The Royal Geographical Society and St Barts Brewery in Smithfield
Wendy & Jack
Here, let me introduce you to Wendy and Jack. You’ll like them a lot.
This dynamic duo made their vows at the Royal Geographical Society in London this October and had their reception at St Barts Brewery in Smithfield adjacent to the market there.
Wendy chose to get ready at the Montcalm in London City before leaving by cab for the RGS
Sometimes things go wrong at a wedding. Best laid plans can go to waste and despite your sincerest efforts stuff doesn’t go according to plan.
Wendy and Jacks wedding took a slight misadventure when a huge part of London was closed off due to a (SURPRISE!) protest march. So London being London on a Saturday it took Wendy’s cab 90 minutes to do 4 miles.
I was caught up in it too and at one point was SERIOUSLY considering dumping the car and using a Boris bike. I kid you not. A wedding photographer not turning up to the ceremony? Not. Going. To. Happen.
But I got there 10 minutes before Wendy’s cab. Result.
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE : 0
TWO SAT NAVS AND A SCARED PHOTOGRAPHER : 1
So we were well and truly back on track. Wendy and Jack said their vows in the beautiful Royal Geographical Society building and we used the other room for family photos and some nice shots of the couple after.
With the protest over and the route sorted we headed to St Bart’s Brewery.
I’d not been to St Bart’s before and it’s a lovely space, wooden flooring, nice bar….good beer and I loved the upper level.
Wendy and Jack had goody bags for the guest on each table. There were masks, conkers, toy planes and some plasticine for the ‘Mould the best Wendy and Jack’ competition.
We all went over to the Smithfield Market for some photos with the groomsmen and bridesmaids and then they all settled for dinner.
Afterwards, when it was dark, myself Wendy and Jack headed back over to Smithfield Market for some more couple shots and then they returned for their first dance. The tune to which was sung by their friend and it was Crowded House’s ‘Fall at your Feet’.
I loved this wedding. It was a party, a wedding, a party and so on. A grand day to of been a part of. x
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