A Theatrical Dazzling & Heart Warming Same Sex Wedding At The Iconic Claridges Hotel London
I really do have the best job, and it involves gatecrashing the most epic day of my couple’s life. I get to see them at their best, surrounded by their very favourite people, literally having the time of their lives! I see the whole story of the day, from close quarters, because I want to reproduce pictures that reflect how they experienced it. Alright, OK, I also get to go to a lot of parties and hang out with really cool people. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!
One such day was Jack and Greg’s amazing wedding at Claridges. It was exciting, heart warming, beautiful, and it rocked (my ears are still ringing to prove it). From the moment Nicholas, the wedding coordinator, showed me to the Brooke Penthouse, my excitement levels started to rise. Jack and Greg welcomed me with open arms, tried to thrust Champagne on me (ok I might have had a tiny slurp), and straight away I just knew I wanted to be in their gang. Just the nicest guys ever! Their friends too. Oh and their mums, so lovely.
Jack and Greg had told me all about their wedding plans when we’d met up in London for their pre wedding shoot, so I knew this was going to be special. Their guests would be surprised by Jack and his mum’s entrance, being led to the wedding ceremony by a Chinese dragon, and Greg and his mum by a Scottish piper. It was dramatic, theatrical, and actually very poignant. The flashes of colours and the guests’ reactions also make for some dazzling photographs!
The day also featured lots of music; from songs during the speeches, an absolute kick ass function band, Flood The Floor, to later an open mic piano bar. It’s clear Greg and Jack’s friends and family are as enthusiastic about music as they are! Oh and dance, yes! When it comes to an epic first dance these boys have it in the bag!
This was a stand out wedding for me. I am still on a high, and it’s been difficult to keep this preview post to a sensible number (I failed).
Jack and Greg, thank you so much for trusting me to capture in pictures the most important day of your life. I hope I’ve done it justice, and there are lots more to come! J x
Venue – Claridges.
Watch Movement Cufflinks – Pretty Eccentric.
Flowers – McQueens Florist.
Wedding Planner – Planned To Perfection.
Band – Flood The Floor.
Magician – Maddox.