I was thrilled to be commissioned to photograph Laura and Gavin’s wedding, for many reasons. The first is that wedding photography at One Great George Street is always a pleasure, as I am well known there and a big fan of the venue. The second, and probably more important, is that Laura and Gavin are a fabulous couple, and we got on brilliantly right from our first meeting.
And thirdly, I had no idea until two days before the wedding, that Katherine Jenkins, that’s THE Katherine Jenkins, was Laura’s sister. AND – she would be singing at the wedding. Me, excited? Oh yes.
Bridal prep was at the splendid Marriott County Hall Hotel, which is a lot smarter than it sounds. Just on Westminster Bridge, it is a big and luxurious hotel, and perfect for Laura’s team of hair and make-up artists. We all piled into wedding cabs for the short trip to One Great George Street, where we were greeted rather unceremoniously by the paparazzi, who had, despite the utmost secrecy, tracked down Katherine. For Katherine, it’s another day at the office. For me, it was a bit scary – they don’t hold back.
We got safely into One Great George Street, calmness regained, the ceremony began, and Laura was given away by her lovely mum. After Laura and Gavin had spoken their promises to each other, Katherine sung, and it was soooo moving, in that place, with those people, for her sister at that ceremony. Beautiful.
Here are some of my favourite images from the day. Your thoughts are always welcome, please feel free to leave a comment or two below.
Here are a few kind words from Laura after she saw their images: “Wow – thanks Steve – they are amazing! We absolutely love them – thanks so much. We got back from honeymoon this morning so it’s been nice looking over these when we got home.”
And after seeing their Photofilm: “We’ve just watched it together and I was in tears again… it’s lovely – thank you so much.”
Laura’s stunning gown is by Suzanne Neville
Laura’s Hair and Make-up is by:
Charlotte Reid at One Represents
Cathy at email@example.com
Anna Gibson at annagibsonmakeup.co.uk
The Toastmaster is Paul Craycraft at toastmaster-paul.com
Live music supplied by The Musicquarium