There is never a greater pleasure than photographing a friend’s wedding – it gives such an intimate access into the day that as a guest you don’t have. I was so flattered that Neil and Antanas chose me to be their photographer at their very intimate ceremony and meal at the gorgeous Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green. I’ve both stayed and worked there before so I knew what a fantastic location it would be; a mixture of Edwardian grandeur, art deco and contemporary.
Having flown in early that morning from a wedding in Scotland I joined the boys getting ready in their suite. I am usually with the girls for the preparation shots before a wedding so it was a delightful change and full of laughter and absolutely no dramas.
The ceremony took place in the simple panelled Majors Room followed by champagne in the ante chamber and then cocktails in the bar. They had use of the rather dramatic council chamber for the meal – probably the most unusual reception venue I’ve seen.
It was a gorgeous day and I took them outside for a few shots around the building. They were perfect models and so full of joy and happiness to be together which I think comes through in the pictures.