bride's car deserves special mention; it was a navy blue 1930's Aston Martin Lagonda.

The reception was held on the family farm, just outside the village, in a large marquee which was,along with the excellent food, supplied by Super Event from nearby Heathfield. The beautiful displays of gypsophila on the tables were the responsibility of the Bride's Mother, Jane, and the Brighton based florist Scent Floral Arts.

Simon revealed in his Groom's speech that the suit he was wearing was the very same one that his father had worn at his wedding some 35 years earlier!.