Carmela & Chris married on 25th August 2017.
I felt lucky to be a part of this ceremony. It was a very unconventional wedding, where Carmela (who is Spanish) and Chris (Who is English) wished to have a small legal registry ceremony in London, before they flew out to Valencia for their big Spanish wedding.
The wedding took place at One Aldwych Hotel in Covent Garden, a 5* beauty.
Carmela was waiting in the lounge with her parents and sister when I arrived, whilst Chris was upstairs in the Ceremonial room with friends and family.
When I saw Carmela I wasn’t surprised to see her looking absolutely beautiful in a sleek midi teal skirt and white top, paired with gorgeous multicolored Ted Baker shoes. Wow. I was even less surprised to find how lovely & welcoming Carmela’s family were.
After capturing some photographs of the bridal side, I made my way upstairs to the ceremonial room to meet Chris and his family and friends.
I found Chris to be much less nervous than I expected, usually the groom is a big bag of nerves but Chris was calm and excited. He was looking very smart and handsome in a blue suit with striking red boutonniere.
The room was long and narrow, quite dark and alluring, but what brightened it up were the incredible flowers that had been spaced up the aisle and on the registrar’s table. These perfectly matched Carmela’s shoes, with red, purple, orange and green colours bursting out of them.
The ceremony was short but sweet, it was in both English and Spanish and I can confirm both sets of Mothers cried and so did the bride and groom, followed by me & when I tuned around I could see the Hotel wedding organisers crying too and pretty much everyone else there. It just goes to show that even the smallest of weddings can still carry a punch of emotion.
After the wedding Carmela & Chris had a few groups shots and drinks with their loved ones and then we took a walk around some of London’s classic sites. Firstly we visited Somerset House, which was probably my favorite part of the day, with it being Summer the fountains were shooting water from the grounds and kids were running in and out of them getting wet, the sun was high but a little cloudy, so it was bearable heat. Unfortunately, I am unable to showcase these photos due to Somerset House rules, but I hope I have set the scene nicely.
Shortly after we took a walk over Waterloo Bridge and around Covent Garden, where we managed to get some great candid shots that really showcased London City.
Soon after we arrived back to the hotel we were to meet the Chef, who had specially made Carmela & Chris a Coffee and Walnut Gluten Free wedding cake, it looked pretty damn delicious.
I left the family to eat their dinner and celebrate these two lovely peoples wedding day.
Thank you to Carmela & Chris for choosing me to be your photographer, I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I’m really glad I got to be apart of it.