Devonshire Terrace London Wedding Photographer
Let’s welcome another wedding at Devonshire Terrace in London to the blog, which is fast becoming one my favourite wedding venues in London. I mean, how could you not love it? It’s got that whole outdoor vibe but without actually being outside, which makes it amazing for a winter wedding. Oh and they always have the best sweets in the toilets. I’m impressed by the little things.
Becky and Simon got married right before Christmas. I love Christmas (is that a stupid thing to say? Doesn’t everyone love Christmas?). So, I super duper love a good Christmas wedding…working all on my lonesome I don’t get a Christmas party, so a Christmas wedding is an excellent stand in – but, you know, with way fewer regrets in the morning. This one was amazing. For starters, there were lots and lots of sparkly lights, a huge Christmas tree, wreaths everywhere. And Becky had settled on a really wintery theme – wintery foliage and a lot of branches. She didn’t want to shove in a load of flowers that didn’t seem season appropriate which isn’t something I’ve seen before and I really loved. They also had a beautiful arch (is it an arch if it’s a triangle shape?) at the top of the aisle in memory of Becky’s late father and she chose to walk down the aisle alone in his honour. I’m not crying, you’re crying.
Becky had not one, but two dresses and they were both gorgeous. Also, can we talk about the sleeves on the dress? I love a wedding dress with sleeves because I personally don’t ever want to get my arms out. Ever. Oh and Becky let her bridesmaids choose their own dresses in a lovely dark blue, I’m all about letting your ladies pick something flattering that they’ll feel their best in.
But enough about how pretty it all was – let’s get real. Becky is super outgoing and she really wasn’t fazed by having her photo taken. That actually puts her in the minority of my couples because most of you hate hate hate the idea (me too). Simon was definitely one of those, if it were up to him there probably would have been no posed photos. I always find this a really interesting one – couples inevitably have different comfort levels and different ideas about what they want their wedding day to be and it’s all a balancing act (one that, let’s be honest, usually tips in the brides favour). You know when you take your partner to a party of people they don’t know and you spend the whole time worrying about them? Are they comfortable, are people talking to them, should I be paying them more attention, is this the most awkward thing ever for them? And actually it kind of ruins your night…not because you don’t trust them to go off and have a good time, but because you feel responsible for putting them in a situation that they might not be loving. I imagine for Becky, making sure Simon was happy being photographed was a lot like this and a huge deal because knowing he was uncomfortable would have made things a whole lot less fun for her. We spent around 15 minutes on our “posed photos” (I always think there needs to be a better word for this because I’m not into “posing”…you know, the couple and group shots) and then the rest of it was all the candids. There were some super emotional speeches and a best man sax solo, Becky beamed the whole day, the dance floor was instantly full, oh and their magician blew everyone away.