University Womens Club in Mayfair, London
Cailah & Duraid
While many couples want to have a rural backdrop for their wedding, large towns and cities have some truly gorgeous venues too.
When Cailah and Duraid got married at the University Womens Club in Mayfair I loved being able to easily find original and interesting shots at this cool and understated venue.
The club’s elegant drawing room and library are licensed to hold civil weddings, meaning everything can take place in the same building, which is what Cailah and Duraid decided to do.
Inside the UWC was nothing short of a blessing to me because sometimes…it can be difficult to be original as a photographer so I made the most of things like the gorgeous shelving, books and ceiling in the library, and the London architecture outside, as well as things like street signs, to convey a good sense of where we were.
Even though I’m unhealthily addicted to colour the beautiful windows gave a great natural frame to Cailah and Duraid for a lovely black and white shot, which I think has a timeless quality to it.
Cailah looked beautiful in a three quarter length white dress, with long lace sleeves, a sweetheart neckline and a flared tulle skirt, while her new husband was dapper in a bow tie.
As someone who was married this year I was completely digging Duraid’s tie and suit combo. (Loved the texture of the material that made it up). Whilst there were the formal aspect to the day as all good wedding have, things like the Lego buttonholes for the guys and the Jenga guest book and the cutest wedding cake I’ve seen for while all added their personality and kept the day grounded and ‘real’.
Working with Cailah and Duraid genuinely was a joy. I loved being able to take photos in such an interesting setting, and they clearly had a fantastic day.
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