This East London wedding was a real treat to photograph, from Shanie’s preparations through to the amazing party at St Matthias Community Centre. I began at an apartment where Shanie and the bridesmaids were getting ready. It was pretty busy, and there was a fabulous reaction when Shanie appeared in her stunning black and red lace dress that she’d designed herself. Shanie and Pete both work for Transport for London and the transport theme began with the bridal party boarding a double decker bus for the journey to All Saint’s Church in Poplar. After the beautiful service we did some family pictures in the church grounds before joining all their guests at St Matthias Community Centre for the wedding breakfast. The former church had been transformed for the meal and party by J&J Occasions. After the wedding breakfast and speeches, the party really started to get going with some traditional Jewish dancing before everyone flooded the dance floor.
By Documentary Wedding Photographer Paul Rogers