Claridge’s is a name synonymous with Art Deco, decadence and glamour.
It’s a landmark of London, and where Selmin and Toby decided to hold their wedding on New Year’s Eve.
Seeing each other before the ceremony is always an emotional moment.
The natural light coming through the window made for some beautiful portraits.
After their engagement shoot in the woods and on the beach, Selmin & Toby were really keen for me to use film.
Just before dinner, Selmin changed into a beautiful Grecian style dress. I simply had to photograph her in her suite.
I especially love my job when my clients care passionate about their photography, and Selmin and Toby could not have cared more. Selmin was really keen to have natural light for their pictures, so they decided to have a “first look”, where they saw each other before the ceremony. This is really popular, especially for winter weddings, as you are able to maximise the use of light and don’t have to sneak off from your guests after the ceremony for pictures. The emotion of seeing each other for the first time is still there – in fact, is even more poignant as it just you both. Selmin and Toby didn’t give me a strict shot-list, but wanted me to capture the day as I saw it. Giving creative freedom to your photographer is essential if you want the best results. Without a doubt, the best wedding photography comes from having that freedom.
The day was filled with gorgeousness, from Selmin’s Sassi Holford and Jenny Packham gowns, to the guests in black tie, to the fun atmosphere of the evening. I think you can imagine how the guests were feeling – who wouldn’t want to be seeing in the new year at Claridge’s?
Thank you Brandon, for looking after Daisy and I fabulously and ensuring that everything on the day ran according to plan. It was a true pleasure to work with you and I look forward to doing so again in the future. Weddings at Claridge’s are certainly glam affairs.
To Selmin and Toby ~ Thank you both so much for having me capture your special day. I am sure you will have the very brightest future together, and wish you every happiness.
Guests can view images from the wedding here.
Venue ~ Claridge’s | Selmin’s bridal dress ~ Sassi Holford | Selmin’s dancing dress ~ Jenny Packham | Toby’s suit ~ Spencer Hart | Florist ~ McQueens | Cake ~ The Cake Parlour | Production ~ SXS Events | Band ~ The Young Hearts | DJ ~ Matt Maurice
Photographed using film and digital