Yesterday our team photographed a gorgeous wedding, seeing a beautiful couple celebrate their love for each other. Amy and Josh got married in a ceremony at Western Marble Arch Synagogue followed by an evening of celebrations at The Churchill Hyatt Regency in Portman Square, London. Ever since their Engagement Shoot a few weeks back, we’ve known that these guys are not only a lovely couple to be around, but they’re not half photogenic! In real life they pretty much look like they’ve been ‘Photoshopped’.
Our day started off with Blake heading to Amy’s mum’s house to photograph bridal preparations, and Steph heading over to The Churchill to spend a bit of time with the boys as they prepared for the day ahead. The service was beautifully officiated by our friend Rabbi Lionel Rosenfeld, who once again described us as “the best in the business” during the ‘Tisch’ before the ceremony. All we can say is, we’re honoured to be referred to in those glowing terms by someone who is actually the best in his business. There was a wonderful atmosphere through the entire day, with so much love in the room and a real feeling of closeness between Amy and Josh, and all their guests… which notably included five grandparents. We wish all the family a massive ‘Mazal Tov’ on what was such a special occasion. Amy was absolutely brilliant to work with, and Josh is a true ‘mensch’.
Keeping proceedings ticking over was none other than Toastmaster Jamie Paskin, the newest kid on the block whose inimitable style kept guests cheering Amy and Josh all evening. The music was provided by the excellent Wayne Hart and his band, a collection of musicians who have toured internationally with some of the hottest acts on the planet. It was lovely to work again alongside Jason and his team at Rulo Films, and we can’t wait to see what they produce from such a special day.
There was only ever going to be one company running the photo booth at this wedding, although to describe what Fantasy Imaging do as a ‘photo booth’ clearly doesn’t do it justice. Plus… it’s not actually a booth. Amy’s brother Richard is the man behind this trailblazing photographic experience, and his team were on hand to make sure all the guests had their opportunity to take home an outrageous memento of the day. We must say thanks also to Lisa and her fantastic team at The Churchill for keeping our team well fed and hydrated!
Our day ended at nearly 1am, having done some late night portraits with Amy and Josh, and also a motley collection of ushers, each at a varying level of inebriation! Here are some of our favourite shots from the day…