London Wedding | Danica & Michael
It is often said by couples that their wedding day goes by way too quickly and that they wish they could hold onto this one special day for just a little bit longer. So what if you had the opportunity to celebrate your wedding day twice? Well that is exactly what Danica and Michael did! Both originally from the land Down Under, they met in London and have been living here in recent years. So when it came to deciding on their wedding, they decided to have ceremonies both in the UK and their native Australia. The perfect excuse for dual celebrations!
For their London wedding, I was fortunate enough to share in their day and capture it. The church service took place at the Holy Trinity Church in Sloane Square – not only is it an impressive and beautiful church, but it is extra special as this was the exact same place where Danica’s grandparents got married back in the 1940’s! Danica’s little niece led the way down the isle, after which Danica and her dad followed. And she looked beautiful. Michael’s expression said it all really, and he could not stop smiling from ear to ear. One of the cutest and endearing moments of the service to me was when the little flower girl decided to pick up all the petals that she had strewn on the floor on her way in.
After the service we jumped in taxis and followed the bride and groom to Tower Bridge for some portraits – my one of my favourite landmarks in London. We were blessed with sunshine and blue skies, and as we were walking across the bridge the bride and groom were properly the centre of attention as tourists started photographing them and wishing them well.
The reception took place at The Swan Shakespeare’s Globe Wedding venue – with the upstairs room and it’s big windows providing gorgeous views over St Paul’s cathedral and the Thames. Adding to the summer weather, the room was decorated in bright orange colours as the guests soaked up the last bit of sun on the balcony whilst enjoying the view. At dinner, the two fathers and the groom made their speeches, after which the Best Man and Maid of Honour treated the guests to a slideshow, telling the story of Danica and Michael. Saving some “firsts” for their wedding in Australia, there was no cutting of the cake or first dance, and after dinner the guests took to the dance floor whilst the band performed.
Before I headed off for the night, we went down onto the Southbank for a few night time portraits, capturing the coloured lights of the city, and the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. Danica and Michael, thank you for having me as your photographer and for being such great sports with the photos! Wishing you many years of laughter and happiness together!