Wedding ~ Anika & Matt

I don’t know where to start with Anika and Matt’s wedding. Every now and again, all the elements combine to create something magical. They were working overtime here. You take a lovely, sweet couple, add a sprinkling of smiling guests in their finery, a dash of electric chemistry, a London park and wham, you find something wonderful. And the light? So rare to find sunshine with that soft look in this country. To quote a favourite phrase, it’s positively Californian.

Preparations began at the Haymarket Hotel, before Anika and her bridal party headed around the corner to the ICA in a vintage Citroen DS. I have fond memories of the ICA ~ one of the first gigs Greg and I saw together was The Killers play there in 2004 (before they were famous & before they were rubbish…ahem), so it was lovely to go back, especially as Anika and Matt’s wedding was the day of my sixth wedding anniversary.  What a perfect way to celebrate.

I think you’ll agree Anika has the most incredible bone structure. What a face.

A little sing-along to The Beatles’ “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”, before some beautifully personalised vows. Then it was time to drink champagne in the private garden, surrounded by beautiful trees and Georgian buildings. I love London in the sunshine.

A few of the below shots rank as some of my all time favourites.

Their chemistry is electric.

The amazing music lent an informal edge to the day.

Thank you, Anika & Matt. I wish you a wonderful future growing old together.

{ JODIE CHAPMAN ~ WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY LONDON SOUTH-EAST INTERNATIONAL }

Small print: Venue for ceremony & reception ~ ICA London | Anika’s dress ~ Jenny Packham | Matt’s suit ~ Reiss | Anika’s shoes ~ LK Bennett | Venue for bride’s preparations ~ Haymarket Hotel London | Flowers ~ Scarlet & Violet | Catering ~ Peyton Events | Music (ukuleles, guitars etc) ~ Alistair & Jon | Cake ~ Konditor & Cook | Car ~ Andy Morgan | Stationery ~ designed by Anika & Matt

  • Chloe said:

    Absolutely, well and truly, gorgeous. They must be thrilled to pieces with all this gorgeousness. And yes, she is totally beautiful with bone structure to die for. What a beautiful wedding, photographed so incredibly beautifully.

  • So so beautiful. I love this wedding. I love the shots through the open roof of the car. Gorgeous.

  • lilymarlene said:

    beautiful bride! Beautiful, beautiful dress! And it looks like it was a beautiful day too.
    All that, plus your skill, made for some truly beautiful photos....

  • Bob Owen said:

    Love these, and especially the b&w toned pics. London IS gorgeous in that light and so are the couple!

  • Gorgeous pictures Jodie as always! I love the 'Californian' light :) lucky you and them!

  • Absolutely stunning! Elegant, modern and full of emotion! Love them all

  • Dasha said:

    Beautifully captured, Jodie! They look so good together, you can see there's that special energy between them))

  • Jemma said:

    Beautiful details and the light is astounding :) what a lovely shoot.

    I have no cheekbones so might have to have dermal fillers in time for when you shoot me next year...xx

  • Ria Hotchin said:

    Beyond stunning.

  • Vicki said:

    you really have caught that "electricity"! awesome photos!!!!

  • Greg said:

    I love these Jodie. You really are so good. What a great couple too.

  • Sophie said:

    I LOVE her dress!!! Looks like a very elegant wedding full of romance beautifully captured by yourself ;-) x

  • serena said:

    These are amazing. Nothing less. Amazing venue. Gorgeous couple. PrincessPerfect bride. Gorgeous light. You did it: you managed to bring a warm tear to the eye of this heartless girl.

  • Jack Telford said:

    Beautiful bride and great photographs - Antika and Bill in the 1965 Citroen DS Pallas is my pick (sorry Matt, we old boys must stick together). Gemma (4 photos later) is radiant.

  • What an absolutely beautiful wedding! Wonderful photography - full of love and romance - and a stunning Bride! Delightful.