A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to photograph Ruth & Andrew's wonderful wedding in central London. Surrounded by family and friends, the days preparations began at the Threadneedles Hotel in the City of London where everyone got ready. When the time came to move across to the Chelsea Old Town Hall for the wedding ceremony, everyone (well, not including Ruth and her father) travelled together.
Yep. Groom, best men, family, friends, children and me.
All on a specially commissioned red London Bus - complete with white ribbons on the front! The looks, the claps and the waves we received driving across London on a busy Saturday were fantastic!
Several of the guests hadn't been to London before, and as the bus route took in lots of major central London sights - various grandparents and uncles quickly became tour guides as we made our way West, pulling up on the Kings Road before heading indoors for the ceremony. Chelsea Old Town Hall is a lovely, friendly venue - albeit a little busy - and it was a lovely service. There was beautiful music and two wonderful readings, one of which became interactive with the children present; and then they were married!
Outside all the guests were treated to champagne before everyone (including Ruth this time) travelled back across London on the double-decker bus. What a way to get about! and what a lovely atmosphere on board. Once back at the Threadneedles, we went for a walk with the bridal party - capturing some of the flavours of this part of London - before heading back for a wonderful wedding breakfast. Ruth then changed from her beautiful day dress to a longer - but still beautiful - evening gown for the dancing and merrymaking that was to follow.
It was a wonderful, fun and emotional day, Ruth & Andrew are such lovely people and it was an honour to be a part of it - thank-you.
I've displayed a few photographs below, to give you a flavour of the day :)