Elly and Tim’s Lanesborough Hotel wedding took place one sunny day in London only a few weeks ago. I arrived very early, as I always do, and was welcomed into Elly’s family as they began to prepare for their ceremony. Elly was so calm, and radiated happiness at the prospect of marrying her best friend Tim. It was a privilege to be sharing the day with such delightful people.
I do have a bit of previous here – I photographed Tim’s brother Rupert at his wedding to Lalani a couple of years ago at The Hurlingham Club, and it was brilliant to see them again.
This day was to be a precursor to a bigger celebration next year, so for now it was to be the wedding ceremony and Afternoon Tea for a small number of close family and friends. I often come away from weddings with a word in my mind that sums up the day – here it was Elegant. This Lanesborough Hotel wedding evoked elegance, and everything around and about Elly oozed elegance – her dress, the morning suits, the flowers, and even the afternoon tea.
So this was a small but perfectly formed wedding day – and no less emotional for that. Love was all around, and as you’ll see from some of the images below, it showed.