Preview: Natalie and Ben’s West End WeddingBy
We were absolutely privileged to photograph an incredible Bank Holiday weekend wedding or two wonderful people, Natalie and Ben. As sometimes is the case, we had a three-photographer team covering this stunning and beautiful day, ensuring that nothing was left uncovered! Thanks to Andy and Steph for some great work on the day.
Despite Natalie and Ben having their party in a West End hotel, The Cumberland, and getting married at a synagogue, Western Marble Arch, the proximity of the two venues really made this day very logistically simple for us, allowing us to do what we do best. Having photographed events at both venues before, we knew in advance the angles, advantages, quirks and challenges involved with them. It was great to work with such lovely people as Natalie and Ben, who are so hopelessly in love with each other that it’s palpable when you’re anywhere near them!
The service was officiated by the inimitable Rabbi Lionel Rosenfeld, who is as big a fan of our work as we are of his incredible singing voice. Before the service, amongst many far more poignant statements, he was kind enough to say “Natalie, I didn’t know you’d booked Blake Ezra, he’s the best in the business!”. Having known Lionel personally for many years it’s always wonderful to work alongside him and to hear him sing.
The evening was punctuated by a few very notable factors. The first being the speeches, there were some very moving moments and some excruciatingly hilarious ones too, all delivered with eloquence and panache. Music and entertainment was provided by the massively energetic Fully Funktional who made sure the party never stopped, not that this crowd needed much encouragement! The party was absolutely crazy, from the first moment until the last dance at 1am! Exceptional food (and planning) was served up by Zeitlin & Co. Thanks to Rachel and Adam for making sure our team were well fed and watered throughout the evening!
With three photographers in our team and so many photos to choose from, picking a preview selection was never going to be easy, but here are a few of our favourites on an initial look through…
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