Unfortunately for Kirsty and Alex, the wedding photographer they had booked had let them down and they contacted me just 14 days before their wedding day. Even though I was on holiday in Sicily at the time, we were quickly able to get the date in the calendar and contracts signed thanks to some very helpful reception staff (thanks Hotel Ville Ducale!). Being a wedding photographer obviously involves photography skills, but I do think some forget being reliable and professional at all times is just as important!
With all the unpleasantness behind them, Kirtsy and Alex could focus on a fantastic wedding at the incredible Landmark London which is literally a stone's throw from Marylebone station. Alex prepared himself in the tried and tested method of going to the pub beforehand which I got some fun coverage of, with Kirsty getting ready at the Landmark. Some of these black and white shots that I captured during the bridal prep are some of my favourite I have captured, with one of them being included in my portfolio when I obtained my Licentiateship from the British Institute of Professional Photography (LBIPP).
The ceremony was in one of the Landmark London's big and beautiful venue rooms, with the drink reception being held under the huge glass roof at the centre of the hotel. This was one of my favourite parts of the day with hugs and smiles in equal proportion. The speeches were in the same vein, and the band followed shortly after. I have seen lots of wedding bands in my time, and they can really make or break the atmosphere at the end of the day. This band was fantastic! I had a absolutely fantastic time photographing the band and everyone having the time of their lives, including limbo!
Congratulations to Kirsty and Alex!