Luxury Wedding at the Dorchester Hotel | London

There’s something about a wedding in the capital – the vibrancy, the buzz, and for Ijay and Tolu, the familiar landmarks of their lives and their love together. When you think of a wedding in London, there’s no venue more refined than the Dorchester, with its jewelled candelabras and glistening chandeliers. The celebration of this couple didn’t start at the Dorchester – it began in a small church nearby, a humble location that echoed the class of the bride and groom in every detail, from the pink and white hues of the floral arrangements to the matching pink traditional dress of their female guests – all set against a beautiful backdrop of stained glass windows. The delicate simplicity of the building was a pleasure to photograph, as were the wedding party, with a beaming smile in every capture.

After much singing and celebration, whilst the rest of the party waited at the Dorchester for their Bride and Groom, we took the opportunity to whisk them away to Knightsbridge for more photographs. Ijay and Tolu were so natural in their photographs, at first we were convinced they were professional models, but quickly realised we were watching the love do the talking, so evident, they needed no posing.

Stepping off of the streets of London and into the hotel’s 1930s ballroom as we caught up with the rest of the party was like taking a quick step back in time. Tall draping curtains, tables adorned with candles, a mix of roses, lillies and hydrangeas arranged in their centrepieces by NBFlowers, and a table full of pink candy put together by Gill from Sweet Hollywood, the creator of all the event’s sweet treats. Jennifer from Planned2Perfection had designed the room perfectly to suit Ijay and Tolu, and the low pink of the lights was the tipping of the hat to their theme. Traditionally after the meal came the speeches, so personal and heartfelt it was enough to make anyone emotional. We watched as they cut their classic six-tiered white cake, the groom’s arms lovingly around his bride.

Often forgotten about these days at weddings is the father/daughter dance, and we were lucky enough at Ijay and Tolu’s wedding to see such a lovely tradition, before the newlyweds took to the floor. As they began their first dance as husband and wife, beautiful petal confetti rained down on them, and it fell throughout the whole song. Capturing their happiness through the petals might just have been our favourite moment of the day, and no doubt one of theirs.

The couple’s portrait session later in the day went just as smoothly as the afternoons. We were wowed all over again by the nature of this couple, so lovingly photogenic, and there was just so much to capture with these guys that we ended up spending 12 hours sharing in their happy day. It was a pleasure to shoot for Ijay and Tolu, and we wish them all the best for their future.

Photography by: Jacob and Pauline

Engagement In Abruzzo, Italy

I photographed Antonello & Giovanna for an Engagement session before their wedding in Abruzzo, Central Italy. Abruzzo is one of the most uncontaminated & wildest area of Italy, not far from Rome. The shoot took place in various places near Sulmona, a characteristic town in L’Aquila province famous worldwide as “The City of Confetti”. Lots of nature, a river and breathtaking views helped to make a romantic & relaxed atmosphere with this amazing couple. I’m truly blessed to do what I love with beautiful people that give me the opportunity to create memorable experiences!

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Lovely Farm Wedding in BC

Liz and Brock are the definition of a fun couple!  Their wedding truly reflected their values.  They made their rings themselves at a smelter.  They also chose their venue because it was committed to giving back to the community, as well as to being environmentally friendly.  It also helped that it was such a lovely spot for photographs!

Liz’s mom is a judge, and she officiated the ceremony.  Close friends and family were all there, and many tears were shed.  Brock even read the poem “Love” by Erich Fried as part of his vows.  It was truly magical.  They even had ice cream cake instead of traditional wedding cake!

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Country wedding near Cirencester in the Cotswolds this Summer

Wedding set in the English countryside.  The couple were married in a small  church in Gloucestershire set in the Cotswolds and then held their reception in a marquee set in a large field near the house.  The band played on until late and the new Leica M240 camera was a big hit with curious guests. Over 1,200 photographs were taken on the day and edited down to the final 500+ for presentation on the website and as prints.

Wasing Park Wedding Photography

There’s something special about getting married at Berkshire’s Wasing Park in the UK. It’s a wonderfully tranquil venue in the heart of the English countryside, perfect for a wedding celebration. Set in 18th Century parklands, the estate has it’s very own parish church, or couples can choose a ceremony in the Victorian Summerhouse for an outdoor wedding, or the Garden Room. There’s a beautiful Honeymoon Suite for the Bride to get ready in with her bridesmaids, and ample accommodation for family and friends.

You can see how much fun Laura and Rory and all their guests were having at this gorgeous Summer wedding earlier this year. The celebrations started with a BBQ the day before the wedding and continued up to the dancing in the Castle Barn towards the end of the evening. Check out even more Wasing Park wedding photography where you can view some slideshows and Photofilms from the venue, using still images and audio recorded from the speeches and ceremony.