London Weddings in the Winter can end up being quite contrasty. The grit, the hustle, the sincerity of those who walk the streets can embrace you or push you away in equal measure.
You’ll never quite know what to expect until you’re there.
This was mid November, 3pm ceremony, 1pm start for me. No car and half my usual equipment made me feel positively naked. I had to travel smart. My old faithful, the 1Dx was too big and heavy for this trip as we had a lot of places to cover.
Traveling alone my destinations were The Hempel Hotel, then Lancaster Gate, Kensington and Chelsea Registry Office, the Phene in Chelsea and then a final stop at the Cheyne Walk Brasserie.
Hence my travelling light. I still had two cameras but went with the 5D3’s instead. Lens choices were the 24-70 Mkii, 100mm Macro, 50mm 1.2L and 85 1.2L.
Personally, I love a Greek Wedding, such happy occasions and ‘we aren’t afraid to show it’.
Totally my cup of tea.
This was a small wedding party, around 16 guests with another 60 in the evening. Small, intimate, direct family made this distinctly personal.
Nantia’s dress was from Browns Bride, the Registrar was lovely to me and the food at the Phene in Chelsea was amazing.
On the way to Cheyne Brasserie we grabbed a photo op at the Albert Bridge whilst it was it up. Beautiful.
Nantia and Dino made me feel exceptionally welcome, it’s not often the Groom pours you a triple Brandy followed closely with Dad shoving Charbonnel et Walker Marc De Champagne Truffles into your hands!
Once at the Brasserie the evening guests arrived and dinner began. It was a shame to leave them at this point but I hear they had a wonderful evening.