On January 30th I kicked off my photography year with Harrie and Sam’s fabulously chic warehouse wedding. Many many of you have already viewed the previews from their big day, so I know you are going to enjoy this!
I began coverage at Harrie’s parent’s beautiful house in Surrey where bridal preparation was in full flow. I love capturing this part of the wedding day. It’s always buzzing and there is an air of excitement mixed with just a little bit of nerves. The big day has finally arrived and you get to dress up, be amazing, marry your love, and celebrate with all your favourite people in the world.
Harrie chose a white crepe frock from Suzanne Neville with sheer embroidered detail, and champagne coloured Jimmy Choos. Her four bridesmaids wore gorgeous taupe coloured beaded frocks teamed with Carvella heels, and as a gift Harrie presented them with cream Pashminas. How lucky were they?!
Carolanne Armstrong created perfect bridal makeup. They all looked absolutely luscious, including Jackie her mum! Bloomingayles provided the perfect pastel bouquet (as well as buttonholes, church flowers including for the lichgate, and sophisticated blooms for the reception).
The couple married at St Peters Church at Walton On The Hill. I loved that Sam and the guys were wearing black tie, it was perfect for the day they had planned. It felt a very intimate ceremony and the church choir really did them proud.
Afterwards we made our way to the huge warehouse in Croydon where Harrie’s dad’s company usually creates sets for TV theatre and the big screen. Everything was created just for the day. The warehouse, usually a vast cavernous space, was completely transformed. An entrance hall with stairs, candles, and the first of several light up features, a giant heart. Faux brick walls, huge white swathes of fabric, suspended glass window panels, a bar created from wood pallets, and miles of fairly lights. I loved the crisp white table linen and silver industrial dining chairs. Every element had been carefully considered. There was even a comfy seating area with squidgy leather sofas by the dance floor for those needing a sit down! An absolute dream wedding venue. After arriving at the industrial estate and entering the warehouse, there was more than a touch of a Narnia experience going on!
I must just add that it was a pleasure to work alongside videographer David Wren. I cannot over emphasise how important it is to choose a videographer that actively seeks to work alongside your photographer, not overshadow, compete, or dominate. David was lovely and I can’t wait to see the footage he captured. We had a lot of fun!
So Harrie and Sam are now back from their Maldives honeymoon, and it’s time to share their day in full. Enjoy! Jx 🙂
And so from traditional church ceremony onto industrial chic!
Makeup – Carolanne Armstrong.
Flowers, candles, candle holders – Bloomingayles.
Harrie’s dress – Suzanne Neville at Miss Bush Bridalwear.
Mother of the bride’s dress – Bespoke Suzanne Neville from Miss Bush.
Harrie’s shoes – Jimmy Choo ‘Addison’.
Bridesmaids metallic court shoes – Carvella.
Videographer – RWND Photography
Venue – Scena.
Light up letters and heart – Light It Up UK
Catering – Too Many Cooks
The Band – Jazz Dynamos