Sarah & David {Wedding at The Waldorf Hilton, London}

Wedding at The Waldorf Hilton

I do love shooting a London wedding. I lived in the big smoke for 8 glorious years and had the best time. It really is wonderful coming back every time. And to photograph a wedding in London feels extra special. Sarah and David were really fun to work with. They both got ready in the Waldorf Hilton and had their ceremony in the amazing Palm Court. With its high glass ceilings, exuberance and elegance, it made the perfect location for this stunning classy couple to get hitched. Sarah got ready in some rooms just off the Palm court, and the dark walls and renaissance art made for some elegant backdrops to her bridal portraits.

Bride looking out of the window in front of renaissance painting

Groom and Best man in front of the steps in the Palm Court36 Photos

I have chosen 36 photos that tell the story of the day. I particularly enjoyed squeezing into a cab with Sarah and David and going to Westminster Bridge for some portraits. Myself and Holly (my second shooter) and the videographers were running around like maniacs dodging crowds to try to get some shots of them. Holly got a great shot of Sarah and David emerging out of the subway, which I love!

Bride and groom climbing steps from subway in London

Bride and groom kiss on concrete steps


Some lovely moments to photograph include the moment Sarah’s dad first saw her in her dress, which was rather emotional. Also, David’s boys who really entered into the spirit of the day and were so wonderful to photograph. They love Sarah and David to bits and it really came across. What a lovely family they are together. I love seeing how families merge together like this. The boys had clearly embraced Sarah so wonderfully as a part of their dad’s life and likewise, Sarah’s family clearly loved the boys. It was wonderful to witness.

Bride with groom's boys sitting on steps in Palm court

bride shares a tearful moment as her dad sees her in her dressfather of bride kisses bride on the cheek in ornate room, renaissance painting behind them

A beautiful and elegant wedding

It was a wonderfully sophisticated and elegant wedding, which suited the posh London hotel vibe perfectly. I loved the elements of Jewish tradition from Sarah’s side that were added into the mix, such as the breaking of the glass after the marriage, and the traditional Hora, whereby bride and groom are lifted into the air on chairs. It looks terrifying and indeed Sarah was not keen on the whole thing. However David’s boys loved it!  SO they got in on the action. It was brilliant!

David about to do the dance of the horabride and groom lifted on chairs doing the Jewish Horagroom's son on chair in Hora

Some of the rest

And here are some of the rest to complete the story of their fairy tale. I enjoyed meeting these guys and chatting politics with them. They are members of the Labour party, as am I. So we had some good discussions. I do love passionate people who care about the world and each other. More in the slide show at the bottom of the post.

Credit where credit is due:

Venue: Waldorf Hilton | Dress: Mori Lee | MUA: Makeup by Jodie | Flowers: The Wedding Breakfast | Cake: Ravit | DJ: Kudos Music | Second Shooter: Holly Bobbins

bridesmaids smiling for camerabride having makeup done reflected in mirrorgroom and his father in tuxedos in front of steps in Palm court1920s singer at wedding in the Palm CourtGuests take a selfie with their phonebride and groom exchange rings during their ceremony in the Palm Court, Wardolf Hiltonbride and groom celebrate being just married on the top step in the Palm CourtBride and groom walk through confetti in the Palm Court, Wardolf HiltonBride and groom walk through confetti in the Palm Court, Wardolf Hiltonbride and groom with all their guests in the Palm Court, Wardolf Hiltonbridesmaids looking at each other laughing in the Palm Courtbride and groom in a London taxi cabBride and groom having a kiss on Westminster Bridgebride and groom having a kiss on Westminster bridge

Bride and groom stop for a photo in London trafficBride and groom on Westminster bridge, bride is laughingbride and groom walk down a london street hand in handbride and groom share a moment in front of Wardolf Hotel doorsgrooms son looks at his dad during speeches. He wears an inflatable crowngroom and his son wear inflatable crowns during speechesblack and white photo of bride laughing during speechesbride and groom have first dance at Wardolf Hiltonbride and her dad have a dance



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