I loved the brief for this wedding: Black and White and sexy! Oddfellows, Chester was of course a fabulous fit for this grown-up glamorous winter wedding with all it’s quirky details, top-quality service and sexy nooks to hide and take some pictures.
This was also the wedding where I had a chance to flee in a getaway white convertible Rolls-Roys. You should have seen all those shoppers outside The Grosvenor Hotel (where the bride was getting ready) and with Russell&Bromley shopping bags standing and watching the most glamorous bride getting in the car and driving off and then me flinging the front seat door open as I am taking the shots and disappearing in the luxurious depths of the Phantom!! I’d felt like a Bond girl, if I wouldn’t have a bride on the passenger seat looking like a proper Bond girl 🙂
The ceremony was the moment which Joanna and Graham were waiting for a fair few years and it was truly emotional. I was standing in the back of the room, taking pictures of course and sharing in the flow of happiness which took over the room once the words “you may kiss your bride” have been finally uttered by the official lips.
Then there was lots and lots of champagne. And everyone got a chance to be a Polaroid’s photographer, which I didn’t mind at all. It was quite entertaining, actually. Purely from the storytelling prospective, of course. And speeches were very funny too. Guests sitting, reclining, draping themselves over sides of arm chairs, leaning and crouching, most with a glass of bubbly in hand – it was enchanting.
Super, super wedding. I wish there will be more briefs like this in the near future. I loved it!
Some of my favourite images – enjoy x
PS Also, I am convinced that the bridesmaid was Lily James!!! Have a look – the forth picture of a lady in a window… Do you agree?!