Eleanor & Riccardo’s wedding was not only my first London wedding since the start of the Pandemic, it was also my first trip into London since the pandemic began!
The wedding was held under COVID-19 restrictions, limiting both the ceremony and reception attendance to a maximum of 15 people.
As the COVID-19 Wedding restrictions prevented Eleanor and her Mum walking done the aisle together, Eleanor had planned to recreate this moment by staging a first look in the garden of St Mary’s Church.
After a few group photos and portraits in the church garden, we made the short walk to Islington Town Hall, stopping of at Islington Fire Station on the way for a few more portraits. One of my favourite photos from the day is Eleanor and Riccardo in-front of the bright red fire station doors while a few of their guests walk buy in the frame.
On arrival at the town hall Eleanor and Riccardo were taken to meet with the registrar while guests were left in a waiting room. I took another of my favourite photos in the waiting room and was of Eleanor’s nephew as he passed the time performing Roly polys around the room.
After the ceremony, I took portraits of the newlyweds in the marbled corridors of the Town Hall before heading outside for a confetti shot. Eleanor’s Mum had surprised the newlyweds with a horse and carriage to take them to their reception at the London RAF Club.
At the RAF Club wedding reception, I photographed speeches from Eleanor and her Mum and then took a few portraits of the newlyweds before leaving them to enjoy a meal.
Many congratulations to Eleanor and Riccardo!