Over the course of a year, whilst planning her Christmas Winter wedding, Denise has become closer to a good friend than a client to me. We’ve sent endless voice notes back and forth about hair, kids and wedding plans. We’ve had brunch in London. We’ve discussed the intricacies of parenting and family life. She is, by no underestimation, a wonderful women, mother, friend and now wife to Kevin.
Back in late 2018 when she first enquired about my availability to photograph her wedding to Kev on Christmas Eve of 2019, she only booked in for a few short hours. Enough to capture a little bit of bridal prep held at the prestigious The Ritz London, their ceremony at Marylebone Town Hall and some guest shots whilst en route to The Oxo Tower restaurant for dinner.
I ended up spending her wedding morning with her and the girls, orchestrating her first look with Kevin and finishing my (incredible!) dinner at The Oxo with a glass of Amaretto before our walk back along the South Bank and then horse drawn carriage ride back to The Ritz.
London at Christmas has my heart, and always will. Since spending a week during my early teenage years at what can only be described as the Peter Pan house (a four storey town house in Pimlico), then having worked on High Street Kensington as a young adult and interviewing for Savills, it’s not hidden that I enjoy the finer things in life. Denise & Kevin’s wedding was a true fairytale in this sense and their love and respect for each other inspires me to be better.
Thank you, for including me in your day. Thank you for the countless gushing WhatsApp messages, and emails. Thank you for allowing me all these feelings that I still have as I write these words.
So much love.
I’m going to be writing a Guide To A Christmas Wedding with help from Denise very shortly, check back to this page for when it goes live!
If you are planning a wedding at Marylebone Town Hall or The Ritz or a winter wedding (at any venue!) and are looking for an experienced photographer capable of capturing gorgeous moments in low light, please do contact me to chat further.