Any wedding at Claridges is a pleasure to photograph. Claridges is a world renowned hotel in Mayfair, London. The subject of a revealing BBC documentary a few years back that provided an amazing insight to one of the UK’s best hotels. A documentary where the lift operator became more famous than the hotel itself…

Chantal and Tom live in America, I met Chantal’s parents, Stephen and Candy, twice before the wedding. They were in the process of completely renovating their home in Stanmore and were renting nearby. Our initial meeting was great, I even left with Candy’s recipe for chicken soup.

My coverage was over 2 days. Due to the fact that a lot of Tom’s family were coming from America for the wedding , The Kaye’s held a Friday night dinner for both families and I had the pleasure of being there to photograph the night. Its always a huge bonus for me to meet family prior to the wedding, whether that be at meetings, or occasions such as a Friday night dinner. Normally I meet parents and close family on the day of the wedding, and its sometime very difficult to differentiate between close family and those that are friends, or friends of friends, so to meet all of the close family on both sides was fantastic preparation for the wedding.

Chantal prepared for her wedding from home, and made her way to her wedding at Claridges in a marvelous vintage car. There is nothing quite as timeless as arriving for your wedding at one of London’s premier hotels in the most amazing vintage car.

A very moving bedekken ceremony was followed by the ceremony and on to the reception in the ballroom. All in all it was a fabulous couple of days photographing such welcoming families. Thanks to both families for making us both feel so welcome and Ruby J Events making sure everything went perfectly on the day. Yet again it was wonderful to work with Denee Motion. You can view their trailer here


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