Part two of Joanna and Duncan’s non-traditional London wedding! To see part one click here.

Joanna and Duncan’s reception venue was Camino, a Spanish restaurant, overlooking the Thames in Canary Wharf. The location was absolutely stunning, the waterfront was lined with trees and the sunlight bouncing off the water through the trees created some great photo opportunities. The meal was tapas, there was no first dance, a steel band playing covers of pop songs and a stack of wheels of cheese surrounded by chutney in place of a cake. Joanna’s Dad’s speech was held outside during the cocktail hour and the Best Man and Grooms speeches were held in-between courses.

The reception had such a fun, summer evening, party feel to it, with the food coming out late and the drinks flowing. Big congratulations to Joanna and Duncan!!

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

I’ve decided to split this post into two as I realised that I had a daunting amount of photos to show you – part one takes place at Sutton House.

When Joanna contacted me about her wedding at Sutton House in East London she called it “fate” when I mentioned that I’d touched on Sutton House in an Art History module I did at university… Sutton House is a really beautiful and unusual setting for a wedding – the brides room had all these lovely little details and the courtyard where the party had drinks was so sweet. Not the mention those amazing red walls in the ceremony room!

I met up with Joanna and Duncan at a coffee shop in Soho a couple of months before their wedding and they told me about their non-traditional “anti-wedding”. One of the traditions that they dropped was the formal shots, in fact, they wanted no posed shots at all, so, I got to spend all of my time having lots of fun people watching and snapping away as things happened. There was no massive dress, the bouquets and flowers were kept to a minimum, Joanna just had the one bridesmaid and arrived in a taxi and best of all, she walked down the aisle to the Biffy Clyro cover of Umbrella (even though the weather was gorgeous!)

I had my first ride on a Route Master bus at this wedding and I loved it! My boyfriend was so jealous (he loves public transport…)!

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

London Documentary Wedding Photography

London Documentary Wedding Photography

Stay tuned for the second part!!

Laura and Jon’s wedding was in-between Bath and Bristol, so, when they asked me to cover their wedding I saw the perfect opportunity to make a long weekend of it. My boyfriend was born in Bath and grew up in Bristol, so we stayed with his parents (his Mum makes a pretty amazing packed lunch!) and he showed me some of the sights (well, the suspension bridge…).

I absolutely love photographing wedding preparations – there’s such a buzz, a bit of chaos and a lot of emotional exchanges between friends and family. Laura had the whole Breconridge Bed & Breakfast just for the bridal party, spread over two floors, which was lovely and I have to say, all of the gorgeous sunlight streaming through the windows along with the super stunning Laura made it extra enjoyable for me to photograph.

Their venue was at The Water Mill at Priston Mill in Bath, well hidden through country roads and a really beautiful old water mill, with the cogs visible throughout the centre of the building. It was a beautiful day and the gardens were perfect for the cocktail hour and formal shots. There was also a kids play area behind Priston Mill where I snapped the groomsmen messing around in their tails.

Big congratulations to Laura and Jon!!

Breconridge B&B, Bath Wedding Photography

Breconridge B&B, Bath Wedding Photography

Breconridge B&B, Bath Wedding Photography

Breconridge B&B, Bath Wedding Photography

Breconridge B&B, Bath Wedding Photography

Breconridge B&B, Bath Wedding Photography

Breconridge B&B, Bath Wedding Photography

Breconridge B&B, Bath Wedding Photography

Breconridge B&B, Bath Wedding Photography

Breconridge B&B, Bath Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

The Watermill, Priston Mill, Bath, Wedding Photography

 

  1. Cleo said:
    Gorgeous photos, you both look stunning, love the ones of John in the playground lol xx
    September 27, 2011  10:08 pm
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