Emily and Richard have some serious style, an eye for flair which permeated through every element of their amazing wedding. As soon as we heard their wedding plans in detail, and having spent some time doing an Engagement Shoot on Hampstead Heath, we knew it would be a spectacular day.
The day started off with both Bride and Groom getting ready at their family homes. From there, a short drive towards town brought us to the beautiful Hampstead Synagogue in West Hampstead, London. The imposing synagogue, adorned with gold and marble fixtures, was built in 1892 and is a stunning location for an Orthodox Jewish wedding. The ceremony was officiated by Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, a hugely respected figure who will be the next Chief Rabbi of the UK and Ireland, replacing Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks who has held the post with distinction since September 1991. For a young Jewish couple, to be married by the next Chief Rabbi is quite an honour.
Following the ceremony, we stayed for a few photographs in the synagogue, before making our way to the stunning Mayfair Hotel where the evening was to be held in the Danziger Suite, truly one of the most striking ballrooms in London. The room looked breathtaking, the perfect setting for a wonderful celebration.
The evening was kept ticking over on schedule by consummate toastmaster Mike Jacobs, a past President of the National Association of Toastmasters. The music and entertainment were provided by popular showband Creation who kept the party going at a frantic pace, during both the traditional high energy Jewish dancing, and throughout the evening, playing party classics whilst encouraging the more outgoing guests to sing along! The guests loved the music from the moment Emily and Richard entered the ballroom, until the final dance of the night. A big ‘Mazal Tov’ again to the very special Emily and Richard!
Here are a few of our favourite shots…