My wife tells me I should write a weather blog as I always comment on it in all my blog updates, so, I’ll get it out of the way (maybe I have a weather obsession? it might come with the job?) Kelly and Simon’s wedding was a damn hot day! Wow, where to start with this one it was an action packed day. It was a nice relaxed start with the ladies getting ready at the Clayton Hotel Chiswick. The more weddings I shoot the more I’m learning about things like shoes and Kelly’s Irregular Choice ones were very cool.
The ceremony was held at the very beautiful Lovekyn Chapel, before heading back to Chiswick Business Park for the reception. I was already familiar with the buildings around here as a few weeks ago I did Kelly and Simon’s pre wed shoot here so knew that it provided some fantastic backdrops. They had provided an old route master London bus to transport the guests back and forth to Chiswick due to the lack of parking at the Lovekyn Chapel.
I took a black cab with Kelly and her dad from the hotel; Simon however, joined his guests on the bus. Unfortunately the bus’s battery died on the way leaving the groom and all the guests stranded in Chiswick. Luckily, Tori was helping me out on the day second shooting and not only did she do a fantastic job of photographing as always but she did a great job of keeping the calm. Fortunately the registrars had no more weddings that day and nor did the chapel. With the help of numerous taxis (the bus was going nowhere at this point) and Kelly’s handy stash of rescue remedy to keep her calm the ceremony did take place all be it about an hour and a half late. And, as the final guests arrived in their taxi the bus also made an appearance. It was a stunning ceremony and the bus was kept running outside to ferry everyone back to Chiswick. It all makes for a good story to tell the grandkids one day. The reception took place in the Union pub and I’m sure a few pints were sunk; I know plenty of cups of tea were as they had an afternoon tea party before an evening BBQ. Its such a cool location for photography and I love the shots we got for their bridal portrait session.
It was such a pleasure to photograph their wedding and here are a few of my favourites, as you can see there were still plenty of smiles.